Get the Most Out Of Your Space

Kirsten Dirksen
Saturday, 1st March 2014

Architect Valentina Maini has created a multi-functioning space in her 25 square metre (269 square feet) apartment in Barcelona.

By hiding her bed behind closet space and making it higher, Valentina's bedroom becomes its own room without walls. She gets different views from around the room that help create the idea of more space and more rooms, even though they are all tucked into one.

She has a bath tub, her micro-spa, tucked into the bench for the table. Her leg-less chairs means she has seats that can be moved anywhere in the room and her table can be moved to allow space for guests.

She even has draws for her clothes in recycled cabinets from her previous office, located under her bed, that easily slide out.

Further resources

An excerpt from Compact Living: Zoning Multi-use Spaces for Compact Homes

Watch: Compact Living - How to Design Small Interior Space

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