May 19 2009
Homebuyers with continuously changing needs want flexibility and options with their new homes. Flex rooms are the answer. One of the latest hot trends in new home construction, flex rooms offer just what the homeowner wants, flexibility.
The magic with a flex room is due to its versatility and multiple uses. Some larger flex rooms work well as a home office and easily convert to a guest room for weekend visitors. Others serve as a nursery for a young family and once the children have moved into their “big kid” rooms, it easily transforms into a den, formal dining room or exercise room. With smaller flex rooms, the space might work well as a storage area, but once you’ve added that garage with storage loft to your backyard, the storage space opens up for a computer/homework station instead. Or perhaps you need a place to store all of your supplies and equipment for favorite family hobbies like baseball bats and gloves or golf clubs. Sometime in the future, you might convert this space into the small sewing room you’ve always wanted and move the sporting equipment elsewhere.
The beauty of a flex room is that it can be anything you want it to be when you need it. It just takes a little imagination, creativity and planning. Keep in mind you can improve your space further by adding special features like built-in cabinets, shelving units, task lighting or extra electrical outlets which contribute to the usefulness and flexibility of the space.
If you are looking for a home plan with flexible space and options as your family grows and changes, select a home plan with a flex room. Don’t forget to check out home plans with a bonus room. They can be used in much the same way.