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Renovation Turns Drab Tiny Apartment into Chic, Efficient Home

Pretty impressive

As urban apartments get smaller and smaller, efficient and attractive interior design can make all the difference. Check out, for example, this 236-square-foot pad in Taipei, Taiwan, which recently went through an impressive transformation by local studio A Little Design.

Designed for a client who frequently travels for work, the space aims to get all the basic necessities just right. Taking advantage of the nearly 10-foot-high ceilings, the design team added a wall of built-in closets, as well as a lofted row of bookshelves accessible via the bedroom mezzanine or with a ladder.

On another side, a built-in sofa, storage, and shelving makes the most of a bright alcove by the window. Other neat features include the pair of narrow wooden tables that can transform from a long bar table to a dining table, plus the mini study area by the bed.

As you can see from these before-and-after floor plans and photos, the whole space is a lot more functional—not to mention much more elegant with its white and oak finishes—after the renovation. Take a closer look.