The next big thing in space saving design

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Space-saving design is incredibly popular as it helps people get more out of their home. If you save space, then each room has more room to breathe and looks far less cluttered and compact. Not only does this improve a room’s functionality, but it also improves its aesthetic appeal. When space is tight – as it has been in so many of my previous homes – making the most of the space you have is extremely important. No wonder Ikea does so well!

This folding table turns into a storage cabinet

In this blog post, I’m discussing the next big thing in space-saving design. What’s the growing trend right now that everyone’s crazy about? For many, it’s this idea of transformable furniture. Furniture that looks like one thing, and then transforms into another thing to serve a different function. Yes, it’s the “robots in disguise” of the 21st century! This saves so much space in the home, as you get one object that can do two or three different things. As such, instead of having two or three pieces of furniture, you only need one. Transformers rock!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you may have seen one of these space-saving cabinets in action because I gave one a thrifty makeover as a ‘baking station’ in my own kitchen. It’s kitchen cabinet that folds downwards to become a table for someone to sit at and eat their breakfast in the morning. A genius space-saving design that’s ideal for someone in a small studio apartment. There’s no doubt that transforming furniture is the next big thing in space-saving design. All of these examples are so smart, and it’s exciting to think what other things we’ll see in the near future.

Dining Room Coffee Table

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A clever dining room coffee table is essentially a table that can operate as both of these things. When extended in its largest way possible, it’s a dining table that can sit many people all at the same time. You can eat at it, and wouldn’t guess it’s a transforming piece of furniture. Then, when dinner is over, it neatly folds away to become a small and compact coffee table. Simple, yet very effective.

Tranforming table sofa

We’ve seen tables that transform into smaller tables and sofas that transform into beds but never something that combines tables and sofas – until now. One of the biggest things in space-saving design is a table that transforms into a sofa. This is genius as it combines two of the bulkier items you’re likely to have in a room. Now, you needn’t try and squeeze both items into a small room, as you can get one thing that functions as both of them.

Space saving ottoman

Generally speaking, ottomans are a great piece of space-saving furniture. The simple design of the space saving ottoman transforms your seated area into a brilliant storage solution. A great way to save space and provide extra seating when guests come around.

Bunk Bed SofaEpic bunk bed sofa

One of the most popular transforming furniture ideas is the bunk bed sofa. If you have a quick browse online, you’re likely to see this thing mentioned everywhere. It’s a bunk bed that can sleep two people, but it then folds and transforms into a large sofa that can easily fit three people on. It’s the ultimate space-saving piece as it takes up so little floor space in a room. You could call it the sofa bed 2.0.

What do you think of these space saving ideas? Would you choose any of this furniture for your own home? Let me know what space-maximising storage or shape-shifting solution you have at home by leaving me a comment below 🙂

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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