HGTV Design Star All Stars transformed this multi-purpose game room with cool blue hues and transitional furniture. Behind the stylish sofa, a dart board is ready to see some action, while vintage checker boards and an old movie reel adorn the wall.
The multi-purpose family room creates an environment where the family can gather, relax, watch movies and play. Furniture placement was the key to successfully creating separate but cohesive living areas.
As seen on season 1 of Tiny Luxury, a custom-built leather sofa in this cozy living room is the perfect place for a family of five to relax and watch a movie. The space also features hardwood floors, industrial sconce light fixtures and a sliding wall that expands to reveal a bedroom.
Made for relaxing, watching TV or entertaining guests, the great room functions as a multi-purpose space with a wonderful central location in this smart home. “You’re just steps from the master bedroom, the office, the kitchen and media room, and also the back patio,” says project manager Scott Branscom. “It’s all right there.”
This sitting area on the second floor of the Cashiers Designer Showhouse offers the opportunity for getting work done in a private nook, but also entertaining with seating on one side and a bar on the other. Making rooms multi-purpose means every section of your home is used advantageously.
Briana and Buzz like to use the 8-by-10-foot upstairs landing of their loft primarily as Buzz's workspace; however, it needs to allow room for guests to sleep on the floor with air mattresses. By keeping the space utilitarian and mobile, Buzz can work in a clutter-free space that can easily be changed up to accommodate up to three overnight guests at a time.
This room has it all. A home office, media room, cozy den and outdoor living room all coexist within a refined palette. Always look for storage solutions that blend with your interior -- a home office need not look like work.
As seen on HGTV's Design on a Dime, this vibrant space packs multiple uses into one small living room. A green table offers a spot for family game night, while the brightly-colored ottoman doubles as a coffee table. Orange and green accents tie the space together.
A family space for play and relaxation replaces the disorganized pile of toys in this bonus room. "I’m not a fan of multi-purpose rooms, but this works," says judge and Love It or List It host David Visentin, as seen on HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother.
Inspired by the colors of an Asian botanical-print rug, warm tones and varied textures bring cozy harmony to this multi-purpose room. A grass cloth wall covering, woven shades and a suede-covered Arne Jacobsen Egg chair mix with a wool boucle daybed, custom designed for the space.
This multi-purpose room has clever tricks up its sleeve. The space functions as a home office most of the time, but when overnight guests are in town, a Murphy bed comes down between the bookcases. Built-in cabinets double as office storage and sleek nightstands. If the room needs more floor space, the desk also flips up to be flush with the zebrawood millwork.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed this once cramped and dated basement into a modern, multi-purpose family room. Rustic, functional decor in sleek blue and gray hues perfectly complements the home's original, wood-burning stone fireplace. For easy entertaining, Sarah added extra storage, plenty of seating and mounted a large flat-screen TV above the mantel.
This multi-purpose "do room" in HGTV Green Home 2011 includes a casual-chic seating area with two slipper chairs, upholstered in classic houndstooth print. They sit atop a carpet-square rug and a Grecian key fabric throw pillows rests on each chair. A natural wood lamp with iron stud accents and linen shade provides additional light on overcast days. A barn door, constructed of beetle-kill pine wood, separates the room from the first floor.
The furniture was designed to be multi-functional in this dual-purpose dining/game room. Oversized ultra-comfortable chairs easily pull up to the table for dinner or round of card, while the square dining table makes for easy entertaining.
When working with small spaces, maximize the potential with rooms that serve dual purposes. "Squeeze the most out of any space with multi-functional furniture," says Brittni Mehloff of Paper + Stitch. For instance, a home office can also be your guest room with the right pieces: a bookshelf that doubles as a desk and a sleeper sofa that meets the needs of your work time and overnight guests.