Many homeowners would love to have unlimited space in their home. Having enough rooms to accommodate a separate office, game room, media room, play room, guest room, and any other room you can think of would be an ideal situation. However, this usually isn’t reality for most people. When space is limited, making smart use of your spare room or rooms is crucial. Read on for tips on designing a multi-use room from the Denver designers at Closet & Storage Concepts!
Before you even begin the design process, it’s important to consider what you will be using the room for. A home office/guest room will typically work well, as will a media room/playroom combination. However, you may run into some issues if you try to combine a home office with a kid’s playroom! It’s also important to consider the structure of the room itself. Is there enough space to accommodate a guest bed and a full desk? Be sure to measure everything out so you don’t end up with any surprises. To get a good sense of how the space will flow, use painter’s tape on the floor to outline where all the furniture will go.
Storage is key to a well-designed room. For your room to be functional as a multi-use space, there must be enough storage to hold all the items that aren’t in use so that the room can be used in other ways. For example, if your room is a guest room/playroom, you should invest in a storage system that will keep your kids’ toys organized and stored away when a guest is visiting. Custom storage closets with shelves, hangers and drawers can serve as both a place to store games and toys, and a place for guests to put their clothes. Make use of wall space with bookcases and floating shelves, which can be used for storage and décor purposes.
It’s also important to consider what furniture will be in your multi-use room. For guest room combinations, Murphy beds are a great option because they fold up when not in use, freeing up space. Many Murphy beds also have built-in storage, which is great if the storage space in the room is limited. If your room doubles as a game room and media room, consider investing in a storage ottoman with a lift-off lid and room to store games and toys inside.
Organization and storage is our specialty! If you need help turning your space into a functional multi-use room, give us a call today! We offer free, in-home estimates to our customers in the greater Denver-metro area.