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Today in House Tours Tuesdays: we continue bringing you our favourite entries from the Apartment Therapy Small Cool 2012 contest and we add a 250 sq. feet garage converted into a beautiful small apartment.

Jane’s Open Plan

Jane's Open Plan

Jane's Open Plan

Our first apartment of today is an apartment in London, United Kingdom. It’s 650 sq. feet (60.39 sq. metres) but it’s a great example of working with what you have and making changes when you need them.

In this case the owners were faced with two issues: the lack of storage space and a very small bathroom. Thanks to having very high ceilings they were able to create a small mezzanine space above the bathroom creating additional storage space there as well as creating a guest bedroom. The lack of space in the bathroom was sorted out increasing a little bit it’s size. That way they got the result you can see above: a beautiful and spacious modern bathroom with great tiling. The small space they took from the living/kitchen area allow for an alcove where the kitchen cabinets were placed.

Well planned small changes make a huge difference. Jump to the article to read more and see all the photos.

Julie’s Brightly Colored Walls

Julie's Brightly Colored Walls

Julie's Brightly Colored Walls

The next apartment we bring you today is a very bright and sociable one. It’s a small apartment of just 500 sq. feet (46.45 sq. metres) and the owner was faced with the problem of wanting an apartment where she could entertain people. Unfortunately small apartments don’t allow you to have to many visitors around because of space issues. In order to go around that problem she opted for a twin bed day instead of having a normal bed in the living/bedroom area. That helps to get the most out of the place.

She continued her decorating with bright and fresh colours: a beautiful turquoise and white painted furniture in the bedroom/living room area. They create a beautiful contrast with the intense yellow that was used in the kitchen and can be seen through the wide door to it.

A very beautiful apartment and it’s worth going to the article to see all the photos and read more.

Kristi’s Head Over Heels

Kristi's Head Over Heels

Kristi's Head Over Heels

The first impression you get when you see the photos of this apartment is that the photos are shot in black and white. But they are not. It’s a beautiful apartment in black and white with some grey shades and the odd piece of furniture or accessory in natural colours. And the result is very modern and stylish, that’s why we chose it.

It’s a small apartment of 520 sq. feet (48.31 sq. metres) and it not only manages to have a great decoration but also plenty of storage space, an office, a double bedroom and an open plan living room/kitchen as well as the bathroom.

Jump to the article to read more and see all the photos.

Casey’s Plenty of Space

Casey's Plenty of Space

Casey's Plenty of Space

Our last apartment from the Small Cool 2012 contest is an example of how you can manage to fit a kitchen/kitchenette area in a very small closet size space.

It’s a teeny-tiny of space of 295 sq. feet (27.04 sq. metres). And in that very small area it manages to fit a full bathroom a living/dining/bedroom area and a kitchenette in a space the size of a closet. As you can see in the photo above the layout has been optimized to fit everything needed. And somehow it doesn’t feel crowded. The furniture has the right size, the bed area has been separated using a bookshelf and allowing light to go through the apartment and all the storage space has been consolidated in the closet next to the bathroom.

It’s a great apartment with a great layout. Jump to the article to read more and see all the photos.

Houzz Tour: Industrial Minihouse in Seattle

Houzz Tour: Industrial Minihouse in Seattle

Houzz Tour: Industrial Minihouse in Seattle

Our last article of today is not part of the Small Cool 2012 contest but it would certainly be a great candidate. It’s a converted garage of 250 sq. feet (23.22 sq. metres) smaller than the previous one. It manages to fit everything needed in a living space.

The place was barely modified structurally. Only some space was added to the original structure to add the bathroom. The rest is just plain internal work to get the most out of the space. The height of the building was used to create a mezzanine where the bed was placed. The lower area was used for the bathroom, kitchen, and living room. Big french doors open to the yard making the place amazing in summer.

Go to the article to read more and see all the photos.

 

What do you think about today’s articles? Let us know in the comments.


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