From cupboards on wheels to a door that’s also a bookshelf, these readers show how a bit of creativity can solve any limited-space dilemma.
On the shelf
In architect Clara da Cruz Almeida’s home, rows of vertical brackets hold a variety of clip-in steel shelves (including a space-saving drying rack) and birch-ply boxes to store odds and ends. The system is customisable: change the configuration to suit your needs, or add storage over time as budget or space allows.
Design and installation by Dokter and Misses
A glass act
Michael Udell and Carin Dean-Wales describe their Sea Point apartment as a light-filled, airy cocoon, despite the apartment’s size constraints. They’ve achieved this look and feel throughout their home with an all-white palette paired with blonde wood. When it came to transforming a nook in their bedroom into a home office that would suit their aesthetic, a chest of drawers was removed and a simple glass pane was added between the two walls to serve as a desktop – smart and elegant!
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