27 October 2011

Kids' rooms from Resource Furniture

Between my nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, I have been up to my elbows in kids recently. I guess it's yet another symptom of getting older, but I can't get enough of the people in my gene pool.

When I was in Pennsylvania last week, one of my brothers gave me a tour of the addition he put on his house recently. Though it's not quite finished, I did see that there were bedrooms for two of his daughters in the addition.

At a time when his children are starting to go out in the world on their own, he's still adding bedrooms and he tells me that they'll need the room when his kids start coming back with families of their own.

The idea of adding room for kids reminded me of some new offerings from Resource Furniture. Resource takes the idea of a Murphy bed and advances it by an order of magnitude or two.

How cool would it be to add a bedroom that can be tucked away so that the room being added can do double duty as an office or study?

Resource's Poppi Ponte adds more than two meters of closet space and requires a third of the room of a regular twin bed.

In what looks like a home office or study desk, Resource's Lollisoft SD turns into two twin beds.

Slick! Resource Furniture has showroom in New York, Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Hong Kong but their furniture is available just about anywhere. Spend some time on Resource Furniture's website before you buy new furniture.


  1. I love this kind of thinking. Have you ever spent much time with Danish furniture? Not the IKEA stuff or anything like that, but the real stuff that people use in their homes. Americans like furniture that is out there and big, etc. Danes are very good at space utilization. It is incredible how much crap they can pack into shelves that slide away out of sight. Anyway, this reminded me of that.

  2. This is a very slick idea. Murphy beds are becoming a real interest for me. Especially designs like this. And I don't even have kids! But I must say, and I do say, that they are coming up with all kinds of wonderful ideas. In fact, I will be using one for my wife's office, as we will be able to hide a bed behind bookcases. And not only hide it, but hide it to such an extent that you don't even know it's there! I hasten to add that this is all ideas I've stolen from someone else, as I'm not clever enough to come up with something like that on my own. It's incredible what you can find on the Internet these days.

  3. With two kids in college and two still at home, we are in the process of thinking about downsizing. Houses that we have considered are short on bedrooms so the thought of double use of space, not just dedicating it to a bedroom is a good concept. Also like the post above, need to look at the Danish mindset to get some other ideas.

  4. Love those folding bunk beds! How great would those be for a weekend cottage? Being able to accomodate large crowds at a notice but not dedicating a whole room to itinerate guests would be great. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Rufus, Joe, Ming and Lax; thanks for your comments. Part of what keeps me doing this is the quest for new stuff.


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