Organizing Small Spaces :: Dual Purpose Rooms

We are in the midst of a series of articles featuring tips and solutions for Organizing in Small Spaces.

When dwelling in a small space, it's helpful to find strategic ways to set up your rooms to serve dual purposes.

A book case is a superb way to section off one large space into multiple activity areas/zones (with a bonus of additional storage):

  • One Space / Three Purposes:
{1: living area of a personal friend of mine}
{2 : computer/message area}
{3: Play Area}
  • Living Room/Dining Room:

{image via}

  • Office / Living Room

{Image via Alanna Cavanaugh}

  • A shared sibling bedroom
{side 1 for a girl - via IKEA Share Space}

  • Kitchen/Creative Work Space:
{via BHG}

Create space for an office/creative space in any room with the  help of ...

 ~ a closet ~
{coat closet turned mini office via Women's Day}

~open shelving~
{leaning shelves sold at Container Store}

Design rooms to serve you and your families individual needs:

  • Formal Dining room turned Home Office:
{image via Apartment Therapy}



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Read more from the Organizing Small Spaces Series:

  1. How to Create Space in Small Living Areas
  2. Maximize Storage with Shelving 
  3. Designate a {Limited} Place for Everything


  1. I really liked this. Especially all the Expidite bookcases.

  2. AnonymousJuly 13, 2016

    Thanks for the write up Heidi!I really liked this. Especially all the Expidite bookcases.


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