During the uncertain time when COVID-19, everyone was confined to their homes instead of venturing outside. So homes became the central place where everything had to be done: school, work, dining, and other activities and tasks. This can be chaotic for people in apartments since most aren’t not designed for multitasking. However, it is possible to create a room for multiple purposes and still be a space everyone in the family can use and enjoy.
One of the greatest challenges when creating a multi-purpose room is creating a balanced design no matter what angle you are looking from in the home. Furniture must work on all sides of the space, not just from one. If one furniture piece runs from one room into another, does the design work in both rooms, or does it only favor one? If it is only one, selecting a different piece is recommended. Rugs and carpets can also help create different zones, as each rug collaborates with all the furniture and assists in bringing everything together. A select item can also be used as the centerpiece for each zoned area to draw eyes to as well.
Blur the Lines
It is not just the indoors where multifunctional spaces can be created. A new, rapidly growing trend is creating hybrid spaces where the indoors and outdoors blur together. This has become especially popular in areas in warmer climates. For example, a bottom-floor apartment with a courtyard can double as a dining area with the best tables and cushioning. In an apartment renovation, taking out unnecessary walls and barriers can also open up the space. Partial walls can be utilized too.
However, it is best to use smaller furniture pieces and decor rather than large ones when combining larger areas like an indoor and outdoor living room and courtyard. Using too many large pieces can divide the area further, creating a makeshift barrier in the middle of the space and making everything look clunky and claustrophobic, which can happen easily in small apartments. Using multiple smaller pieces can tie the entire room together as the eyes are drawn to take in all the small details that the smaller furniture can create.
Use Multi-Use Pieces
Some furniture pieces are designed explicitly for multifunctional rooms and purposes, like a dining table used for mealtimes and as a workspace for a remote job. Storage and cabinets can also store dishes and cutlery, as well as work folders and other office supplies. Simply moving furniture to a new location can completely transform a space too. Bringing in more natural light from the outside can bring more unity into the indoor space, providing a great transition into the outdoors. Investing in such changes in an apartment renovation can easily transform the entire living space.
Think About Storage
Everyone loves having plenty of space to put everything they need and have room for a little more. Storage is a must for any multifunctional space. If there is clutter lying around, the room can quickly go from open and conjoining to small and compact. Some furniture can function as additional storage while still keeping the aesthetically pleasing design of the rest of the room and space. Side tables, desks, and other similar furniture pieces can fulfill this dual purpose.
Make Room For Entertainment
While having a place for work and other practical purposes is well and good, the main point of investing in such a space is creating a space people want to gather. Your apartment renovation doesn’t need to include an elaborate dining table to entertain guests. Making the room more casual and welcoming would be a better choice. Adding soft rugs and comfy cushions is sure to draw people in. You can also add a sound system or a bar area, perfect for parties and other gatherings. Creating a cozy corner for comfortable reading by a fireplace during a cold evening is also enticing for many.
Contact Mcmillian Contracting Services
Have a home design in mind and do not know where to start? Hiring a general contractor is the best option to ensure your property gets the best renovation and that it will last. If you are living in the San Diego area, Mcmillian Contracting Services is an excellent service to contact for any contracting project. Their fantastic contractors are ready to help turn your home into your dream property. Not only can they improve your property at a reasonable price, but they will do it safely without cutting corners anywhere. Whether remodeling a kitchen or an exterior, Mcmillian is the place to turn.