- Location: San Francisco, CA
- Website: roomax.com
The name spells it out, don't you think? RooMax. This old-school local furniture showroom and factory specializes in space-maximizing systems for beds, home offices, media centers, closets, and other types of home storage.
The cabinet seems to be the originating concept here: cabinetry of plywood construction with hardwood veneers are adapted to various purposes: hiding a bed in a wall, sneaking drawers under the bed, squeezing a fairly elaborate home office setup along a hallway.
For instance, this 22" deep wallbed with drop-lid layback storage can be flanked with cabinets or bookcases to make it feel like a built-in.
We also like the lateral wallbed, which serves a very particular need: not only do you not have the floorspace for a bed to be down during the day, but even at night it can only fit into your space sideways.
RooMax won't win any prizes for aesthetic or trail-blazing design, but their offerings provide clean-looking solutions to small space problems at reasonable price points.
Plus, they'll spend some time with you: their homepage exhorts you to fax them your room's measurements so that they can get to work on maximizing your space.