Day 4: Set Up a One-Room Outbox — Apartment Therapy's Style Cure

Day 4: Tuesday, August 6Assignment:  Set up an outbox for the room you are curing and put one item in itThis month is all about making one room in your home more beautiful, organized and healthy. The outbox concept is a bit of a magic bullet – in one fell swoop, it will help with all three missions. Even though it’s a powerful tool, it will just take you a few minutes to get one in place… More    

Sweden’s Smallest Apartment

Incredible interior tiny house design. Love all the wood work. The exterior is a bit on the simple side but I like it.

“Have you ever seen something so compact, adorable, and smartly designed? Built as affordable housing for students in Lund, Sweden, this tiny cottage, which is under 12 square meters, rents for about $370 a month 2500 kronor and comes with everything a tenant might need – a sleeping loft, kitchenette with dining area, a bathroom, and study area.”

See more at Swedens Smallest Apartment – Design Milk.

Tiny Apartment in Barcelona

A cleverly designed apartment packs a lot of function into a small space. Lots of great ideas here for tiny house interior design.

“When photographer Christian Schallert isn’t busy cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his small 24 square meter (258 square feet) flat appears to be an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it. Situated in Barcelona, Spain’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeonhole loft (when Schallert first toured the apartment it was home to pigeons). Schallert collaborated with his friend, architect Barbara Appolloni, to come up with this unique design scheme, taking six months to complete. Christian says its design was inspired by the space-saving furniture aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of a small Japanese home.”

See inside this apartment in Barcelona at 1 Kindesign.

Tips for Downsizing into a Smaller Kitchen

Here’s a short article with tips for downsizing into smaller kitchens.

“Kitchens come in sizes big and small and often, kitchen size doesnt always correlate with how large or small the rest of the house is. Here are some of the most important elements that every kitchen needs to keep organized and functional.”

via Downsizing Design: Tips for Moving to a Smart Stylish Smaller Kitchen | Apartment Therapy.

Tiny Home Cube for Family of 3

An example of small space living for a family of three.

“When designer Monica Potvin and her husband Markel Otaola bought a small apartment in Barcelona, they had no plans of having children so they knocked down walls to create an open studio space with plenty of light.

Instead of creating a separate bathroom, laundry room and kitchen, they built a cube in the center of their home to house all of the “useful stuff”. It houses all the apartment’s plumbing, as well as his and hers closets and plenty of storage space. It also serves as a divider between the open kitchen/living area and the couple’s bedroom.

When they designed it, it was the couple’s ideal apartment: light, airy and open. Then Monica got pregnant and they became three, in a one-room studio. Monica admits that sharing a bedroom with a toddler hasn’t always been ideal (Gaël is now three), but she also recognizes that the big open floorplan was an ideal setup for raising a young child.”

via Tiny home cube: bathroom + kitchen + closet for family of 3 – YouTube.

East Village Studio Apartment

This studio apartment design makes clever use of a small space by adding some custom built-ins including a loft bed, storage shelves, kitchen, and bath. Thanks again for the tip Jay, great interior design find!

East Village Studio Apartment