The cost of living in an urban city means we often have less space to play with than our suburban friends. Thankfully designers have found awesome ways to make better use of the space we have.
Check out the 15 examples to make sure that you don\’t waste any space in your apartment.
1. Stair Storage
These awesome drawers are part of a New York studio apartment project by Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture and was completed in 2009.
2. Drawer Gym
This home fitness cupboard is part of a set of furniture created by the designer Lucie Koldova in 2009. The furniture was designed to serve both the function of storage and fitness with users able to stretch, work out and shape their bodies using the furniture.
3. Modular Furniture
This amazing all-in-one modular furniture set has been designed by the Swedish design team from Matroshka.
This set can allow you to build a living area that quickly converts your dining area to a workable double bedroom.
When packed down the whole set packs down to just under 13 sq feet.
4. Hide Bed Under Floor Boards
This creation was put together by POINT Architecture who had to create this space for a competition in Turin, Italy.
The great feature of this room is the double bed that easily slides into floor of the living area.
Safe bike Storage is very valuable in apartment buildings and bikes can take up a lot of usable space. This awesome DIY solution is a perfect way of storing multiple bikes whilst using as little space.
6. Space Savings Stairs
These awesome stairs from the team at Eestairs manages to find a stairway system that fits into just 1 square meter.
7. Fold-Out Pantries
Modern Apartments usually come with only a few cupboards, so using fold out pantries is a great way to expand on the usable space.
8. Knife Storage
A small kitchen drawer can quickly become overwhelmed by a working kitchen so a magnetic knife board is an awesome way of both creating space as well as improve the ease of access to your kitchen utensils.
9. Wine Storage/Stairs
There is not much to be found out about this wine storage/stairs from the WD Architects. My only worry would be safety after a few glasses of bubbly. Although this is still an awesome way of providing access to a cellar.
10. DVD/Blu Ray Storage
If you have a large collectiction of DVDs/BluRays/Video Games this under bed system allows you open up space for a more interesting stuff â€“ a home cinema in this situation!
11. Space Saving Night Stand
Sometimes even simple objects can help to save space. This awesome bedside table from Bernardo Senna manages to fit 4 locations to place books and other objects.
12. Kitchen and Bath Combined
Full marks for creativity for this design from Philippe Malouin but I\’m not totally sold on the idea of a kitchen unit that includes a bath.
I would prefer to stick to the shower rather than see my roommate performing his ablutions as I make breakfast.
13. Space Saving Toys
It\’s not just adults who can have fun with space saving technology. This image of a underbedÂ storage area includes a play area.
14. Kitchen Cubes
In a small apartment, kitchen countertops are prime real eastate. This collection of stackable cube gadgets can easily connect together to make the most use of kitchen worktop space.
15. Under Stair Bathroom
This bathroom manages to utilize specially designed units to make use of â€œthat space beneath the stairs.â€
BONUS: Italian Designed Space Saving Furniture
The video above presents the full range of space savings technology available from the New York designers â€“ Resource Furniture. They can be kind of pricey but could be useful for thinking of ideas on how you pull off similar space saving with DIY methods.