First of all, what are multipurpose rooms? As the name implies, these rooms are specifically designed in such a way that they can function as a single room with the functionality of two or more rooms.
For example, a room that must serve both as a living room and a workspace. It might also be a bedroom that doubles as a workplace or a single bedroom that must serve as two bedrooms for two different people. You can make a lot of combinations like these. There is no limit.
These flexible spaces are intended to help your home better adjust to your day-to-day life. Many times, we have a lot of space that we don’t use wisely. For example, guest rooms. You don’t have guests every day, so there is no need to have an unused room in your home.
Now is your chance to think about how you can make the most of the space that you have! And because of that, we can give you a few ideas about how to optimize your new multipurpose room.
Here are some of the newest trends you can try!
Use a partition or a sliding door to separate rooms
This is sometimes the first thing that goes through your mind when you think of a room that has to serve multiple roles at the same time. How can I separate these rooms?
In reality, you don’t always have to separate the spaces, even if they are very different from one another. Yet, if this is one of your preferences, you can opt for a partition or, if you want more intimacy, a sliding door.
If you need to separate a room into two, try using a room divider, cabinets, or a storage shelf. You may put it between two beds, let’s say, to provide privacy in a two-person bedroom, or you can even use it to make an office corner. This is a very versatile technique, and you can improvise as much as you like in any given space.
Maybe you have a large hallway and decide to split it in two in order to create another space. You can try to put some cabinets by the door, and behind them, you can have your very own office nook.
Try using flexible furniture
If you wish to have a multipurpose space, multipurpose furniture is a must. Perhaps calling it a must is a bit strong, but flexible furniture can come in handy when working on a project like this.
Look for stackable or detachable nesting furniture, tables with extensible leaves, or fold-down mechanisms that open to expose a workspace. Just be careful to thoroughly measure the space before purchasing anything.
Another great idea, this time for a bedroom, is purchasing a Murphy Bed. But what is a Muphy Bed you might ask? It is a pull-down bed that is hidden behind a wall of cupboards. It’s an excellent solution if you desire the option of having a bed in a room but don’t need one there all the time. Also, those cabinets can offer you a lot of extra space for storing various items.
This would be an excellent alternative for a workspace that you intend to use as a guest bedroom for overnight stays on a regular basis or for a living room that might be transformed into a guest bedroom.
Build a porch
Wouldn’t it be great to have a room that expands outside into your yard? Maybe you want more sunshine or you just wish to enjoy the fresh air; it doesn’t matter. We think that creating a small porch is always a good idea. At least for the warmer months of the year.
For this project, the most important thing is for your home to permit extending a room outside. What is the meaning of that? Well, firstly, you need to decide what room you want to bring into the yard. We think that the most viable option would be your living room, since it might be easier to customize.
Secondly, you need to separate the outdoor space from your indoor space with a glass sliding door. That means you will have a glass door that, once slid open, will go directly into your yard.
After this, all you have to do is decorate the new outdoor space however you wish. Bring out some chairs or even your desk. Make yourself comfortable!
Another idea for a space that you can build on this porch would be a dining room. Extend your regular living room by taking a big table and some chairs outside. This could really be an interesting concept.
Create a gym space in your home
If you are the athletic type who enjoys physical activity, your time has come. Bring the gym into your home! A good place to start is to decide which room you want to use for this purpose. Based on our experience, we believe that an office space would be the best location for you to create a gym.
If you have sufficient space and want to bring in some workout equipment, search for office furniture that can multitask while taking up less space. A smaller desk and a rolling chair, for example, could free up space for a yoga mat or a treadmill.
We are sure that you want to be safe and use the exercise equipment properly. For that, you have to make sure there is enough room and a level floor. Also, if you have the money, consider installing a long-lasting premium vinyl or hardwood floor to provide a flat, stable workout area.
Also, we advise you to buy some narrow accent cabinets. They are great because they can store objects safely and conveniently without taking space away from the wall and into the gym area.
Modular seating can help you a lot when you don’t want too much furniture in one room. Let’s say that you have a pretty small living room that you also use as a dining space. It is somehow hard to fit a big table that can accommodate many guests and a huge couch into the same room. Isn’t it?
If you want to make the most of this small space, you can try to buy a modular seating couch. The thing with this type of furniture is that it is made out of more “modules,” hence its name.
So, if you want to make more space for the table, you can “disassemble” the couch, and you will have the space that you need in a split second. In case you want to have a movie night and you need a cozy place to sit, you can put them together, and that’s all.
Even more, if your guest wants to stay over for the night, you can also transform the modular couch into a bed. Isn’t this amazing? You have three pieces of furniture in one if we count the fact that you can always use the modules as chairs.
Buy an expandable table
Last but not least, if you want to save some space and also create a multipurpose room, you can always buy the good old expandable table. These things have been around us since forever.
They are very practical. You can move them around the house easily. If you don’t have much space, you might transform your living room into a dining room whenever you need it. You can do the same with your kitchen.
If we expand the notion of an expandable table, we can also include expandable desks. Do you need more space when working, but you also want to have room in your bedroom or the room you keep your desk in? No problem an expandable desk can help you!
In conclusion, this piece of furniture is timeless, and it can always come in handy in your house.
What do you think about these ideas? Would you try to bring them into your home? If you have any other suggestions or ideas, please tell us all about them in the comment section!
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