A bed with built-in drawers that doubles as a dresser. Now, that's smart use of space. See this and 9 other space-saving furniture options
Turn the area beneath the bed into a dust bunny–free stow-away space. The Stratton bed, available in white or stained wood, sits atop six spacious drawers. Queen-size (without the mattress) costs about $1,599,
The Colonel Benchlee is a bench, ottoman, and cedar-lined chest
all in one. It's also a looker, upholstered in leather and trimmed with brass nailheads.
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This scaled-down computer armoire, just 35½ inches wide by 23½ inches deep, holds all the essentials—CPU, monitor, keyboard, printer, message boards, plus mail and magazines—creating an instant office in any room. About $519, CSN Office Furniture
The 74-inch-long Matcha sofa from Martha Stewart Furniture delivers all the right curves to dress up a snug Victorian-era parlor. But with its tight back, trim arms, and slender cabriole legs, it's got none of the fuss associated with the overstuffed style. About $1,469, Macy's (for stores).
With a tidy 18-by-14-inch footprint, the 59 1/⁄4-inch-tall, Chinese-inflected Wuchow bookcase fits into tight quarters while serving up plenty of display and stow-away space. About $229,
The steel Loft bed pairs a stationary top bunk (the sides double as ladders) with a bottom bunk on casters. Keep the standard setup, or roll the bottom bunk perpendicular to the top and tuck a desk in the niche beside it. About $999 for a twin set, Room and Board
Like Russian dolls, these slim
tables fit one inside the other. Their hardwood tops, salvaged from demolished houses, weather any spill or stain, and steel bases make them sturdy enough to double as stools. About $289, Viva Terra
This 60-inch-long cherry console, handcrafted in West Virginia, is the perfect dining room sideboard. But flip open the two leaves that form its top and it'll seat six for a meal. Or open just one leaf for a desk. About $2,995, ABC Home
Flat-screens killed the mammoth media armoire. Now, low-profile pieces like this Logic cabinet, 58 inches long by 20 inches high, show off your TV without overpowering the room. Four slide-up and drop-down doors conceal components. About $1,199, Room and Board
With narrow arms and a tight, tufted back, the 76-inch-long André sofa is tailored for a small den. The wooden legs screw off so you can get it through narrow doorways and up winding stairs. About $1,499, Room and Board