An open room used for air hockey play

Do you have extra space in your home that feels undefined? The best way to make the extra space fabulous, fun, and functional is to turn it into an epic bonus room. It can be challenging to settle upon with so many innovative bonus room ideas for the home.

You can use a bonus room to create an environment dedicated to you or the entire family. You could always go with a craft room, an office, or a home gym. Or you could even turn it into a home ice skating rink. 

Yes, you read that right. Synthetic ice makes it possible to turn your extra space into an epic bonus dream room come true! Contact KwikRink to find out how to get an affordable ice rink in your home. 

Epic Bonus Room Ideas

Here we will cover some ice-breaking ideas to inspire your epic bonus room. 

1. Home Office

A home office bonus room with gray and wooden walls, and cool modern furniture.

A home office can become your organized sanctuary. We all live busy lives with long to-do lists and errands to run. It’s not always easy to balance work, kids, social life, and household chores.

A quiet, organized space with a computer, lighting, and plenty of storage will increase your productivity. Ensure your office is in a room away from high-traffic areas, like the kitchen and living room, so you can work where there are few distractions. 

2. Synthetic Ice Rink


Synthetic ice is made of a polymer and will never melt! If you dedicate a bonus room in your house to an ice rink, you will experience years of fantastic family fun. You can turn any space into a synthetic ice room as long as you have a flat surface. 

Synthetic ice is quick and easy to install. Each panel snaps together like a puzzle piece leaving your room seamless and ice skate-ready. There are many reasons to install a home skating rink. 

You will shock and amaze friends and family with this creative, epic bonus room idea. 

3. Game Room

A game room with a pool table and seating area. A game room is one of many great bonus room ideas

If you have an area in your basement, you can turn it into an epic game room. A game room will provide hours of family entertainment and add some fun flair to your home. 

There are so many fun decor options and gaming ideas that can go into creating a game room. If you have enough room, you can invest in a pool table and stock the room with board games and card games. 

Or, if you’re a family of gamers, you can create a game room with comfortable gaming chairs and ample storage. You can add fun lighting and a sound system to add a level of ambiance.

4. Library

A modern style library bonus room with bright furniture and skylights in a slanted roof.

A smaller space can take more creativity. A library can be created in unique areas with DIY shelving to make a small space comfortable and functional. You can create a warm, cozy environment with a reading chair and a blanket.

A reading nook creates the perfect spot to curl up with a cup of tea and lose yourself in literature.  

5. Home Gym

A home gym with big windows and various exercise equipment.

If fitness is at your forefront, a home gym is a must. A home gym is convenient and customizable. You can personalize your gym to fit your needs and goals. 

Even if you have a small space, there are ways to create a functional fitness area. When you dedicate a room in your home to a home gym, you will find a newfound commitment to your fitness goals.

6. Craft Room

A brightly lit craft room with a sewing machine and yarn.

Craft supplies can become messy and cumbersome when they don’t have a dedicated space. A room with ample storage and bins and containers to store supplies will create an inspiring and creative environment. 

An attic bonus room makes a charming crafting corner. You can look here for some brilliant organization and storage tips to help get your design juices flowing. 

7. Yoga Studio

A yoga mat in a bonus room converted into a yoga studio.

Is keeping your chakras aligned of value to you? Using spare space in your home to create a yoga studio will help you feel balanced, mindful, and at peace. You can use low-lighting and soft music to build a calm ambiance. 

8. A Kid’s Playroom

A kid's play room with wooden floors and shelving filled with brightly colored toys.

A playroom is a great addition to your home if you have young children. A well-organized playroom will encourage your child to play independently. A playroom gives them the space to be themselves and develop their interests. 

Many childhood ideas can inspire your playroom. Let your little ones be a part of the process and see where they lead you.

9. Guest Room

A guest room with brightly colored pillows and white bedding.

If you often have family and friends visit, a guest room is a perfect way to utilize extra space in your home. A guest room will help your visitors feel comfortable and welcome in an area that’s prepared for their use. 

10. Home Theater

A home theater can be a great bonus room idea. This one features a large screen TV and comfy, leather, u-shaped couch.

A basement is an ideal spot to create a home theater. A home theater can be a great way to spend a Friday or Saturday night as a family. If you are thinking about converting your basement into a home theater, it is crucial to do your research

11. Music Room

A music bonus room filled with drums and other instruments.

If you have a musically inclined Mozart in your family, a music room is a practical use of space. Instruments can take up a decent amount of space in your home. If you have a piano, make it the focal point of the room. 

Be sure to incorporate ample seating for spontaneous concerts. 

Go For the Goal of Bonus Room Ideas

An indoor ice rink with NHL logos

We might be biased, but we think no epic bonus room is complete without synthetic ice. A home ice rink is a perfect place to make countless fun family memories. 

Imagine the looks from your friends and family when you tell them about your indoor ice rink. They will have to see it to believe it!

