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Small Space Design Flourishes in This Revamped Shanghai Pad

It's not the flashiest tiny apartment design concept, but this recent renovation for a small Shanghai apartment packs in a number of smart, practical ideas. Completed by local firm MoreDesignOffice, the revamp focused on flooding the space with light wherever possible and creating a flexible, functional separation between the living area and the bedroom.

To that end, wooden steps bridging the bright living area and the bedroom can double as seating (and storage underneath), while folding translucent doors let some light pass through whether they're open or shut. Additionally, the hallway between the living area and kitchen was designed to make the apartment seem bigger and loftier: while one side is covered in full-height mirrors for amplified light reflection, the other provides full-height closets for maximized storage.


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