There's nothing like having the space you need......where and when you need it.
Which is why fans of multi-purpose rooms---flex-spaces that morph into whatever you want them to be---are thrilled to find these versatile, functional favorites back on-trend. From new builds to restyles to renovations alike, homeowners are finding there isn't a house or life stage that doesn't benefit from having a bonus area to transform to your every need.
And I for one am crazy in love with the thought of working one of these swing spaces into my next phase three home (coming soon...)!
With kids in their twenties as young professionals / recent college grads (a couple of which out-of-state), rooms that can shift into guest areas for holidays, long weekends or surprise visits? Uh, sign me up! Not to mention having the option for a spot that can double as overflow party or dining space. Or media, exercise or work areas. Or go from den to temporary first floor master when needed. Hey, let's face it. For those of us with lives and families in constant transition, the possibilities are absolutely endless!
Think there may be a flex-space in your future? Then this recent feature in WSJ's Mansion section is a great place to get acquainted with all the ways multi-purpose rooms can enhance your home's livability.
And for a bit of inspiration, a few personal favorites to get you going........
Library to dining area Love how the sophisticated charm of this library effortlessly translates into an intimate dinner for two. Photo: Houzz.
Home office to guest room Spacious, light and airy--perfectly private transitional spot easily works double duty when guests arrive. Photo: Purewow.
Dining room to play area When play trumps the need for a formal dining space! Photo: HGTV.
Home office to sitting room to auxiliary work area This multi-functional third level has a little something for everyone--- and the privacy to make it all come together. Photo: Pinterest.
Den / TV room to office to future game room This stunning upstairs flex-space, part of a 4,200 sq. foot home in North Augusta, S.C., offers homeowners unlimited possibilities today and going forward. Photo: WSJ.
Garage to family room / bunk room This Fixer Upper classic transforms a former garage into a much needed transitional space when this blended family's grown kids stop by and settle in. Photo: HGTV