If you’re in a mobile home, space could be an issue, depending on the model you have. That’s why creating a multi-purpose room in your mobile home can be such an appealing idea!
A multi-purpose room can accommodate the various needs of your home’s lifestyle and culture. And now more than ever, as millions of Americans find themselves at home due to social distancing, a multi-purpose room is important.
Can’t go to the gym anymore? Turning that office or guest room space into a multi-purpose room could save the day. Now, you can set the space up to be your own personal home gym. And that’s just one example of the possibilities afforded by a multi-purpose room.
Creating a multi-purpose room in your mobile home
So you want a multi-purpose room in your mobile home. That’s great. Now, let’s look at the play-by-play to see what you need to do to achieve your goals.
What are you missing in your home?
First, in developing a plan for your multi-purpose room, establish some ideas. What do you wish you had as a room in your home? A gym? A sewing room? An entertainment room? A guest room? A nursery?
Since this is the idea phase, go ahead and get it all on paper. From there, you can prioritize your ideas.
What do you need to achieve your goal?
After you’ve come up with the game plan, it’s time to look at just what it will take to reach your goals. So, as an example, let’s say you want your multi-purpose room to serve as a sewing room, gym, and guest room.
A multi-purpose example: sewing room, gym and guest room in one
To accomodate your guest room needs, you may wish to invest in a Murphy Bed. A Murphy Bed folds up against the wall in a manner that is tasteful. When it’s folded up, it looks like a furniture piece rather than an eyesore.
Where your bed folds up, you can now set up a folding table with your sewing machine. Use plastic bins or drawers on wheels that you can easily stow away under your folding desk (or on each side of that fold-down bed). These plastic bins will hold your sewing fabric, needles, thread, and more. You can even hide away your projects in these bins for later. Organization is key in the multi-purpose room. The point is for your sewing station to be flexible and ready to relocate into the closet at a moment’s notice.
There is a way to incorporate a gym into your multi-purpose room. But we’re talking simplicity here. We’re sure you can come up with some more intricate ideas with a little brainstorming. Bring in a rack of dumbbells and kettlebells. Have a mat rolled up, just waiting to be unfurled. Position a mirror on a nearby wall so you can keep a watchful eye on your form. With simplicity in mind, you can easily use your multi-purpose room as a gym, a sewing room, and a guest room all in one.
The sky’s the limit
In creating a multi-purpose room in your mobile home, here’s one thing to keep in mind. Remember that the sky’s the limit. Be creative and don’t be afraid to go all-out if you think your idea is sound. There’s no one “right” way to craft your multipurpose room. Sketch out your ideas and get them on paper so you can think more deeply about them (and maybe even pick up some insights from a friend or family member).
It’s important that you know what you want and leverage your space in a way that works for you. Do you want an extra place that can both store your holiday decorations and host guests? There are creative ways to keep the room looking nice for your guests while providing hidden storage spaces.
Be flexible. Be creative.
What are you willing to spend?
Additionally, consider what you’re willing to spend on recreating your space. How much can you afford to invest in your multi-purpose room? That will help you determine how far you can go in your plans.
You may need to be open to improving upon your plans later on if you’re cash-strapped. Whatever you do, remember that dreams don’t always come true overnight. So be patient.
Flexibility is liberating
As you can see, there are several ways to look at creating a multi-purpose room in your mobile home. It doesn’t have to be fancy so long as it’s organized and gets the job done in an orderly manner.
By being flexible, you’re leveraging space to maximize your home’s purpose. And that’s a big win for any homeowner. We hope the tips here have provided you with some guidance and ideas for your own multi-purpose room in your mobile home.
Share the space
Since we mentioned the idea of making a guest room out of your multi-purpose room, let us help you out a little more if you’re prepping for hosting company. For some tips and tricks to entertaining guests, we have your back. Entertaining in your mobile home can be fun.