Apr 25, 2007

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.

6-drawer Chest Beds range in price from $699 for a twin to $1099 for a California King.

This particular Space Closet Group is $2,699; RooMax works with customers to come up with custom solutions.

Bookcases can be made to custom measurements.

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.

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