This project presented a unique challenge. At only 350 square feet, this tiny condo needed to accommodate two work-from-home adults, as well as their three dogs! The primary strategic goals were to maximize storage, improve function, and introduce privacy, all while sticking to a very tight construction budget.
The entire west wall was built out with a tessellated arrangement of stock cabinetry. This wall of cabinetry provided the immediate benefit of ample storage while sacrificing less than eighteen inches in overall unit width. Lighted cubbies were created in the storage wall to display the couple’s collection of art and oddities. One large “cubby” was built around the mostly-unused door to the other building units, with deep steps to accommodate dog beds.
The kitchen, designed as an extension of the storage wall, presented a surprising challenge. The extreme spatial limitations meant that standard size appliances would take up too much precious square footage, and good quality compact appliances proved difficult to procure. Fortunately, we discovered Summit Appliances, with a wide range of compact options that were easily obtainable.
The biggest impact on the space and the project goals was the design of the bed loft. The site-built loft accommodated a queen bed, a desk, bookcases, closet space for hanging clothes, and laundry space with a vent-free washer/dryer and roll-out storage baskets.
The transformation was complete with a bright white and gray color palette, and the addition of the clients’ colorful, eclectic art and furnishings. The project was an absolute success.