In small space living double-duty furniture is the go. The more uses a piece has the better it is. We were thinking about this as we went to grab our Ikea Benjamin stool yet again to use as a side table. We realised that this is the hardest working piece of furniture we own. One has a full time job as a printer stand, while it's friend does all the running around. It comes out as extra seating, works hard as a step ladder in the kitchen, has been a bedside table and regularly moves around the flat whenever cups of tea need to placed on something. And when not in use it sits quietly in the corner, barely taking up any space.
Now this isn't an ode to Benjamin's usefulness (well not entirely) but we would really like to know what pieces are gracefully doing the hard yards in your home? And have you come up with any ingenious multi-task ideas you can share?