With the number of apartments, units, townhouses and even small houses on the market, it is becoming increasingly clear that we are living in cramped quarters and need to make allowances for this. One way that this problem has been addressed is through the introduction of modular furniture, which is designed to be assembled in a variety of ways to meet changing and evolving needs. In this article, we have outlined the benefits of making such an investment.
- It fits the available space
One of the best things about modular furniture is that it will fit into whatever space you have available. This is because these pieces are traditionally smaller than normal and can be assembled in a configuration to suit the space. This is perfect for tiny bedrooms where you still need a wardrobe, little nooks where you would like fit a desk and even oddly shaped spaces where traditional pieces simply don’t work.
- It meets your evolving needs
It is important to keep in mind that your needs may not always remain the same. You might currently be using a spare bedroom as a guest room, so the storage requirement is fairly minimal. In a couple of years, however, you might need to turn the space into a nursery – and you will need plenty of storage for all the clothes and toys. This furniture can be disassembled and reassembled with ease into a better configuration.
- It can be taken with you
Another great thing about modular pieces is that they aren’t permanent installations of the home, which means that they can be taken with you should you ever move. Whilst it’s likely that you’ll be upgrading from a small apartment or townhouse to a unit or established home, you never know when a cramped or oddly shaped space will crop up. Just because you’re upgrading also doesn’t mean that your new place won’t be small.
- It’s aesthetically pleasing
In the past, people were wary of investing in this furniture because it had a reputation for looking too business-y and just plain ugly. These days, the pieces are much more attractive and would look at home in any décor, from modern to classic. The pieces are also available in varying colours and materials, ensuring that you can achieve the exact look you’re after whilst still catering for the small spaces of your home.
- It is relatively cost effective
One final benefit of investing in modular furniture is that it is relatively affordable. In some cases, these pieces can even be cheaper than traditional ones. In the past, these kinds of pieces were quite expensive, as the technology was quite new and only a few different companies were offering it. These days, there is much more availability and we are more aware of cost effective manufacturing methods.
As you can see, there are a number of benefits associated with modular furniture – to experience them, all you have to do is make the investment! If you live in an apartment, townhouse, unit, a tiny house or you’re trying to furnish a particularly odd shaped space in your home, we definitely recommend this furniture as the solution. Just make sure that you have chosen pieces that will meet your requirements from the get go.
Spaceworks Design provides modular furniture, custom cabinets, home office fitout, media units and built-in wardrobes in Sydney, Australia.