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Question First own place & small living - April 25th 2014, 08:39 AM

First of all, I'm not sure if this is not appropriate for here? Sorry if not hahah, you can go ahead & move or delete this;;

Hey guys, I wanted to ask you, do you live on your own already & if so or not, what kind of space do you live in?
What do you consider a small/studio apartment?
I currently live with my mom & little brother, but I have my own space since I'm the only one living on the second floor of our apartment.

I've applied for a studio apartment(s, two same kind) that I'd really love to get, but I have hard time figuring out how I'd decorate it, since the room I'd have is very limited.
That's the layout plan, 26,5-27m2 so about 285-290ft2 (right click & open in a new tab if it doesn't show)
I'll only get to know by the end of the next month if I've been chosen, but I love decorating & wish to start studying something along those lines so I thought I'd go ahead & do this as sort of a exercise.
The biggest problem with me, is that I'm a miser, I don't like to pay any extra if I don't have to, so I'd prefer to not get too many new furniture, but let's ignore that & ask for your suggestions?
   
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Re: First own place & small living - April 25th 2014, 05:59 PM

Hi there! I can't seem to get the image to show up, so I don't know how much I can help! Anyways, working with limited space can be a challenge! I really enjoy designing and decorating stuff too.

Have you ever seen a futon? We used to have one and they are pretty good in tight spaces because not only do they act as a couch, but they can be changed into a bed too. You could bring a table that can double as an eating and studying space. Or, you could get a desk to work at that has storage space as well. Anything that you can use for multiple purposes is great for a small living area. Good luck with everything.


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Re: First own place & small living - April 26th 2014, 08:04 AM

Well as far as furniture. Craigslist is never a bad place to start.
For small spaces, simple decoration, and lots of tall organization is best to make the room feel bigger. You want to keep as much floor-space as possible.

I can't see the picture, if you can get it working I could get a better idea of things.

Do you have any furniture already that you know you'll be moving with?
   
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Re: First own place & small living - April 26th 2014, 12:03 PM


I can only hope it shows now hahah;; But as you can hopefully see I'd have a terrace almost the size of my indoors pfft
Well I have my bed which is 120x200cm, a footstool (that can hold things inside), a solid wood worktable (which I wouldn't mind leaving behind since it's difficult to move & eats quite a lot room too), a folding table (for dining & other things) but no chairs yet, a ladder shelf & some boxes, which is about all.
I could also drag 2 of our leather armchairs with me but maybe I'd rather buy a new sofa.
Ikea has those Kallax shelves that would be good for both organizing & space dividing, also I love the idea of using curtains as a room divider, even if just to give the "bedroom" a little privacy.
I don't have much of a need for a TV since I watch & do most things on my laptop. And I think I'd have room to sew on the folding table.
   
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Re: First own place & small living - April 27th 2014, 05:56 AM

The picture didn't work for me.

I think having room dividers is a great idea! Hopefully, it will help create some separation between spaces and give the bed area some privacy. It sounds like you have plenty of furniture to bring. Do you need a lot of storage? Maybe you could think about getting some stackable bins or shelves. Also, you could try getting containers that would fit under your bed or even under your couch for extra storage space.


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Re: First own place & small living - April 27th 2014, 12:07 PM

I like what the others have been saying. Also think vertically. Maybe shelves that go up instead of sideways because vertical takes less floor space
   
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