Building homes is pretty standard, right? You make sure you've got your kitchen, living room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Throw in some hallways and closet space and voila: a perfectly functional home.
But to give yourself and your designs an edge, it might be time to expand and include more than just the standard rooms. Homeowners want more space and they want versatility, and you can give that to them with a flex room.
What is a flex room?
A flex room is a flexible space in the home. It's any room, nook, or area that can be customized and used for a number of different functions. When you build these spaces into your floorplans, you're giving homeowners the opportunity to customize their living space to better fit their different interests, lifestyles, and evolving life stages.
On top of that, flex rooms are a challenge for you to see where you can incorporate more space into your floorplans. Can you extend the patio or maybe expand the master bedroom into a master suite? Will a reading nook fit off the entryway? Perhaps you can fit a game room between the kitchen and the backyard or a home office space under the stairs. When you open yourself up to flexibility, the possibilities are endless!
Flex room benefits
As more and more people are staying home and working from home, the need for extra flexible space is apparent. While it makes sense to not completely change your approach to home-building based on a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, homeowners can experience lifelong benefits from a flex room.
A young family who moves in may use the flex room as a nursery. Then as the kids grow, it may transform into a bedroom, then a home office, guest room, or game room once they've moved away. Older generations can also benefit from the versatility of flex rooms. They experience changing needs as they age, and having the ability to alter a room based on those needs is essential.
Overall, flex rooms provide homeowners with choice and versatility. They're a space that changes as the family grows, so consider building more of them into your designs.