Category Archives: Smart Apartments

KB Homes – How A Smart Home Will Change MealTime [Infographic]

kb homes - how a smart home will change meal time

Source: KB Home put together a great infographic that will show you how a smart home will revolutionize your mealtimes. You will be surprised. Just imagine this: you had a tough day at work and all you want is to eat something really good and relax. But, after such a long day, who has a time to prepare dinner? Well, what if we told you that your appliances will make your tasty dinner by themselves and it will be ready when you come home? You can just use your smart-phone controllable slow cooker, even though you are not in… Read more »

Hot off the Press – A Brief History of Heating

Monty Python’s hilarious and controversial 1979 film The Life of Brian contains any number of seminal scenes, being as it is one of the greatest comedy films ever made. Set in the Judea of the Roman Empire around the time of Jesus’s crucifixion, the film, as the name suggests, charts the life of Brian, who has the bad luck to be confused with a messiah – the Romans were not big on dissent, as you probably know… Anyhow, one scene shows a meeting of misfiring rebels who, traducing the Romans, demand ‘what have they ever done for us?’ What follows… Read more »

Ways to make your apartment as cozy as a house

There are a variety of reasons why people choose to live in apartments instead of houses, and although each home has its own pros and cons there are many ways for the apartment dwellers to overcome some of the cons. Apartment living is a cost effective way for single people and newlyweds to start their own lives; you don\’t often find families living in an apartment.  However there are elderly folk that move into apartments instead of retirement complexes. Whether you are a college graduate, a recently single person, a newly married couple or an elderly couple the following major… Read more »

Brands Poliform and Varenna create the perfect urban apartment

A fresh and sleek apartment with only 80 square meters, but everything you need to live with style and comfort. This ultimate urban apartment is the result of the partnership between the Italian home furnishings brand Poliform and their kitchen design brand Varenna. This small but amazing apartment is their new project, which showcases their products and shows how to properly furnish a small space. The loft features a lot of clever storage solutions and design accessories. Together, they create the perfect modern and minimal look. The living and dining room The kitchen The bedroom

The small and eclectic Amsterdam apartment

With only 65 square feet and one bedroom, this apartment might be tiny, but it sure makes up for it in personality. This small house, located in Amsterdam (Netherlands), is the home of the interior designer Rosa van den Kerkhof, who was the main responsible for the decor. The apartment style combines vintage pieces, new industrial furniture and a lot of cultural treasures from different parts of the world. The mix could be the picture under the word “eclectic” in the dictionary. We gathered some pictures of the apartment and made a gallery to inspire you.

New York’s Smallest New Apartments

New York – the city that never sleeps! Everyone wants to be a part of Big Apple and that mostly means living on Manhattan. Because of that, city’s housing stocks are just pushed to the limits. There is just not enough space to put all New Yorkers and New Yorkers wannabes onto a 23 square-mile island. So, last summer the mayor’s office decided to organize the competition called ‘adAPT NYC’. The designers had to create a new kind of New York apartment, the one that will take up less space than the current legal space limit for a dwelling (450… Read more »

Micro Apartment With Sloped Ceiling

This micro apartment has only 30 square meters. Well, it doesn’t sounds too bad and you probably think you can work with it. But what if we add sloped roof to that equation? Now it doesn’t sound so good as before! But, they did it – Dutch architects from Queeste Architecten created this third-story apartment to be an autonomous floor. They tried to make the best possible use of low ceiling areas and when we saw the picture, we had to admit that they did good! More then good! They put all kind of storage in ever possible nook and… Read more »

9 Awesome Tiny Apartments

Whilst most of us choose to live in decent sized spaces it can be really useful look at how designs work for tiny spaces. When size is a restriction it forces us to really think about usability and what we really need. Hopefully this selection of 9 awesome tiny apartments will give you ideas/tips for how to improve your space usage in your apartment. 1. Studio/Loft Apartment Living in a studio apartment can work if you are creative with how you use your space. I really love the use of an extra floor for the sleeping area and the space… Read more »

Micro Apartment In Barcelona With Hidden Bathtub! [Video]

Sometimes you have to make sacrifices to live in the perfect location but this architect lady, Valentina Maini shows you can create fully functional living space with just 269 st ft of space (25 sq mtr), as well as having a prime spot in the heart of Barcelona. Watch how her dining table slides over matching benches to create additional room for guests. Or how the bench slides out to reveal a full sized bath tub, and much more! It’s simply creativity at its best. To save her from the daily routine of transforming a bed: Valentina simply raised her… Read more »