Make the most of your space with dual purpose furniture items. When you are short on square footage it is even more important that every piece of furniture serves a purpose. All of the items in this list pack major punch when it comes to functionality.
Outdoor Ottomans are a great addition for either inside or outside. Forget about dual purpose, these little items actually serve three purposes, depending upon how you use them. Sure, they are a great way to kick up your feet after a long day, but you can also use them for additional seating while entertaining friends and family. Place a tray in the center and it is transformed into a coffee table.
Storage benches are one of my personal favorite for any indoor space but they could also be used just inside the front door for foyer storage. This beautiful piece of patio furniture looks like a well-made teak bench but it is so much more than that. The seat of this bench lifts up to provide much-needed extra storage. Fill it with pool towels, seat cushions, shoes, gardening supplies, or anything else that needs a concealed home.
There are few things that are as versatile as these shine barrels. Use them in the yard as large planters, place them on a deck for extra storage, or flip one over and place a glass top on it for an instant coffee table. The choices for these handy vessels are truly endless.
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