The renovation resulted in an apartment with a spacious living area that contains a sofa, bookshelf and dining table, and opens into a cozy kitchen. By lifting the bed and housing the main storage area of the apartment underneath it, the tiny space gets a studio look, while by keeping everything open and sparesly furnished, there is no sense of claustrophobia that can come from living in such a tiny space.
The entire renovation took only six months to complete, and cost about €27,000 ($36,600). The original owner of the apartment had already started some of the renovations about 30 years ago, but stopped before he could finish due to illness. For Karin, the project was a real challenge, and it took her some time to find the most space saving way of fitting all the needed appliances and fixtures into the home without sacrificing too much of the apartment’s tiny area.