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F.R.O.G Design at Palmetto Bluff: Finished Room Over Garage

It is essential that you have ample space to grow in your home and that it is welcoming to friends and family. Adding a FROG, or finished room over the garage, can not only add value to your home, but can also increase your satisfaction when it comes to housing loved ones and creating a warm but spacious aesthetic.

Read on to learn more about the finished room over garage bonus room option and discover how you can transform yours into the space of your dreams.

What is F.R.O.G?

When it comes to designing a home, what does FROG mean? It stands for finished room over garage and it can make all the difference in terms of aesthetic, charm, and family functionality. Regardless of if you need the extra space or not, it can add value as well as style to your home.

Though it’s known as a finished room over a garage, this bonus room can live in other places as well. For some, when moving into a new room, this may be low on the to-do list. However, once the creativity starts flowing, the ways to transform this space are limitless.

How to Incorporate a Finished Room Over Garage

Bonus rooms can be incorporated into your home in a variety of ways. This can be done to provide more storage space or to accommodate family members. When it comes to styling, you can either stick with the overall aesthetic of the home or go outside the box. In this room, you are free to experiment with paint colors and wallpaper to express your own personality.

Adding a bonus room can add value to your dream home regardless of whether or not you require the additional space. Furthermore, it may be beneficial to have a finished room over the garage. You may wish to do this if you are experiencing some new life changes such as the birth of a new child, the loss of a loved one, or having an adult child who has left the nest return to recharge and gather their thoughts. In this space, you have the opportunity to bring your family closer together and to enhance your home with value and originality.

3 Ways to Style a Finished Room Over Garage

There are several options available when it comes to styling and utilizing the finished room over your garage. The following are three popular options for styling and utilizing your bonus room.

1. Home Office

    In today's world, more and more people are working from home and pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors. In the event that you do not have the space for a home office, this could be what your home needs. A room like this can provide the ideal ambiance for a productive work day and promote creative thinking. Design elements such as exposed beams can create a feeling of openness that allows your creativity to flow freely. A space dedicated to work can also be enhanced by adding geometric shapes and patterns to the ceiling or walls.

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    2. Home Gym

      Exercise is important, but it can sometimes be overlooked on the days you can’t make it to the community provided facilities. By turning your bonus room into a home gym, you can encourage more physical activity in your household even on the days you don’t feel like leaving your home. As opposed to a public gym, this space allows you to incorporate your favorite fitness equipment and to focus completely on your workout without being distracted by your peers or waiting on equipment.

      3. Family Space

        It can be a breath of fresh air to have a space in which to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. The finished room over the garage can be converted into a place where the entire family can participate in fun and games. To make your family fun room the most enjoyable, you can incorporate arcade games, video games, and board games.

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        Design Your Dream Home at Palmetto Bluff

        Having a bonus room or finished room over the garage can be beneficial in that you are adding value to your home and improving the use of a space that is often overlooked. At Palmetto Bluff, we offer homes with a unique bonus room that can be expanded to fit your lifestyle. In addition to this delightfully finished room, the community offers a variety of opulent amenities, such as wellness options and dining options ranging from take-out to fine dining. Members of Palmetto Bluff Club also have access to an amazing Lowcountry golf and sporting experience, as well as fishing and other first-class lifestyle amenities.

        From experiencing the natural habitat of the Lowcountry to connecting with the local community, Palmetto Bluff offers a wide range of cultural and outdoor experiences. We invite you to explore our real estate and make the Bluff your forever home by clicking on the button below. Our community looks forward to having you!