Bonus Rooms, Game Rooms, and Flexible Hangout Spaces

Adding - or finishing - a bonus room, game room, or rec room is a great way to add low-cost square footage to any new home. Take a look at these upstairs "bonus spaces" inside new North Carolina custom homes:

Bonus Rooms and Game Rooms

What's the difference between a bonus room and game room? Both types of rooms are generally used as flexible spaces - large enough for a game table, flat screen TV, etc. Sometimes, the term "game room" is used to distinguish a second recreational space, in addition to the "bonus room".

A bonus room is often located directly above the garage, while a game room is often located more centrally, directly above the great room.