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Not only have they made a lovely nook that is completely functional, but the demure accents ensure that this piece fits in well with the rest of their shabby chic home design. This piece would be perfect for a kitchen with limited space, in addition to a functioning wet bar for a parlor or game room. These days, many kitchen decorating ideas are moving away from the cozy and shabby chic look and more towards the modern, minimalist and clean look.
This kitchen design is sunny and inviting, but also quite modern and sophisticated. The brushed tin on the cabinets gives this kitchen a sleek look, while the use of greenery and the floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that the space is cheerful and inviting.
A lot of kitchen design pictures feature spaces with white cabinets and walls. With this simple foundation, you can truly create just about any decor scheme in your space. This homeowner chose to work with teal and cream decor pieces and accents. The focal point of this design is the antique chandelier, which gives this otherwise modern design a touch of old world charm. The juxtaposition of the baby blue retro fridge with the sleek, shiny black accents in this tiny kitchen design is truly inspired.
The bright white tile backsplash ties the whole look together. Mixing the old with the new can create a look that is charming yet current. The little accents, such as the cream flowers and the antique wooden boxes, finish off this simply gorgeous design. This homeowner chose to create an accent wall, adorned with a lovely soft green floral wallpaper. It works beautifully with the rest of the space, which is a simple but bright white.
Stools can be stored in a nearby coat or supply closet and retrieved as needed. If you prefer your home decoration inspiration to be futuristic and modern instead of classic and demure, then this is the perfect kitchen design scheme for you. This homeowner utilized a hideaway kitchen space, which have been a popular choice in major Asian cities like Seoul and Tokyo, where apartment space is limited, for quite some time.
Everything about this design is about as modern as it gets, from the polished metallic surfaces to the hanging gold spherical light fixtures. This design would be perfect for any apartment or condo dweller who wants to turn their small space into something big. There is something to be said for the elegance of black and white home decor designs. Instead of remodeling the actual cabinetry or fixtures, they painted the ceiling and a single wall in black chalkboard paint, adding a floor-to-ceiling wall decal of an ornate antique fork.
The beautiful, French-inspired black chandelier finishes off this incredibly elegant design. This is an example of an apartment kitchen that started off incredibly dull and dreary, but was brought to life with some simple touches. This homeowner started with what may have been a nightmare for some.
Instead of cabinets, they were stuck with shelves, in addition to an exposed exhaust vent. However, instead of trying to conceal these aspects, they worked with them in their tiny kitchen design. They adorned the shelves with glassware, books and knick-knacks to give the space some personality. Instead of attempting to conceal the exhaust vent, they hung delicate lights from the pipe. This gorgeous design is both chic and deconstructed, giving it an incredibly modern and urban feel.
I think he is doing just that! It is pretty awesome. Nice wood interior work! A house would include solid walls with window and door placement and a roof structure that fits the interior architecture. I was contacted by a Japanese student that was writing a book about his design and wanted some ideas. In return he included my cabin in his book and gave me credit for helping him. The Asian culture has a long history of living in smaller spaces and using every available inch and are more inclined to small spaces than the Western culture at present but that will change as people see the financial and environmental benefits of smaller simpler living.
My wife and I lived in china a couple years and were students. What are the outside dimensions of this 75 square foot tiny house? I appreciate you trying to figure that out though. Could be based on interior dimensions, too. I have been thinking a lot about designing a staircase that also functions as storage in the way that is illustrated here.
I wonder if anyone knows how to contact this student? This house was probably designed in metric units. So the outside dimensions could be 2 m x 3. There are no backrests at a good angle for sitting. This could be mitigated by pillows or cushions. Completely 3d thinking, he does not have 75 square feet, he has at least cubic feet.
As far as sitting on dead flat surfaces… I had a Chinese boss that thought chairs were torture racks. I am still too big. I am 60 but think I might practice sitting on a flat surface. I sit straight on chairs without leaning on a backrest.
Limber up and develop your muscles. Little kids do it all the time. Lot of intricated solutions kitchen, bathroom, loft, stair, washer, and multi uses living working well all together. Skylight is a must where located. For couple, siamese installation side by side units with commun living may give a luxurious s. Actually, a unit like this seems like a module.
