Q:I live in a unique 395 square foot studio and cannot seem to come up with the perfect layout. Being the perfectionist I am, I can't stop moving all my pieces around — nothing seems right. As you can see in the diagram, the kitchen is somewhat of a separate room. The cabinets and fridge are on opposite sides of the room, so it's awkward to utilize all the open floor space that circles the opening of the kitchen. Ideally I'd love to separate my full size bed from the rest of the room, but a thick shelf might take up too much space. I don't have the typical narrow depth of a studio, nor do I have a nook to hide my bed in. I know my space has loads of potential. Any revolutionary ideas?
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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