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NEVER TOO SMALL ep.12 29m2 Tiny Apartment Design – Itinerant Richmond

This apartment was built in the 60s, it consists of eight studio units. When we found this place it was an old
studio unit. The bait was in the living area we saw the potential to change it.
The first thing was to remove the kitchen out, and turn it into a proper one
bedroom. The idea was to create a hotel home hybrid. We wanted to create a
minimal clean luxe interiors to this space. So naturally I selected all timber floors Dutch plywood for the wall and
ceiling. This create a feeling of that you’re in a cabin space. For the kitchen
we decided to contrast the birch plywood with black metal countertops with
perforated screens. This is to enable you to see whats behind it and store all the
kitchen appliances, the cutlery, the fridge and a washer/dryer. We decided to create a custom-made light for the kitchen. During the nighttime you could
probably use it as a statement piece because this space is compact at 29 sqm
we need to find space to store all other things. So the idea was
to create a wall or joinery to hide all our items behind it. So we managed to put
in a laundry, we have pantry and we managed to put in a microwave we made
a conscious effort to make sure that the doors are hidden so it’s a push open
system to minimize the visual clutter to the space. For the bedrooms we decided to
raise the floor to house the services from the kitchen and we also decided to
put the bed on a plinth. Just to create a seamless transition on the space to make
it feel bigger and we decided to integrate the Wardrobe and the shelving
space above the bed maximize the space usage. We wanted to
create a generous ensuite space for users and the way to enforce it was to
use the gridded tiles from floor to ceiling. It gives you a perception of
that space is almost infinite. We keep the materials correlated to each other
in the space so you find that when we use black metal for the kitchen black
metal is actually used for the ensuite as well. The color palette that we choose
for this space is pretty simple it’s just dutch plywood with black metal and
white power and finally it’s just consistent throughout the space.
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Sep 9, 2018, 5:30 pm Reply

I am obsessed with this channel

ophelia di antonio

Sep 9, 2018, 10:01 pm Reply

I saw a Dalarna horse!!!!

Nurzahir Mazlan

Sep 9, 2018, 7:35 am Reply


Jesse Kaufman

Sep 9, 2018, 1:19 pm Reply

Could anyone give me an idea how much it would cost to renovate a space like this?


Sep 9, 2018, 5:33 pm Reply

As a Singaporean, this channel is my inspiration for my renovation.


Oct 10, 2018, 7:47 pm Reply

Where do they eat or sit?


Oct 10, 2018, 5:08 am Reply

Is there a link for the floor plan for this model?


Oct 10, 2018, 7:28 pm Reply

I love this channel and I definitely take inspiration. I watch the videos again ideas for my spaces.
Architects are awesome…. but their ideas are not always practical. The small tiles in that bath has too much grout. A pain to clean!

Lindokuhle Wajehova

Oct 10, 2018, 1:46 am Reply

I really love it

James M

Oct 10, 2018, 11:07 pm Reply

From an architecture perspective. 29m2 It's not such "tiny" space nor considered "tiny". Most of the times that word has been used as an exageration in order to give it more contrast to the "great design" made in such space. I had traveled to different countries. In most countries 29m2 it's considered "small". and around 24-25m2 or less it's considered "tiny". From a consumer perspective might not be an important difference. but from an architect point of view each square meter makes a lot of difference

James M

Oct 10, 2018, 11:08 pm Reply

Also great vid! I always love the design you show Nd the perspective and background! Love this channel

Monarch Theatre

Oct 10, 2018, 12:57 pm Reply

Very beautiful i would love to live there ♥️

Đan Phạm

Oct 10, 2018, 9:02 pm Reply

0:19 I wish European people would take this design into consideration. No hallway make the apartment sooo much larger


Oct 10, 2018, 7:12 pm Reply

it is so beautiful… i have no words

Stefan Koelsch

Oct 10, 2018, 1:59 pm Reply

Stickers on the washing machine hurt my eyes.

Dindu Nuffin

Oct 10, 2018, 8:45 pm Reply

looks like a prison cell to me

Alvy Syahri Husra

Oct 10, 2018, 1:10 pm Reply


Nicee Estores

Oct 10, 2018, 1:37 am Reply

I like the design of the space, but when he opened the cabinets and doors I feel suffocated by lots of items hidden. But still a great design.

Markell Simms

Nov 11, 2018, 8:55 am Reply

favorite so far

Chris Kim

Nov 11, 2018, 5:00 pm Reply

Black mesh metal slate is such a great idea.

