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Finding your own space in a shared space

Six friends living together in 40 square metres might seem like a recipe for disaster, but a home like this proves that when everything – and everyone – works together almost anything is possible. Whether it’s an artists’ retreat, a student collective, or a cabin in the woods, small ideas to maximise space can make all the difference.
Wall magazine rack for more floor space

Maximizing the functions in a small hallway keeps clutter to a minimum

With so many people coming and going keeping the hallway organized is a must. IVAR shelving units house the recycling conveniently near the door, while labelled boxes keep everyone’s belongings from getting mixed up. Large hooks that can hold several items at once, shelves, plenty of baskets and a bench take care of the things these housemates use everyday.
Dining table for small spaces

Small space doesn’t have to mean small furniture

The dining table is the heart of this home. Yes, it takes up a bit more floor space, but what you get in return is more space for studying, working, preparing meals, or just hanging out with family and friends. A big sturdy table, like STORNÄS, can handle whatever this crowded house might dish out.
Small armchairs for reading in small spaces

Find a bit of privacy in a shared small space

Bunk beds can double as sofas during the day, but when it’s time to call it a night curtains carve out a bit of private space. A shelf next to each bunk gives each person a place to keep personal items. And when someone wants to listen to the latest dub step tracks without disturbing anyone, an armchair tucked between the bunks is a comfy little get-away.
Kitchens for small spaces and many people

Easy access in a high traffic kitchen

It’s not what you have, it’s how you use it. Cooking and storing food for a full house makes good storage and easy access to the things you use all the time essential. Sturdy IVAR shelves are perfect for storing dishes, pots, pans, and even bulky bags of grains. Rails and hooks hold anything from utensils to ropes of garlic.