This Is How You Can Live Large in a Small Space

With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.

For 15 years, metalworker Simone ten Hompel lived uncomfortably with the shortcomings of her London flat—four poorly insulated rooms squeezed into 398 square feet. She used the cold bedroom at the back for storage and the small living room at the front for virtually everything else; a futon mattress on the ground served as her bed and sofa, and a tray doubled as a dining table.

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