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Different by Design: Flex Rooms

February 27, 2019

It’s not enough to build a home of uncompromising quality from foundation to ceiling. To truly create homes and communities that stand above others, and stand out in the minds of homebuyers like you, we need to create distinctive designs with a compelling purpose behind each. This approach is reflected in our “Design with a Difference” building philosophy, and also in this blog series, which we’re calling “Different by Design.” Here, we dig into the key features that set our homes and floor plans apart from the pack. We’ll talk about why we made these design choices, and how they raise the bar for everyday living.

If there’s anything that helps you tackle life’s curveballs, it’s flexibility. At StyleCraft, we understand that the plans, goals, and needs of one family are quite different than those their neighbor. And they change often, too. That’s why we build versatility into our floor plans. One example of this is our “Flex Room,” or bonus room — a conveniently located space in your home that can serve a variety of purposes. And the best part? You can always change your mind and try new flex room ideas, repurposing the space to Live Up in a different way down the road.


We realize that most homes need a space that can adapt to the fast-paced and ever-changing modern family. Whether new family members are moving in, or young-adults are moving out, our spaces are designed to give you the flexibility you need. While Flex Rooms have common uses that we see frequently, the way you use this bonus room space is only limited by spare room ideas your creativity can conjure up.


Don’t consider this an exhaustive list of every which way to design a Flex Room. These are just a few choice bonus room ideas for making your versatile space work for you and your family. And where we have these flex room spaces on display in our Model Homes, we’ve included the details so that you can take a look.


Growing your side-hustle? Kids taking too many AP classes? Simply seeking quiet — somewhere, somehow? Sometimes you need a dedicated space to focus on your to-do list. Using a Flex Room as a workspace can help you take on office-like focus, without the commute. Plus, adding optional double doors can make the bonus room space feel like your own personal library.


What is a Flex Room if not a welcoming refuge to relax and recharge? The Dual Owner’s Suite option is your ticket to never again losing sleep. The Flex Room-turned bedroom, available in some 55+ floor plans, allows you the flexibility to have two Owner’s bedrooms, connected by the Owner’s bath. An extra bedroom, with snore-free surroundings, will help you maximize your 8 hours of rest, noise-cancelling headphones not required.


When you think of spare room ideas, the guest bedroom is likely one of the first places your mind goes. First-floor bedrooms are the real MVP when it comes to bonus room design. Turning Flex Rooms into guest bedrooms can help you avoid resorting to an air mattress in the living room when guests visit. Just imaging inviting the whole family over for the holidays, and being able to comfortable entertain everyone at once. Plus, if you decide to go this route during the home-building stage, the room can be modified with a closet.


These are just a few flex room or bonus room ideas; we haven’t even talked about a scrapbooking studio, Bunco arena, or fishing citation gallery. The list of potential spare room ideas goes on and on. Because when it comes to answering the question — what is a flex room — the answer is anything you want it to be. No matter what you choose, we feel pretty confident that down the road you’ll be grateful for the extra space!