BEHOLD MY GLORIOUS PALACE!! oh and help lol

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  1. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    ok... so it's a tiny studio :rofl1:
    but it's full of potential and it's right on a park and hardwood and the building used to be this classic old hotel and I love it so THERE! lol

    now.. anybody who wants to figure out how I'm going to fit a single bed, a small sofa bed and a 36" dog crate in there
    ..please let me know lol

    any advice from teeny tiny apartment livers?
     
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    Perhaps get one of the wooden crates that double as a table?
     
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    2 words -

    Loft bed
     
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    I was thinking Murphy bed.......but I'm pretty sure they are quite pricey!
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Get a decorative cover for the crate and it can double as an eating surface or entertainment center, LOL.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Personally I would try one or the other bed, not both, but that's just me. Unless you really need the sofa bed too. That makes my place look like a mansion! :p
     
  9. Bailey08

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    How about a futon with a great mattress (and maybe a mattress topper)? Or a pull-out couch with the same?

    Have you tried Googling something like "tiny apartment" or "small living space"? Apartment Therapy had a whole series, and I bet you could find something on Houzz (which is super addictive, btw). I think there are a lot of good ideas out there -- especially from New Yorkers. ;)

    I love old places! I bet this one is really fun.
     
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    It's bigger on the inside. Problem solved :D
     
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    Check out IKEA for ideas for small spaces - they usually have several floor plans for studios about the size of yours. Lofts seem to be big for those spaces as well. :)

    Googling "ikea studio apartment" turns up some neat stuff, like this: Turn your studio into a 1 bedroom with PAX
     
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    You Studio is a tad bigger than mine ...


    Two words: STORAGE SPACE. You are going to need a lot of it. Do you have a basement? I tend to put everything in the basement if I don't need it.
    This is what I fit into mine (mind you, here we don't have build-in closets):
    Fold out bed (Can be sofa, or queen size bed) with a good mattress, Space dividing bookcase (Expedit - Ikea) + attaching desk, table that can very tiny or fit 6 people (Ikea - Norden), small expedit (Siriously this thing comes in all sizes), large ikea dresser (Hemnes).

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    Now it's changed a bit since then. When those pictures were taken, I still had a huge ugly closet, which I got rid of and bought a dresser, which saves alot of space. (I do need to get something to hang clothes up though)
     
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    I would get a bed something like this if possible:

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    Maybe a room divider:
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    A love seat instead of a couch, and as other's have suggested........turn the dog crate into a coffee table :)
     
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    Clearly you need a Harry Potter-esque tent.
     
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    Sounds really cool!! Looks like people have made pretty good suggestions. I'd go with low profile furniture. Sleek lines, small scale, lots of storage. Depending on where you live, I know there are stores out there that specialize in apartment furniture (just smaller scale furniture). Good luck and congrats! I know it will be beautiful!
     
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    Any kind of crate or box you can stack into furniture is a good start. You're going to need lots of places to stash things or you'll end up buried in clutter.
     
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    Clearly this is the only solution.
     
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    Thank you guys so much! Lol I love so much of this and it truly pains me to let go of circle/dr.who/murphy bed options

    with some help from you guys I truly learned the value of furniture that can multitask!!

    FROM IKEA:

    Say hello to my new bed/desk (the desk slides on off so I can work in bed minus the bad posture lol)
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    it really just looks like this and slides on/ off the bed
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    the bed which during the day will be covered with a bedspread and some pillows and BE THE COUCH lol
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    and I would also like to thank the parents of the world for giving me THIS!!My storage solution/make up table/bench haha

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    I'll have mine set up exactly like this..
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    and my closet space for delicates lol
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    My by the front door storage box/dog grooming table/dog stuff storage area
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    FROM ETSY..

    This is so needed to keep me organized..
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    Well it's totally generic and boring now, but I'll focus on fun stuff later :)
     
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    That is BRILLIANT! I've been wanting a grooming table ever since I got Logan, but don't have the space. If it's grooming storage AND a table, that's a different story!
     
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    I'm a big, big believer in wall art to spruce up a house/living space. I can't stand bare walls. I bought a bunch of secondhand frames for $0.25 each at a yardsale, and made art to put in them.

    I also have a couple of tin advertisement things in the kitchen (from the craft store I used to work at) and a judgmental fish from the county fair, as well as two prints from a local artist.

    My nekkid fox man and my judge-y fish:
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