Most homes have limited spaces, and some areas inevitably become multi-purpose zones. These spots are instantly turned into workspaces, relaxation and entertainment hub, extra bed space for visitors, and if perfectly designed, it can be an additional car garage.
The idea of designing a home with multi-purpose spaces has become an essential part of home building and renovation projects. Even homeowners who wonder, “can I still sell my house when it’s already in foreclosure” can still reorganize and spruce up the house before selling it. Doing some extra renovations ensures that the next owner will be able to enjoy additional spaces wisely. It also adds value and maybe even increases the selling price a little.
Here are some ideas on how you can rethink and reorganize your home’s multi-purpose space to meet your needs.
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Turning it into a Car Garage
With limited land area or limited budget, you can focus your renovation project by designing a multi-purpose space that turns into a garage. Leaving your car exposed to the elements will lead to premature damage. If you cannot build a garage for various reasons, you can instead turn your extra space into a garage. It will cost you less to do a project that is already incorporated in your home. You only need to consult with a contractor for the best options for your car’s entryway.
Home Office Transformation
One of the most common projects done on a multi-purpose space at home is to create a mix of a home office or guest bedroom. You don’t have to redo the whole room. You only need a few furniture pieces, such as a sofa or a fold-down bed. Make sure to maximize desk and office storage so that you can work in the area. Having enough storage also allows you to clear away your stuff when you have guests. Your space should be functional, cozy, and inviting.
A Storage Room
No matter how big or small your home is, having enough storage space is essential. Maximize every inch of your home and your multi-function space by turning it into an organized storage room. Avoid dumping items into the room by adding shelves, drawers, and storage boxes. You can even create a mixed zone by utilizing furniture with practical storage solutions. Organizing your stuff will help keep the room looking attractive despite keeping a lot of things.
Gym or Dance Area
If you’re a fitness enthusiast, you might also want to turn your extra space into a home gym, dance, or practice area. There are various gym equipment now created for a home gym. They are less bulky than those you find at the gym but are still as effective. You can pursue your fitness goals easier when your gym or dance area is easily accessible.
There is no need for major renovations projects to create a multi-purpose space in your home. Ideally, consider various needs and lifestyles so you can decide on how to go about with the design of your extra space. Some other ideas include a combination of a garage – band practice area, kids playroom, and guestroom, gym, and entertainment area. It will all be up to you to decide which combination works for you best.
If you eventually end up selling this home, you’ll be happy to know that the next owner will be able to maximize and enjoy it as much you and your family did.