A 600 Square Foot Apartment That Maximizes Every Inch

After a couple purchased an unfinished apartment, they reached out to Vancouver-based Anthill Studio with a lot of their own ideas about how to make the most out of the 600 square feet. They had taught themselves 3D modeling program, Sketchup, which helped them work out the plan in preparation for the design process. The clients put an emphasis on storage, layout, and materials, which is evident in the finished KW Apartment.

The primary material used throughout was birch plywood with the addition of white, primary blue, yellow, red, and green laminates for added color. The plywood base gave them a neutral backdrop for their collectibles. Due to their love of collecting, storage was a major issue.

The guest room houses a Murphy bed with cabinetry surrounding it, as well as an office space with a desk and storage.

On the other side of the TV is the door to the main bedroom, which slides into the wall.

The bed is built as a platform bed with storage underneath, at the foot, and along one entire wall.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.