5 Ways A Duplicate Room Makes Your Custom Home Better

Posted on: 7 January 2021

As you design your custom home, you know the importance of including different types of rooms for different purposes. But have you considered the value of including duplicate rooms for different purposes? What sort of duplicate rooms could benefit your home and enjoyment? Here are five ideas for any homeowner.

1. Two Living Rooms. The most common room duplication most people know is to have a formal living room and an everyday version. The formal living room is decorated with an eye to admitting and entertaining the public while the everyday living room serves as a comfortable family room. The family room should include things that the family likes to do for entertainment, including the television and gaming stations. 

2. Two Bedroom Suites. Traditional bedroom layout includes a large master suite, with a big closet and luxurious bathroom, and a collection of other 'family' bedrooms and baths. Why not add a second master-style suite on the main floor, though? This well-appointed suite is a self-contained guest suite for family and friends. And it can serve as a base for aging parents or adult children who may need to live in your home for a while. 

3. Two Home Offices. Do you and your partner both work from home? Sharing a home office can be frustrating and lead to conflict between spouses. It may also become disorganized or even violate an employer's rules for privacy. Instead, be sure you include two home offices so that everyone can get their work done without stepping on each other's toes. 

4. Two Hobby Rooms. Like home offices, attempting to share hobby areas can be a challenge. If your hobbies require a lot of tools or materials, there simply may not be enough space for everyone. And you might not find it the haven of relaxation it's supposed to be. That extra room you can turn into a craft room or workroom could save your sanity. 

5. Two Dining Rooms. As with the formal and informal living rooms, a formal and informal dining room sets different tones for different events. The formal dining room is usually larger and designed to host guests with aplomb. The informal dining room — often a breakfast room — is for private family time, perhaps including homework time. You might also add fun and vibrancy by making this informal dining room a sunroom or three-season room. 

Which of these duplicate rooms would add value to your home and your life? It depends on how you use your home, but any of them could make it better. Learn more about using room variations like these by consulting with a custom home builder in your area today.