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6 small homes with brilliant space-saving ideas

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When exploring a well-designed small home, it's all too easy to miss the best space-saving ideas. This is because they are subtle and easy to miss. They don’t draw attention to the size of the space, and often make a small home look more spacious. They might be sneaky little storage spaces, fold-out tables or quirky little things that only really draw our attention when we actually live in a small home.

So today, we would to draw attention to some of these clever space saving ideas. They are subtle, incredibly clever and make the most of that precious, precious floor space. So let’s check them out!

1. The apartment with well used little pockets of space

This beautiful and well-organised Italian home was renovated by architect Marta Novarini. It has recessed pockets of space in the walls that have been used to create little nooks of functionality. Here we have the small kitchenette and just around the corner is the laundry area.

Bedroom storage

The third little nook in the home has been used to create a bedroom headboard area, complete with bookshelves. This is one of the most commonly underused spaces in a bedroom, so it's good to see it put to good use.

2. Platforms for a whole new perspective

This one-room home has an excellent sleeping platform. It separates the sleeping area from the living room and also creates a perfectly little snug spot for the sofa. This project comes to us courtesy of Archifacturing.

Platform storage

The platform also has these magical storage spots hidden beneath the floor. They can be accessed through pop-up doors on the floor or through a slide-out cabinet on the side. Even the steps have sliding drawers!

3. The home with every inch carefully considered

This small home is quite deceiving. Our eyes are drawn to the upper part of the room with the ceiling light and heavy caster rollers on the door. This makes the room appear larger than it actually is. It also has a little shelf nook and a table butted up against the kitchen counter. A sliding bathroom door like this will free up floor space too.

Sneaky loft area

eclectic Kitchen by  Design
Design

Wohnküche

Design

In one-room studios, the living room is often dominated by the sleeping area. But here, the loft bed has been mounted quite high up in the corner. It's an unusual choice that saves a lot of space.

4. A new perspective on forgotten spaces

The corners of any home are almost always wasted space. This kitchen addresses this issue and more. Check out the little side-table mounted on the wall beside the kitchen sink.

Staircase storage

An expert carpenter can really do a lot with that awkward space under the stairs. It's perfect for storing small and unusually shaped objects. The secret lies in a custom-fit design.

5. The home where orientation means everything

modern Kitchen by Holzgeschichten
Holzgeschichten

Raumfassendes Einbaumöbel

Holzgeschichten

The difference between designing a one-room home and living in a little home is perspective. So consider the direction you face while sitting, sleeping or working in a home. Then use it to your advantage.

Separate kitchen outlook

modern Kitchen by Holzgeschichten
Holzgeschichten

Klein aber fein—Teil des Möbels ist die Küche.

Holzgeschichten

From this angle we can see how effectively the kitchen is isolated from the sleeping area. The white, handleless kitchen cupboards also provide quite a neutral look that blends well with the other living areas in the home.

Mini bedroom

modern Bedroom by Holzgeschichten
Holzgeschichten

Schlafnische mit Fenstern

Holzgeschichten

The little bedroom here is perfectly cosy and extremely compact. Note how the walls have little, recessed nooks that provide space for all the accoutrements of a nightstand.

6. Good use of vertical space

The upper half of any small home is often wasted space. It can easily be used as extra storage space or even a little mezzanine. There might even be space for a low kitchen design like this.

For more home inspiration, head over to 6 clever ways to merge your kitchen and living room.

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