17 Interesting Bifunctional Pieces of Furniture. Standing Ovation for Their Designers!

Small apartments and limited space can boost our creativity. Slide-out cabinets, shelves and tables, multifunctional furniture, stashed equipment or bunk beds are among the most common ideas. Below you will find a couple of real life examples how this looks in practice.

#1 A pull-out desk

If the room is too small for a desk or a table, you can use some of the space over the headboard. In addition, you will get a few extra drawers that you can see as soon as the desk slides out.

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#2 A bunk bed

Everyone who has some siblings knows what a bunk bed is. However, rarely do you see one that also divides space into two separate rooms.

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#3 A bed on cabinets

 

This piece occupies the shorter side of a very narrow room. It combines a wardrobe with a bed.

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#4 Drawers under a bed

Storing things under a bed is a very sensible approach. Here not even a single square inch is wasted – all the space under the platform bed is used.

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#5 Stair drawers

Sometimes even a very small drawer is a life saver. We will always find something to hide there. That is why exploiting the storing potential of stairs is a fabulous idea.

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#6 Pull-out wardrobes

If you have stairs like these, there are plenty of ways you can take advantage of them. This is just one option how you can manage the space – pull-out wardrobes for clothes and shoes.

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#7 Three-level bunk bed

 

A very interesting example of a three-level bunk bed, occupying very little space.

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#8 Toy drawers

 

We don’t have enough space here to analyse the toy storage problem. Let’s just look at one way out: drawers sliding out from under the bed.

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#9 A stash table

 

This folding table could be practical in small narrow kitchens. You can ‘open’ it only when you need it.

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#10 Stairs

Stairs are coming back! I guess the more of them, the more ideas to arrange them. What do you think about this one?

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#11 Suspended bed

 

The extra floor inside the room works both as a ceiling and as a bed. Moreover, on its side you have extra bookshelves.

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#12 A laundry-room in the wardrobe

 

Bathrooms are sometimes too small for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Someone came up with an idea to put them both into a wardrobe standing in the living room!

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#13 A pull-out cabinet in the bathroom

Sometimes the best way to manage a very narrow space is a pull-out cabinet, almost as tall as the room itself.

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#14 A bed between cabinets

 

If the bed is shorter than the wall, the space margin could be used. A good idea for tiny bedrooms.

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#15 Kitchen seat

 

If you have enough space for a seat in the kitchen, it’s worth making use of its storing potential. In this case these are drawers. Sometimes some baskets will do, too.

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#16 Extra kitchen top

 

We all know that an extra top would come in handy in almost every kitchen. In a small kitchen it is almost indispensable.

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#17 Two levels of tables

 

It turns out that it is not just bed that come in two-level versions. As it’s also bars and restaurants that suffer from room shortage, their interior design also had to go a level higher…

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