MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SPACE STRETCHERS… are pieces of furniture that serve more than one purpose. They stretch space and often save money as well. When combined with fashionable styles, these dual- purpose pieces can provide you many years of use and great pleasure. Example 1: Twin Star Home’s series of multi-functional TV stands with built-in fireplaces. These innovative furniture pieces provide not only storage space, but some also include built-in speakers and adjustable heat setting features with a 3D ClassicFlame™ fireplace. Plus, they offer the added convenience of either a great resting place for your large flat screen TV, or if you prefer, you can hang the TV on the wall – then the stand doubles as a buffet or service area when space is at a premium. These combination, dual-purpose pieces are available in many styles, sizes, and finishes. Uptown Loft Collection Bluetooth Compatible TV Stand with Optional ClassicFlame® 3D Electric Fireplace 26CMS6490-TZ435 Example 2. Twin Star Home’s Wine Cabinet with Optional ClassicFlame® Infinity Electric Fireplace is also a multifunctional item for a small studio or a one bedroom ‘starved for space’ apartment which can be used as a fireplace in the winter months. When warm weather returns, remove and store the fireplace insert. Then use the Infinity cabinet shell to store wine or other beverages during summer entertaining. [gallery link="none" ids="30503,30504,30505"] Modern Dweller Collection Wine Cabinet with Optional ClassicFlame® Infinity Electric Fireplace 19CM6474-TF968 Example 3. Twin Star Home’s WALL STREET configuration in the Swedish Classics collection is another of my favorite space-savers. It only looks like a custom, built-in unit. The bookcases come with and without doors for storage, plus ample space for books or to display beautiful special pieces. You can use one bookcase alone or build out a full wall of bookcases with as many as space permits for that built-in look. Plus, you can leave space between two or more bookcases, add an entertainment center bridge to span over either a large, wall-mounted flat screen TV or artwork hung above a beautiful Twin Star Home mantel and fireplace. The Swedish Classics Series, part of a fully coordinated collection of pieces for Small Spaces or Great Places.
By Jena Hall Designer-in-Residence© ]]>