After being used as nothing more than a storage space for thirty years, it seemed this Swedish apartment was finally going to be used as a residence when the owner started renovating in the 1980s. Unfortunately, he got sick shortly after and had to discontinue his work on the space. Almost twenty years later, Karin Matz was hired to complete a full renovation on the apartment.
When work started, the space was in shambles with the wallpaper half removed and rats taking residence in the bathroom. While Matz was supposed to keep the historic aspect of the apartment alive, but even getting the property clean and modern was stacking up to be a challenge.
With only 388 square feet, Matz also faced difficulty making the property habitable. Incredibly, the end result not only crams everything a person would need to live comfortably into the tiny space, but also manages to look open and comfortable.
The most obvious space-saver is the built-in bed structure that combines kitchen cabinets, a walk-in closet, storage and a bed in one small space. To help maintain the classic look of the apartment, spaces that weren't renovated to become more spacious were left mostly the same as they had been over the last 20 years, letting the rough, imperfect walls to create a modern industrial look.
Via Design Milk