You might have heard the term “flex space” before, but maybe you don’t know exactly what it means. Flex spaces have become incredibly popular in custom homes in recent years, especially with people spending more time at home. These rooms can really be whatever you need, which is why they’re so valuable and sought after. Here’s what you should know about flex rooms and whether or not you should add them to your custom home.
What are Flex Rooms?
Flex rooms or flex spaces are short for “flexible rooms”. As the name implies, these are spaces that can be used for a variety of purposes. These types of rooms are also commonly referred to as bonus or multipurpose rooms. Unlike other key rooms such as bedrooms or dining rooms, flex rooms are designed to be used for multiple things.
What are the Benefits of Flex Spaces?
A big benefit of flex spaces is that they allow homeowners to use the space for whatever they need. They can also transition as a family’s needs and lifestyle evolve. For example, maybe a bonus space is used as a playroom when the kids are young, but later becomes a secondary hang-out spot or formal entertainment space as they grow. Or maybe you use the space as an office and workout space in one.
Essentially, flex rooms have the benefit of being whatever you need them to be.
Should Custom Homes Have Flex Rooms?
This is a question homeowners should ask themselves, but in general, having at least one flex room can provide your family options. Designing a home while also thinking about the future can be challenging, and flex spaces offer you options for many future possibilities, whether it’s kids, pets, or parents coming into the home.
What are Flex Spaces Commonly Used for?
Flex spaces can really be used for anything! They can be utilized for anything and everything. They can also change with time. Here are some great ideas for multipurpose spaces though:
- Virtual School Room
- Home Office
- Home Gym/ Exercise Room
- Craft Room
- Media Room/ Home Theatre
- Music Room
- Game Room
- Secondary Living Space
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