DESIGNING FOR MULTIPURPOSE ROOMS
With space at a premium, rooms with just one function could become a thing of the past, writes Catherine Nikas Boulos
In the architectural world, space really is the final frontier. While skyrocketing real estate prices have been blamed for a return to smaller housing and the rising popularity of apartment living, everyone is looking to squeeze the most from smaller spaces.
The good news is architects and builders are addressing this need to create more from less.
Multipurpose rooms that can morph from one function to the next with minimal effort are becoming a sought-after design element.
Instead of having defined and rigid ideas of how specific rooms should be used, the idea that the floorplan should be flexible enough to cope with a growing or changing household is the way forward.