No matter how big your home, you want to be able to maximize your use of the space. In a larger area, this is a bit easier to do with the careful placement of furniture and organized storage solutions. However, as a home gets smaller, space-saving solutions have to get a bit more creative. One way to maximize space in a small home is through the use of levels. We see this often in lofted bed designs, but there are myriad ways to use vertical space to keep a small home organized and feel spacious. The three homes featured in this post are a bit undersized, but in their design, certainly don’t feel that way.
The first home featured is a studio apartment that takes full advantage of natural lighting and a color theme to create an open, comfortable space.
It can feel like a challenge to pack an entire life into what is essentially one room, but this design manages to do it elegantly.
The way that vertical space is used is particularly interesting, staring with the bed, sitting above floor level, and creating a shelf from there that extends around the apartment.
A smaller bed for guests, or a child, can slip out from underneath the larger bed for extra sleeping space (and of course there’s always the sofa, too).
Furniture is also used to create different levels with chairs, sofas, and coffee tables nesting underneath one another. Further, decorative vases and the AJ style table lamp create levels even on top of the furniture.
A cozy setup near the window can double as either a breakfast nook or a home workspace.
The bed is not really separated from the rest of the living space, but an interior window gives the illusion of separation for the glass wall bedroom, which can be nearly as powerful as a wall.
Natural lighting is paramount in a small space and is allowed to stream in here.
A nearly organized kitchen is also key.
By keeping the entire apartment’s design to white, gray, and wood, the space is allowed to feel more open.
Common in certain parts of the world no matter what size the home, a washing machine in the kitchen is another space-saving tactic here.
Finally, a carefully designed entryway ensures that any guest does not feel cramped upon his or her arrival.