Make the Most of the Space in Your Home

Posted by Janis Penick on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 8:45am.

Home spaceWhen you dream about your home, do you picture a beautiful master suite, nice guest bedroom, home office and hobby room? You may even dream of a playroom for the kids and in your home everything is perfectly in place. Instead, you look around in your small house and wonder how you can make it work for everything you need.

If you don’t have extra rooms to devote to each need, you can learn how to create a multipurpose room in your home that will serve you well. Here are some tips to get you started.

Brainstorm Ideas

Look at your home in a new way. Think of how you can make use of each room for more than one purpose. Your formal dining room can be transformed into a playroom/home office as well as dining area. A guest bedroom could serve double duty as a hobby room and office. While the idea of creating an office in the master bedroom isn’t ideal, it is an option. Or you could have a library in your bedroom if you like to stay up late reading.

Look for Creative Solutions

Once you know what purposes you need your rooms to have, you should begin looking for solutions on how to make the space work. One suggestion is to purchase furniture that does double-duty. An office desk can also hold a sewing machine for craft time. Buy portable items like a small sewing machine that can be put away when not in use.

Use a futon for a guest bed, which can serve as a seating area and save room for a desk for your office. Place a wardrobe in the sunroom or dining room for closet space and use it as a guest room. Look at each room and decide what you would need to make it work for your purpose.

Focus on Storage

The key to making any space work for multiple tasks or activities is to have ample storage and put stuff away when you aren’t using it. Buy crates, shelves and other storage items so you can put everything away when you turn your hobby room back into a guest room.

If you are looking for versatility in your home, you can often find a way to make your space work for multiple options.

The Janis Penick Team

RE/MAX Bastrop Area
Serving Bastrop, Cedar Creek and Smithville
janis@janispenick.com

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