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Modular furniture refers to pre-made units that can be combined in different ways to furnish a room. Modular furnishings are often flat packed for home assembly. Most furniture companies have a showroom with their modular furniture products set up so customers can see what the items look like assembled. Online shoppers may shop through virtual furniture galleries. There are many types of attractive modular systems available for each room in a home.
Kitchen modular furniture systems are popular today. Most manufacturers of modular kitchen furnishings offer upper cabinets with options such as single or double doors and solid or glass door panels. Box-shaped cabinets with pre-drilled holes on the sides allow shelves to be added according to how much space is needed between each shelf.
A lower modular kitchen unit may have a sink already inserted in the top with cupboard space underneath. Lower units may have shelves, drawers or a combination and may be adjusted to fit a specific kitchen. For example, after a rectangular base unit is chosen, it may often be expanded by adding on a rounded modular section to increase a kitchen’s workspace and storage space.
Dining room furniture may also be modular. Some modular furniture systems for dining rooms feature tables that may be added on to create more seating by placing several of the same table sections together. Living room modular furniture often includes sectional sofas. Sectional sofas have different units or sections that create a whole sofa and some of these may include beds or large footstools as part of the design.
Modular closet furniture is popular in bedroom closets. Modular closet designs consist of many different components that can be fitted into closets to create a storage system that looks built-in. For example, shoe racks that sit on the floor or that are wooden shelves that fit near the center of the closet can be added to created modular storage. Hanger bars that can be hung at different levels are space savers, as they hang two rows of clothing in the amount of space used by clothes that hang from a single top bar.
Bedroom modular pieces include dressers, head boards and night tables that are pre-made and ready to assemble. Dressers may have the option to add an extra hutch or top dresser section to allow for more storage. Children's bedroom modular furniture is especially popular as different pieces can be added or modified as the child grows. For example, some baby cribs are designed to be converted into a single bed after the child outgrows the crib. There are also bunk beds that convert to twin beds or to a larger bed if the twins are pushed together.