Particularly popular among students and singles, in terms of arrangements, is a studio apartment. If you only have one room available, the bane of your existence becomes fitting everything into it—from your bedroom to kitchen, inclusive of living space and work space. Your choices for furnishing and decoration are dependent on the shape and design of the apartment. The key objective is, however, to make the most of the space that is available to you. Good design should not be neglected, so, we have put together five useful tips for studio design.
In this mini-apartment, various residential areas were skilfully integrated, without the room looking pressed for space. The classic one-room loft bed (see below) separates the bedroom from the kitchen area. The dining table marks the transition from living space to eating area, in a subtle but clever way.
This flexible workplace is perfect; when only a little living space is available. The Secretary flatmate is attached directly to the wall, and the worktop when needed, can be opened up or closed again. Consumed at a depth of only 12 centimetres when closed, flatmate only uses 0.09 m² area. Space-saving ideas at their finest!
Loft beds are a classic option for those who have only one room available because they create a lot of extra space. The unused space underneath can be changed into storage, a place for art, or even another work area. As pictured, the bed was mounted to save space above the front door, and the support pillars have masterfully been hidden as bookshelves.
Partitions are ideal for one-room apartments because, without sacrificing on space, they create necessary divisions between the rooms. In particular, it is advisable to separate the bedroom from the rest of the apartment—in order to create a retreat for a peaceful sleep. Here, the partition of a sliding door has been installed, so that you can actually retire and sleep in a separate room.
This dining table is also a real space saving sensation! When folded, you can easily rest your morning cereal, or afternoon cup of tea on it. And, for a complete dinner or an evening drink with friends, you can simply fold it away and your guests would be none the wiser.