These days, it’s not uncommon for us to have to plan ahead to use a room for more than one purpose. More square footage comes at a pretty high premium, so whether you end up moving into a smaller apartment unit than is ideal or just want to double up on how you use a room, there are many reasons to look into multi-purpose spaces these days. A combination of creative thinking, space planning, and the right kinds of furniture, you can easily set up multi-purpose spaces in your apartment that serve all of your needs.
What Do You Need?
Before you even begin, it’s important to think about what you need. Whether that’s a home office, craft space, home gym, nursery, playroom, or whatever you need, you want to think about what items are going to be necessary to develop that space. Try to come up with a list that balances anything that’s absolutely necessary in contrast to what may be nice to have if you have the room or money to include it. Some items also take up extra dedicated floor space, like a desk or treadmill, so those items have to be carefully considered as well.
What Space Do You Have?
By figuring out what you need, you can then look for the right space. Whether you’re looking in your current apartment or are looking for a new apartment specifically with multi-purpose spaces in mind, you want to have a good idea of how much space you’re going to need. Many take advantage of the corner of a bedroom for a home office or nursery, but there are plenty of other little nooks and crannies out there that may be able to facilitate whatever you need.
Setting Purposes Apart
Lastly, it may behoove you to create specific zones within a multi-purpose room. This helps create a visual balance so you can get into the right mindset; say, if you’re working at a home gym, you want it to feel distinct from the rest of your bedroom. Furniture can be a big help here, including screens, bookcases, or even couches. Area rugs and accent lighting can also help set spaces apart from one another.
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