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Room of the Day: Multipurpose Design Brings a Room to Life
A neglected formal living room is redesigned for playing board games, watching TV and hanging out. A cohesive look pulls it all together
"living room is redesigned for playing board games, watching TV and hanging out. A... family room, game room, media center and home office. In truth, it was never supposed... living room. “This was a spec house,” she says. “And this was supposed to be the formal... living room — but these clients didn’t need a space like that. What they needed was... trend of multi-purpose rooms vs. formal living rooms or even "family rooms." If a home..."
11 Ways to Create a Multipurpose Office Space
See how to include an office in your kitchen, dining room, guest room, living room, mudroom and more
"dining room, guest room, living room, mudroom and more... dedicated room for that, you may find yourself having to create an office that is truly... truly multipurpose. Here are 11 great ideas for working an workspace into just about... type of room, from putting your desk on wheels, to hiding your work in a cabinet, putting... perfect multi-purpose office - Zoom-Room, the electronic, remote controlled, retractable..."
Get More From a Multipurpose Laundry Room
Laundry plus bill paying? Sign us up. Plus a potting area? We dig it. See how multiuse laundry rooms work harder and smarter for you
"laundry rooms work harder and smarter for you... laundry room envy, but laundry rooms that pull double duty as office spaces, potting... laundry rooms have expanded their role with grace.... utility room that I made into laundry/mud room, as it was a pass through room from... toilet room/laundry room. Now it's a powder room which just happens to have a washer/dryer... laundry room still gets hot. We have a nice long laundry room with room for sorting..."
From Awkward Corner to Multipurpose Lounge
The Hardworking Home: See how an empty corner becomes home to a library, an LP collection, a seating area and a beloved string bass
"great room. Now this is one busy multipurpose corner. It houses her books and bass... in the room,” interior designer Harmony Weihs says of a Seattle homeowner’s beautiful... great rooms. I really love what you did here, not just filled in the space with a... useable "room" unique to its owners, but multi-tasking into a small dining space as... favorite room! I love the look and feel of the space. I too prefer books over the electronic..."
Multipurpose Wonders: Vintage Crates
Hold everything — these accessible storage containers are full of texture, patina and vintage character, and you can get them for a song
Multipurpose Wonders: Branches
From over the crib to over the kitchen island, these natural rods and racks add an enchanting and functional rustic touch
Guest Picks: Space-Saving Multipurpose Furniture
Get more bang for your buck — and more space for other things — with furniture designed to work extra hard
"savvy multipurpose furniture pieces that would be useful for anyone with space r... dining room to the living room... http://www.houzz.com/photos/1827756/Never-Too-M... another multipurpose furnishing which saves space. I like these, but wouldn't recommend... saving, multi-purpose furniture may be the new Zoom-Desk, incorporating the Zoom-Room... lot of multi-purposing in a small space!). While more expensive than some of the..."
Multipurpose Wonders: Vintage Rulers
On stair risers and dressers, for practical use or pure decoration, old-fashioned rulers have design appeal that measures up
"in my room all week trying to decide what to keep and what is safe to let go. The... living room. It's all very organized so I'm not sure if what I am.... craft roomResult: A no-fuss way to ensure you make the right cut.See the rest of... craft room, or even an all-white gallery-like space as a work of folk art. More..."
Multipurpose Wonders: Mason Jars
Sure, they're great for sauce. But mason jars have potential way beyond the pantry, as vases, candleholders, drinking glasses and more
Quick Fix: Multipurpose Painter's Tape
Room of the Day: Laundry Room Goes to the Dogs
"utility room of this Akron, Ohio, home, the owners asked him to include a dog shower... laundry room and dog bed in the same room. Accidents happen in laundry room (detergent... our mud room/laundry room. I want people to want to enjoy their time with us. Love... This new room is now a combination laundry/utility/craft/ and ferret room. When finished... laundry room together. My cousin’s rabbit got in the laundry room, ate spilled (unnoticed)..."
A Family Steps Up to a Cheerful New Attic
"playful multipurpose room for a Portland family... hardworking room that serves as a sitting room, a guest room and Parker’s home office.... living room, which we toured a while back.) Once just a junky unfinished storage area... make the room's ceiling look taller. Another great attic renovation. I love the... (or all) rooms of our homes. Comfy-cozzy with colors and items that make us happy.... Create a Multipurpose Office Space The floral stairs don’t lie. The guest room is cozy..."
Guest Picks: Create a Happy Office and Playroom
Get more quality together time in a multipurpose room filled with pieces that let you work while the kids play
"time in a multipurpose room filled with pieces that let you work while the kids play... ional room allow you to maximize your space and spend some quality time together... just any room safer with Cordini! Get rid of those cords that dangle off the countertops... a play room. It's my escape from the noise for meetings or hard work when I need all... into the room in a bold, abstract way. Personalize the room with work from your little..."
Houzz Tour: From Garage to Play Pavilion in Seattle
An active Washington state family encourages creative and athletic play by transforming a garage into a multipurpose gym-style pavilion
"large multipurpose room on the second level, a bike and car storage space on the... family room. Instead of a space centered around a television, the garage became a... a multipurpose pavilion that challenges the family to engage in creative play and... great OT room for kids with Autism, ADHD etc. Amongst many delights of this room I LOVE... detached room like this for our three boys to run around and blow off steam when it's..."
The Family Home: Creative Multi-Use Workspaces
The art of together time is elementary with multipurpose home workspaces that appeal to grownups and kids alike
"with multipurpose home workspaces that appeal to grownups and kids alike... craft room is a place where adults and children can congregate together, where you... inspiring rooms, each with a tip of its own.... craft room is a great alternative to the family TV room... Here is ours! My son... bedroom/guest room. We needed a space where I could homeschool our three children *and*... living room, and came up with what's shown in the pic below. I've had 5 of my friends..."