It doesn’t take much to give yourself that little extra bit of room when you are working with small spaces. Instead of getting frustrated about where to cook dinner, do the laundry, or seat your company, get creative.
These seven ideas from top designers will have you reeling. From discrete appliances to a staircase that showcases your memorabilia, you will want to start buying or building these delicious space-savers right away.
1. Hidden laundry
What is that futuristic square box attached to the wall? It's your new washing machine! The "Shine" conceptual design line by Electrolux Design Lab was covered by Inhabitat at Milan Design Week. This model attaches to the wall, while another washing machine model can be incorporated into the bathroom.
2. Comfy and convenient
The Cypress model from Tumbleweed tiny RV homes has almost too many innovative design features to name. Notice the storage in the adorable staircase. The counter space incorporates a sleek cooktop with a built-in washing machine below. Beautiful wood elements, open shelving, and a window to look at the view while you do the dishes combine for a cozy cabin feel.
3. Kitchen island with a secret
This custom kitchen island submitted to 1001 Pallets combines charm and function. It provides counter space AND convenient storage, plus a cool pull-out surface for prepping, eating, or working. Made from recycled pallets, the finish adds a hint of country charm to the space.
4. Trap door... how about a trap chair?
Got surprise guests? Surprise them back by pulling extra seating from your deck or interior floor! When the visit is over, simply fold them back into the floor for all the breathing room you need.
5. Bed/shelving/storage combination
A setup like this one, slightly more modern looking, is perfect for small apartments. Notice how the smart design makes the drawers double as stairs without taking any extra space.
6. Friendly dual-purpose shelving
A custom spiral staircase combined with shelving, like this one featured on HGTV, is the perfect space-saver. Decorate with books or photos for an attractive and compact look.
7. Perfect murphy bed.
Ah, the versatile and ubiquitous murphy beds... What would we, small places lovers, do without them? Perfect for those who live in studios, they're the queens of multifunctional furniture.
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