Gallery: 8 More Tiny Apartments That Maximize Small Spaces with Smart D...

Although it's just a concept, Bernheimer Architecture and LevenBetts' "MicroGreens" apartment is an intriguing design that we think would be really popular if it ever came to fruition. Every tiny unit has its own edible garden as well as access to a shared vertical greenhouse, creating so much quality communal space that residents might not even care that their actual apartments are a little tight.

This Lower East Side apartment makes 432 sq. ft. of space go a long way with a few simple tricks. Clutter-free surfaces, bright pops of color on a neutral background and a mirrored wall that bounces back natural light back all make the studio appear larger than it really is.

If you’re looking for some professional help maximizing your tiny apartment, take a page from this model apartment seen at the Museum of the City of New York. Highlighting NYC’s new micro housing plans, the installation featured the latest in transforming, double-duty furniture and could be configured in a number of ways to suit the needs of the inhabitants.

We really have to hand it to Felice Cohen for taking her teensy weensy 90 sq. ft. Manhattan studio and making it livable. See how Ms. Cohen transformed her claustrophobic living area and box-like sleeping loft into a well-organized, and even comfy, abode.

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  1. Carlos Lima July 26, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I think the biggest problem with “micro” apartments is finding affordable furniture and appliances that have that design paradigm in mind. Eventually these smaller living spaces will be foisted upon the working class as “normal” all the while appliances/furniture geared toward working-class Americans (non-NYC) are larger.
    So to really have a positive impact, micro-sized furniture, appliances, and fixtures have to have become more affordable and widely available and not exclusively through boutique shops and firms.