With high interest rates, homeowners are opting to utilize their current spaces more by creating multipurpose rooms. Multipurpose, or sometimes called dual purpose or flex, rooms serve a family’s needs in different ways.
Some ways rooms can be used as flex spaces are an office that becomes a guest room when needed, or is an office by day and playroom for the kids after school, a bar that can be tucked away in the den, or a bathroom or mud room that also serves as a laundry room.
Furniture and storage are key to utilizing a room to its fullest potential when you need it to act as two types of rooms in one. A Murphy bed can easily be hidden in the wall of an office until you need it for guests or a sleeper sofa can be a great accent piece in an office but be utilized as a bed when needed. Storage allows you to keep things need until you need them. Use baskets instead of plastic tubs or hang a curtain to hide your washer and dryer. Take advantage of the shelves and drawers of nightstands or stand alone chests or dressers. These spaces can hold more than clothing; They can be used to store games, linens or office supplies.