How to Maximize a small space

When I recently asked my followers what they would like tips on, a few asked how to maximize small spaces … There are several different answers to this question, but what I find most effective is using furniture pieces that serve a dual purpose.


If you truly have a small space (small apartment or condo)  you should NEVER have a piece  of furniture that only does one thing!


Today, we are lucky enough to have many options when it comes to double duty furniture ( besides the always wonderful sofa bed).


evo coffee table
EVO coffee table from Structube in its closed position.

One of my favorite items are coffee tables that turn themselves into desks/dining tables ( like this one shown from Structube).  These are great because they can actually turn a room into a double/triple duty room.  Your living room can become an office and a dining room! These types of tables are even great to use in an office or library room that has a sofa. It allows you to sit comfortably on the sofa, while doing work on your laptop.

EVO coffee table in its open position.




Another great piece is a storage ottoman.  It can be used as a table, extra seating, and of course to store items (always great for throw blankets).

NOUBA Storage Ottoman from Structube





Other ideas include using a large bookshelf as a room divider, or taking a tall thin bookshelf and turning it on its side to have storage as well as bench seating.

If anyone has any design questions that they would like answered in a future blog, please feel free to send them my way!



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