Size matters, especially when you’re looking for a new house or an apartment that you can call home for a very long time to come. However, while most of us would prefer to have tons of space to work with, there are limitations, most notably the price tags that large apartments have attached to them. But don’t let that discourage you. Tiny apartments can be amazing too. In fact, there are a lot of clever and ingenious design ideas specifically created for these kinds of spaces. We’re going to share a bunch of them with you right now so let’s check out together some of the most interesting tiny apartment plans and designs out there. We hope you’ll find inspiration in these projects.
22 square meter apartment
Would you ever consider living in a 22 square meter apartment? Before you say no you should check out this place because it’s absolutely packed with ingenious and unique design solutions. This apartment is located in Taipei, Taiwan and was renovated by studio A Little Design. The team made sure to make this place feel comfortable and to include all the essentials without making it seem absolutely tiny and cluttered. Everything in here was designed based on their client’s specific needs and lifestyle. The apartment has a fully-equipped bathroom with a tub, a small kitchen with as much storage as possible and a living area with a sofa and a small dining table. There are also bookshelves cleverly positioned at the top of the wall, accessible via a ladder. The designers also took advantage of the 3.5 meter height of the apartment and created a cozy loft area where a bed and a desk are positioned.
37 square meters
This is an apartment from Shanghai, China. It’s small and only measures 37 square meters across and has a linear floor plan which made things quite interesting for the designers at Atelier Mearc who are responsible for the renovation. Because the spaces are displayed in order and flow into one another, the designers wanted to combine them all and to make the apartment feel like a single multifunctional space with different areas and functions scattered around. The long and narrow floor plan posed certain restrictions and didn’t leave a lot of options but the design is nevertheless unusual to say the least. There are virtually no interior walls or partitions in this apartment. Instead, the different areas are delineated through contrasting materials, furniture pieces and the occasional glass panel which becomes a barrier but doesn’t block the view. This allow the light to travel freely from one end of the apartment to the other. Such a design is not for everyone but it does make the most of the space that was available.
47 square meters
Building a giant wooden box at the center of a small apartment in order to make it feel spacious and airy can seem a bit counter-intuitive but you must take into consideration all the details and factors before you form an opinion because the results may surprise you. This small apartment from Moscow is the perfect example. It has a total floor plan of 47 square meters and its interior was completely reimagined in 2016 by studio Ruetemple. The goal was to transform the space into a convenient, functional and modern home and in order to achieve that the designers took advantage of the fact that there were no load-bearing walls inside the apartment. Also, there were two large windows on opposite walls that filled the entire apartment with natural light. As a result, they opened up the entire area and decided to build a large multifunctional structure at the center. This structure is made of wood and has an interesting and sculptural design. It incorporates a private sleeping area, a nook for a sofa and a cloakroom. It also offers lots of storage.
35 square meter floor plan
This is another tiny apartment from Moscow but this time the interior design was done by Studio Bazi. The 35 square meter floor plan made it challenging to come up with a balanced design that blends looks and function but the results are quite inspiring. The idea was to create a comfortable and inviting space and to maintain an open floor plan but also to include lots of storage and to make use of the natural light. It was also necessary to create a private sleeping area and the solution found was to build a wooden box in one of the corners, raised on a platform with storage built into it. In that same section of the apartment there’s also the entrance area which can be hidden behind a curtain. The rest of the apartment is dedicated to the living spaces plus the small open kitchen and the bathroom, all enjoying stylish designs and decors.
33 square meter apartment