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This is the time of year we associate with transitions. Kids head back to school and spend more time in their rooms doing homework (or at least, they’re supposed to be doing homework). College students learn to adjust to life in the dorm. Recent graduates venture out into the “wide, wide world” to live on their own.

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  1. 1.  Facebook Blog Home Shop iFurn.com Bunk Beds, Corners n’ Carts: Furnishing Small Spaces BE DROOM FURNITURE KIDS ANDBABY FURNITURE STORAGESOLUTIONS  charlene //  September 6, 2013 //  no comments This is the time of year we associate with transitions. Kids head back to school and spend more time in their rooms doing homework (or at least, they’re supposed to be doing homework). College students learn to adjust to life in the dorm. Recent graduates venture out into the “wide, wide world” to live on their own. And despite what college films and popular TV sitcoms open in browser PRO version  Twitter Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API  Recent Posts 5 Office Star Chairs Every Office Needs Decorating with Mirrors: An Uttermost Mirror Reflects Good Taste Desks With Hutches: The Space Saving Solution Armoires: A Classic Design For pdfcrowd.com
  2. 2. would have one believe, there is nothing “wide, wide” about dorms and first apartments. (Yes, I’m looking at you, Penny’s apartment from Big Bang Theory.) There’s one thing that kids rooms, dorms and your average-size apartment have in common: floor space is at an absolute premium. There’s limited room to start with, and often two or more people sharing it. Even the most easy-going child or mindmannered roommate is going to get testy without some personal space (as all too many feuding-roomie episodes of Judge Judy can teach us), and that’s hard to get if the room is taken up with large, bulky furniture. You need smart, functional furnishings that will make the most of every square inch of floor space. Here are some tips: Armoires: A Classic Design For Modern Times Modloft Beds For New York City Style Categories Accent Furniture Bedroom Furniture Commercial Office Furniture Entertainment Furniture Home Decor Home Office Furniture Kids and Baby Furniture 1. Think “Up”, Not “Out” In other words, go for furniture that is vertical in shape rather than horizontal. Instead of a standard double dresser, opt for a slim vertical chest with at least five drawers (six or seven is even better). Choose a desk with hutch for extra storage in the same footprint – it’s like getting a desk and display bookshelf in one. Kitchen and Dining Furniture Living Room Furniture News – Events – Offers Office Star Chairs Outdoor Living Promotion Storage Solutions Uncategorized When it open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  3. 3. Uncategorized When it comes to sleeping Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS Bunk beds are the ultimate space-savers. Check out the desk w ith hutch in the background, too. arrangements, the ultimate example of this principle is the triedand-true bunk bed. They’re standard issue in many dorm rooms, and of course they’re ideal for shared kids rooms, too. In recent years there have been some new innovations in bunk beds to make them even more functional. Look for bunk beds with storage drawers underneath (perfect for toys, books and bedding) or a trundle for some extra sleep space if the kiddos have friends over for a sleepover. There’s also the close cousin of the bunk bed, the loft bed, which has one bunk style bed at the top. You can leave the lower space open as a play area in a kids room (my childhood loft bed was home to an epically sprawling Barbie village) or tuck a dresser or futon underneath. Study loft beds with built-in desks pack a lot of utility into a small footprint, and also help create a contained “personal area” that is open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  4. 4. especially appreciated in a teen room or dorm. 2. Pick Furniture That Can Multi-Task In small living Aw w w , yeah… this bench gives you seating, storage and serving space in one. spaces, there usually isn’t room for furniture that just sits around looking pretty. There definitely isn’t room for a lot of clutter (at least, not if you want to stay sane). Thankfully, multi-function and storage furniture is all the rage these days, so it’s easy to find furnishings that will maximize their potential. Some specific ideas? For an apartment living room, try a storage ottoman, which gives you a place to stash stuff while providing extra seating. Some can even be used for serving in place of a coffee table. A comfy padded storage bench can take the place of a loveseat. You might go for a convertible sofa instead of a open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  5. 5. standard sofa. You get the same seating, with the added bonus of an extra sleep space when friends or relatives are in from out of town. I mentioned bunk beds with under bed storage in the last tip… if you’ve outgrown bunk beds, an alternative is storage beds (sometimes called captains beds). They have drawers built into the base that can be be used for clothing, freeing up precious closet and drawer space elsewhere. Get a captains bed with a bookcase headboard for maximum storage. You can get storage beds in sleek, contemporary platform styles that look great in an apartment, dorm or teen bedroom. 3. Leave No Corner Unexplored Even in the closest quarters, there are spaces that tend to go unused– namely, corners. Make the most of these under-utilized areas with furniture designed especially to fit. Corner TV stands, corner desks and corner shelves have become hugely popular in today’s smaller living spaces. And how about walls? Walls are usually thought of for hanging up decorations, but they can also be used for putting up wall-mount media shelving or even pulldown laptop desks. 4. Go Mobile When a dorm open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  6. 6. or No room for a home office? No problem. Try a w all-mounted desk. apartment fills up with visitors, maneuvering around the room can quickly become a tricky proposition. Something’s gotta give. Mobile furniture lets you shift things around as the need arises. With a computer cart, you can get your work space out of the way when it’s time to play. Kitchen carts give you extra prep space, then make it easy to serve up the snacks. TV carts can be moved around to accommodate all those friends coming over for an Xbox session. These are just a few ideas to get you started. What are some ways you save space in a smaller living area? Let us know! Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
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