How You Can Create a Flex Space in Your Own Home

What is a flex space you ask? A flex space is simply a place in your home that is used for more numerous purposes. You may call it a flex room, bonus room, playroom, or spare room. But whatever the title, it's meant to be a multi-functional space. Keep reading for some clever and easy ways to convert an unused space into a transformative part of your home that can change as your needs change. 

A popular flex space in many homes is combining a playroom with a guest bedroom. Many homes require a playroom or hangout room for kids that gets used everyday. These rooms are great for keeping toys, books, and crafts organized in one place. 

Pictured is a bedroom being used as a child's playroom with toy blocks on a table and multicolored building blocks and balls on the floor.

Guest rooms usually don't get used as often as playrooms, so integrating the two spaces could be ideal if you don't have a lot of extra space in your home. 

Whether you live in an older home or a newly built home, having a dedicated laundry room has become an important must-have for many home owners and home buyers.

Pictured is a large laundry room with a washer and dryer on one side and long counter top with a desk on the other side.

Although it may not sound like an ideal place for a home office, if you have a large enough laundry room, merging a home office and laundry room could be the perfect solution for you. Laundry rooms are often quiet and separated from the rest of house, giving you the private space you need in order to get some work done. 

Are you lucky enough to have a spare room or empty space in your home that you're not sure what to do with? Many homeowners find that creating an entertainment or game room is the ultimate answer. Watching movies, playing video games, and having family game nights are activities that all family members can enjoy. Add poufs, floor cushions, or bean bag chairs for some additional affordable seating. 

Pictured is a room decorated with a low floor cushion sofa and a couple of square ottomans, including a built-in countertop with cupboards and drawers and a desktop.

If you're tight on space, consider adding a small pool table or foosball table to the room. These mini tables will offer the same entertainment, just in a smaller size. No matter if you have tweens, teens, or college-aged kids, a game room is a place for everyone in the family to kick back and relax. 

Pictured is a multi-use room featuring built-in wall cupboards and benches, a foosball table, small table with a puzzle, comfortable areas with cushions and pillows for sitting.

Whether you have a lot of extra room or wish you had more, there are numerous creative ways to create a flex space in your home. One of the best things about flex spaces is they have a ton of potential and you can change it up as your needs change. Easily change a kids playroom into a family entertainment space over a weekend. Flex spaces are also great for resale. Properly staged flex rooms can give potential buyers ideas about how best they could utilize that sacred space. Happy flexing!