It’s time to work on your jump shot…I mean…maximize your vertical space! For many, the struggle within their own abode has to do with storage and usability, especially when the footprint offers a challenge in the form of square footage. This is why it’s time to look up! Many, due to the “busy-ness” of our society, have subconsciously conditioned themselves to bypass looking up to enjoy the view (especially because a lot of us are always looking down at our phones, LOL!). As I am sure you can see where this is going, this perception of the world around us translates indoors when attempting to design the space within!
While at a consultation earlier this week, the challenges from above were in full swing, exemplified by the limited square footage (only about 465 sq. ft. under air). However, as is the case with many similar top floor units in this particular complex, the ceiling height, at its tallest point, was somewhere around 14ft (Yes, it’s really tall!). Since we have all this real estate, why not put it to good use! The unit was to be reconfigured with the kitchen along the back wall (which was the tall side). Since there is already going to be upper cabinets on this wall, why not carry them all the way up. Not only will it make statement, you have the opportunity to add a cool feature like a library ladder to access that additional storage! So look up and let’s take advantage of otherwise unusable space!
Here’s a project of limited space with creative storage and usability solutions (bet you don’t see the laundry room!).
Joseph D. Clark
Chic On the Cheap