Multi-tasking Furniture: Beautiful, Affordable Space-Savers

Posted by Harriette Halepis | Sep 07, 2009
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Multi-tasking furniture is a must for any tight space. Beds that conceal storage, bookshelves that are built into doorframes, and benches that double as chests are all great, easy-to-find ideas. And there's no need to break the bank -- most of the following multi-tasking furniture items cost under $1000.

 

Crate & Barrel Taka Trunk

Secret compartments, a versatile wine rack, DVD storage, CD storage, and other hidden pockets make the Taka Trunk a very efficient coffee table or end table. As a piece that transforms at every turn, this trunk is ideal for any small space that could use some  extra storage. 

 

IKEA Bromma Footstool

If you need a bit of extra storage space, then the IKEA Bromma footstool is the perfect item for you. This stool comes in 8 colors (changeable slip covers are an option), and it includes a deep storage pocket under the pillow for magazines, books, and anything else that you want to store out of sight.

 

Design Public's Brave Space Design Bamboo Stagger Server

Finding places for all your belongings can be tough when you're dealing with a small apartment. That's why it helps to have a clever storage unit that you can customize. An asymmetrical shape allows you to change this shelving system around by sliding enclosed boxes into shape as you see fit. Create more or less space, remove boxes, and arrange shelving in any way that suits you. Purchase one basic unit or combine several units for a larger storage area.

 

Brookstone Leather Upholstered Storage Bed

Are you wondering how to make the most of a small bedroom? If so, look no further than the Leather Upholstered Storage Bed from Brookstone. This luxurious leather bed comes complete with a tufted headboard and a storage compartment that is cleverly hidden underneath the bed. Place extra pillows, blankets, books -- anything you want to hide – inside this innovative creation.

 

Flexa Low Loft Bed with Angled Ladder

Children easily accumulate lots of stuff, but that doesn't mean that your child's room has to be cluttered. This loft bed from Flexa includes one twin mattress, safety rails, an angled ladder, and lots of space underneath the bed to add a desk, drawers, or a portable wardrobe.

 

CB2 Molto Sectional Pieces

Add sectional pieces to your apartment to create movable and adaptable seating options. Unlike a standard couch, these sectionals can be mixed and matched with other furniture in your home. An armless chair, corner piece, and ottoman work together or separately to create lots of seating options. Place the L-shaped corner sectional to the left or the right side of a room -- this piece can go either way.

 

Lucyau Bellagio Ottoman

The Bellagio ottoman from Montreal designer Lucyau is an investment, but it's a gorgeous and unexpected guest bed for a small apartment. Adding this one designer piece to your home will really make a difference space-wise. This ottoman cleverly converts into a full guest bed with ease. Move over, pullout couches!

 

Design Republic STAACH Cain Collection Bench

Disregard traditional dining room table chairs, and add space-saving benches instead. Design Republic will craft this bench according to your specifications, so it will match your table perfectly. In addition, adding benches to a table instantly updates the look of any dining room. The STAACH bench is available in nine different colors.

 

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