What do people do when they want to live in a small space, but don’t have the ability or time to build their own multi-use furniture? They buy it! I have always been fascinated by tiny tables that expand to seat 8 and beds that turn into couches and bookshelves. Years ago when one of us was sick, Nathan and I invented the idea for a king-sized bed that would split and rotate to become a bunk bed. That way we could still share a bed most of the time, but could switch to bunk beds so we wouldn’t have the sick person breathing on us all night. Think about how great that would be for a guest room where you might have to accommodate adults or kids?
Well, my dreams have come true (sort of)! I recently discovered a company called Resource Furniture that has some really interesting designs in which ordinary furniture is transformed into something completely different. It’s very creative and fascinating to look through their site. Here are just a couple of interesting and useful items.
Desk or Table for Ten?
The goliath table goes from being a small display table to a full-size table capable of seating ten (there are leaves you have to store).
We all know how utilitarian murphy beds are, but this brings new meaning to the term “sofa bed”.
Or for your kids, what a clever way to both save space and hide toys when it’s bedtime!
Seating for Five
Or what about this little ottoman? What a great way to expand for party seating.
Unfortunately, the prices are pretty steep. Everything is made to order and the goliath table will run you between $3500-$5000. I suspect, however, that more and more furniture will be made this way in the future. This completely changes how I’ll think about my next furniture purchase!
Has anyone found other companies that make transforming furniture? Comment and share below!