Small properties come with a unique set of challenges and we're always on the lookout for inspiring solutions that maximise space without compromising on style. This homeowner has done just that, transforming what was an impractical south-east London studio flat into a sophisticated split level, multi-functional space.
As a first-time buyer planning to live alone in London, Lyndsey Evans was keen to purchase something compact to avoid being burdened with high-cost monthly mortgage repayments. Confident she'd be happy in a tiny home with the help of a savvy design solution, she called on the professional services of Bespoke Carpentry London to help utilise her space.
Together they reimagined the main room of her third-floor studio flat, maximising the vertical space (the flat benefitted from relatively high ceilings) by building a custom wooden mezzanine structure that entirely redefines the room.
Splitting the small space horizontally, the wooden structure creates a new raised level in the room – a snug sleeping zone with space for a double bed. The mezzanine also opens up a second new area below; a cosy living space complete with a compact two-seater sofa.
The stairs provide a dual function; as well as leading up to the bed, they house a cupboard, drawers and open shelving, creating great storage potential. Bespoke Carpentry London suggested clever space-saving features such as an in-built pull-out desk.
Inspired by Scandinavian cabin design, the carpentry (built in MDF and traditional pine) is mostly painted in a crisp white with a few pops of bold colour. The resulting space feels bright, airy and uplifting despite being compact.
See the amazing transformation below...
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