Multitasking furniture can really come to the rescue when your home's lacking square footage. Like designer Matthew Pauk's Slot Sofa, which features a slide-out coffee table and footrests that all but disappear into the couch when you need more space in your living room.
For those who don't mind eating in front of the TV the sofa also provides a handy place to put cups and plates when it's merged into one piece. And the Slot Sofa incorporates one other brilliant feature that other furniture makers should consider: magnetically secured cushions that keeps them from sliding all over the place. That alone would be worth the price of entry, if Matthew were to ever produce the piece en masse.