living in small spaces for a long time and we've learned how to rethink the use of rooms in our home. Just because a room has a name like "kitchen" doesn't mean it can't also be another room. When we were living
[The eat-in-kitchen that we weren't using becomes - ]in our old Color Sampler apartment, we had a nice eat-in-kitchen (or EIK for you New Yorkers). Since we only had 650 square feet - 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 main room and 1 kitchen - we needed a place for a dedicated office that felt unique and had it's own place.
[- an office that we needed and used every day!]After a few months, we seriously reconsidered our space and did some moving around. Our table in the kitchen (see it here 2 years earlier in the 2006 Colors contest) was moved to one end of the long, rectangular living room and our office was built in the former space. We felt really good about this move and confirmed, once again, that it's important to use your space in ways that are best for you! The kitchen was still a kitchen just not the first 5 feet. That was our office. How do you rethink your space? Share your story with us below. Check out more space ideas from Apartment Therapy: