go with a compact cube A modest, modern unit with a tiny footprint—great for a kitchen or studio apartment. Meet its many uses: •cubby for a computer hard drive or printer •file cabinet (fits legal or letter-size files) •laptop living quarters
conceal it A dropdown desktop (with built-in storage!) is just about as versatile as it gets.
How to repurpose it: •position a floor lamp to stand at even level with the desk •swap in that impressive collection of barware and spirits when entertaining •fill the nooks and crannies with stationery or double it as a mail catch-all
take the zen minimal route An elegant piece that reveals no clue of its interior life. Why we love it: •sleek brushed chrome handles are deceptively chic •removable shelving makes for easy conversion to a TV cabinet
create a corner office An extra-roomy organizer makes good use of often-wasted corner space. How to repurpose it: •slide-out keyboard ledge •two tiers of superdeep shelves •lower cabinet is great for hiding unattractive things behind closed doors