I’m really excited by smart design, especially those that are dual-use or make excellent use of space. Let’s look at some clever design solutions today.
Custom Coffee Table
Above is a favorite project where my client’s entire townhome is just 596 sq. ft, so maximizing every area is important. Custom furniture can often be the solution to what may seem like insurmountable challenges.
Notice the custom glass coffee table is adjustable in height, doubling as a dining table while also serving their entryway as a place to put down bags and keys. The shape of the glass table was specially designed to ensure safe and comfortable access in a tight space. The table’s hydraulic lift makes changing it from coffee table to dining table and back again a breeze. I can create a solution for your design challenge, too. Contact me anytime!
Next, let’s look at some other exciting designs I’ve found.
This interactive bookshelf can be customized for any user’s needs and interests, simply by moving some of its parts. Inspired by Nordic style and known as Köllen, which is Swedish for Alps, the shape and materials represent mountains. Flipping some of the panels down allows them to be used as clothes hangers or back up as shelves to display treasures. So simple and beautiful.
Smart Storage Stairs
Items which traditionally clutter the hallway space from shoes and coats to toys and luggage can be stored under the stairs, making great use of often-wasted space. These smoothly sliding storage units require no building work and are installed in just one day, but you need to live in the UK or Ireland to use this specific company, so take inspiration from them and hire a contractor to build it locally. I can help you with this project!
Kimball Starr designs homes with clever ideas throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Contact her today for a socially-distanced in-person or remote consultation!