How do I Create a Living Space in 100 Square Feet?

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Carving out your personal living quarters can be difficult in a world where having your own apartment or house is not always possible. Because of this, people often wind up living in a single room which they rent from a homeowner or a room in an apartment shared with roommates. A living space as small as 100 square feet can be turned into a comfortable area to come home to. With minimalist furniture and intelligent design, you can create a living space in a 100-square-foot room.

Things You'll Need

  • Futon
  • End Table
  • Entertainment Center
  • Stacking Plastic Drawers
  • Place the futon in the opposite corner of room from the door; this placement helps utilize space as effectively as possible. Futons can conveniently switch between a couch and a bed in less than a minute. A foldout couch will work just as well as a futon in this area; however a futon is typically half the price.

  • Place the end table next to the end of the futon. Be sure to leave a few inches of space in between the two so that the futon doesn't bump the end table when it is being changed between bed and couch. This end table will serve as a place to set drinks and food.

  • Place the entertainment center across from the futon on the opposite wall. This placement allows for easy viewing of a television, should you choose to add one to the room. Place whatever your chosen entertainment is on the unit whether it is books, a television or a video game console.

  • Place stacks of stacking plastic drawers on open wall space; these serve as overall storage for the room. For example, use one stack of three as a dresser area to store clothing and one stack of two as a filing cabinet. Stacking plastic drawers can be purchased from local department and crafting stores for a relatively low cost.

  • Add some wall decor to dress up the walls of the room. Wall decor can range from paintings to wall sconces to tapestries.

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References

  • "Living Large in Small Spaces: Expressing Personal Style in 100 to 1,000 Square Feet"; Marisa Bartolucci; 2003
  • Photo Credit room image by Andrey Rakhmatullin from Fotolia.com
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