When you’re ready to make your in-home ice rink idea come to life, contact KwikRink.

indoor home ice rink in a garage or basement with synthetic ice

When it comes to indoor artificial ice rinks, most people think they could never afford such a luxury. Perhaps it would work in a professional setting, but a residential space? It doesn’t seem possible. 

Think again. Enter KwikRink Synthetic Ice! 

It turns out that indoor artificial ice is actually THE next big thing in ice sports. Let KwikRink Synthetic Ice help bring those indoor ice rink dreams back faster than Wayne Gretzky’s slapshot. Don’t miss out on such an amazing solution for your home or business. 

From Tucson to Two Harbors, you can install a KwikRink synthetic ice rink in any location, inside or out! Kwik Rink’s high-quality, artificial ice rinks will fit into any residential or commercial space.

Looking to remodel your unfinished basement, redo a three- or four-season porch, or even outfit your company’s empty warehouse? Let KwikRink Synthetic Ice help! 

Our rinks are custom-sized to your individual spacing needs. Their patented interlocking panels can be cut to accommodate any area, small or large. To see if a KwikRink indoor ice rink can be installed in your home or business, contact them for a free estimate!

home indoor ice rink in basement with stone walls and a father and child playing hockey

Benefits of Artificial Ice

Did you know that by installing an indoor artificial ice rink in your home, you can help your wallet and reduce your carbon footprint? It’s true! 

Real ice is complex and expensive to maintain. It also requires the proper temperature. Even cold climates don’t stay below freezing year-round. 

That, in turn, usually translates into your purchasing highly sought after ice time. Thoughts of having real ice in a warmer climate melt faster than the ice itself.

In addition, even if you live in a colder climate, costly refrigeration systems are needed to keep ice in a solid-state indoors. Even a small-sized indoor rink can cost upwards of $5,000 for proper HVAC, which explains why local ice rinks charge such high prices. 

Why pay for exorbitant prices at your local rink for ice time, when you could be the one charging others to pay for your indoor “ice” time! With a KwikRink indoor ice rink installed in your home or business, you are the one in charge. 

Compared to real ice, maintenance and upkeep costs of artificial ice are virtually zero. With just a few sprays of lubricant, your KwikRink is as good as new. Real ice wastes upwards of 12,000 gallons of water for a full-size rink. That’s the amount of water an average family of 4 uses per month

Our highly specialized materials require very little maintenance: no new material waste, water waste, or wallet pain. Synthetic indoor ice is another tool you can use to combat climate change. 

Our indoor rinks are cost-effective and are making your skating dreams into reality. No project is too challenging for our installation pros. Check out some residential spaces we have developed here. 

indoor ice rink in a home with yellow walls and a goalie target

How Does Synthetic Ice Compare to Real Ice? 


KwikRink Synthetic Ice’s expert design boasts an impressive 90% comparison rate to that of real ice. Start, stop, pass, shoot, and score your way into the best feeling artificial ice. Users of KwikRink happily report ease of glide and maneuvering and precision in all forms of stopping. 

Did we mention you won’t need a Zamboni with KwikRink? That’s right! KwikRink synthetic ice simply needs to be kept clean to keep the “ice” healthy.

We realize most residential homes won’t need a Zamboni, but your real homemade rink won’t repair itself. This translates into more water waste and time spent on unnecessary maintenance. A KwikRink synthetic rink won’t need this extra maintenance. 

Our rinks are also highly durable. Our thinner surface rinks have a 7-10 year lifespan, while our thicker surfaces have well surpassed ten years. Now that’s a guarantee you can take to the net. 

indoor home ice rink in a garage or basement

Why An Indoor KwikRink is Right for Your Home or Business


You’ve got the perfect place in mind. You’ve taken the measurements, and you know precisely the type of indoor ice rink you want in your space. You’ll be the envy of the neighborhood. Don’t let this opportunity push you offsides, contact KwikRink today. 

We guarantee all our products. If you aren’t happy with your indoor ice rink for some reason, we will work with you to find a solution. Our rinks are easy to install in any location. 

Our rinks are multi-functional too. They are predominantly used for ice sports but can be used for basketball, boxing, soccer, and tennis, to name a few. 

Also, we can provide your rink with all the accessories you will need. Fully deck out your indoor ice rink with everything from lines and nets, to dasher boards and plexiglass. 

Your rink could have everything a professional rink has. The best part is that you get to blow the whistle!

Our low maintenance and resilient rinks are guaranteed for up to 10 years. They are so durable; you can even park a car on them! We have over 30 years of experience so that you can trust our expertise in regards to all things artificial ice. 

KwikRink proudly serves all 50 states, plus five continents worldwide. Start bringing your artificial indoor ice rink dreams into reality. When the Blue Line meets your bottom line, you know it’s time for a KwikRink Synthetic Ice indoor rink. Give us a call today!