When building a custom home, consider adding some flexible space that can change with your lifestyle. Flexibility is an essential element in creating a home that adapts to diverse and ever-changing family dynamics. You may have specific ideas about how to use your homes space, but it’s always good to leave room for change. Flexible space can be a single room or an entire area of the home.
A multi-purpose room lets homeowners customize as needs change over the years. A young couple’s home office may need to become a nursery. Later, a playroom could be converted into an in-law suite.
Where to Put a Flexible Space
Thinking about how you might use flex space can help determine placement in your custom home build. Usually, homeowners want the flex rooms on the main floor near a bathroom. A main floor flex room can be an office, playroom, or extra bedroom for a multi-generational family.
If you want a quiet space, consider an upstairs location away from high-traffic areas of the home. A second-floor bonus room could be a guest room, home gym, or craft space.
Making the Most of a Custom-Build
A flexible room is your chance to create a personal, unique space. Work with your architect and builder to create a plan that provides the most options. Start with the basics of form and function. Choose a sturdy, versatile flooring such as bamboo, hardwood, or luxury vinyl tile — add rugs for a soft touch. Include plenty of natural light as well as built-in ambient and accent lighting. Of course, one thing all rooms need is storage. Hidden built-in storage will maximize the uses for a multi-purpose space.
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