Some weeks ago, I published a post on how to maximize the space in your small studio apartment. Out of the several ideas and suggestions offered, most readers would have noticed my fondness for the multi-purpose furniture. I do love them! Why? Well, what’s not to love? They help you conserve space by performing the purpose of two separate furniture and they look chic and sophisticated while doing it. So today, we would be talking about 7 of my favorite multi-purpose furniture small apartment owners must have.
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Must-Have #1 – The Murphy Bed
If there is an ancestor of multi-tasking furniture, it would undoubtedly have to be the Murphy bed. Everyone loves a two-in-one package but the Murphy bed doubles the experience and gives you 3 – 4 furniture in just one piece. At night, the Murphy bed is well, a bed. But in the daytime, you can transform it into a shelving system, a sofa or even a workspace. Some may feel it’s kind of costly. But I say the price is definitely worth it.
But if that price tag is too steep, select one of the other multi-tasking beds, below.
Must-Have #2 – Storage Beds
Do you believe that apart from providing a comfortable rest for your body after a hard day’s work, your bed is also capable of storing a substantial amount of your stuff? Well, if your answer was no, the storage bed proves you wrong. With its comfy feel and a storage space designed underneath the mattress, you can sleep and store at the same time. Neat, eh?
Must-Have #3 – Other Multi Purpose Beds
If for some reason the Murphy bed is not to your liking and the idea of keeping stuff under your bed is not really your cup of tea, don’t be discouraged. There are several beds for other purposes. You could purchase a fold-out bed that also acts as a cabinet, a couch that swivels into a bed, or a sofa that you can transform into a bunk bed. Whatever your taste, there is multi-purpose furniture for you.
Must-Have #4 – Storage Chest Doubling as a Coffee Table
Why get a coffee table when your trunk is taking up some serious space? Regardless of what you store in the trunk: shoes, toys, and other whatnots, you can place in your entertaining area to serve as a coffee table.
Must-Have #5 – Double-duty seats
Your seats should do more than just provide convenient seating arrangements. Some couches and ottomans come fitted with internal storage space. Some ottomans also come with a tray on top for serving guests, eliminating the need for a table.
Must-Have #6 – Window Blind Sturdy Enough to Serve as a Laundry Rack
This is one handy multi-purpose piece if you and the drying machine are not on good terms. The window blind can be dropped down to provide a laundry rack for drying your clothes. (I have done this – it worked!)
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Must-Have #7 – Multi-purpose Kitchen Items
The use of multi-tasking furniture is not restricted to your living space, like the multi-functional island for kitchens is also a great double-duty piece. You can read more on it here.
Instead of having separate dish drying racks and colanders, you can purchase a multi-purpose dryer and colander combination unit. You can conveniently use the drying board over your sink.
Truly, nothing beats having multi-purpose furniture in a small space. Whether you love small space living or want to downsize, you’ll find that you really can live large in a small apartment! They provide great functionality in a small package. So, what are you waiting for? Try out these beauties and save some space today!