People don’t live the same way they did 50 years ago. Whether you’re renovating a pre-war apartment or an open loft, creating flexible space is important to the way we live today. Nowhere is this more important than in New York City, where people fight hard and pay big for every square inch. Flexible spaces that encompass multiple programmatic elements are essential to design.
Flexible spaces that encompass multiple programmatic elements are essential to designing a good modern layout. Not modern in the way it looks necessarily, but modern in the way they allow you to live. The result is multiple uses for the same space. Pocket doors, sliding walls, fold-up beds and pull-out tables are just some examples of ways you could creatively implement a flexible solution to an otherwise stagnant space.
In this small apartment gut-renovation located in Greenwich Village (photos below), the owners found themselves desperately seeking an extra guest room. StudioLAB designed a custom sliding door track from Hafele to provide a flexible living room that could easily turn into an extra bedroom.
The result is a space that can flexibly function as two. A winning combination to any New York City apartment–small or large. Remember to keep it flexible.
Interested in finding a small apartment with flexible space? Check out these Greenwich Village studios and one-bedrooms on StreetEasy: