best tables for small spaces
Don’t let limited space prevent you from living large. Cue the double-duty pieces.
Published Jun 5, 2014 6:00 AM
start with a… coffee table
Sleek in butterscotch solid oak, this 40” table has easy-trigger latches that let you raise or lower it to seven different heights. A nice living room foot prop.
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turn it into…a brunching spot
Before you know it, guests have arrived (or crashed for the night). Thanks to those easy-trigger latches, the table is now a next-morning breakfast nook.
start with a…makeshift office desk
This aluminum-frame work-and-eat surface has wide-ranging possibilities, with a veneer top that extends by a simple lift-and-flip motion. We’re envisioning that tuna sandwich and iPad scenario.
turn it into…a dinner party table
Voila, a few little touches will turn this into a surface for a standing rib roast for four.
turn it into…an eating area
Two-in-one table, how we love thee. A perfect pair to flank a front door, the pieces unite to create a round table—transforming a roomy foyer into an impromptu tearoom.
start with…an entryway console
A burst of color in the foyer will be a happy landing zone for when you’re running in and out.