Dazzling Features Boost Bonus Spaces


From wet bars to fully functional secondary kitchens, you have plenty of options for jazzing up bonus spaces around your home.
Nonn’s is a kitchen, bath and flooring retailer with complimentary interior design services.This expertise in full-room projects makes Nonn’s the ideal resource for help with those bonus spaces you’ve been contemplating. It has flooring, cabinetry, countertops and kitchen appliances — basically everything you might need to deck out your bonus spaces.Though Nonn’s offers big-box prices, its selection is as unique as the finds from the best boutique shops. Indeed, as the biggest independent retailer of flooring in the state, Nonn’s has the widest selections for bonus space flooring; it just depends what bonus space you are looking to renovate.

Casi Maier, interior designer at Nonn’s, suggests thinking critically about how your bonus space will be used. “Carpets provide more cushioning both for feet and noise,” she says, “so if your lower level is being used as a high-traffic area full of families with small children you are entertaining, you might want to opt for carpet.” On the other hand, rich wood flooring is a great option for areas where you might want to have a bar or secondary kitchen to avoid complicated cleanups.

As always, at Nonn’s, the design consultations are complimentary, and designers work with clients to figure out the best options for their unique spaces. “Make a list of your wants and needs, and we’ll help figure out which products will work best,” she says. However, if you are thinking about the resale-ability of your home, you may want to add that secondary watering hole after all.”

“Fully finished lower levels increase the home’s potential for resale for sure,” says Maier. “People like to have the full bars and secondary kitchens in these spaces.” And Nonn’s has the cabinetry, countertops and kitchen appliances to jazz them up, such as trending wood cabinetry. “In terms of cabinetry, people are turning to white oak or maple for those beautiful light colors.”

Stop by any of Nonn’s four locations in Madison, Middleton, New Berlin or Menomonee Falls to start the design process on your bonus spaces today.

Floor360 Greenchair


Bonus Spaces Need Expert Flooring
FLOOR360 has installed floors in more Wisconsin homes than any other flooring provider — and its work includes bonus spaces like the trending wine cave. “Wine caves are versatile rooms that can follow any style,” says Jen Fickling, FLOOR360’s director of residential sales. In fact, the space’s style can follow the rest of the home using the same flooring installed elsewhere, but for the best results, you will want something that complements the wine, says Fickling.

As with any good wine and cheese pairing, consider how the floor should complement the drink. “Ceramic tile is the most common material used in wine rooms. Traditionally, the wine rooms are located on the lower level,” Fickling notes, “and we recommend tile or luxury vinyl plank in the lower level because of their moisture and spill-resistant properties.” Plus, keeping your wine room at optimum moisture and temperature levels is a priority, and ceramic tile will be the best solution for helping maintain your room.

Wine Cellar


Modern Floor Trends

  • Homes are verging toward modern, open and airy spaces with soft neutrals, says Fickling. For this
    look, choose flooring in lighter cool tones of white oak made from wider and longer planks.
    “The good news is these wood looks are available in hardwood, luxury vinyl plank and wood-look tile,” says Fickling.
  • Another popular trend involves getting creative with installation patterns on the walls and floors. “When it comes to wine caves, herringbone patterns work well on the floor or walls,” she says. Select a weathered wood tile and install it in a herringbone pattern for a modern yet timeless classic look.
  • FLOOR360 uses a comprehensive process and a team of skilled service-oriented professionals who make the design process fun. “Every client has their own dedicated and experienced interior designer to guide them through our design-discovery process, selections and installation,” says Fickling. The team at FLOOR360 creates CAD drawings, which are used to ensure accuracy in installing intricate floor designs. Homeowners have extra peace of mind, seeing an exact layout of the project.

    Finally, don’t forget the added touches that make a house a home, even in bonus spaces like wine caves, says Fickling. “Nothing elevates the style of a man cave, she shed or bonus room better than a custom area rug.” FLOOR360 is a local carpet fabricator that can personalize your chosen carpet with borders or serging selections, as well as backing. The company also provides professional room measurement and talented, highly trained professional installers, she says.