Source: architectural digest

For many inhabitants of studio apartments and small homes, the question is not just how to make the living room furniture layout work; it’s how to make it all work in a way that serves ten purposes while still leaving room to breathe. A living room is often the hub of a house, but when it’s cramped and narrow, choosing and arranging furniture can feel like an impossible math problem.

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BBC, Xiamen people, retired at the age of 35. Because of his moderate mysophobia, he has “nothing” in his apartment except for a few pieces of furniture and 87 ㎡ of storage space. As a digital product zealot, he programmed 6 touch panel which makes it possible for him to control all lights, curtains and appliances with a simple call “hey siri”. Even his pet dog is electronic.

Source: the spruce

In an ideal situation, we would all have infinite space and resources to make our spaces feel like home. But we sometimes find ourselves in smaller spaces than we may have planned in our younger (and oh-so naive) years. It can be easy to feel a bit discouraged trying to decorate and organize when you feel like you don’t have much to work with.

Source: IKEA USA

Vivian and Dominic met while studying in England and now share a one bedroom one bathroom apartment in San Francisco. But they have found it challenging to have both of their lives in one small space that serves many functions, they feel it’s time to reclaim their home.

Source: MUJIglobal

Mr. Ho and his wife and daughter live in a condominium in central Hong Kong. Their home is a typical size for Hong Kong, but storage space is a problem. MUJI put Compact Life into practice to help the Ho family think about their lives and renovate their living space, which was overflowing with clothes and items for daily living.

Source: Living Big In A Tiny House

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Architect Jack Chen subtly altered his 1970’s, 35m2 one bedroom apartment to create an intricately designed space, interchangeable between office and home.

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Grant K. Gibson had two challenges when it came to remodeling the historical Edwardian condo he shares with his partner, Marc. “I wanted to hit refresh and make the place feel a bit more current and modern, but every design decision I made also had to be filtered through a small-space test,” he says. “When square footage is precious, you pull out every trick you have to help the rooms feel more spacious.”