The client wanted to optimize their 400 sf studio apartment that felt cluttered with an over-sized dressing room and awkward sleeping area. We endeavored to convert this diminutive space into a home that is airy and light filled throughout.
The design solution for Shalev was to create a calm and quiet space by converting the underutilized walk in closet into a cozy sleeping space. Privacy is achieved by sliding doors to provide partial or complete enclosure as needed. A custom bed has a sliding headboard panel to access storage behind the bed. The sleeping nook features a window via a carved opening into the kitchen where sliding a wood screen creates separation and admits daylight when desired. A bookcase and television is out of site or revealed by sliding the stacking set of doors.
The kitchen was expanded with more counter space and the sink relocated near the window. New storage was added under the windows, concealing radiators and serving as additional counter space for the kitchen, dining and home office.
The new closet was designed to be super compact, expanding like a suitcase when needed while providing similar capacity to the prior walk in closet.
Access to the washroom was moved to the side; frosted glass was used for the new door and to infill the previous opening.