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Double Duty Guest Rooms: Five Ideas

If you live in an apartment or small home with a spare room, chances are you want to make the most of that extra space. Guest rooms are great if you love to entertain, but you don't have to stop there. Make it work a little harder by incorporating a home office, nursery, reading nook, or home theate...

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cool idea but how do my kitties reach me?? ^^haha

Good space usage

Ok, THIS is the old desk I have, and it actually looks cute here!

  • Beth Hanna

    Is it painted??

  • Jennifer Gurley

    No, it was my grandmother's and I knew I would paint it, but I like how this one doesn't look too childish (the way it's styled helps, I guess).

  • Beth Hanna

    Alyssa and I always haunted Alexander's Antiques, and I wanted to paint EVERYTHING I saw. She thought that was a sacriledge!

  • Jennifer Gurley

    Nothing is sacred. I wield a mean spray paint can new obsession.

These days, few areas are as easy to scale down as a home office - with smart phones, tablets, ultrabooks and laptops abounding, you could likely work comfortably in even the smallest of spaces. Seeing as small offices call for small office solutions, we've rounded up twelve items that can be found in miniature sizes. Click pic for products.

This is clever, very clever. I would make my closet into my sewing area! Maybe than I would be able to do more sewing because I wouldn't have to take my sewing machine off the kitchen table every time I want to work on a project!

Vanessa de Vargas - Turquoise Design by It's Great To Be Home, via Flickr

sneak peek: marte marie forsberg | Design*Sponge. Use every corner. This could be book shelfs instead.

Just enough of a nook to be separate, but, could allow you to keep watch on the kids while you're working . . .