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Flex rooms are one of the most popular features we see being added to custom home builds these days. The COVID pandemic changed the way people think about designing their homes. We see more people working from home these days, even if it only on a limited basis. These flex spaces can be used as a temporary home office, a reading nook, or a dedicated homework area for the kids. Basically, think of this as a quiet space that is created without shutting off access to the entire home.
Bigger Laundry Rooms
If you have ever lived in an apartment, you know the downfall of a small laundry room. Once you can get into a house, this is something people like to see expanded. Not only do they want a larger laundry room, but they also want it to be conveniently located near the bathroom or bedroom. The ideal space will have ample room for the washer and dryer, storage space for your cleaning products, and enough room for a folding table and ironing board.
If you have a few extra feet by the front or side entrance and you are trying to figure out what to do, consider adding a mud room, especially if you have an active household with kids who are running in and out. This will give you a dedicated space, where their grimy shoes, backpacks, and coats can be organized without dragging them through the house.
We have mentioned a spa-like bathroom in several posts, and we are doing it again here because it is a feature that you will not regret. Adding a large soak tub or jacuzzi, a larger shower, double vanity, there are a lot of possibilities here. I don’t think you will ever regret having a large soak tub. Be it for a bad back or just a night of serenity, believe me, it will get plenty of use.
There is nothing to make a home cozier than a nice fireplace. If you are going to install one, the best time to do it is in the design aspect of the home, as adding the proper ventilation can be quite expensive to an existing home. And if you are going to have one fireplace, you might as well have to or three of them, right? Add one to the master suite as well to add a romantic atmosphere to the room.