четверг, 11 июня 2015 г.

27 Space-Saving Tricks and Techniques for Tiny Houses - Page 2 of 3 - WebEcoist

27 Space-Saving Tricks and Techniques for Tiny Houses - Page 2 of 3 - WebEcoist
27 Space-Saving Tricks and Techniques for Tiny Houses - Page 2 of 3 - WebEcoist

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Built-in furniture that’s made specifically for the dimensions of your space will save a lot more room than store-bought furniture – especially when you can work storage into the design, as pictured here.


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(image via: ballard designs)

Most tiny houses and apartments don’t have room for a washer and dryer. While going to a laundromat may be inevitable, you can hand-wash some items and hang them to dry with compact laundry drying racks that fold up against the wall when not in use. This one was made by Ballard Designs; see 15 more at Apartment Therapy.


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(image via: jpda, idhea.cz)

Make stairs do double-duty – like hosting drawers or even a kitchenette. Architect Dalibor Hlavacek transformed a minuscule attic apartment into a comfortable family home thanks to creative thinking like building the kitchen into the stairs. Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture made a New York City studio apartment much more efficient by turning the stairs into a dresser.


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When looking to save space, don’t forget the details! This clever knife set is just one example of how you can reduce the space that various items throughout your house take up – because every millimeter really does make a difference. Each of the knives in this nesting set by TableDirect fits inside the next so the whole set takes up just a little more room than the largest knife in the set.


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Pocket and Sliding Doors


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Swinging doors are definitely not the most efficient choice for small spaces. Consider pocket doors instead, or sliding barn-style doors, which have a little more aesthetic appeal.


Sliding Loft Ladders


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Sliding ladders are another great way to gain access to loft space (or high storage areas) without taking up too much room. DIY Showoff has a tutorial for building your own library-style sliding loft ladder.


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(image via: ikea hackers)

Even six inches of narrow space behind your refrigerator could be a slim storage space. Sliding pantries on wheels are relatively easy to build (and might even make an interesting pallet recycling project). Check out this DIY job spotted at IKEA Hackers, which put a Kilby bookcase on rails for a clean look that looks like a custom built-in cabinet.


All-in-One Kitchens


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What appears to be an average-sized free-standing cupboard reveals itself to be a clever all-in-one compact kitchen when the top doors are opened. Fitting a microwave, two-burner stovetop, sink, mini refrigerator and lots of storage, this kitchen by Culshaw Bell offers lots of function with virtually zero clutter.


5 More Solutions to Mount Inside Cabinets


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Literally behind closed doors, the space just inside your kitchen cabinets can be used much more efficiently than in the average home. Check out 5 smart ideas from Shelterness including painting the inside of the door with chalkboard paint, adding cup hooks for measuring spoons and other small items, building in a custom spice rack, mounting a box of tissues and hanging a small trash can.


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