Construction Trends: What is a Flex Room?

One of the trends taking over new construction in South Florida is flex rooms. This flexible space is becoming popular s because of the freedom it offers homeowners.

A flex room is a space in your home that can be used for a variety of purposes. For instance, homeowners may use it as a storage space and then repurpose it to a home office or gaming room. The space’s function can change along with the homeowner’s lifestyle choices and tastes.

Why Include a Flex Room in your New Construction Home

Unsure about whether a flex room is the right option for you? Below are a few ideas for how you can use this versatile space in your home:

  • Home office: If you are currently working remotely, a home office can certainly make a difference. It’s a must to have your own space to concentrate on projects, conduct conference calls, and keep your work organized.
  • Gym/Fitness Room: Has fitness become a priority? Create your at-home gym or fitness studio in your flex room. You can group your free weights, spin bike, treadmill, and other gym equipment here, out of sight from guests.
  • Entertainment room: Want to keep your great room TV-free? Create an entertainment room with games and a TV for your family and guests to enjoy.
  • Playroom: Children’s toys are fun, but they can create clutter. Turn your flex room into a playroom to create a fun space to let their imaginations soar.
  • Hobby room: Whether you love painting, sewing, or playing an instrument, a flex room can provide a designated space to practice your favorite hobby.
  • Extra bedroom: Welcome your guests in style with a special bedroom outfitted for their comfort.

Designing Your Flex Room

When it comes to designing a flex room, you should consider elements you may need on a day-to-day basis. This will facilitate the repurposing of the room whenever it is necessary. Here are a couple of factors to keep in mind:

  • Typically, flex rooms are smaller than other rooms. Therefore, try to choose furniture that does not make the room seem smaller and limits the available space.
  • If you plan to change decoration periodically, select neutral tones. This way, you can achieve a different look by changing only the accessories instead of the larger furniture pieces.
  • Proper lighting is an excellent way of making your room look more spacious. Installing oversized windows, lighter hues, and mirrors can ensure your space looks well-lit and spacious.

The idea is to ensure your room has flexible furniture and decoration that will not hinder repurposing.

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