Double-Duty Furniture to Help Organize Your Home

Double-Duty Furniture to Help Organize Your Home

Sarah Coffey
Jan 17, 2011
Storage Bed Frame, $1,100 - $1,400 at West Elm

Everyone feels like they don't have enough storage space. Decluttering is the best way to open up new space in most people's homes, but well-designed furniture can help, too. Pieces that provide storage while serving a second function are useful in even the most minimal homes.

  1. West Elm: Their Storage Bed Frame is accessibly priced at $1,100 - $1,400. For other options, check out Apartment Therapy's list of the best storage beds.
  2. Wintercheck Factory: Their Ed Chair is soon to be re-released, and it includes a built-in storage compartment beneath the seat.
  3. Offi: Best known for their bent plywood furniture, Offi sells the Mag Table by Eric Pfieffer. A side table that doubles as a magazine rack, it's priced at $180.
  4. Finnish Design Shop: Based out of Turku, Finland, they carry several smart contemporary storage pieces. Designed by Mikko Karkkainen, the M3 Seat/Storage ($240) is made from plywood and available in several different colors.
  5. Vessel: This Boston-Based designer/retailer sells the stackable Squat Module ($220) which can double as a bookshelf or bench.
  6. Room and Board: Their catalog includes a lot of basic, solid wood shelving of high quality. The Network Room Divider ($1,600) organizes books and creates a see-through barrier between spaces.
  7. Bo Concept: They have a few different convertible furniture pieces, including a Coffee Table with Storage. Priced at $1,100, it has compartments that hide magazines and remote controls, but pop up to table level if you want to eat while watching television.
  8. Knife and Saw: Chris Brigham's Bike Shelf is one of the handsomest designs we've seen for wall-mounted bike storage. It comes in walnut or ash and costs $270 - $300.
  9. At Work Design: Located in Chicago, this store is a good source for modern home office furniture. They carry the Smith by Danese ($700) — a rolling trolley that functions as a bookcase, worktop, printer stand, and/or seat.
  10. Smart Furniture: This online furniture company devotes a section of their site to home organization, where you'll find the Herman Miller Cognita Storage Bench. Priced at $999, it hides space for hanging files and general storage.

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