The days of the McMansion are over as people everywhere downsize. Today’s homes are becoming increasingly smaller. The economic recession changed what the average homeowner is looking for and priorities have shifted. Â Smaller homes are more energy efficient and cost less to maintain. Plus the baby-boomer generation are also empty-nesters.Â Bigger used to be better but that is no longer the case.
In addition to living in smaller spaces, the trend these days is to stay in and entertain at home more and more. So how does the average homeowner accomplish this in their new smaller space? Entertaining in a small home can be tricky but there are a number of ways to accommodate a gaggle of guests. Furniture that multitasks is gaining popularity. With limited storage space, it is doubly important that your furniture work for you year round.
Coffee tables with pull out seating are a particularly smart way to do this for your living room or family room. Coffee tables with seating donâ€™t take up any extra floor space. Plus they keep the extra seating close at hand so it’s easy to pull out when you are entertaining.
Always keep in mind that form should follow function. Make sure the table fits comfortably in your space. It should also meet your needs as both a coffee tables and extra seating. And of course, your design style and budget are all important things to take into account as well.
Fortunately these days the selection of coffee tables is almost endless. Coffee tables with seating are available in a wide range of colors and styles. Consider a sleek metal and glass coffee table or with the dark and sophisticated look of espresso stained wood.Â It’s easy to find one today that works for your lifestyle and looks great.