As housing prices keep going up, people are choosing smaller, more affordable homes. Many times these homes come with a challenge – to use all of the available space for all necessary furniture and household appliances. One design team from Taipei City, Taiwan, called ‘A Little Design’ have taken on such a challenge for one of their customers.
The idea was to maximize all of the available space in a 22sq.m (236ft. sq) apartment. This was no simple task – the owner asked for a mezzanine floor for their bed and desk, flexible shelves and most importantly – a bathtub. The company succeeded with flying colors – the finished apartment is both cozy and practical. It’s certainly the kind of apartment you wouldn’t mind coming back to after a hard day at work!
We think that in the near future, with real estate prices steadily rising, homes like these will start to become even more popular. So take some inspiration from the photos of this cozy apartment in the gallery below!
Rising housing prices often make people opt for smaller homes
A Taiwanese design studio called ‘A Little Design’ took on a challenge to maximize the living space of a 22sq.m (236ft. sq) apartment
The apartment design included floor to ceiling storage
Making sure no space is wasted
The owner requested a mezzanine to create more usable space upstairs
The way the apartment looks from above
The installed ladder provides a trendy and practical touch
While also providing access to the many bookshelves installed
The client is frequently abroad so the apartment is mostly for sleeping
Now that’s where we’d like to take a nap!
The mezzanine includes a bed
Despite the small size, the apartment has a fully functioning kitchen and a washing machine
With the living space being limited, innovative decisions have to be taken
Such as installing these space-saving tables that can be re-arranged into different positions
The client even asked for the design team to fit a bathtub – and they did!
Here are the floor plans of the apartment
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