with the trends in micro living and the evolution of multifunctional storage. This is the hottest trend with designers,
architects and builders right now. This trend isn’t just for small
spaces. Multifunctional storage becomes very exciting when
you take those solutions and apply them to overall design.
The sleeping area has the biggest impact on micro living.
You need the ability to create bed, sofa, desk and wall unit
They are designed with wood
combinations. But these aren’t your parent’s Murphy beds that
ensured visitors didn’t stay too long. This is the next genera-
tion of folding bed systems that operate with pistons for easy
and safe opening and closing.
slats and can accommodate a
12-inch mattress – made for
every night sleeping.
Every inch counts in micro
units, and having proper cloth-
ing and shoe storage is a must.
Rotating shoe shelves and a
clothing organizer that can
put 16 feet of clothing in an
8-foot x 30-inch closet are
now available. Add a sliding
or barn door and save even
Other products neces-
sary to micro living are
pull out tables that can
be a place to eat or prep
food, a folding table in a
laundry room, or a desk
in the family room.
Living in a micro unit is
great but can you entertain?
You sure can with new
adaptable furniture pieces
that magically transform to
COMPONENTS & HARDWARE
Pictured on p. 72: LED lighting
in closets and brass/champagne
decorative hardware. Left & above:
New Murphy beds, closet storage
systems (photo: Bella Systems) and
pull-out table mechanism (Richelieu).
Across: Adaptable table design.