Sometimes we feel limited by the home we’re with; like there’s not enough room, and that we need more space.
But, with a little creativity you can repurpose your space to suit your needs. So, today, I’m showing you four ways that we use our home command center and sharing three other examples of how we’ve made more room with the 1650 square feet of space that we have.
When we were house hunting, I wanted a study. This house does not have a study. Instead, it has a desk area that the builder called a home command center. I decided that would be sufficient.
But, in reality it wasn’t. The desk isn’t large enough to accommodate the study space that both Mr. Hines and our daughter need.
That’s when I decided to turn my dining room into a study. But, I didn’t want to lose my dining room, so it serves as both.
Back to the command center. It also serves multiple purposes.
The desk side serves both as an office
and a sewing room.
The wall side of the command center is our mudroom. And, of course, the command center is…the command center. It’s where we keep the family calendar, mail, bills, invitations, etc.
It’s one room used four ways. And, since the command center is right off of the kitchen, I’ve even used it to keep dessert until serving time.
We use the third bedroom as a teen lounge.
And, our east facing breakfast room doubles as a sunroom.
There are so many possibilities.
Consider each room in your home. How do you use it? Can it serve more than one purpose? Would it serve you better in another way?
For example, Laura from Top This Top That switched her living room and breakfast room, and hasn’t looked back.
Once you start using the rooms in your home in a way that is logical and best fits your family’s needs, you’ll start to love the home you’re with.
See you in class,