7 rooms you never knew you needed

8 August 2019 - 10 min read

Storage solutions and more space are two things we could all do with a little bit more of. Here are seven spaces you’ve likely never thought of but are guaranteed to take your home to the next level.

You’ve probably never considered why you really need a dressing room, spacious cloak room, or a upstairs foyer. Just imagine for a second what life would be like if you had one or two or more of these extra spaces in your home to make your own.

We took a look at the floor plans on offer through Porter Davis’s Prestige homes to highlight seven rooms or spaces you never knew you needed, until now.

1. Mud room

Keep your Prestige home looking brand new by incorporating a mud room. This is where you transition from the outdoors to the indoors and where you can store your coats, shoes, bags and more. It’s where kids can leave those muddy footy boots and it’s where you can give the dog a quick clean if they’ve been rolling around in the grass. Make your mud room work for you by including a designated space for everything, so it stays tidy even when it’s dirty.

2. Cloak room

A jumble of coats, jackets and scarves hanging in the hallway can make the entrance to your home appear cluttered and untidy. Keep the look of your entrance foyer streamlined and welcoming by having a discretely placed cloak room instead.

3. Upstairs foyer

Many generously sized homes are incorporating an upstairs foyer that can double as a retreat. So, when life gets a little noisy and crowded downstairs, you or the teenagers can head upstairs and enjoy some quiet time. Make the space your own with a cosy couch, some artwork, a sound system and a TV.

4. His-and-hers walk-in robes

Put an end to arguments about who has the most wardrobe space. Make it a clean split and install roomy his-and-hers walk-in robes. No more disagreements about who has the most hanging space. No more tiffs about whether you have more shelf space than your partner. And no more wasted time spent hunting for that little black dress or that special tie that you just know is in your wardrobe somewhere. yours.

5. Dressing room

You have the spacious master bedroom, the walk – in robe and the ensuite straight out of a five-star hotel. Why not take luxury one step further and incorporate a dressing room, too? If the Hollywood A-listers can get dressed in style, why can’t you? Keep the space uncluttered and fresh so you can dress for the day or night ahead and leave home knowing you look your best.

6. Theatre room

A dedicated movie room offers the perfect space for a night at home with your partner and kids, or the place to kick back with a group of friends. Call them up, order in Uber Eats and enjoy back-to-back episodes of the latest binge-worthy TV series, or put on that blockbuster movie you keep meaning to watch but haven’t gotten around to.

7. Games room

When you get tired of watching movies in your theatre room then you can change things up a little and switch the entertainment to the games room. Equip the space with a full-size billiard table or a pinball machine or two. Or, perhaps you prefer an energetic game of ping pong. The choice is yours.

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This article was originally published on realestate.com.au 7 rooms you never knew you needed.