Small apartments and limited space can boost our creativity. Slide-out cabinets, shelves and tables, multifunctional furniture, stashed equipment or bunk beds are among the most common ideas. Below you will find a couple of real life examples how this looks in practice.
#1 A pull-out desk
If the room is too small for a desk or a table, you can use some of the space over the headboard. In addition, you will get a few extra drawers that you can see as soon as the desk slides out.
#2 A bunk bed
Everyone who has some siblings knows what a bunk bed is. However, rarely do you see one that also divides space into two separate rooms.
#3 A bed on cabinets
This piece occupies the shorter side of a very narrow room. It combines a wardrobe with a bed.
#4 Drawers under a bed
Storing things under a bed is a very sensible approach. Here not even a single square inch is wasted – all the space under the platform bed is used.
#5 Stair drawers
Sometimes even a very small drawer is a life saver. We will always find something to hide there. That is why exploiting the storing potential of stairs is a fabulous idea.
#6 Pull-out wardrobes
If you have stairs like these, there are plenty of ways you can take advantage of them. This is just one option how you can manage the space – pull-out wardrobes for clothes and shoes.
#7 Three-level bunk bed
A very interesting example of a three-level bunk bed, occupying very little space.
#8 Toy drawers
We don’t have enough space here to analyse the toy storage problem. Let’s just look at one way out: drawers sliding out from under the bed.
#9 A stash table
This folding table could be practical in small narrow kitchens. You can ‘open’ it only when you need it.
Stairs are coming back! I guess the more of them, the more ideas to arrange them. What do you think about this one?
#11 Suspended bed
The extra floor inside the room works both as a ceiling and as a bed. Moreover, on its side you have extra bookshelves.
#12 A laundry-room in the wardrobe
Bathrooms are sometimes too small for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Someone came up with an idea to put them both into a wardrobe standing in the living room!
#13 A pull-out cabinet in the bathroom
Sometimes the best way to manage a very narrow space is a pull-out cabinet, almost as tall as the room itself.
#14 A bed between cabinets
If the bed is shorter than the wall, the space margin could be used. A good idea for tiny bedrooms.
#15 Kitchen seat
If you have enough space for a seat in the kitchen, it’s worth making use of its storing potential. In this case these are drawers. Sometimes some baskets will do, too.
#16 Extra kitchen top
We all know that an extra top would come in handy in almost every kitchen. In a small kitchen it is almost indispensable.
#17 Two levels of tables
It turns out that it is not just bed that come in two-level versions. As it’s also bars and restaurants that suffer from room shortage, their interior design also had to go a level higher…