As you well know, the problem with studio living is cramming all the different types of living/sleeping/eating spaces you need into one open area. Now, thanks to designer Simon Woodroffe, you can make the same room work harder for you by transforming into whatever you need, whenever you need it. This is amazing.
When I spotted this genius prototype featured on Design Milk recently, I knew I had to tell you about it. It's called the YO! Home and I want one, now.
Here's the magic trick: instead of making the living area use every inch of available space, Woodroffe has actually installed a raised floor that more than makes up for its space-suck by allowing the resident to make the studio multi-task in the coolest ways possible.
Walk into the spacious living room and take a seat in the awesomely retro "conversation pit" style lowered sofa cluster. Hungry? Magically pull a dining table and seating out of your floor and open the cabinet doors to reveal your fully functional kitchen.
When you get drowsy, just flip on the motor that lowers your bed into place. Need more storage? Pop open the under-floor bins and fill 'em up.
There are even two very different styles of prototypes to account for a variety of design tastes. The other, more colorful model uses the same smart design tricks but in a punchier package.
Looks like there's the option of a cupboard hiding a hidden desk (above) or an extra bed (below).
And here, the dining table gets a great, disco addition of a lit interior.
Ready to move in? Need more details? See all the photos, layouts and details about these amazing designs at YO! Home.