Living in an apartment or having a modest backyard does not mean that you have to do without outdoor furniture. Designers have been creating multi-functional furniture for decades that serve their purpose on your balcony or deck, as well as instantly transforming your living situation indoors. How many of us have a sofa bed? Or use a side table as a stool when guests unexpectedly pop in?
Even if some objects in your life are not purposefully dual-functional but can become great makeshift items, there are furnishings you can add to your home to help you get more bang for your buck. It almost feels like you are getting a two-for-one deal—and who doesn’t appreciate that?
When shopping for furniture that can be used both indoors and out, be sure to look for UV-resistant, water-proof, and durable furniture made with materials like rattan or synthetic materials to help maintain the longevity of your chairs, tables, and poufs. From ladders to counter stools and ping pong tables to designer dining sets, here are the best dual-purpose furnishings you can add to your home, inside and out.
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