DIY Furniture for Small Spaces That’s Flexible & Functional
We love to write about clever, multitasking furniture designs for small spaces, but the downside to a lot of these pieces is that they come with hefty price tags. If, like a lot of people, you’re living in a small space and have a similarly small budget, the good news is that there are a lot of DIYs out there for hardworking, flexible furniture that you can make yourself. Here are 11 of our favorites.
Above: From Coco Lapine Design comes this DIY for a ‘planter closet’. If you’re not so into the planter aspect, but are in need of a little extra closet space (a common complaint in small apartments), you can make this project sans the hole at the top and just have a good-looking place to stash all your stuff.
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You could buy a storage bed, or create your own with this DIY from Make It Boho. Instead of having drawers on both sides like a typical storage bed, this one has extra-deep drawers on just one side, perfect for a room where one side of the bed needs to be against the wall.
This DIY hall tree from Angela Marie Made will fit even a small entryway, and provide plenty of space to hang and store things, as well as a bench for taking off shoes.
From Sinnen Rausch, a DIY for a teeny tiny sofa-side table, which can be moved around to wherever you need a spot for your drink.
This slim behind-the-sofa table from Almost Never Done is a genius solution for spaces too small to accommodate an end table.
Fitting in a guest bed is a particularly tricky prospect in a small space. If you’re handy, and you have a lot of friends spend the night, try this folding coffee table that turns into a twin bed. DIY from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.
This foldable craft table from Remodelaholic can be made from lumber you find at the hardware store. And it’s extremely verstaile, folding from just a little more than a foot wide to more than five feet wide to accommodate crafts or dinner parties or jigsaw puzzles or whatever you can dream up.
This rolling pantry is only 8″ wide and fits into a narrow space next to the fridge — perfect for adding a little extra storage to a small kitchen. Get the how-to at DIY Passion.
– Re-edited from a post originally published 10.21.2016 – AL