Using Your Home’s Flex Space

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Many modern home designs come with what’s called a “flex space” that is basically a room without a specific purpose assigned to it during construction. It’s often an open area that’s found on the second or third floor of a home, and its flexibility makes it a good candidate for a number of functions. You may have found that you only use your flex space for storage, but with it being so visible, you might feel self-conscious about having your stuff in plain view. At EZ Storage® in Detroit, we can help you find the ideal self-storage space for your belongings. That way, you can turn your flex space into something more useful!

Game Room

dreamstime_xxl_30287525 (1)While the space may not be big enough for a full-size billiards table, you should still be able to fit a foosball table or a good-sized flat screen TV. You can transform the space from your storage depot into a room where you can play tabletop games, video games, and spend quality time together as a family.


If your kids’ bedrooms are a bit too small for all the toys and gadgets they own, then you can turn the space into a playroom where they can keep everything. You can add a small table and set of chairs for crafts, and if they want to build a fort out of blankets and cushions, this is a great place to do it. Baskets and storage bins can be placed along the wall for organization, and with the majority of playtime happening here, you won’t have to worry about their bedrooms always being a mess!

Guest Room

You may not have house guests very often, but when you do, you want them to be comfortable. If you don’t have a spare bedroom, then the flex space can be quickly turned into a guest room. You can put down an air mattress, or you can put a futon or a sleeper sofa in the space that easily folds down or pulls out for sleeping. The rest of the time, you can use the seating for watching TV or playing video games!

Home Office

dreamstime_xxl_74679991 (1)Depending on the size of your house, you may not have a dedicated spot where you can pay bills or work from home. Turning the flex space into a home office is easy, since all you’ll need is a desk and a comfy chair. You can add a filing cabinet or bookshelf, and even though it’s not very secluded, you’ll have a fairly quiet space where you can work and concentrate.

There are other ways to use your flex space, but if you’ve found that it’s become a spot where random things are deposited, then come to EZ Storage® in Detroit today. We can help you find the perfect storage unit size for all those things that you want to keep, but don’t have room for in the house. Instead of letting boxes and bins pile up, move them into storage and convert the space into something more useful.

We look forward to helping you!