Double-Duty Furniture to Help Organize Your Home

Shopper's Guide

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.