Do you have a spare room in your house that serves no purpose other than just collecting clutter? Perhaps it’s hidden enough that you can just keep accumulating random junk in it and no one will notice. That room is essentially your flex space—a room in your house that serves no single purpose.
Instead of letting your flex space become a room filled with useless clutter, make it serve a purpose. Maybe turn it into an exercise room or a spare bedroom or a room dedicated to your hobbies. It’s time to break out your tool set and get to renovating. You can do a lot with a spare room, so here are some ideas on how to make the most out of your flex space:
1. Home Office
It’s definitely nice to have an entire room in your home that’s just dedicated to doing work. Instead of having a cluttered desk take up space in your bedroom, turn that flex space into a home office. You will have ample room and can even splurge on a larger desk. Get some filing cabinets and a bookshelf and you’ll have the perfect space to work efficiently from home.
2. Guest Bedroom
A guest bedroom is definitely nice to have whenever you have friends or family stay over. Say goodbye to the pull out couch, the guest bedroom is where it’s at. After all, you want your guests to have a nice room to stay in. Treat them to an extravagant stay in your guest room, with a good bed and a memory foam mattress, and they’ll be asking to stay over just for fun.
3. Exercise Room
Why spend money on a gym membership when you can create a gym right from the comfort of your own home? An exercise room is a great way to make use out of extra space in your home. You can customize it how you want with equipment that you know you’ll actually use, like weights, a treadmill, and a yoga mat. Plus, with an exercise room, you really can’t make any more excuses about not having time to work out.
4. Extra Closet
If you’re an avid shopper and can’t fit all of your clothes in your closet, turn your flex space into a dressing room. You will have abundant space to display your clothes however you like and it will be like a fashion show every time you get changed. Having an extra closet where you can store clothes will also help make your room look less cluttered because you will have more space to pack away your stuff.
5. Entertainment Room
Now is your time to achieve those dreams of having a movie theater in your own home. An entertainment room is a fun way to make use of a spare room. Get a projector and a spare wall and you’ve got yourself a movie theater screen at less than half the price. Complete the look with a popcorn maker and a comfy couch, and you’ll instantly be transported to a movie theater.
If you’ve been treating that spare room in your house as a junk room, this is a sign to get up and clean it right now. There’s no reason why any room in your house shouldn’t serve a purpose. There are countless ways you can turn a flex space into a room that you don’t only use, but actually enjoy spending time in! Whether it’s used as a space to pursue your hobbies, work out, or watch movies, having a flex room is the solution. Make the most out of it!