Ever heard of the saying “big things come in small packages”? The same sentiment is true for the latest trend in urban living, which is reshaping our perspective on home spaces. Welcome to 701 Whiting — a revolutionary building project happening on Whiting Street, featuring over a hundred compact yet versatile apartments which are custom-built for the contemporary city-dweller.
Buzzword of the Day: Studio Apartments
“Tiny apartments, big mood”. i.e. ,these days, compact living is the latest trend and studio apartments are the choice for those who don’t want any unnecessary space. The Guardian has been talking about how more and more young folk are favoring smaller apartments with smart and sleek design. At the new Whiting building in Tampa, you’ll see what’s really going down. Christopher Bicho, the construction head leader says, “We’ve gotten rid of that boring sight of a bed being the centerpiece of a studio apartment.”The reality of beds taking up most of the living space leaves much to be desired in conventional studio spaces.
Ori Cloud Bed: The Future is Here
Innovation doesn’t back down, right? The Ori Cloud Bed after it’s installed drops down from the ceiling with just a quick button press or a voice command. How sci-fi is that? So, imagine you wake up, press a button and whoosh, your bed zips back up into the ceiling like magic, leaving you with all this awesome floor space to relax or do yoga or whatever you’re into.
This swanky bed-gone-ceiling trick makes your tiny 400 square foot apartment feel like a much roomier 500 to 550 square foot pad. It’s a big shift from the usual cramped studio living. No doubt, it’s a game-changer for city living in Tampa.
Embracing the Future
A study from Nielsen recently found that more and more people are considering small space living due to a range of factors, including cost efficiency, environmental impact, and a sense of community. With apartment spaces decreasing, clever space-saving solutions, like the Ori Cloud Bed, are in high demand.
Living Large in Smaller Spaces: Do’s and Don’ts
1. Space-saving furniture: As shown by the Ori Cloud Bed, multi-functional furniture is a significant player in making small spaces work.
2. Smart layouts: Creating designated areas within your studio can lend an illusion of roominess.
3. Mirror on the Wall: Mirrors have a knack for making spaces seem larger, and they provide a chic aesthetic to boot.
4. Wall Shelves: A great way to clear floor clutter is by using the vertical space on your walls.
5. Neutral Colors: Light and pastel colors tend to reflect light and open up spaces more than darker colors.
It is now crystal clear that space, as we know it, is changing big time. Regardless of how snug these new digs at 701 Whiting seem, the innovative use of space and features makes the trade-off worthwhile. So, let’s step into the future where less is more and fresh ideas rule the roost.