10 Beautiful Spaces That Do Double Duty

10 Beautiful Spaces That Do Double Duty

Allison Verdoorn
Mar 14, 2011

A big part of living efficiently (a definite green tenet) is making your rooms do more work. Fitting multiple functions into one space can make your home smarter and feel larger. Check out these great spaces that do double duty beyond the jump.

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1 With the office space pushed up against one wall this dining room functions as different spaces at different times creating room that works hard all day.
2 Tucked under a stairway, this desk uses space that would typically be unused and wasted.
3 Another take on the office dining room, this office can easily be tucked away when company arrives.
4 A wine cellar is a perfect way to use the space under the stairway.
5 This mudroom and office combo is filled with light and function.

6 Taking it one step further this mudroom and office are right in the middle of the kitchen space making it the hub of the home.
7 A basement living room functions as both a space to watch tv and a library perfect for reading.
8 Who would have thought a laundry room bathroom combo could look so great?
9 Open shelving in this kitchen holds so much more than just cookbooks, a library in the kitchen is a perfect way to maximize space.
10 I love this hallway that serves not only as a library but as a music space as well. Imagine the way the piano music must carry throughout the home while it's located in the circulation space.

(Images: 1. Maround, 2. Cambridge Home and Interiors, 3. Martha Moments, 4. Serenity In Design, 5. Stagecture, 6. Life Uncluttered, 7. Food GPS, 8. Iroonie, 9. Woova, 10. The Lux Home)

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