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Old 06-22-2007, 08:22 PM
 
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What is a bonus room? When the number of bedrooms are listed, does this include the bonus room?
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:26 PM
 
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A bonus room is in addition to the bedrooms. A bonus room is like an extra den or a playroom. Do other states not have bonus rooms????
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:38 AM
 
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A bonus room is in addition to the bedrooms. A bonus room is like an extra den or a playroom. Do other states not have bonus rooms????
Normally, they don't list it as a bonus room. They will call it a den or name whatever the room is.
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:15 AM
 
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bonus rooms normally don't have closets and are sometimes not finished. we did not have bonus rooms in NY when I lived there
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:17 AM
 
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sometimes it is listed as a bedroom if it has been finished to have a loset (our house was listed as 4 bedrooms because previous owner finished it and put in a closet
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:24 AM
 
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A BONUS room in East Cobb is simply the space above a garage, which is converted into living space. These rooms are mostly for on-slab homes. Drive-unders generally don't have them. Bonus rooms are hard to heat and cool, very difficult to decorate, just plain awkward, and are best for unwanted guests and/or a free-4-all room for kids. If you are considering a house with this feature, RUN !!!
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:12 AM
 
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Janet:
A BONUS room in East Cobb is simply the space above a garage, which is converted into living space. These rooms are mostly for on-slab homes. Drive-unders generally don't have them. Bonus rooms are hard to heat and cool, very difficult to decorate, just plain awkward, and are best for unwanted guests and/or a free-4-all room for kids. If you are considering a house with this feature, RUN !!!
Thank you for your input. I TRULY APPRECIATE IT!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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A "Bonus" room is what we used to call a converted attic. I actually appreciate houses built with this option. You don't have to finish it out and can just use it for storage; or you can have an extra room, understanding that it is harder to heat and cool than the other rooms usually because lack of any attic space. Personally, I'd rather have a large basement - you can do more with it than you can with a bonus room. But, if I could have both, I'd take both!
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Janet:
A BONUS room in East Cobb is simply the space above a garage, which is converted into living space. These rooms are mostly for on-slab homes. Drive-unders generally don't have them. Bonus rooms are hard to heat and cool, very difficult to decorate, just plain awkward, and are best for unwanted guests and/or a free-4-all room for kids. If you are considering a house with this feature, RUN !!!
Agreed that a bonus room is usually a room over the garage, but the rest is just ridiculous! It depends on the house. Sometimes it's called a bonus room because building codes don't allow a bedroom over a garage. Doesn't mean you can't use it as a bedroom. Ask your real estate agent.
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Old 06-23-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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A "Bonus" room is what we used to call a converted attic. I actually appreciate houses built with this option. You don't have to finish it out and can just use it for storage; or you can have an extra room, understanding that it is harder to heat and cool than the other rooms usually because lack of any attic space. Personally, I'd rather have a large basement - you can do more with it than you can with a bonus room. But, if I could have both, I'd take both!
AMEN!!!!
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