When it comes to small apartments, it’s mandatory to stay creative. The hardest part is to provide an uncluttered environment and create as much space as possible using smart methods. It’s more difficult to expand and make a house look more spacious than it actually is. This is why transforming micro-lofts and adapting them it’s never an easy job. Specht Harpman has recently finished this compact four-level apartment on the Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York. Undoubtably, Manhattan is one of the top elite choices when it comes to real estate investments.
Living in the very heart of a city that offers you endless possibilities – that is one awesome experience. Of course, some of us dream of wonderful spacious lofts overlooking the skyscrapers, with wonderful French bakeries just around the corner, with crowded restaurants and bohemian coffee shops, with people running fast, but the truth is that a micro-loft nicely decorated would also work. It’s New York – go out and live the life you’ve always imagined! Back to our minuscule-sized apartment – every inch of space ended up having multiple functions. If case you look for traditional storage spaces, you will end up being disappointed. The entire apartment features unusual closets.
The vertical circulation enhances the feeling of space. “The main bath and shower, in fact, are also built below the primary staircase. The kitchen featured fully concealed appliances, flip up high storage units for easy access, and a countertop that wraps into the main living space, becoming a virtual “hearth” with built-in entertainment system.” The bedroom is located at the upper floor and the really nice thing is that you have access to a small green oasis, on the rooftop.
As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.