One of the key design solutions for a well-designed tiny apartment is multifunctional spaces. Assigning several functions to an area minimizes wasted space and maximizes every inch of space. Hiding unused components also declutters the area, making it appear larger than it looks. These are just some of the clever solutions designers implement to create beautiful and efficient interiors. Below are seven well-designed tiny apartments that will capture your interest.
5 Smart Apartment Designs That Maximize Space
Designed by: Architect Gary Chang
Area: 24 sqm / 258 sq. ft.
The concept for the apartment is a time-based design that uses shared space one function at a time.
Several movable walls hide everything out of sight, decluttering the space. Everything slides against the wall to open up center space. By layering several movable walls, the apartment has abundant storage space hidden within the wall.
Shifting the center wall panel to the center allows access to the hidden bathtub, which also has a folded murphy bed for guests. Gary Chang utilizes murphy beds to hide the beds against the wall.
A retractable projector screen on the window also doubles as a curtain. The mirrored ceiling makes the tracks less conspicuous and also creates the illusion of a bigger space.
Designer: Architect Robert Garneau
Area: 51 sqm / 548 sqft
The main feature of this apartment is the Pivoting wall which doubles as a walk-in closet. Pivoting the wall open creates a separate bedroom and provides access to a murphy bed.
The apartment uses clever multifunctional furniture such as an adjustable table that can turn function as a kitchen island. The table also a foldable flaps that enable it to increase its seating capacity.
The architect provided several storage spaces in the least expected areas, such as a hidden shelf on the kitchen backsplash. Another clever use of space is a built-in shelf on the closet door. Installing several hidden shelves within the walls provides ample storage capacity for the user without cluttering the space.
The architect installed a large lavatory that has shared space with the shower.
Designed by: Architect Barbara Appolloni
Area: 24 sqm. s58 sq.ft.
The architect designed the apartment to put everything out of sight, freeing up valuable space in the apartment. The pullout bed, one of the largest pieces of furniture in the apartment, is hidden under the outdoor deck. The bed also functions as a sofa with storage.
The apartment is full of hidden storage and a hidden kitchen on one side. When the kitchen is unused, it is tucked away clean flush with the cabinets. There are retractable tables on the other side of the apartment that folds up flush to the wall.
The apartment dos away with a separate room for the bath. The shower enclosure is open to the whole apartment, and only the toilet is in a separate room.
Designed by: Graham Hill
Area: 39 sqm / 420 st. ft.
The design's core is the large open space that can transform into a bedroom, living room, dining room, and office. The apartment incorporates several space-saving furniture such as murphy beds, the stackable chair, and extendable tables to make the most of the tiny space.
Another critical design feature of this apartment is the movable wall with several cabinets on both sides and an office desk. When pushed to the center, the movable wall converts the space into a two-bedroom apartment. There are murphy beds on both sides, one large murphy bed for the master bedroom, and a bunk murphy bed in the guest room. Concealed curtains in the wall close each room to provide privacy.
Other features of this apartment are an extendable table that can accommodate up to 10 persons and hidden storage on the kitchen walls.
Area: 12 sqm / 129 sq.ft.
Tatami is a product from design from ergohome that showcases several of its products. The design maximizes space by providing storage under the platform and shoe drawers on the step going up the platform. The murphy bed and retractable table tuck away when unused to free up space in the deck. The design focuses on keeping the area clutter-free by hiding unused furniture.
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