The big city dreams are weaved and lived in small spaces, the one we call the modern urban homes. The sprawling homes are limited to Bollywood movies or a prerogative of a select few. For majority of urban dwellers, especially the ones moving from small town to make a living in city, size of the home comes as a shock. Since there are no other options available, all we have to do is to learn from the experts, gather some wisdom from here and build a way to make the small urban home a comfortably functional abode. Let’s take the first step and learn some creative ways to design the urban home. Have a look!
Break the walls and let the breeze freely flow through the integrated space. Room without the walls create a visual illusion and make it feel spacious. As far as design is concerned, open space is in vogue and modern urban dwellers prefers it over the traditional walls defining the boundaries of the rooms.
Steal a moment from your busy city life to create a green patch in your home. The serenity and calmness it will bring will surely soothe your nerve and will be a welcome respite from the concrete jungle we live in. With only limited open space available as balcony or terrace you can also think of keeping indoor plants. It will make the atmosphere inside the home better than the city air. Money plants can absorbs ammonia and other toxic chemicals and mother-in-law tongue is a plant that regulates oxygen. It will be a good choice to keep these plants inside your home.
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If you want to create a private dining space for your family separate from the social area of the home without compromising in style or sacrificing precious space, then tuck in a stylish dining table in the challenging corner created by multifunctional partition that separates living from dining room and acts as showcase from living room side and crockery unit from dining side. You can also think of bringing home an expandable dining table like here. The wooden board which is acting like a leg can be pulled open to expand the table when needed.
Compact home doesn’t mean compromising in style and feeling flustered over lack of space. Compact home means challenging your design acumen and management skills and harnessing the most out of limitation. Definitely get at least one sofa-cum-bed. Use the wall from floor to ceiling to build a storage space, but make sure that the wardrobe has sliding doors. It saves on space.
Look for ways to make space for hidden storage since you will need them the most in small homes. Under the bed storage, windowpane with sitting and storage all around it, dresser hiding a wardrobe behind it… think creatively and try to create storage space. It will help in the long run.
Collapsible furniture will surely come to your rescue to save your day and night. Small home doesn’t means that there will be no guest. And when guest arrives, be prepared to offer them your best hospitality. With pull out bed hiding beneath the bed there is no need to spread mattress on the floor. It will be handy even for the family with kid living in one room apartment.
A dining table in tiny-winy kitchen! All you need is two chairs to convert this cabinet door into a functional dining table in the kitchen. There is no dearth of ideas; you only have to pick the best for you.
Don’t get dishearten if the only space available to build a kitchen is a wall. With floor, wall and long cabinet this kitchen has sufficient storage. Just make sure that you have at least one long cabinet for pantry and a gadget garage to stock up the entire gadget in one place.
Smart thinking and clever ideas can transform a small home into an elegant abode. The one challenging spot is the sink area. If it happens to be in passage, it needs special attention since it falls in the active area of the home which experience constant traffic and notice. Show your creativity here, you can make some structural change there and make it different from the rest of space to make it special. The generous use of stones has made the humble sink the centre of attraction here.
Take the liberty to expand the small home and make it open and welcoming, even for the nature. Take the balcony indoor and make it a part of home with its décor. Create sections with greenery, swing and then the formal seating, but make it merge into one another so that no one can make out your expansion.
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