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Whether it’s a small apartment or a trailer, organizing storage areas in tight spaces is always a challenge. There can be no talk of any dressing rooms, large wardrobes and closets, which means that you will have to use every free corner and the most unexpected places for storage. A lot of small shelves, drawers, pedestals in each functional area will give the same volume in aggregate.
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Narrow shelves and cabinets, just deep enough for a bottle for oil and sauce, one book, or another small item. Do not underestimate the ends of the furniture, because you can place a shelf for small items, a magazine rack or TV on the bracket.
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Advice: To make the closed shelves not look too bulky, it makes sense to alternate them with open ones or glazed ones with backlighting. The streamlined furniture can be hung below without risking a bump on a protruding corner.
Aristocrat Architect & Interior Design Studio
Imagine that you have only 6 meters for the living-dining room in the walk-through corridor. Now look at the photo and see: nothing is impossible. Especially in the hands of a competent designer and when using built-in furniture “to measure” the room.
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Motorhomes and yachts are champions in the functional use of folding furniture. And if not everyone likes vertically folding beds, then a folding dining table in a small kitchen or balcony is unlikely to cause complaints. At the same time, when folded, it takes just a few centimeters against the wall and looks like an additional shelf for small things. The idea from the photo is roomy drawers under the table at the seat level.
Advice: Think of the mesh pockets on the train above the bed and implement a similar idea at home.
In fact, we have before us the same six-meter kitchen, only on wheels – the owners are quite satisfied with a mini-refrigerator and a stove for 2 burners. It is clear that this is not enough for a family with children, but if you live alone, what’s the point in a full-size technique?
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In a small kitchen, there is always not enough free work planes, and you also need to place a sink with a stove. Simple and graceful solution to this problem – sliding or hinged covers that cover appliances and plumbing fixtures, giving you that extra plane. By the way, a small dinette can also be part of a common tabletop, it is enough to leave free space at the bottom so that there is where to place a chair.
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What you should definitely learn from the owners of various motorhomes and trailers is courage and loyalty to yourself. Space restrictions are not a sufficient excuse for a faceless interior. Contrary to popular recommendations for small homes, you can find in vans and dark furniture and glamorous interiors with an abundance of bright colors. Use common sense and simple guidelines:
- light walls – less electricity costs;
- glossy surfaces multiply light and make the space more voluminous (remember how much “gloss” is in hotel rooms – it is designed to create a luxurious atmosphere;
- a bright spot distracts attention from tightness.
The McMullin Design Group
Let’s move on to the ergonomics of the bedroom and an analysis of the hotel experience. Apart from the presidential suite, most rooms are small; and designers are actively looking for unusual moves. The headboard and bedside tables, the tabletop of a writing or dressing table, niches instead of hanging cabinets and shelves – this is just a short list of where you can abandon familiar furnishings in favor of non-standard ones.
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The easiest and cheapest option is to use a folding screen. The accessory will add a little boudoir chic to the interior and help to hide the private part of the room from prying eyes in just a second. This applies not only to bohemian stories like a bath in the middle of a bedroom in the manner of an expensive hotel. But even when you set up a full-fledged bed in the only single room, you plan to receive guests on the sofa next door as before. Shield yourself!
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Stationary partitions have a big plus in comparison with screens: it is easy to hide a spacious storage area inside them.
Advice: Usually, such partitions do not reach the ceiling, which not only makes them visually less cumbersome, but also promotes air circulation. You should also seriously think about built-in lighting or sconces, as well as alternating volumes, for example, open and closed shelves.
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