See How This Teeny Apartment Doesn't Sacrifice Beauty

Photo: Courtesy of S. Zajaczkowski/Living in a Shoebox.
We all know 312 square feet is a rather small space to live in. With a space this tiny, you pretty much have to get creative. The priority of this makeover by Polish architects 3xa was to maximize the space and to create an independent bedroom.

The ceiling was too low for the designer to divide the room into two equivalent levels, but it was possible to build a semi-mezzanine, which definitely helped make everything feel bigger. Above the bathroom and the hallway, there's a huge bed area. It's separate from the main living area: The living room, kitchen, and dining area are, more or less, one room. 

The design won first prize in the DOFA ’12 “Interiors & Design” contest. Check it out, ahead.