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The Rise of The Multipurpose Space

The Rise of The Multipurpose Space

Cloffice. Have you heard the word before? 

It’s a recently trending search term on Pinterest, and it refers to a closet or wardrobe that has been converted into an office or workspace. The rise of the word’s usage represents a shift in how we are now using our homes, where multifunctional spaces are becoming more desirable as we spend more time at home in the wake of the COVID pandemic. 

Luckily, you don’t have to upsize to get the added function; with custom joinery, you can pack a ton of utility into the smallest room of the house. It can revolutionise the way your home functions, creating flexible spaces that make life easier for you and your family. 

In this month’s B&C Home Journal, check out our list of the benefits gained when you incorporate custom joinery into your home renovation.  

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The Rise of the Multipurpose space: How custom joinery can revolutionise the way your home functions for you. 

Utilises every available centimetre

There’s no need for bulky furniture that eats up floor space when you have cabinetry and joinery custom designed to suit your lifestyle and the dimensions of your home. 

For example, if you love to throw dinner parties but space is limited, adding custom banquette seating will create a corner dining nook and instantly double the size of your kitchen or dining room. A banquette design that incorporates hidden storage gives you the perfect spot to stash extra cutlery, linens and other things needed for stress-free entertaining at home. 

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Makes the most of vertical space 

Custom joinery increases your home’s storage capacity, especially when the shelves extend up to the ceiling. Utilising the walls this way gives you more floor space to use according to your needs and wants. 

Stash your seasonal and rarely used pieces up high, and for even more flexibility with your storage options, look into shelving systems that can be easily repositioned and arranged according to your collections. 

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Keeps the mess out of sight 

Do you have a guest room that does double duty as the home office? A workstation that can be tucked away behind cupboard doors (aka a cloffice) instantly transforms the room from a workspace into a neat and inviting sleep sanctuary for your guests. 

The same applies to living rooms that are the main play area for kids or eat-in kitchens with a butlers pantry off to the side. Sometimes, shutting a door on the mess is the only option! 

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Allows separation between work and play 

If you’ve been working from home, you know how hard it can be to switch off when quitting time rolls around, especially if your desk nook is located in a high traffic area like the kitchen, living room, or a hallway. By closing the doors on your workspace and putting the mental ‘out of office’ on, you can properly disconnect from work and focus on your family and relaxation time. You deserve it. 

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Keeps you organised 

“A place for everything and everything in its place” is a saying that describes one of the main benefits of custom joinery in multipurpose spaces. It provides you with loads of storage and allows you to get sorted, creating a fully functioning space that gives you peace of mind. 

Combine closed cabinets with open shelving to give yourself spots to showcase favourite mementoes or books. A balance of storage and display can create a calm interior while still providing visual interest and character. 

Fun fact: A 2020 report by Gumtree found that 85% of Australians are holding onto many unused items in their home. Savvy Aussies could make a whopping $5800 on average per household from selling pre-loved items, more than any other year reported!

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Bonus benefit: Creates a seamless look

At Baleni & Colina, we often speak about the importance of design details that flow and repeat through the home to create a cohesive and considered look. A Baleni & Colina renovation expert will design a custom cabinetry scheme that relates to your bathroom or kitchen and ties together all the spaces of the home. 

If you are excited to learn more about the potential of custom cabinetry for your home, book a complimentary appointment with a Balnei & Colina custom joinery design expert in Sydney. Contact us on 1300 450 320. You can also send us your project details via this Contact form. 

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