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Tuesday
Sep282010

Tight space: big solutions

Living in snug quarters has its challenges, I can speak to that with authority – I reside in a 500 square-feet apartment. But to do it comfortably there are certain things we can't do without. The trick is to organize, organize and organize. There must be a place to conceal everything and you must own pieces of furniture and accessories that have dual functionality. For those compact dwellers my advice to you is to edit down your belongings and keep only what's most essential. But I know the hardest test of all is trying to fit all that you need (and want) without compromising style or comfort. These outstanding finds will help you conquer this battle. BTW, remember to use furniture proportional to your space, don't cram it in just because.

The K Workstation (above) and the Wall Desk are both genius concepts for home offices.

The all-in-one concept from Matroshka (below) is a perfect ticket for a studio apartment as it maximizes storage without compromising your needs.

 

There's never too much storage when living small. These two bed options, the Calligaris Swami Bed and the Muir Headboard Accessory, will definitely help you solve the problem. My bed is similar to the one above and it's a great solution.

No one says you can't have fun. You can also customize your storage pieces like the one above designed by Ellen Seegers from BeeldenBouwers



Talk about dual functionality. The Mod Quad Table and the groovy Mirror Ironing Board Closet are fabulous.

A CALL TO OTHER SMALL SPACE DWELLERS

These are some of many great space savers in the market, but if you know of any other life altering solutions for small spaces, let me know so I can share them with your fellow readers. Remember, us small dwellers need to stick together.

Reader Comments (7)

All the ideas are just perfect, but my heart tumbled at the office: practical, cute, charming, awesome! congratulations!

Oct 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVania Pinto
Great ideas. I love the work station and the ironing board. Now I just need to talk my better half into getting one.
Feb 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchristopher
Nice.
Hey where can I get the ironing board for USA. Thanks in advance for the help.
Apr 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdrcricket
Hi drcricket,

I don't think it's available in the US yet. The only shop I know sells it is the one I linked in the post. Sorry :(
Eduardo.
Apr 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterEduardo
Очень глянулась идея от Matroshka. Эта мебель просто находка для нашей маленькой квартирки! Где нибудь можно купить такую красоту в России?
Jan 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterАйне

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