Elaine Bürgi

Nov 11, 2018, 5:28 pm Reply

E lindo. Eu so nao gostei das portas pretas do armario e nem da porta do quarto. A cor da madeira podia ser um pouquinho mais escura, mas tudo e lindo.

Frostbyt3z Gaming

Nov 11, 2018, 7:10 pm Reply

Are there any designs that are functional and modular? I feel like whenever you need another piece to hide wires or helps to support another section of the home, while yes it is nice and uniform, means you can't easily change things without affecting something else.


Nov 11, 2018, 8:23 pm Reply

Fantastic content! You should always include a before vs after comparison for motivation 🙂

sah bear

Nov 11, 2018, 6:11 am Reply

Wow wow wow

reem alsabah

Nov 11, 2018, 2:09 pm Reply

beautiful, really nice materiality and colour palette. very calm and warm space


Nov 11, 2018, 9:50 pm Reply

Lots of questionable choices.

no further west

Nov 11, 2018, 9:12 pm Reply

too much of same color makes it feel smaller. should have made ceiling or floor white. and have another wall in contrasting color.

Oh flamingo

Dec 12, 2018, 4:04 pm Reply

microwaves are so overrated


Dec 12, 2018, 10:43 pm Reply

This flat is absolutely amazing, a huge piece of peace hug you when you enter in it.

Calvin Moody

Dec 12, 2018, 10:53 pm Reply

This is my favorite one so far. I love the creative cabinets in the wall!

Diego Ubarte

Dec 12, 2018, 10:45 am Reply

I loved the bathroom!!! I loved what i saw!

Akshay Dhargave

Dec 12, 2018, 3:41 am Reply

How do you live without a fridge?


Dec 12, 2018, 5:58 pm Reply

…all that grout in the bathroom is going to be a nightmare for the owner o_O

Xiang Teo

Dec 12, 2018, 6:11 am Reply

On a side note, does anyone know what background music the video is using? Very chillax!

Familia domínico-alemana

Jan 1, 2019, 1:17 pm Reply

Un espacio super aprovechado!

Tim Jung

Jan 1, 2019, 8:05 am Reply

I love the idea of perforated screens to cover, yet see, what's behind them!


Jan 1, 2019, 5:15 pm Reply

The living cum kitchen does not work for me. The mesh cabinet doors is a no no as it will attract dust inside.The stuffs are visible from outside which if not kept in some order will look cluttered. Plus I see total waste of space in the living room. The bedroom is claustrophobic. BUT, it is someone else's house which is made keeping in mind his/her priorities.


Jan 1, 2019, 5:12 am Reply

Do wealthy Australians not need full size refrigerators? Most American tiny space apartments try to fit in at least an apartment sized fridge unless it is vacation rental.

Emma Emerson

Jan 1, 2019, 5:33 pm Reply

Beautiful, except I would cover up the washing machine..since in the living room. Also needs a recliner to relax and read..

Pavel Adamek

Jan 1, 2019, 7:06 pm Reply

I am not sure about the see-through cabinets because in a small room like this the less clutter the better, and seeing the pots and plates kind of ruins it. Also, I am not sure about having combustible/flammable materials all over the walls, this is a potential death trap.

Jorge Pérez

Jan 1, 2019, 5:30 pm Reply

This is just so nice..


Jan 1, 2019, 3:35 am Reply

i love this channel to death <3<3<3<3<3

The Helpful Assistant

Feb 2, 2019, 9:31 pm Reply

pretty awesome, but I wouldn't want a wooden bench I'd rather have some comfy chairs and couch. This is small design details though that is personal preference. Great work!!

Alan CA

Feb 2, 2019, 10:23 am Reply

looks simple & clutter less, well done!


Feb 2, 2019, 9:51 pm Reply

Why not screen door on the bathroom as well? SFS

Alan Syahputra

Feb 2, 2019, 2:00 am Reply

love the monochrome

Rafa v

Feb 2, 2019, 1:30 am Reply

try a 15m2 apartment in Helsinki next…


Feb 2, 2019, 6:14 pm Reply

Why see the washing machine in the living room?

Fred Level

Feb 2, 2019, 6:51 am Reply

I recently discovered this channel (and immediately subscribed) as I am in the process of downsizing from a 22-years-lived 1540 SqFeet country house with multiple dettached barns to a 516 SqFeet appartment. This is quite a challenge and a very exciting moment because I have 3 month before the move and decide how I want to design the interior of my new place.
I very much appreciate your channel because it shows a lot of different solutions and the explanations given by the owners are very useful, help understand the concept.
Well done!

