In 2018, the  average newly-built home in the U.S. was less than 8982 square feet, according to the US Census Bureau. This was an 18.3 percent drop from the 2009 average of 10,994 square feet. As a result, American homes are dropping in size, yet rising in price value. Hence, multi-use rooms are becoming more appealing to homeowners across the nation.

Rather than  removing unnecessary home fixtures to make more room, a multi-use design will add more features within the shared space. Check out these 4 easy steps to creating the perfect multi-room design.

Figure Out How Much Space You Need

Each room function has a different requirement in terms of space and flexibility. Do you intend to transform an office space into a guest room in a pinch? Then you must make the necessary allotments for a foldaway or tuck-in bed. Do you want to use your dining room as a study space or game hub so the space doesn’t go to waste? Then now’s the time to make room for all the storage and fixtures you need to achieve those functions.

Determine all the functions you want a space to perform. From then on, it’s a simpler matter to find pieces that will fit those purposes within the allotted space.

Invest In Multifunctional Fixtures And Furniture 

Furniture is the primary element that gives a room its function. To make a successful multifunctional design, use furniture that serves multiple purposes. A shining example of multifunctional furnishing would be  ping pong dinner tables. In fact, ping pong initially started as a  game played at the dinner table.

These furniture combos add a whole lot of modern ergonomics into the equation. These furniture pieces can turn your dining room into an instant game room after a family dinner.

Clean Up And Organize

Once you’ve fully assessed your space, it’s time to clear up any unnecessary items in the room. Clutter is the enemy of efficiency, and the last thing you want your multifunctional room to be is inefficient. Clear out anything that doesn’t need to be there and creatively use the newly-freed space to store what’s left.

You can also place wire bins and tote bags on walls to store all the odds and ends. Place shelves and cabinets on bare corners and sections of wall.

Style To Your Tastes 

Finally, once all your materials are in place, it’s time to lay it all out in a way that promotes comfort and flow. Aesthetics play a pivotal part in this. Proper styling determines whether your multifunctional bedroom will feel stuffy and incoherent, or seamless and convenient. Sleek and streamlined designs work great for this as they’re easier to match up together.

Remember to stick to only a few statement pieces and accompany them with smaller pieces to not overall design for your multi-purpose room.