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Archive for May 2010

Staircase Shelving

So I have been harping on a particular mantra of tiny space organization and design, that being: maximize the vertical.  If you are new here the basic jist is if you surrender a square foot of floor space for storage, maximize the use of that by taking the storage all the way to the top of the room.

One of the issues with this is of course if you have tall ceilings you can run into the issue of not being able to reach it.  With this innovative concept you are able to remedy this issue, cut out any need for a ladder and bring multifunction into the space.

So check this out…..

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On Vaction…Be Back Soon

Hey all, I am at north myrtle until sunday the 30th and will not be posting till I get back. Have a good week.

-Ryan

Rolling

Now this is pretty interesting concept, the wood interior is beautiful.  Students at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany have developed a rolling house.  It allows you to roll the house to alter the orientation of various elements to suit your need of the space.  I can’t help thinking that I would feel like a hamster in a hamster ball, but I think the novelty of it would overcome that.  I would think you would have to have some stationary part of this though, with storage, there are some things that just could not handle going upside down.

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Tiny Studio Apartment

Here is a Tiny Apartment With an interesting visual style.  I really love her wall art / storage solution.  Sitting at around 211  square feet, I can’t figure out if the apartment is actually this dark or is it just the photographs.

Location: Bronx, New York
Size: 211 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? It is difficult to say what my favorite element in my small house is, but I have to tell you that I love my shoe storage and of course my lamps (specially the floor one). Ah…and of course my wall, where the TV is.

What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? I had convinced my self one more time, that you can improve the look of your house and make it funcional with a small budget and a little bit of imagination. Inspiration came of course from web sites like Apartment Therapy, Mocoloco, etc..

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Basement Conversion To Tiny House

So here is a really interesting Tiny House.  What is so interesting is that the owner wanted to convert the basement area of their house to a self contained home, weather it was a rental property or a place for a teen, I’m not sure.  But they started the entire process by picking the entire house up, scooting it to the side then building the whole basement, finally they replaced the house.  It seems rather a lot of work to get a finished basement, but the original basement was more like a root cellar.

Regardless, I can’t help think that the designer might have take some inspiration from Tiny Houses.  Regardless, I really love the main living area, with a bright interior and a ledge surrounding the room for storage, it looks both functional and comfy.  It is pretty impress that this is a basement!

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