If you’re anything like us, it doesn’t matter if you’ve just moved into a new apartment or have lived happily in the same home for years—you never stop looking at real estate. Our own wandering eye recently landed on a fetching listing from one of our favorite real estate websites, The Modern House. It’s a light-flooded apartment, designed by Sacha Barna, on Tanner’s Hill in the Deptford neighborhood of London. The flat has a small footprint (just 330 square feet) yet still feels airy, uncluttered, and, oddly spacious. Having an expansive deck certainly helps, but so do these smart design decisions, which prioritize built-in storage and a minimalist aesthetic. Here are eight ideas to steal for a cohesive and clean design in a small home.
1. Opt for benches instead of chairs.
2. Choose uniform and attractive storage containers.
3. Design built-ins that recede into the background.