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Specialty Spaces: Endless Possibility, Unlimited Entertainment


A specialty space is anything you want it to be—creative but practical, comfortable while still elegant. They’re one-of-a-kind spots tailored to the individual. In custom home building, that means designing a room with all the conveniences, built-in features, and amenities you need or want. You don’t know what you may use until you explore the possibilities. We’ve compiled a list of questions to help you brainstorm ideas.

What are your hobbies?

Hobbies are activities one does in their leisure time for enjoyment. Think about your passions: gardening, photography, woodworking, knitting, fantasy football, video gaming, bird watching, painting, or any number of creative projects, sports, or entertainment. You may enjoy collecting themed items, like model cars, stamps, postcards, guns, or antiques. Whatever you treasure, you need a place to put them and a spot to enjoy them.

Which room do you currently spend the most time in?

We put effort into the things that are important to us, so why not do the same when designing or remodeling your home? If you spend a significant amount of time in a certain room, think of how you could maximize your enjoyment of it.

Have you lined your basement walls and ceiling with quilts to soundproof a space for your drum set? Remodel it into a music room complete with acoustic panels. Do you have a small porch off your bedroom that you use all the time in the summer? Turn it into a beautiful three-season sunroom you can enjoy all year long.

What activities would you like to do at home?

Some days, you don’t want to drive places to exercise, enjoy a movie, or maintain your athletic skills. In Minnesota, it takes some planning to be able to do recreational activities year-round. That could include daily trips to the gym to play basketball in the winter or dragging the treadmill in front of the tv in your living room when it’s too dark to run after work.

You don’t have to drive all over town or be an idle hermit. There’s a happy medium; all it takes is some creativity. Maybe it’s a custom greenhouse or an indoor sports court, a mini golf course or rock climbing wall. With the Iverson Homes team at your side, you can turn unused space into custom rooms that cater to you. Check out these ideas for inspiration:


  • Sports-themed room
  • Gun room or private armory
  • Garage mahal
  • Study room or library
  • Theater
  • Game room
  • Sports court
  • Children’s playroom
  • Reading nook
  • Woodworking workshop
  • Craft room with organization system
  • Art studio
  • Miniature dollhouse room
  • Display/trophy room
  • Music room
  • Man or woman cave
  • Sensory room with balance tools, rocker, suspended equipment, tactile media, crash mat, etc.


  • Hunting shed
  • Lake cabin


  • Patio
  • Kitchen
  • Pool
  • Screened porch

Don’t get too lost in your daydreams. Iverson Homes can turn your concepts into a reality.

Contact us to get started.