Space solutions for the cramped dorm room | SILive.com
STATEN ISLAND, NY - ALL SHORES - College dorm rooms have never been big in size. But they have gotten even smaller in recent years as schools try to make use of every inch of space to house more students.
In many places, former doubles are now triples or quads, and study areas and dressers are being eliminated in favor of more beds. In fact, the American School & University magazine reports that the square footage per student in new residence-hall construction has been declining each year for a decade.
With the annual back-to-school shopping season in full swing, the search is on for stylish and innovative products that have multiple functions.
New dorm furnishings, including mini-fridges with dry-erase boards and step stools that double as seats, reflect the shrinking reality of college dorm life.
Stores such Bed Bath & Beyond in New Springville and Charleston on the West and South shores have lots of college offerings to choose from right now: Storage