One of the best things about having a custom built home is that it’s designed to fit your lifestyle as you and your family’s needs and interests change. Flex rooms change their purpose and function to fit your lifestyle, so your home truly grows and evolves with you.
For example, a flex room could become a workout or a yoga room once you retire and no longer need an office space. Or, maybe it’s a nursery that gets transformed into a bedroom, and later, a home library once the kids are all grown and out of the house.
Smaller areas can also be designed as flex spaces. A foyer, for example, can become a dining area or a bar for special occasions when groups gather. Smaller rooms also make great walk in closets or dressing rooms. And outdoor areas can be flex spaces, too. For example, you could turn an outdoor space that once served as a place to entertain during summer into an area for quiet time in the sun or shade.
You can even design a room that can be used as a combination flex room. A playroom can easily be turned into a guest bedroom, for example, thanks to customized storage or shelving to hide the toys.
How you choose to use your flex room is up to you. Below are a few great ways that homeowners have used theirs.
Start off with a centerpiece, like a pool or foosball table, and then design around it. Add darts, a flat screened television, and perhaps framed jerseys or other sports memorabilia for a fantastic game room.
Home library and reading room
If you’ve got a great book collection, why not display it in your very own library? Customized floor-to-ceiling bookshelves can really take the design to another level, and with a cozy couch and comfy chairs in nooks, you’ll have yourself a peaceful room you won’t want to leave.
Home gyms are surprisingly easy to create. All you need are some free weights, a yoga mat for stretching, and your favorite cardio equipment. Special flooring is readily available for home gyms that can protect the floors below and help with soundproofing. Don’t forget to add a small fridge for water, candles for yoga practice, and, of course, a great stereo system.
What if you could watch your favorite flicks at home on the big screen? With a home theater, you can. Today’s home theater systems are state-of-the-art and many feature wireless surround sound speakers created to make you feel like you’re at the movies. Use a projector and big screen, add leather armchairs and a small bar, and you’re on your way to many great movie nights.
Flex rooms are the perfect place to dive into your favorite hobby. A flex room with large windows works great for an artist’s studio, and a flex space with good acoustics can serve as a music room.
Flex rooms are as unique as your needs are, which is why they are so popular in today’s newest custom built homes. In fact, a flex room is ideal for any and every home. From a nursery, to a guest bedroom, to a game room — the possibilities are truly endless.