Multipurpose Room Ideas : One of the easiest ways to maximize a small space is to make your rooms work smarter. Use these multipurpose room ideas to make the most of your square footage.Dining Room to \"Hangout\" Room Once a rarely-used formal dining room, this space sees much more action now as an office space for mom and a hangout room for kids. The daybed adds seating and capacity for overnight guests.
Splurge on the double Ikea Kallax shelf (it's only $5 more), lay it on its side, and it becomes a clutter-busting television stand. "When a TV is mounted on the wall, you need storage under it, period," says Pregenzer. "You don't want people to focus on the cable box, DVD cases, or gaming components. Storage allows you to keep all that ugliness at bay." Kallax shelving unit, $64.99; ikea.com. - Redbook.com
Problem: Irregular room, one wide traffic lane. Solution: Use the perimeter of the room for a computer desk and storage console. Choose chairs with casters so that they are easy to move. Float the furniture to focus on the fireplace and the television. Ensure that the fireplace and television are visible from each seat.