Designed and constructed by Frank Henderson, a music student and Paul Schultz, a designer, the toybox home was created with the concept that home should be a fun place inspiring creativity while also providing peace of mind. The 140 square feet colorful home makes the most of every inch to open up space and avoid the cramped and cluttered experience usually coming with many tiny homes.
Having a spacious bedroom is everyone’s dream, while the reality is crucial especially for those live in large cities. However, it is still possible to ‘live big on small footage’. Today, we will show you some creative ideas of ‘How to live big out of small’. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Less clutter and organize your stuff
- Use light color instead of darker hue
- Use save-spacing, multi-functional or wall-mounted furnitures
- Mirror is a great help to expand your room
- Make sure of the height of your room, or make your bed in air
Okay, enough talking and let’s look at some examples below to give some visual ideas.
When you come to any large cities in China, the first impression probably is crowded always. And if you ever have chance goes to the university’s dorm room in those cities, you probably will be shocked at the fact that how many students have to share a room to get the living expense down. To cope with this challenge and provide better living/studying environment for students, LYCS Architecture designed Campus Hong Kong – a brand new and affordable way through renovating 48 student apartments located in an existing hotel.
Maid rooms in Paris have long been considered ungrateful and secluded spaces in the beautiful Haussmann buildings. Always located on the top level under the roof of these buildings, they are characterized by their small size, with rudimentary aesthetic interior spaces and common circulations difficult to access. However, due to the general increase in property prices, these forgotten square meters generate a new consideration and become a new type of housing.