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Posted by Paul W Sullivan & Assoc on 3/28/2021

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The open concept took over several years ago, and now, homeowners are reluctant to give up the flexibility that this optimal layout provides. Unfortunately, this versatility often only extends to meal prep, dining, and living areas. Other critical spaces tend to be far more difficult to adapt, making them problematic for long-term homeowners with evolving needs. Thankfully, a viable solution has recently emerged to help homeowners of all types make the most of every room: flex space.

What Is Flex Space? How Does It Work?

Flex spaces can take many forms. In general, however, this concept involves a versatile room specifically built to take on multiple functions. This room is purposefully built into floor plans with the intent of making adjustments over time. It may begin as a hobby room or entertainment space but eventually transition into an office or even a nursery. Its unique design allows it to serve a wide array of needs. 

Beyond versatility, flex spaces are built with convenience in mind. They have the capacity to change in an instant, without the need for extensive renovations or other time-consuming and costly adjustments. This flexible nature provides considerable peace of mind, especially in times of transition. Homeowners can take solace in knowing that, no matter which surprises life throws at them, they will always be prepared with the space needed to accommodate new challenges and opportunities.

Who Benefits Most From Flex Spaces?

The versatile nature of flex space makes it appealing to many types of homeowners. However, certain individuals and families continually seek out flexible options. This approach is particularly beneficial for:

  • Couples who one day anticipate having children but don't want to set aside nursery space just yet.
  • Multigenerational families with evolving needs. For example, flex space can accommodate recent graduates returning home from college or seniors moving in with adult children.
  • Homeowners in the midst of launching small businesses that require space for offices, studios, or other work functions.
  • Individuals with active social lives who may need extra entertainment space or guest rooms.
  • How Are Flex Rooms Designed?

    Because versatility is the name of the game for flex space, rooms designated as such must be designed to accommodate a variety of potential functions. Ideally, they will be reasonably sized, as cramped rooms may not be capable of meeting evolving needs. Universally helpful features such as closets should be included — especially if the potential exists for transitioning the space into a bedroom or guest room.

    When purchasing a home, it's important to consider how it will meet both current needs and those that arise in the future. Properties that include flex space can evolve alongside their owners, ensuring maximum practicality and enjoyment as long as residents call these houses home.




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    Posted by Paul W Sullivan & Assoc on 9/17/2017

    Have you ever heard anyone complain about a house having too much storage space? Of course not. That's impossible. Storage space is one of the top features home buyers look for when it comes to shopping for houses. We tend to accumulate a lot of stuff, whether it's kids toys, expired boxes of Rice-A-Roni or, in my case, roughly one million DVDs. It's hard to part ways with the things we love (who knows when you might suddenly have the urge to watch The Last of the Mohicans). So, what's the solution? Better home storage, of course. In this article we'll cover ten of the best hacks--big and small--that will help you improve your home storage and organization. 1. Storage seating If you need extra seating in your home office or entry way, why not go with something that includes storage space? Storage benches are increasingly popular and can be a good place to put your gloves and scarves in the winter time. 2. Roll your clothes The next time you do laundry, try rolling up your shirts and pants and stack the rolls vertically. It will help you fit a lot more in one drawer and you'll be able to grab your favorites without digging through a pile of folded laundry. 3. Make dividers for your clothing drawers Is your underwear drawer an amalgamation of every different type of sock and underwear? Use makeshift dividers (cardboard or plastic will do) inside your drawers to keep things grouped the way you want. 4. Flip down desk Instead of taking up floor space for the desk that you use once a month, install a fold down desk onto your wall and store the chair in the closet. It will open up the floor of the room. 5. Vertical storage solutions Look around the room you're in. See all that empty air up near the ceiling? If you're really pressed for space, try incorporating vertical storage solutions in your closets and bathroom. 6. Magnets You've probably seen those cool magnetic knife holders on the Food Network and thought, "I need this in my life." But I bet you've never thought about using one for your tweezers or toothbrush. Placing a magnetic strip in your bathroom cabinet will free up space and allow for easy access to all of your bathroom utensils. Plus you can finally rest assured that no one else's toothbrush touched yours. 7. Bed storage Some beds pop up to allow storage underneath. Others include built-in drawers under the mattress. If a new bed frame isn't in your budget right now, opt for storage bins as slim as you need to fit things like extra blankets and off-season clothing under the bed. 8. Hanging up your bicycles Whether it's in your huge garage or in your tiny studio apartment, you've probably lamented the amount of space bicycles take up. Bike hangers allow you to store your bikes vertically taking up significantly less room. 9. Slide out pantry Slide out pantries allow you to store a lot more and bring all your food within reach. That means you have no more excuses to be finding cans of tuna fish from five years ago. 10. Cord organizers The best way to organize cords is to eliminate them. Wireless controllers, speakers and headphones are now all quite affordable. But for things like cell phone chargers, there are several gadgets you can buy to keep your cords separated and tucked out of sight.  







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