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Design A Multifunctional Guest Room

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Do you want to have an area in your home for work or a hobby, but don’t have an entire room to dedicate to it? You can create a multifunctional space in a guest room while still using it as a place for visitors to stay. Make the most out of your space by creating rooms that have dual functions. Guest rooms can double as a home office, craft workspace, or other purpose. Here are some tips for setting up a multifunctional room.

Decide What Purpose The Room Will Serve

Think about what you would like to use your guest room for. Is it something that can easily be incorporated in a corner of the room? For example, a window-side painting setup or small collector’s display area won’t take up much room. Or will you need to spread out more and take over the majority of the room to repurpose the space? If you want a sewing room then you may need a lot of table space, countertops or storage. 

Get Furniture That Can Do Double Duty

Easily transform your room with the help of multifunctional furniture. For example, you can install a custom combined Murphy bed and desk unit to create a seamless home office-bedroom hybrid. When the bed is not in use, you can fold it up into the frame to clear up space. A custom bookshelf can be a piece of furniture that you center a reading nook around while also providing an interesting feature for guests staying in the room. Or perhaps an end-of-bed settee with slide-out storage underneath can double as a space for knitting and crocheting.  

Use Storage Solutions To Your Advantage

Multifunctional rooms are easiest to maintain and switch between uses when clutter-free. Leaving unneeded items can make the room feel tight and compact. One way to tackle this issue and keep your items stored away neatly is to Invest in custom built-in shelving or cupboards. Open shelving provides a nice display area while ensuring that you are maximizing your space. You can also build a custom media center that will hold all of the electronics that you need for both an office and a guest room, such as a television, computer, and music system.

Having a multifunctional room will give you flexibility in your home and allow you to utilize the available space effectively. If you need design ideas or have a question about what might be possible, contact Closet & Storage Concepts. Our designers will talk with you about your needs and help develop some solutions that will be perfect for your New Jersey home.