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Modern Space Saving Furniture for Small Homes (Video Remix)

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This post showcases a remix video on modern space saving furniture for small homes, including tiny houses.

Many of the examples you might find impractical but they’re here to serve as inspiration for new ideas that you may be able to incorporate into your current home or future tiny home design.

Maybe you can simplify some of these to make them easier and cheaper to create but either way my hope is that they’ll open your eyes to the possibilities with furniture and how they can make your current or future space smarter.

Tiny house living, to me, is all about intelligent use of space no matter what the size since we all can’t squeeze into tiny homes because most of us have families or other needs that need to be accommodated.

I’d love to see this sort of furniture being used more often in small spaces like condominiums, apartments, and small homes so that we can help transform our current housing space into more sustainable and affordable housing for everyday people and families.

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Modern Space Saving Furniture for Small Homes

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For example, imagine how this retractable bed would transform and expand a one- or two-bedroom condo, making it suitable for more inhabitants to enjoy the space for a longer period of time before they outgrow it.

Modern Space Saving Bed for Multifunctional Spaces and Tiny Homes

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Furniture like this can help you have a guest room and an office without two separate rooms, saving you upfront purchasing costs and lowering your monthly bills as well. How would you like to use this kind of technology for your own home or office?

For even more ideas, watch the video below:

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • July 3, 2012, 10:22 am

    I love small spaces because it makes you think efficiently and creatively

  • LaMar
    July 7, 2012, 1:42 pm

    I like the bed rolling out of the cabinet. in college I designed and built a bunk bed for a girl that had a desk and work center in place of the lower bunk and bed above for her small.

    Installing full size appliances and fixtures in a small house can be difficult but with more small apartment appliances becoming available we have more options.

    I used recycled RV appliances for the cabin which are smaller and I made a built in bed and built in storage to reduce wasted space.

    I am working on an 8×20 barn house on wheels plan and the bed will be a hideaway. with room to sleep 6.


  • val
    July 7, 2012, 3:46 pm

    I love all this compact furniture for small space living. But the price tags are often quite prohibitive. Just as an example. I paid $18,000.00 CDN for my 288 sq ft timberframe house. I contacted Resource Furniture to see about purchasing one of their bookshelf to queen size bed units…gulp it was The most basic of units was going to be more than a thrird of what I paid for my house and then there was shipping! So I kept looking and found this site:
    http://www.wallbedsbywilding.com/portal-murphy-beds-wall-beds.php Much more reasonable and wonderful people to work with! Even living in the remote region of Canada the shipping was not bad! And they are guaranteed for life! Bravo Wilding!

  • Mal
    July 10, 2012, 10:20 pm

    Does any one happen to know what brand those kitchen cabinets, the ones where the lady pulled the top ones forward and moved them down, are called? those would be perfect for my grandmother.

  • December 13, 2012, 12:16 pm

    I love some of the ideas here, especially the one where the chair folds up into a suitcase. Although I don’t know why you would need to carry your own chair around. I also thought the little stool that follows you around was hilarious but again, a bit impractical. But it’s fun to see the furniture inventions that people are coming up with.

  • Mugur
    August 20, 2013, 7:05 pm

    Thank you, Alex, for making me watch a rerun of My Favorites folder. It reminded me that, despite my (obvious) acomplishments in building my small house (not tiny – it’s made for my mother, and she is ANYTHING but tiny!), I have totally neglected my other hobby (besides homebuilding) i.e. furniture making.
    Of course, as some of my fellow commentators have already mentioned, some pieces are to be seen as design exercises or ingenuity models, and not as functional furniture. Another good video is here: (Link Expired: wimp.com/spacesaving)
    which is from Resource Furniture, mentioned in another comment as being extremely appealing, but with prohibitive prices, making it the perfect “Watch but don’t touch!” example. They have stuff that could be really useful in a tiny/small house, that could save people from the ordeal of climbing the ladder to the loft (with a glass of water in one hand) and descending at 3 a.m. to go to the toilet.
    For all of us in need for (Resource) Furniture, but who haven’t robbed any bank lately, I have THE solution: reverse engineering! I mean, we are brilliant men and women (otherwise we wouldn’t be here, sharing the same dreams, visions, and ideas!); it is easier to make a bed, even one enclosed behind cabinets, with smart pop-up things alongside it, than making a tiny house! It is different, yes, and more specific, and there are many aspects to be considered, but I believe it can be done – and there are many You Tube videos that show amateurs making transformable, space-saving furniture. I look forward for a topic presenting such achievements within the tiny house movement.
    My best wishes to all of you and you, Alex, keep up the good work!

  • June 18, 2022, 1:17 am

    Love the article! My husband and I just bought a murphy bed kit for our tiny home. Will be installing it next weekend. Hopefully it all works out.

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