New DIY Décor Book Says Repurpose and Reimagine. Don’t Renovate

"Rooms Repurposed: A Purposeful Home, A Purposeful Life” is a guide to repurposing rooms in your home to fit your lifestyle, function to your specific needs and avoid renovations, to get the most out of your largest asset.
By: Eve of Reduction
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Feb. 22, 2014 - PRLog -- Does your home lack space for entertaining, creating, relaxing or retreating? You can repurpose under-utilized or wasted space, says simple living expert Cristin Frank, author of "Rooms Repurposed: A Purposeful Home, A Purposeful Life” (Kindle / Nook Press $6.99)  It’s a DIY home book that explores room design through the lifestyle and personal interests of the homeowner. It breaks the conventions of living room, dining room, and family room to create spaces that promote individual’s talents, and function to their needs. The book goes beyond accessorizing ideas to present room transformations that upcycle existing furniture, explore family considerations and dually function to maximize efficiency.

“Why pay for and maintain something that is underperforming, or one-dimensional?” asked Cristin Frank. Our home is the one place where we have total control and total freedom. But if our home isn’t well used, it hinders purposeful activities. It’s time to blow the doors off the possibilities for your largest asset.

Rooms Repurposed works with what you have, from a small nook at the end of a hall to odd spaces and rooms that see no action. This book allows homeowners to break away from the ordinary and customize their space. Why not repurpose dormant rooms into a climbing gym, library, chapel, or video production studio if that’s what you really love. Imagine rooms with names like “book club meeting space, meditation room, first floor laundry with pet cove.” These sound like spaces where you can see yourself living!

To repurpose your rooms, Cristin Frank suggests identifying rooms or open space that isn’t currently being used for something that makes you happy. Typically these areas have large furniture, stagnant possessions, inadequate lighting and little room for movement. Once you identify these areas, make a list of activities you’d like to do in your home. The biggest hurtle is getting over the mindset of what is expected.

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Cristin Frank is also the author of Living Simple, Free & Happy: How to Simplify, Declutter Your Home, and Reduce Stress, Debt & Waste, and the Founder of Eve of Reduction ( blog.

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