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Flex Room & Flex Room Ideas

4th Dec, 2018 | Filed under Articles, Blog

The need for your home to grow with you has been a long standing concern with homeowners. Moving is time consuming and expensive so without spending too much on a larger home finding ways to adapt the current space is critical.

Originally the solution for this problem was the bonus room. Smartly maximizing the additional space created by the truss system over the garage, the bonus room provided family's with the opportunity to spread out as budget and lifestyle allowed. The pitfall with the bonus room is the need for stairs in homes that are otherwise on a single level and being tucked away over the garage can leave the room feeling detached from the rest of the house. For homeowners' looking for a solution to their growing needs that isn't as separated as the bonus room adding a flex room is a great alternative. Integrated into the main living area of the home, the flex room is standardly not far from either other bedrooms or the entry of the home.

Flex rooms can be a great addition to your new home. Depending on your lifestyle and the needs of your family, you can use the room for a variety of different activities or interests. 

Flex Room Ideas

  • Office Space
  • Home Gym
  • Craft Room
  • Hobby Room
  • Music Room
  • Playroom or game room
  • Entertainment Room
  • Family Room
  • Extra Bedroom

No matter what your family might enjoy or prefer in their flex room, these areas can be a great addition to your home. 

House Plans that Incorporate a Flex Room

“While some designs may specifically call out an additional room as “flex” this space really goes by many names”, say Rick McAlexander CEO of Associated Designs in Eugene, Oregon. “For those looking for floor plans that will give them an opportunity to grow try and look pass room call outs. Dens, Offices, Libraries, Studies are all synonyms for Flex Room.”

Holyoke 31-093, Ranch House Plan, Flex Room

Take the Holyoke design 31-093. At first glance this home fits the bill for your classic 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single family home. At a second glace it shows its potential for growth. Off the foyer, through a set of double French doors is a den with a closet. The possibilities for this space far exceed the label. It could be a play room for young children, a study for teenagers or an office for a parent. Maybe it is a craft room, a guest room, or the home’s media center set up to entertain friends and family alike during football season.

Whatever the future may hold, it is always great to be able to roll with the changes. Adding a little flex space to you home will allow you to stay comfortable and content for years to come.

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