Small Space Living by LifeEdited

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December 12, 2012
For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.
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  The open layout, maple floors, and white cabinetry make for a bright, airy feel in the 420-square-foot space.
    The open layout, maple floors, and white cabinetry make for a bright, airy feel in the 420-square-foot space.
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  A built-in standing desk houses a display and pull-out desktop that doubles as a storage space for laptops and other work supplies.
    A built-in standing desk houses a display and pull-out desktop that doubles as a storage space for laptops and other work supplies.
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  The Swing from Resource Furniture uses a swinging shelf to form the bed support.
    The Swing from Resource Furniture uses a swinging shelf to form the bed support.
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  Here's the bed transitioned from day mode to sleep mode.
    Here's the bed transitioned from day mode to sleep mode.
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  The moving wall opens up a second room, which features bike storage, a second office space, and can be converted to the guest bedroom.
    The moving wall opens up a second room, which features bike storage, a second office space, and can be converted to the guest bedroom.
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  With Lolipop bunk beds from Resource Furniture, the space can comfortably sleep four. Heavy red curtains pull out of the walls to enclose each room for maximum privacy and sound control.
    With Lolipop bunk beds from Resource Furniture, the space can comfortably sleep four. Heavy red curtains pull out of the walls to enclose each room for maximum privacy and sound control.
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  Hill's ThinBike, which he designed in partnership with Schindelhauer, features folding handlebars and pedals that allow it to easily fit snugly against a wall (or in this custom-sized cabinet).
    Hill's ThinBike, which he designed in partnership with Schindelhauer, features folding handlebars and pedals that allow it to easily fit snugly against a wall (or in this custom-sized cabinet).
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  A metal wall and strong magnets makes it easy to hang notes, art, or, as Hill demonstrates, to create an inspiration wall of design photos and clippings. Beneath the breakfast bar rests the Goliath table, which can expand to seat ten.
    A metal wall and strong magnets makes it easy to hang notes, art, or, as Hill demonstrates, to create an inspiration wall of design photos and clippings. Beneath the breakfast bar rests the Goliath table, which can expand to seat ten.
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  For dinner parties, the Goliath table can expand to seat ten guests. Stackable chairs are stored in a cabinet when not in use.
    For dinner parties, the Goliath table can expand to seat ten guests. Stackable chairs are stored in a cabinet when not in use.
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  In the shower a pre-existing window sill was used to create a comfortable shower seat, while the glass enclosure keeps the bathroom feeling open.
    In the shower a pre-existing window sill was used to create a comfortable shower seat, while the glass enclosure keeps the bathroom feeling open.
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  For maximum privacy, the water closet features a separate, insulated door and a built-in wooden bench that can fold down over the toilet to create a quiet space for making that private phone call when company is around.
    For maximum privacy, the water closet features a separate, insulated door and a built-in wooden bench that can fold down over the toilet to create a quiet space for making that private phone call when company is around.
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  In the kitchen, a metal wall allows for a variety of magnetic accessories, such as a spice collection and stylish planter. LifeEdited favors stacking dishes and nesting bowls to help conserve cabinet and counter space.
    In the kitchen, a metal wall allows for a variety of magnetic accessories, such as a spice collection and stylish planter. LifeEdited favors stacking dishes and nesting bowls to help conserve cabinet and counter space.
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