Houzz contributor Becky Harris compiled six multi-functioning spaces that are designed to house anywhere from two to four unique functions.

The designers and architects who created these spaces craftily designed each one not only to fit the home owners' needs, but also to be aesthetically-pleasing rooms. Whether it's a combination living/dining room, a single laundry/mud room, or a living/music area, these spaces have to be designed to accommodate both function and style.

Designer Harmony Weihs transformed an unused corner in this Seattle great room into a hardworking space that serves as a spot for reading, lounging with morning coffee and having dinner. One of the challenges was finding a way to display the homeowner’s string bass in an easy-to-access spot. It found its home in a custom shelving unit. The designer sized the shelves at 13 inches high and 15 inches deep to fit the couple’s larger books. This hides the row of holes required for the adjustable shelving. For floor-to-ceiling built-in units, she recommends making about one-third of the space covered storage (cabinets with doors or drawers) to keep the area from looking too busy.

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