A few weeks ago, I had a dream about the Buffalo room in our last home. I woke up a bit sad and maybe even shed a few tears. I shared on instagram how it wasn’t even necessarily the physical room I was missing but the feeling you had when sitting in that room. Peace. Many friends and family loved the Buffalo room. It’s where you went to get away and read a book or play an instrument or take a nap. It was also the adult hang when the kids were crazy in the other living room.
The new home has been a struggle for me. I miss not having a dining room and I don’t love hanging in the family room in the basement. The main floor is where I spend a lot of my time. But having an open concept area with no room to hide away in has been tough. Not to mention we are currently redoing the fireplace.
We live in a beautiful home and I am very thankful. My master bedroom and bathroom are amazing. We don’t need to replace windows or do any major repairs. It’s a much easier space to manage with cleaning. We have some awesome neighbors and our son has made great friends.
So while I continue to do little things to bring peace into my home, we also are chatting about Alex’s office aka the “flex” room.
The “flex” room in our house is right off the entryway. It doesn’t have doors on it and it will be tricky to add doors. Currently it’s being used by my husband for his office.
While he enjoys the space it is right by the front door. Everytime a kid rings the doorbell the dogs bark, a lot. He’s right there and spends a lot of time on the phone. When kids come into the house not so quietly, I have to remind them Alex is working. So moving his office into one of the extra bedrooms wouldn’t be the worst thing as it would be much quieter and he would have a door to shut.
If we did use the flex room as another room, I am not even sure what we would do. Perhaps more of a library/reading room?
Or maybe an extra dining space? Except there is carpeting in there. And I can not find any inspo on making a flex room into a dining room. It seems everyone is converting their dining room into a home office, which is so 2020. But I seriously miss my dining room, we used ours every single day.
Perhaps a sitting room that converts to a guest room with a murphy bed in the wall? The flex room does have a niche type wall that it could work well on.
We could always do a music room/hang out room like this beautiful space. So simple and feels peaceful.
First we should probably finish the fireplace before we start another project. But, maybe you have a flex room in your home on the main floor. If so, I would love to hear or see what you’ve done with your flex room!