- Bonus room
A bonus room is a relatively recent term that is mainly used in the
United States. It is used to describe a large room in a housewhich could be used as a multi-purpose area. A bonus room, unlike an American bedroom, does not usually contain a closet. A bonus room might be used as a sewingor hobbyroom, game room, home cinema, or office. It is sometimes over a garage or in an attic area with partially reduced ceiling height or some other less desirable characteristic.
One early use of the word is from "
The New York Times" in 1991, which described it as "A recent solution to the problem of noisy teen-agers is the enticingly titled bonus room, which is a spare room on the bedroom floor that can be used as a den, television room or guest room."cite news |title=A House Is a Home, but It's Something Else, Too |url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE3D8133DF937A15752C1A967958260 |first=Witold |last=Rybczynski |publisher=" The New York Times" |date=November 24, 1991]
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