Repurposing the Multipurpose Room
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Repurposing the Multipurpose Room

For the last 10 years, the third bedroom in my home has been serving dual purposes. I’ve been utilizing it as a home office. My husband uses it as a home gym. However, before long, this multipurpose room will need to be repurposed into a nursery. Because I can’t allow my future baby to sleep on a treadmill, my husband and I need the assistance of a remodeling contractor. This type of professional can improve this chaotic space and help turn it back into its intended purpose, a bedroom. If you need to remake one of the rooms in your home, consider hiring a remodeling contractor to complete the work for you. On this blog, you will learn the ways a remodeling contractor can transform a multipurpose room into the space you need.


Repurposing the Multipurpose Room

Big Storage Options For Your Tiny Kitchen

Joel Nguyen

It seems to be a rule with kitchens that there's never enough storage. If your kitchen renovation has you dreaming big dreams, but working with a small room, you need to get full use out of every inch of space. Here are three cabinet options that can help.

Pull-out cabinets

Most kitchens have filler panels covering small gaps between cabinets. Builders do this to fit standard-size cabinetry in odd-size spaces. Pull-out cabinets use these wasted inches to accommodate open shelves that slide out from under the counter. The shelves can be reached from either side, so there's no "back of the cabinet" for things to get lost in.

These are available in sizes ranging from spice rack to full pantry. Special hardware keeps heavy loads steady, and rails on either side prevent items falling off the shelves. Full-height models make use of larger spaces, such as a gap between the counter and the refrigerator.

Base unit storage drawers

Base cabinets can be difficult to use. Getting things out of the back requires bending, stooping, and stretching — all at the same time. It's no wonder things vanish in there and are never seen again.

Pot drawers provide full use of the space under the counter. Everything slides out on heavy-duty hardware and there's no door to get in the way. Storage drawers come in various depths and can be sized to fit your cookware.

Organization is simple; for bulky items, choose either wood or steel dividers. They keep pans and mixing bowls from banging together and getting damaged. Drawers for dinnerware generally have wooden pegs to lock the dishes in place. These can be adjusted to the right size for dinner plates, salad bowls, or anything else you want to keep within easy reach.

Blind corner pullouts

The blind corner is that scary place where seldom-used pots and pans like to hide. Blind corner pull outs are shelf systems that fit into any cabinet. They can slip into those hidden areas when you put things away, then come out into the open again when it's time to use that roasting pan.

Blind corner pullouts generally consist of two sections on a single frame. The front section rotates out into the kitchen so the back section can come forward. This gives full access to the dead space in the corner.

These units are available in wood, steel, and combinations of materials such as steel frames with glass shelves. Some models consist of a single large unit that is balanced to rotate completely out of the cabinet for full access.

Final considerations

When you plan your new kitchen cabinets, think about how long you plan to stay in the house. Do you want the high-end choices that will last a long time, or is budget the main concern? Is aging in place a consideration? If children will be using the kitchen, you'll want to make sure any moving parts won't pinch tiny fingers.  

There's no one ideal kitchen. There's only your ideal kitchen. It should have plenty of storage, even if it doesn't have much room. For more information, contact Olson Cabinets & Woodworking Inc. or a similar company.