Like, if you had a large open space and wanted to easily subdivide it. You could order units like this and move them around with a forklift. Think- dead mall revamp. Eric, I came across a site that has that happening. The students who rented them used a shower set up in the warehouse. Erik Marcus, your last paragraph is genius.
I am a big fan of recycling and re-purposing. As you drive around the country you see abandoned strip malls everywhere. These new places would constitute small hamlets and provide the social interaction many people crave. Any idea of where he would have permission to put it?
The time is now. Brad at Tiny Texas Houses is starting a project to build this size and tilt them into a container for shipping. Shipping would be the key.. They could be shipped, tilted and assembled with five truck loads just about anywhere there are roads. By organising the cladding of the tower to generate convection currents this should be possible. I hope he got academic credit for it too. People knock the younger generation, but i have to tell you, the world needs this kids brain power x This type of thinking is pure genius.
Very well done, and execution of a through thought process. He makes me proud for the future. I can offer them my sympathies for the mess they have to straighten out because of the older generations who think they are above question.
In fact, when I think of those older generations it is typically in these very terms: I also see hope. Now, to scrape the gum of fraud and corruption off the shoe of society that, is the older generation, so the younger people can hopefully, clean up our society and not be inhibited by a greed-based, materialistic, out-dated mode of thinking.
News people write about all the bad things in the younger society thats coming up. Every one is an individule. Making changes to make things better for all. One tiny house at a time. Good luck with that, any reason the latest batch of humans will be any different the batches before? It has a full bathroom, stairs, good counter space in the kitchen, and laundry!
If you count the stairs as seating you could have quite a few people over. Personally, I would add several feet to have a bed on the first floor, then use the loft to paint. Love this and would have saved me from some serious roommate disagreements.
I would have loved to have had one when I was a student. He did a great job. Still more than enough room for a friend or two. Thank you so much for sharing it! Have you posted the plans for this, somewhere? I have been thinking about something like this for the longest time, but have not found anything, until now! I would love these plans! I, too, have thought of a tiny staircase that was double duty. Are the plans posted?
Do you know how to contact him? It has stairs so my cat can come to bed with me: One of the biggest drawbacks to most the tiny house plans post on this sight is they use ladders instead of stairs. My cat can not climb ladders and I have trouble with them too. But the rest…oh my! Alex you are elected…This has been put online for a reason Mate, TTH and all the way in China another great mind need to meld.
How much of the worlds homeless can this help? The second home is now out of reach for the middle class an endangered species but with this format it could happen again.
So usual to see Chinese people studying. The concept and execution of this tiny home is fabulous. The commenter from Facebook who mentioned that this home would not be feasible for the homeless is not looking at the potential for using reclaimed or recycled materials or that several of these with exterior walls could be built as a collective series of units. I do like the idea and use of space — with the stairs to the sleeping loft as additional storage and seating, a combination washer and dryer, this tiny house is very functional.
I mean, really who needs 2, square feet of living space!! Who needs 2, square feet of living space! Excellent and fundamental question, Katrina!
But how less is optimal? This chinese student design is brilliant, for sure. In this design, the net living space is round 6 feet by 7 feet. Imagine a wall now in front of it. It is not shown in these pictures… You may understand why.
The whole space is gorgeous. This is quite superb, while done before Cube house in the UK , So much thought has gone into this design. I love it, so congratulations on thinking outside and inside the box. Thanks for sharing Alex. Does this home have a wall to close up the house or is it always wide open? From the open side you see it looks right into the shower at the bottom left.
Megan, take a very close look inside the shower. I love how he has used every inch available for something useful. But the real thing is…all that wood. Even if a TH bathroom has a separate shower, the room can, and probably will, become nice and steamy during a shower.
Is the wood somehow varnished or coated with polyurethane to avoid water damage? One year in college I had a single room which was probably no larger than sf. No bathroom—go down the hall—no laundry—go to dorm laundry—no kitchen—can we say college food? This is great for what it is—a student domicile or a home for a single person. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Tiny House Design for Simple Living.
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