There is no doubt that homeowners are busier than ever right now. Between work, children, extracurricular activities, and the day-to-day bustle of everyday life, people are busy. With so much to do, we have become professional multi-taskers with little time for extra hassles. And, we expect our furniture to work just as hard as we do. Enter the age of convertible, multifunctional furniture. Convertible furniture comes in many shapes, sizes, and styles which makes it perfect for every type of home, but especially for homes that are limited in space.
The living room, kitchen, and master bedroom are the most important areas to focus on when you search for convertible furniture pieces. These areas make the biggest impact on your day-to-day life and they also have the most influence on the appearance of your home. They are also the rooms that should have the least amount of clutter, especially if you are planning to sell your home in the near future.
1 Convertible furniture in the living room
The living room is without a doubt one of the most cluttered rooms in the house. With everyone kicking their feet up and relaxing after a long day or taking in a football game on the weekend, the living room gets a lot of use. It is also the room that buyers focus on the most when viewing a home. If your living room is on the smaller side you can find furniture that will store your clutter and keep the room open and inviting.
With the latest styles in convertible furniture, you won’t have to sacrifice comfort or style for functionality. One of the most useful convertible furniture pieces for your living room is a convertible coffee table. Some of the most popular convertible coffee tables easily transition from a table to a workspace. The top area can be lifted up to make a work area or a small snacking space. Below there is ample storage space for office supplies or remotes.
While the living room is for relaxing and entertaining it can also double as a sleeping area for out-of-town guests. Convertible sofas come in a variety of styles including everything from modern to overly ornate. They also range in size which means even if your living room is small you should be able to find something that fits.
Storage ottomans are a classic multifunctional furniture piece. With ample storage space, ottomans are perfect accent pieces for those that want to hide everyday clutter. Some ottomans are large enough to store extra throw pillows and blankets for those cold winter nights while others are small and can hold only a few small items such as remotes. But the real beauty of a storage ottoman is how it doubles as an additional seating area or a place to prop up your feet.
2 Kitchen convertibles
A small kitchen can make cooking and dining a hassle. With little counter space to prepare food and very little cabinet space to store food goods, it is difficult to cook and even more difficult to entertain guests. Luckily, you can utilize convertible kitchen furniture to alleviate some of your storage needs. The most notable storage item for kitchens is a kitchen table that adds storage. One type of storage dining table comes with pullout drawers underneath for extra storage that can hold plates, bowls, and utensils. Another type of convertible kitchen table uses a collapsable table leaflet to minimize the size of the table when it is not in use.
3 Convertible furniture for the bedroom
A bedroom that is lacking in size is difficult to decorate and even more difficult to keep clean, especially if you have limited storage. If you are gearing up to sell your home, you may be struggling to declutter and clean your small bedroom. Luckily, convertible furniture pieces for the bedroom make storage easy so that you can reduce clutter and keep your room spotless. Utilize storage benches and storage ottomans where you can. You can also invest in a storage bed. These beds come in many styles with different amounts of storage. Some storage beds have pullout drawers that slide out from below the bed frame for easy access to extra clothes, shoes, or bed linens. Other storage beds utilize a large amount of storage with an easy-to-use pop-up frame. When the frame is lifted the entire underside of the bed is exposed, revealing a storage space the same length and width as the bed itself. Such a large area ensures plenty of space to store all your bedroom clutter.
Additional convertible furniture that will keep your small spaces clutter free and clean is entryway storage benches, laundry room utility carts that fit neatly between your washer and dryer, and even an interchangeable table and bench for your backyard. Adding convertible furniture to even just a room or two of your home will greatly reduce clutter and add functionality to your space.