For the living room - if having more visitors, makes the couch an easy sleeping option. If Tom's willing to give up his couch sleeping thing. DIY: Couch made from an old door. Tutorial, info & lots of pics explaining how to build this couch.
Try This: 9 DIY Organization Kitchen Tips - Four Generations One Roof Hanging objects creates more room in any space. We love this idea of not only creating more counter space but cabinet space as well by hanging coffee mugs!