small living spaces
The result: Everything is within reach and in its assigned space. A fold-out panel serves as a desk, panels pop open to reveal storage, and the bed pulls in and out of a large slot as needed. "It's almost like living in a big closet," Schallert says.
The kitchen panel is all tucked into one side of the space. An integrated fridge, an electric stovetop, a sink, a freezer, a microwave and a dishwasher have assigned spaces. At mealtimes, the dining table is pulled out along with all the kitchen appliances.
The toilet is the only private space in this apartment. It's in a small room with a little window, behind a hidden door next to the sink. The shower glass cube and sink stay out of the way of the kitchen and bedroom modes against this wall.
A 65-square-foot elevated balcony is just outside the bed area; the bed is pushed there when it's stored away. When it's time to pull it out again, Schallert simply pulls on a leather strap attached to the end of the bed frame.
There's another 200 square feet of terrace space up a flight of stairs from the smaller balcony. Schallert installed an outdoor tub for two and a convenient washer and dryer here. Barcelona is a sunny city, so it made sense to make the most out of the outdoor space.
The pivoting door not only divides the sleeping and living spaces, but a drop-down flap also doubles as a desk or bar.
Murphy beds and wallbeds save lots of space while providing a comfortable bed whenever you need it. This room looks great when the bed is hidden in its armoire-like furniture piece ..