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Jumpstart Your Day: A Tiny Apartment Divided into 4 Functional Areas

Pretty pastels, quirky details, and clever use of space make this home cozy and inviting


We’ve probably featured almost a hundred different tiny homes—each with a distinct appeal, unique details, and boasting of smart solutions that many of us wish to recreate when it’s time to plan and build our dream homes.

To add to your list of #smallspacegoals and #homeinspo, check out this 484-square-foot apartment found in Moscow. Designed by INT2 Architecture, it features a living room, a bedroom with closet, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a bright nook where one can read and take care of a couple of plants.

Here are some of the things we loved in this space and the ideas that you can take note of as well:

Source and photos: Refinery 29.

To separate the sleeping area from the living room, the bed is placed on a platform and curtains were used as dividers. Aside from white curtains, you can also use sheer ones or craft your own divider using items like old CDs, bottles, and boxes too.

To make the most of the space, the platform has hidden drawers. You can also do the same by choosing clever storage solutions that make use of every nook and cranny at home. Use these spots to store sheets, pillows, shoes, and even books!

Cabinets and shelves are important in any small space. In this unit, shelves were added to keep the closet organized. 

In the kitchen, floor-to-ceiling white cabinets help keep things in place while giving the cooking area a streamlined look.

If you're planning to do the same in your space, you can liven it up with mosaic backsplash or colorful patterns. Plain kitchen cabinets can be spruced up using washi tape.

This floor-to-ceiling industrial shelving unit is perfect for books, décor, and a few indoor plants! For a similar piece, check out Vintage Hardware.

The bathroom maybe small but it’s not lacking in personality! Scrabble tiles and wooden details give the space warmth and character. For similar decor, you can drop by Typo to do some sourcing.

To see more photos of this unit, visit Refinery 29. For more must-see small homes, check out Living in a shoebox.

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