Function rooms are spaces that serve their purpose and they include a work desk, cabinets for storing supplies, and shelves for storage. These rooms are often small in size, but not always. Sometimes they are part of larger rooms such as the kitchen. The kitchen usually includes a large function room on the first floor and many more smaller ones on upper floors. In this article, I will describe how to set up a function room in your home.
Function rooms can be in the form of an office or a business where you work all day and need a place to get work done, but where you also have social space. My family and I have a function room in our house that we can go to during the week for entertainment and talk over things. My kids also have their own area to do homework and play games.
The first thing to do in setting up a function room is to plan out the workspace. This means thinking about the size of the room. In this case, the function room was about twice the size of the kitchen, so we needed to consider that when planning. We needed somewhere to sit, but we didn’t want it to be too comfortable or contain too much furniture. It had to have enough room for us to move around without bumping into things. We didn’t want it to be cramped or overly confined for us to use.
Next, we needed a place to store supplies near the function room. So we laid out some shelves and cabinets for storage. One wall of the room could be left blank, and we covered that with a computer desk. Other materials we used for our function room were paint and felt board. This covered the wall of the work area and gave it a sharp, modern look.
To begin designing the workspace, we first drew a rough sketch on paper. In this sketch, I estimated where I wanted most of the work to go, and I marked those points on my rough sketch. From there, I transferred the traced work to graph paper, and made changes as I moved. Then I cut out the areas that I wanted and laid the woodwork accordingly. The next step was applying a laminate veneer to cover the wood, and smoothing out any wrinkles in the veneer before painting.
My function rooms at Brisbane Southside are a great place for us to work. We can easily sit for hours and work. My husband even compares them to our own living rooms! If you need a place to work, but don’t necessarily want to live in a home, this is one option you should definitely consider. Our home office is less than a block away from our function rooms, and it’s always free to come in during the day.