At homify, we love coming across total home transformations (or in this case apartment transformations)! And while we cherish big and bold changes, we often overlook the beauty of tiny home improvements.
In this homify 360°, we visit a Pinterest-worthy apartment in Taipei, Taiwan. The interior design firm behind the lovely apartment is A Lentil Design. With a professional eye on saving space, the firm used unique methods like converting a bedroom into a living room, creating storage under the stairs, and installing a loft as a second bedroom, to make this apartment more habitable for the growing family.
For the interior, the design team got crafty with colour and materials; like Myanmar Burma teak boards for extra storage, ICI environmentally friendly paint in bright and happy colours, and laminate flooring for easy pickup. We love everything about this home and can't wait for you to enjoy it too!
Let's take a look… .
Before we start this journey, let's take a moment and review the original floor plan. The design firm, A Lentil Design, was up for a challenge when taking on this tiny apartment. There goal was simple yet ambitious; create enough space for this growing family to enjoy.
After some hard work and creative design, the firm and family settled on the new plans. From these designs it's clear that the possibilities were endless for this apartment transformation!
Before, the kitchen was tiny and dimly lit. Hardly enjoyable for a family of three who enjoyed cooking and spending time at home.
Ta-da! The new kitchen is absolutely stunning! We love how the design firm took advantage of the dividing wall to install extra kitchen storage. The new track lighting, fun murals, hard wood laminate floors, and a touch of greenery gives new life to this once dark room.
We especially love the island counter, perfect for enjoying company while cooking. Let's take a look at more pictures of this lovely kitchen!
The old entryway feels cold and uninviting, but not to fear A Lentil Design is here to the rescue.
Wow! This entrance doesn't even resemble the old space. In this picture you'll see one of our favourite additions to the apartment which is the new loft. The family decided on the space for their young child and we can see why—it's the perfect place for a child to play and sleep.
Another clever trick the design firm used was to create storage space under the loft. You'll see how they accomplished this in the next photo.
The space under the stairs now serves as extra storage for the family.
The glass window dividers are a great way to create privacy without completely closing off the space.
We love this bedroom! The pastel pink and flower printed arm chair go perfectly in this bright room.
There's another clever storage hack the design team had up their sleeves. They raised the bed and used the extra space for storage. It also provides better views from the bed!
The decoration of this home is so unique and eclectic! We LOVE everything about this look, especially the built-in book self. Perfect for a family looking to save space in a stylish way.
We end this tour with another lovely view of this apartment. We hope you enjoyed this transformation as much as we did!