Here’s our pick of furniture that can solve your small-space woes.
10 August 2014
As our square footage gets smaller, our furniture designers get more inventive; coming up with great new designs for shoebox HDBs, studio apartments and crammed rooms. Tired of your tiny apartment? Here’s our pick of furniture that can solve your small-space woes.
Multipurpose furniture are most welcome in tiny homes, especially in situations where one room has to be used for different purposes. That’s why they the Flat coffee table from Smootree is a great piece for space-starved homeowners. It looks like an unassuming centrepiece for the living room but a simple lift turns it into a two-tiered table that functions as a work desk or dining table.
Taking inspiration from its namesake, the Pencil Box storage cabinet from Jottergoods comes with drawers, compartments, slots and shelves where you can proudly display your possessions. It works well as a wardrobe for your clothes, a sideboard for your tableware or as a display shelf in the living room. The best part is you can fold the doors close to hide away your clutter.
Can’t decide what you want to do with that spare bedroom? Get the Vonza bookcase from Star Furniture to turn the space into a compact multipurpose room. The stylish bookcase has a sliding tabletop that tucks away neatly when not in use – perfect for those crammed bedrooms.
Looking for display shelves for an already crammed room? The last thing you one is a shelf that is big, bulky and boring. The minimalist Hay Woody shelves from Foundry are nothing like that. No matter where you place these barebones shelves, you know they won’t be a hindrance in your space. The powder-coated steel and oak frames can be customised to suit your own interior style.
City homes are notoriously small and the Atim dinner table from Spaceweiss is engineered for such interiors. A large pull-out table folds away completely inside a cupboard, sideboard, kitchen unit or console cabinet. The amazing mechanism lets you stretch the table to three different length combinations, up to a maximum of 2 metres.
Having extra seats around the house is handy for when guests pop over, but otherwise, they just take up space at home. You want to have stackable chairs or seats that are compact enough to stow away when not needed. For something more innovative, check out the Seggio from Smootree. This innovative cube-shaped stool can transform into an impressive five-seater bench, thanks to its telescopic extension tracks.
Mix and match shelves, cupboards and chests to turn an empty span of wall into a modular storage and display system. Head to IKEA where you can customise your designs to fit into almost any space, including tight corners and awkward niches.
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