Flex rooms and their uses are one of the more common trends that builders and interior designers are incorporating into 2016 homes. Essentially, this type of room is a space that can be used for a number of different functions based on what your family wants. The beauty of flex space is that it can be changed as often or as little as you’d like. From home gyms to children’s playrooms, there are many different uses for this space.
For the baby boomer’s generation in particular, flex rooms are there for convenience’s sake. As this generation continues to age, many want to stay in their homes. However, along with that comes changing needs. Flex space that allows for those needs is key. What might have originally been an extra bedroom can be turned into a hobby room or library.
Over at Windsor Commons in Durham, luxurious townhomes feature spacious bonus rooms while still keeping the master bedrooms on the first floor. If a 9 – 5 job in an office isn’t in the picture anymore but you haven’t yet retired, this bonus room could double up as the perfect home office space. After getting your day’s worth of work done, the acclaimed Hope Valley Country Club sits directly across the street for an afternoon of relaxation.
Flex spaces are also appealing to those with younger children due to the fact that these rooms can be used as nurseries, bedrooms or even art rooms. Once children get older, these rooms become the perfect space to allow for the transition into a media room with surround sound and a new flat-screen TV for date nights at home when the kids head off to college.
At Salem Village’s Manor’s Collection by CalAtlantic, you’ll find second floor bonus and game room options to design your dream flex space. You’ll be able to work out in your new home gym before heading to downtown Apex to take a stroll with the entrance located only minutes from Salem Street.
A major benefit of this extra space is the fact that they provide homeowners with a lot of flexibility. Along with the growth of a family comes the ability to tailor a flex room to the homeowner’s liking. As a rule of thumb, design your flex space to be multi-functional.
Furniture that can be used for multiple purposes in a flex room is a good idea. You’ll want to be able to get as much out of the space as you can, so choose furniture such as ottomans with storage space inside or futons that can double up as a guest bed.
Over at Taft Woods East, you’ll have the option to choose between nine floor plans that offer four bedrooms with flex room options in most.
As a suggestion, think about what you want your flex space to look like long-term. Wooden floors are often a good choice, since they fit a number of design styles and functions. Rich tones work for hobby rooms and dining rooms, but can be warmed up with an area rug for a playroom.
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