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23 ways to make your tiny apartment feel huge.

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There are many upsides to apartment living, like not having to mow the lawns and living in close proximity to the CBD. But there are just as many downsides; neighbours who have loud sex and having nowhere to go (bar the bathroom) when you’re having a standoff over the whose turn it is to do the dishes with your flatmate/significant other.

Living in a small space is tough, so that’s why we’ve scoured Pinterest for 25 tiny apartment tricks even a claustrophobic would be happy with. (No Ikea assembly required.)

tinyapartment1. Turn a closest into bunk beds so the kids can have full reign of their rooms to play.

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2. A bed that doesn’t look like a bed: couch by day, bed by night.

tinyapartment23. Convert your attic into an office space.

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4. If you’re not using every spare cupboard to store your clothing, utilise a cupboard as a home office.

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5. Use a glass wall divider to visually divide a room without sacrificing space or light. tinyapartment3

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6. Declutter your benchtops with a chalkboard splashback.tinyapartment77. Use your open wardrobe as a bedhead.

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8. Create a tiny shelf if your bed is up against the wall. tinyapartment9

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9. Stack horizontal mirrors to create a luxurious feeling of space.

tinyapartment1010. Day bed by day, guest bed at night.

tinyapartment1111. If you’re renting and/or have little room to store your jewellery, hang them on the wall in the bathroom.

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12. Create faux built-in shelving in between rooms.tinyapartment13

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13. Glass and perspex furniture creates the illusion of more space.tinyapartment14

14. This is like the real-life version of Barbie’s kitchen – great for studio.

tinyapartment1515. Use every imaginable area for cleverly hidden storage.

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16. No backyard? Create a palette herb garden on your balcony.

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17. Use a shelf in the bedroom as an home office.

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18. Double your floorplan with a loft bedroom. tinyapartment19

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19. Install a clothing rack on a stair landing.tinyapartment21 tinyapartment22

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20. Hide a podwer room under the stairs. tinyapartment24

20. Create an entry way in an otherwise under-utilised space.tinyapartment25

21. Use a windows to visually separate the kitchen from the dining without scarificing light or space.

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22. Incorporate sliding doors for ensuites and walk-ins.

tinyapartment2723. Think you’ve got no room for eat-in kitchen? Think again.

What small storage tricks do you use in your place?

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