When creating multitasking spaces, think about the lighting. Usually a mix of overhead, mood and task lighting is best. When selecting kitchen stools, look for ones with a small backrest; if this space is being used by children for homework it’s better in the long run. A comfy sofa bed provides practical seating as well as instant guest accommodation. For a cupboard-turned-home office, choose a chair to fit under the desk so you can close the doors. When installing blinds or curtains, consider how the space will be used. They should completely block out the light, as well as address sound and heat/cold to ensure they work well for a variety of uses.