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Old 04-25-2012, 11:54 PM
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Check out IKEA for ideas for small spaces - they usually have several floor plans for studios about the size of yours. Lofts seem to be big for those spaces as well.

Googling "ikea studio apartment" turns up some neat stuff, like this: Turn your studio into a 1 bedroom with PAX
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:18 AM
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You Studio is a tad bigger than mine ...

Two words: STORAGE SPACE. You are going to need a lot of it. Do you have a basement? I tend to put everything in the basement if I don't need it.
This is what I fit into mine (mind you, here we don't have build-in closets):
Fold out bed (Can be sofa, or queen size bed) with a good mattress, Space dividing bookcase (Expedit - Ikea) + attaching desk, table that can very tiny or fit 6 people (Ikea - Norden), small expedit (Siriously this thing comes in all sizes), large ikea dresser (Hemnes).

Now it's changed a bit since then. When those pictures were taken, I still had a huge ugly closet, which I got rid of and bought a dresser, which saves alot of space. (I do need to get something to hang clothes up though)

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Old 04-26-2012, 09:10 AM
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I would get a bed something like this if possible:

Maybe a room divider:

A love seat instead of a couch, and as other's have suggested........turn the dog crate into a coffee table
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:41 AM
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Clearly you need a Harry Potter-esque tent.

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:41 AM
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Sounds really cool!! Looks like people have made pretty good suggestions. I'd go with low profile furniture. Sleek lines, small scale, lots of storage. Depending on where you live, I know there are stores out there that specialize in apartment furniture (just smaller scale furniture). Good luck and congrats! I know it will be beautiful!
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:25 AM
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Any kind of crate or box you can stack into furniture is a good start. You're going to need lots of places to stash things or you'll end up buried in clutter.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Shai View Post
Clearly you need a Harry Potter-esque tent.
Clearly this is the only solution.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:27 PM
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Thank you guys so much! Lol I love so much of this and it truly pains me to let go of circle/dr.who/murphy bed options

with some help from you guys I truly learned the value of furniture that can multitask!!


Say hello to my new bed/desk (the desk slides on off so I can work in bed minus the bad posture lol)

it really just looks like this and slides on/ off the bed

the bed which during the day will be covered with a bedspread and some pillows and BE THE COUCH lol

and I would also like to thank the parents of the world for giving me THIS!!My storage solution/make up table/bench haha

I'll have mine set up exactly like this..

and my closet space for delicates lol

My by the front door storage box/dog grooming table/dog stuff storage area


This is so needed to keep me organized..

Well it's totally generic and boring now, but I'll focus on fun stuff later

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Old 04-26-2012, 05:45 PM
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My by the front door storage box/dog grooming table/dog stuff storage area
That is BRILLIANT! I've been wanting a grooming table ever since I got Logan, but don't have the space. If it's grooming storage AND a table, that's a different story!
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:06 PM
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I'm a big, big believer in wall art to spruce up a house/living space. I can't stand bare walls. I bought a bunch of secondhand frames for $0.25 each at a yardsale, and made art to put in them.

I also have a couple of tin advertisement things in the kitchen (from the craft store I used to work at) and a judgmental fish from the county fair, as well as two prints from a local artist.

My nekkid fox man and my judge-y fish:

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