Summer is here, and our wish is that you’re perusing this blog post with a cold glass of lemonade in hand while watching the waves lap up on the sandy white shoreline. However, if you’re reading this post in secret in your office cubicle while sipping cold coffee, at least one can dream big. Whatever your current situation, today we’re sitting down with HGTV celebrity and Xtraroom design collaborator Chip Wade to discuss how to maximize space in your vacation home or cottage. And we hope you have a trip planned there soon.

Research shows us that millions of you own a second property. Whether you use this space for relaxing private getaways with family and friends, or a revenue-generating rental property (or both), the square footage is oftentimes limited. We all know that the more bedrooms, or sleeping arrangements, you can provide increases the value of the space. But how do you squeeze in all the necessary rooms and functions you need in a smaller vacation home or cottage?

Chip Wade is yet to meet a design challenge that he can’t solve head on. Host of Emmy-winning shows like HGTV’s Elbow Room, Chip identified a need in the marketplace for multifunctional, multipurpose furniture. This is why his partnership with furniture brand, Xtraroom, is the perfect fit. Xtraroom creates furniture for the way you want⎯and deserve⎯to live, encouraging you to stop defining rooms with only one function and live beyond the confines of four walls.

Xtraroom provides many innovative whole room solutions to maximize space in your vacation home or cottage, so that you can get the most out of every area. For example, the Orion Collection is centered around a stylish console table that opens up and transforms into a comfortable queen-size bed in under one minute. Available in three colors, the Orion Console Table also offers a desk and hutch add-on as well as a TV stand. Go from work, to play, to rest in your vacation home with a flip of the hand in one incredible piece of furniture.

Not your mama’s murphy bed, the Virgo Collection redefines the wall bed as we know it, with clean lines and quality craftsmanship. This freestanding bed, one of Chip’s favorite features, is available in landscape or portrait orientation as well as twin, full or queen-size. The Xtras are truly endless, including options like a comfortable grey sofa with two built-in trays that easily slide out of the sofa’s armrests, a TV stand with integrated wire management, a cozy heated fireplace and a self-leveling desk. Go from living room, to office, to guest bedroom, with just a few quick hand motions. Talk about maximizing square footage.

Love to entertain? Whether it’s the Sagitta Sofa with Bar or Delphinus Expandable Dining Table or small cubes, transform your whole room in seconds for movie nights in, lingering summer dinners or warm conversation.

Xtraroom has you covered when it comes to maximizing square footage in your vacation home or cottage so that you can make more special memories⎯or more rental income. Whatever your goals, enjoy the summer!