Monday, February 8, 2010

Design Tip of the Week (2.8.10) ~ Expanding Your Houses Sleeping Capacity

Not everyone can have multiple guest rooms, but there are several options out there that can increase your sleeping capicity for house guests without requiring an addition. Furniture designers have really stepped up their game to create multi-functional space-saving designs for the chic yet square-foot challenged consumer. These pieces allow you to work with what you have but add some temproary guest space when you need it. So invite your friends and family over a weekend!

Resource Furniture has many interesting space-saving designs that focus on providing multi-functional uses and incorporate several storage options like cabinets and shelving. For example, the ATOLL 000 takes the Murphy bed to the next level by adding a full sofa and storage space. This is a great option for a family room or finished basement and the sofa comes in many different fabrics to suit your style!

Sit on your coach by day...

A queen bed for two guests to sleep comfortably by night...

Another good option is finding an oversized chair that can convert into a single sleeping option. The Romano Convertible Chair available from Amazon is a great modern piece that looks just as nice as a chair as it does as a lounger. This piece has three options (chair, lounging with the back up, or flat for sleeping)

Want a more contemporary look? Go for Crate and Barrel's Oxford Twin Sleeper.

And then there is the Flying Bed company, the versatile Murphy bed designer. Here is the Beetle Kill Pine model, using a unique wood from Colorado.

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