As home buyers continue to demand and expect high levels of customization and personalization , builders are pinched for finding solutions that can deliver on a volume basis. KB Home has a handle on a great solution : flex space.
A flex space , compliments of a movable wall in the Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt, was on display at the Greenbuild Conference and Exhibition in October. The movable wall in this home offers features way beyond a typical wall. It housed a television , speakers , and all of the wiring to serve as an entertainment center , or it could be flipped to function as a video conference screen.
This flex space and functionality will take over housing in the future . As the demand for affordability becomes a priority —and as we have new technologies that make movable walls not only feasible , but practical—space can be designed in more efficient ways. The efficiency could mean reducing floor plan size by an entire room , says Jacob Atalla , vice president of sustainability at KB Home.