Play Room

some ideas for the bonus room
Make it into a child's playroom where they don't have to clean it up. They can play with their heart content; you can then shut the door to hide the mess.


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Starting a Play Room

Turning Your Bonus Room into a Play Room

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A bonus room can be one of the most functional and most versatile rooms in a home, allowing you to determine its use at any point. Bonus rooms are used as storage rooms, dens and offices, family rooms, and more. One popular use of a bonus room for families with children is a play room.

Here are a few things to consider when turning your bonus room into a child play room:

  • Space
    Children need room to play and room to grow! Leaving a large part of the room open and uncluttered is essential to a play room. Having a small table and sitting furniture off to the side in a play room is important, giving them room to sit, stand, jump, and use toys.
  • Ergonomics
    Installing carpet or a large plush rug in a play room is important. Children play on their hands and knees, not just on their feet and bottoms. Being able to play safely and comfortably is important. Preventing against slips and falls is also essential.
  • Storage
    Keeping a child play room organized is important! Providing amble storage along the walls in the form of shelving or storage benches are popular ideas. These storage solutions can also give you a great opportunity to teach children about the importance of cleaning up after playing.

Other tips include stain-resistant furniture, stackable storage bins, and durable lighting can help make a play room complete. By providing these basics for your children, this room will be a great place to play for years to come.

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Toy Boxes and Chests

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Toy Chests - Storage Shopping
posh tots chests shop school room play
sitting chests shop funhouse and toys
basic wood chests shop eBay
the wood collection shop classified - yellow pages
sea chests  
anti-slam chest hinges view consumer reports
decorative chests  
cedar-wood chests  
kid's storage  
stack bins  

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Doll Houses and Minitures

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doll houses and miniatures miniatures and more shop funhouse and toys
doll houses galore all miniatures grandma's attic | collectibles
magical doll house miniature market shop eBay
doll house kits darkworld miniatures shop classified - yellow pages
greenleaf doll house life-size standups of characters  
american girl dolls   view consumer reports
barbie dolls    

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Train Sets

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Sample Finds Other Trains Shopping
national model railroad thomas the tank engine trains shop school room play
everything trains wooden train sets
bachmann trains everything about rail modeling shop eBay
lionel trains train miniatures shop classified - yellow pages
lego trains UK's top model railway  
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discount trains and sets    
train supplies and models    

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Building and Marine

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Building Sets Aviation and Marine Shopping
building blocks NASA's and other space toys shop school room play
quincy toy blocks everything space store shop funhouse and toys
lego building systems vintage space toys shop eBay
  war planes shop classified - yellow pages
  pirate store view consumer reports
  ancient mariners  

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Sample Finds Shopping
science store - kits - posters shop science center
science kits - projects shop funhouse and toys
fossils - anthropology replicas shop eBay
the dino-store for dinosaurs shop classified - yellow pages
human anatomy  
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space exploration: see our stellar room for ideas  

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Education Games

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planetary systems from NASA shop computers
oceanography from NASA shop games systems
national geographic kids shop eBay
discovery kids shop classified - yellow pages
PBS kids  
disney interactive view consumer reports
library selection of 13,000 titles  
game and education CDs  
fatbrain games  

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Other Online Toy Ideas

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Education Games Retail Shopping
smart learning toys fatbrain toys shop school room play
shop toys from toys r us shop funhouse and toys
puzzles and other toys disney store shop eBay
  classic toys shop classified - yellow pages
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