Don't Waste Your Flex Space


While "The Nightmare on Elm Street" series may be frightening to some, a wasted, messy space is what keeps interior designers up at night. If this (pictured) looks familiar to you, you probably have a "flex room." Basically, when a room doesn't have a closet it cannot legally be classified as a bedroom, so builders label these rooms "flex rooms" and let the residents decide how it should be used.

In a recent Vancouver Sunarticle, Designer Erik Lauzon stated that a flex room can sometimes easily turn into a dump. He says if you want it to be a storage room, fine. If you want it to be a home office, that's even better. But Lauzon cautions against using the room for both a workspace and storage.

Read on to learn how to make the most of these limited spaces...