Modern life has changed the way we live in many ways. One such way is the development of smaller, simpler living spaces. The furniture we buy is now having to transform to fit these spaces properly. Multipurpose or transforming furniture is a lifesaver when it comes to keeping small spaces uncluttered and functional.
According to a study done in 2017, over the passed four decades, stand sizes and building sizes have decreased severely, with the average South African house now being between 104m2 and 182m2 with two-bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. This does not include smaller, one bedroom city apartments which can go down to 45m2 or less.
Whether it’s a chair that can double up as a table, folding chairs that hang on the wall to create an artwork, a foldaway bed that turns into a couch or a table that can expand when you need more space, multi-functionality is key. Having clever transforming pieces means you can save space while not losing out on functionality.
The Roof is The Limit
Renovated, warehouse apartments are extremely trendy, especially in major cities. The bonus of such spaces is that more often than not, they come with high ceilings. If allowed, this is ideal space for a small, open loft that you can use as a spare bedroom, lounge or office.
Transforming furniture has to work extra hard, investing in quality pieces that you can keep for years to come is very important. Buy pieces that are not only sturdy but that are in neutral colours to suit any style changes or change of purpose in the future.