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Love Your Little House: How to Squeeze in an Office or Playroom

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Many Little Houses were built without a dedicated office space, but smart Little House dwellers have found a solution to that problem:  The Cloffice.
Unfortunately for me, my house lacks decent sized closets, so a cloffice is out of the question, but I can see how this would work in many Little Houses!
Even without a closet to spare, some creative space planning can help you carve out a corner of a room to use as an office, too.  See how seemlessly this office is integrated into the living room?

This built-in, under-the-stairs office is genius!  Even if you aren’t handy enough to build this yourself, hiring someone to do it is a heckuvalot cheaper than adding a room on to your house!
Source: houzz.com via Katie on Pinterest

The other type of space that seems to be missing in Little Houses is a playroom.  And a quick google search of “kid friendly family rooms” really doesn’t bring many results.
But some have incorporated a play space into their living room.  Behind the sofa is a great place to use for toys and toy storage.
These bookshelves could easily be filled with toys instead of books, leaving a sophisticated space for adults on one side of the room, and plenty of space to store toys when they’re not in use.
Source: google.com via Katie on Pinterest

But if you don’t have space to divide your room into two zones, a play table can easily serve as a coffee table.  Check out these two rooms!

Source: houzz.com via Katie on Pinterest

I’ve loved hearing your ideas on purging, decluttering and clothes organization, and I’d love to hear what you have to say about multipurpose rooms, too.  Any other unique room combinations out there?
For more Little House inspiration, be sure to check out my Pinterest boards!
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  1. I really like this series!
    I don't live in a small house, but so many of these ideas are applicable even if you have a bit of extra space.
    We recently brought the train table into the family room to replace the coffee table, it's so fun to have my boys playing trains together upstairs!

  2. We're going to have stairs in our new/old house and that's exactly what I was planning on doing with them!

  3. Such great ideas! I love the idea of using a play table as a coffee table, but my husband has a thing against coffee tables, so that probably won't happen for us.

    Also, I love you all the more for your reminder to pin responsibly. It's a pet peeve of mine! :)

  4. I think it's okay that they lead back to here, as long as you've credited them properly here. Makes it a win/win - traffic to you, credit to the original source. I actually like finding things that are pinned from blogs because it introduces me to blogs I might enjoy. What disappoints is coming to the blog and not finding things labeled in an easy to find manner (which is not the case here).

  5. I love the cloffices! I wish we had a closet to spare, but being in a small house, they are too few. Love all of the wonderful ways to carve out a little space! Stopped by from The Stuff of Success link up. I'm a new follower.