What is a Flex Room?
A flex room is essentially an area in your house that can be customized and used for a number of different functions. At Shea Homes, we typically refer to these multi-purpose rooms as “Flex Spaces.” Flex spaces can be entire rooms or an area in your home that can be utilized in different ways throughout your time and life there. We build these flex spaces into our floorplans so that homeowners can customize their living space to better fit their different interests, lifestyles and evolving life stages. From extended patios to second master suites and game rooms to reading nooks, incorporating a flex space into the layout of your new home will allow you to further customize your Shea Home to fit your family’s needs and interests.
5 Examples of Flex Space Rooms
One of the many benefits of having a flex space or flex room is that you can update and transform the space to fit your stage of life and lifestyle. Here are some ways that Shea homeowners can use their flex rooms.
1. A Hobby Room
You can finally have a space dedicated purely to your passion. Whether you are an artist, a fitness enthusiast, or a collector, flex rooms provide a special area in your home that is soley dedicated to your favorite hobby.
2. An Office or Study Area
Let’s face it, no one truly leaves all of their work at the office. By turning a flex space into a home office or library, you will have a place where you can focus when you need to work late to meet a deadline, or decide to work from home for the day. When you are not using it, the kids can use the space as a study area!
3. An Entertainment Room
Turn your flex room into a space dedicated to having fun! Make your home the perfect place for entertaining by creating your own billiards room, or a private movie theater. By having a separate entertainment space, you won’t have to worry about disturbing the rest of the family when you break during a game of pool, or when you want to watch an action movie late at night. On top of that, your home will quickly become the gathering place for all your friends!
4. A Reading Nook
Flex rooms do not have to be a place to be loud, they can also be a place for peace and quiet. Whether you dedicate a whole room or just a section of a room, create that personal relaxing space where you can go to unwind with a good book.
5. An Extra Living Room or Bedroom
Flex rooms can also help ease the stress of having several people living under your roof. Millennials who are living with extra roommates can use the space as a bedroom. Multi-generational families, those who have grandparents or their adult children living with them, can use the space as an extra living room or lounge to escape to when the main living room is too crowded. No matter what stage of life, flex rooms allow you to be surrounded by the people you love, while giving you extra space.
Customize Your Shea Home
Shea provides many options for customizing your home and having a flex space in your home will allow you to create the home your life demands now while considering how you will welcome change over the years. By using our floor planning tool, you can easily see how a flex room can fit into the layout of your dream home.
Prioritize a large home office over having multiple bedrooms, turn an unfinished basement into a recreation or media room, or add a guest suite into your layout.
Ready to start designing your dream home? Comment below on what flex space you’d like most and start exploring our different communities or contact one of our sales representatives to learn more about a specific home’s floorplan.