Mixed-Use Apartment Living

Mixed-Use Apartment Living

Sarah Coffey
Apr 27, 2009
A while ago, Regina wrote about living the mixed-use life in her Montreal neighborhood. That phrase stuck with us as very appropriate way to describe apartment living. “Mixed-use” is a term architects and developers use to designate buildings and streets that combine a range of diverse spaces from housing to shops to office buildings. On a more micro level, “mixed use” can also apply to a healthy home—one that provides supportive spaces for rest, activity, entertainment, and gathering… Lack of balance can be a problem in apartments. Things like media centers, computer stations, and storage areas often threaten to overwhelm a home, especially if it’s a small space. To balance these types of functions, it’s important to give some time and attention to those areas of your apartment that support rest and relaxation. For tips on making room for a wide range of uses in your home, follow the links below: Spaces for Rest and Relaxation10 Ways to Chill Out at HomeBedroom Meditation SpotsHow To: Have a Spa Day in Your Bathroom Spaces for Activity10 Kitchen Improvements for RentersHouse Tour Roundup: Hard-Working Home OfficesSimple Joys of Working at Home Spaces for Entertainment9 Affordable Home Entertainment Sources and Solutions for Movie NightApartment Therapy On: A Space for MusicHow To: Make a Reading Nook Spaces for GatheringParty Architecture #1: DensityParty Architecture #2: StructureParty Architecture #3: LightingParty Architecture #4: Flow Photo: Small Cool 2008: Stephanie's Life of Pie
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