We don’t know about you but we’re always searching for ways to improve our homes. When we shop in-store or online for furniture pieces, decor or more general household items, we’re immediately drawn to products that are multi purpose. I mean, why buy a soap dispenser and a tray for your sponge when you can buy one item that has both? Instead of scouring the web looking for one-of-a-kind items that simplify your everyday routine (and shopping list), what if we told you that there’s one company who specializes in smart designs and dual-purpose products? Browse through Umbra’s site during your next online shopping trip or try out 5 of their most clever products yet.
In the Foyer
The front foyer is the first area of the home you see when you walk in, so naturally, it’s where we tend to drop our belongings. For those who don’t have a front closet to stow items like jackets, scarves and purses away, or just enjoy having belongings more easily accessible, Umbra’s Pillar Stool and Coat Rack is the genius product invention you need. Not only does this dual-purpose product act as a coat rack, but it also has a seat attached so you can put on or take off your shoes with ease. Sized to perfection, it’s a great addition to a tight or narrow space.
In the Kitchen
Wouldn’t it be nice to have everything you need in one place while you cook? Prior to purchasing this Kitchen Tension Organizer for our home, we used to travel from our stove to our kitchen pantry, cabinets and drawers just to locate our spices, dish rags and utensils. Now, we have our most-used items consolidated in one area. There’s 12 multi-use hooks, 2 hanging trays and a removable cup to use however you’d like. And the best part? It’s non-damaging to your countertop and is designed with adjustable legs that allow it to fit underneath your upper cabinets like a glove.
In the Family Room
Why have a one-tier side table when you can have two? Umbra’s Bellwood Side Table leaves more room to display treasured items and mementos without having to clutter up your most-used surfaces. The first tier is great for resting your morning coffee or TV remotes, while the second tier is a go-to spot for plants, books or photographs. It’s small enough that it doesn’t overpower any room, but large enough to carry out its purposes. Finished in a natural wood, you can depend on this side table to complement any room.
In the Home Office
The Swivo Desk gives you an extra level of space that most desks don’t usually provide. There’s plenty of ways that homeowners can use the swivelling top tier including to rest drinks, books, plants or lamps, without taking up the entirety of the surface below. This unique feature is especially useful for those who work from home and use a monitor in addition to their computer. Its minimalist design makes it the perfect addition to any office space design.
In the Bedroom
Our bedrooms tend to house most of our personal belongings — perfumes, pictures and other prized possessions. That’s exactly why it seems like no matter how many wardrobes or side tables we have, there’s never enough space to display our abundance of things. Although, Umbra’s Bellwood Five-Tier Shelf may just be the solution we’ve been looking for. As a vertical unit with ample shelving, you get the extra surface space you need without cluttering your room.
In the Bathroom
One of our favourite ways to unwind after a long day is by taking a bath with a new book and our beverage of choice in hand. And what makes those evening plans all the better is having Umbra’s Aquala Bath Caddy resting on the edges of our tub. With this one product, you can keep your book or tablet upright and hands-free; your bathtub essentials nearby; your phone free of any contact with water; and your glass of wine from tipping. Other notable features include a double hook for your loofah and extendable slip-resistant arms which ensure that all of your personal items remain intact. It’s the bathtub essential we didn’t know we needed, but one that we couldn’t be happier to have discovered.