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What is a one-bedroom flex?

What is a one-bedroom flex?

What is a one-bedroom flex?

A one-bedroom flex is a description of an apartment which has one existing bedroom, and the option to create a second bedroom by dividing the living space into two parts with a temporary wall. The “flex” is the flexible ability to customize the apartment to your needs.

Not all one-bedroom apartments with a living space can be made into a two-bedroom apartment. In many buildings, there must be certain standards in place in order to be able to install a temporary wall. While all buildings will vary with regard to particular regulations and codes, a general room of thumb is that the living space must meet a minimum size requirement in order to be divided. If the size of the space allows for a decently sized bedroom, and will still have room left over to function as a living space, the building may allow for the building of a temporary wall.

Additionally, many buildings require that both sides of the temporary wall include a window. If the living space has only one window, then the installation of a temporary wall would mean that either the newly created bedroom or the remaining living space do not have a window. This may prevent your ability to install a wall.

If an apartment for rent advertises itself as a one-bedroom flex, this generally means that the apartment is pre-approved by the building manager for the installation of a temporary wall. This is an important feature for many renters who are hoping to share their one-bedroom apartment with a roommate by creating a second bedroom. This is also a great option for those who wish to carve out a private workspace or an extra bedroom for their growing family, as well as for businesses renting a space for commercial use that need more than one private room.

A building that has a pre-approved “flex” space also shows the sign of a building that is willing to allow the installation of a temporary wall at all. While most buildings in NYC do allow for this, some do not, and still, others have many stipulations that renters may not like. A one-bedroom flex is a good starting point for those who know even before they sign the lease that a temporary wall is something they would like to consider.

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