By Kate Bidinger

We often have to make sacrifices when it comes to city living: bodega over Whole Foods madness, flats over fabulous heels (or rather, a larger purse to fit the heels), coffee cart over Starbucks line. Yes, life is tough, but when it comes to your home it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a round-up of awesome space saving and multiple use furniture pieces where you don’t have to choose form or function…all conveniently available in local stores.

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Sit and Read

Brooklyn

sit­read.com

Apartment sized expandable dining table 2.5’ x 2.5’ (when collapsed) x 5’ (when expanded). Shown with custom tie dyed top by Eric Timothy Carlson. $1500

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Blu Dot

SoHo

bludot.com

Indoor or outdoor stacking chairs available in multiple colors. Easy to move around… make a sculptural stack if you entertain often and don’t bother hiding them in a closet. $119

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BoConcept

Chelsea, Soho, UES, Dumbo

boconcept.com

A sofa­bed for the modern minimalist! Clean lines, light presence and a no­fuss transition from day to night. $1159

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BoConcept

Chelsea, Soho, UES, Dumbo

boconcept.com

Sleek storage coffee table to hide the magazine pile and remotes…but wait, that’s not all! The top lifts to a comfortable position for working (errr, snacking) from the sofa. $999

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Modani

Flatiron

modani.com

Mod adjustable height stools for use along kitchen bar but doubles as dining or desk chair. $240

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Modani

Flatiron

modani.com

Super storage bookcase or use as a room divider. This perfectly sized shelving unit features multiple sized bays for you to fit those over­sized books and unique objects purchased on travel adventures. $1190

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Dune

Kips Bay/NYDC

dune­ny.com

Super clever cabinet/desk. Use as a media unit or storage piece that turns into a desk or dining table. So many options and there is even a file drawer within.

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