Buying Multipurpose Furniture

Buying Multipurpose Furniture

Jenny Butler
Feb 16, 2010

We are currently converting our guest room into an office and realised we needed some book shelves. Up until now, we have bought all our furniture second-hand to meet specific needs in our house- with most of it coming from op shops, garage sales or eBay . Deciding to purchase something new and with multiple options around how to go about it, we figured the more uses we can get out of it- the better!

We're looking at purchasing a pair of low BILLY bookcases from Ikea that we can use as bookcases to store all those textbooks while the spare room is being used as a study. Once the studying is over, it will be baby o'clock in our house! We are then planning on converting the bookcases into clothes/toy storage and with the addition of a changing mat, it will also become a change table. For the first time we're seeing the potential in different furniture and how it can serve us with multiple uses around the home. This new revelation for us is probably an old one for others- tell us, what's the best piece of multipurpose furniture you've ever purchased? Did it meet all your expectations and intentions?

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