Posted by Nicole Marcangelo in Home Design

Your home is a sanctuary, an escape from the hustle of life, a resting place, and a gathering space. At M/I Homes, we know that home is central to all of our lives and plays a critical role in our well-being.

That’s why we’ve adopted flexABILITY in our floorplans: new innovative home designs, built for today and tomorrow, so you can create the less "traditional" room you've always wanted in your home.

Learn about the myriad of possibilities waiting to be unpacked in your home's flex room and get ideas for how to make this space work perfectly for your needs!

What Is a Flex Room?

A flex room is a space in the home that can evolve with you as your needs change, such as a gym, an office, a studio, a play room, a game room, and so much more—there are so many ways you can decorate and use this room.

Flex rooms can be used as a daily transitional style space to accommodate everyone in the family or to a more themed and permanent space in your home. The best part: the flexibility to change the room as your needs change.

Flex Room Design Ideas

That’s where we come in. The flex room décor ideas below are just a sample of many ideas that you can pull from as inspiration for your personalized space.

Game / Bonus Room

Why: Great for having a central location to entertain your guests and a fun spot for the family

Steps to turn your flex room into a bonus room:

  • Add a wet bar for easy access when hosting
  • Add a TV, game system, pool table, etc. as a focal point
  • Designer Tip: Keeping this space open enhances the flow of traffic; select a few big pieces and keep it simple.
Flex Room Game Room

Movie Room

Why: Create a home theater to get the family all together and enjoy a cinematic experience right at home

Steps to turn your flex room into a movie room:

  • Create the ultimate theater experience with dark drapes and comfy couches and chairs
  • Add a large-screen TV or a screen with a projector
  • Designer Tip: Add a vintage popcorn maker for quick easy snacks and a fun aesthetic (yum!)
Flex Room Home Theater


Why: A home office space of your dreams is both convenient and inspiring for those work-from-home days

Steps to turn your flex room into an office:

  • Find the largest desk that fits within this space
  • Add a comfortable yet supportive office chair to get you through the work day
  • Add an additional table or desk to accommodate multiple needs like school and work from home
  • Opt for multiple lighting styles to get into focus mode and catch up on work, no matter what time of day
  • Designer Tip: Invest in plenty of desk space in your flex room. The more desktop surface space, the easier it is to stay organized.
Flex Room Home Office / Craft Area

Play Room

Why: Tired of the kids’ toys taking over your whole house? A play room consolidates toys to one room to hide mess and stay organized

Steps to turn your flex room into a play room:

  • Create a designated play area for the kids to enjoy and spread out
  • Easily rotate out pieces, décor, and themes as kids grow
  • Designer Tip: Add doors to your play room to hide the kids’ mess from your guests.
Flex Room Hangout Area

Want a mix of some or all? Some flex spaces can be large enough to accommodate a variety of uses. Remember this room is flexible: the point is to make it work through all the seasons of life to best suit you and your family.

Loft Flex Room

Get even more ideas for what to do with a flex room.


Nicole Marcangelo
Nicole Marcangelo


As Internet Sales Manager in Tampa, Nicole’s passion for real estate drives her enthusiasm and dedication to help you find your dream home at one of our many communities as well as decorate your beautiful new space and find the best things to do in the Tampa Bay Area. In her free time, Nicole enjoys taking fitness classes (#Peloton), cheering on Tampa’s sports teams (#GoBucs), and enjoying the beautiful local beaches with friends (#SunshineState).

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