Temeka 42

Mar 3, 2019, 3:31 pm Reply

All these videos seem like an IKEA advert. Almost all the places look like they all have only IKEA furniture. Modern and cold.

Brandon Chou

Mar 3, 2019, 7:22 pm Reply

in case you're wondering i've rewatched all your videos again because of how satisfying they are

nobody special

Mar 3, 2019, 3:50 pm Reply

everything works well except the kitchen mesh. visually creates "country home front porch keeping out flies 'and fights the beautiful hi tech birch. suggest same finish as bathroom panel for continuity.

Emily Thong

Mar 3, 2019, 12:17 pm Reply

Is there a way I can get in contact with this architect?

A Nony Mouse

Mar 3, 2019, 2:32 pm Reply

I like how big the living room/kitchen appears

Catalist international manpower agency

Mar 3, 2019, 12:30 pm Reply

what is the lenght width and height of this? and also the lwh of bedroom and bathroom. thank you

Sandeep Juneja

Mar 3, 2019, 7:47 am Reply

The bathroom tile doesn’t feel luxurious or inviting, more like what you find in a public restroom. Also a white kitchen would’ve been my choice instead of black …


Mar 3, 2019, 2:26 pm Reply

Love everything but that screen for the kitchen. Yuck.


Apr 4, 2019, 4:59 am Reply

there is something about the colors and design that I feel uncomfortable about. Even though it is bright and minimalist it really feels disarming, something, I can't say waht makes me feel unwelcome. I even like things like very clean white andchrome but something about htis feels a bit cavelike. Maybe white versus birch off white makes a difference? Maybe it needs some plants or monstera leaves. But there is someting here desite thei minimal look does not make this feel likehome. usually I am a yes to these designs but this one makes me feel uncomfortable, not at home.

Jenny Wan Loi Kan

Apr 4, 2019, 5:57 pm Reply

I so love this channel and I am obsessed with all the apartments. Unfortunately I am not an architect and not even close to handy! So it stays with gazing and admiring!

Emre Taner

Apr 4, 2019, 8:18 pm Reply

i love your channel a lot but you may choose more joyful musics. these kind of musics make my mood so bad.

Fatima El Alaoui

Apr 4, 2019, 5:07 pm Reply

Bigger than my 50m2 !!!!


Apr 4, 2019, 10:15 pm Reply

great except bathroom seems really cramped with the tile on both sides of shower. could be glass instead, to let more light through, even a half height wall and glass on top

Alfa Won

Apr 4, 2019, 8:10 am Reply

Very nice. Only concern is seeing the washing machine. So maybe this can be darkened out more ? but otherwise very nice apartment

donna dixon

May 5, 2019, 2:09 pm Reply



May 5, 2019, 6:49 pm Reply

this looks depressing. looks like it would make you feel trapped inside

I’m Giang

May 5, 2019, 4:37 pm Reply

i think, this studio need a fridge 🙂


May 5, 2019, 6:50 pm Reply

as a stoner i dislike the lack of a couch lmao

Domagoj Kirigin

May 5, 2019, 2:13 pm Reply

I like the design a lot, but… where do you eat? where do you sit and relax, this "sofa" does not look comfy. and one thing I do not understand in all videos. Dishwasher? Really? In tiny space, dishwasher is not priority, neither is microwave. Just wash your dishes. There is no work/eating table. A lot of the videos on this channel are nice but those architects have to start thinking in a long run, or how will someone actually living there use the space, problems with cleaning and durability. Looking nice does not mean anything if it is not practical, durable, easy to use in a day to day life.


May 5, 2019, 11:08 am Reply

This is amazing! Who made this project?

Ariel Laboriante

May 5, 2019, 6:14 am Reply

Not a fan of the mesh cabinet doors.


May 5, 2019, 5:54 am Reply

Storage concept is impressive. Bed navigation is awkward. And where do you dine?

Willi Kampmann

May 5, 2019, 12:47 pm Reply

I love almost everything about this, there are so many awesome ideas – except for the mesh kitchen cabinet fronts! I think solid anthracite fronts would look much calmer. In particular, that white washing machine with its weird shape and chrome elements and all those ugly stickers shining through is just a real eyesore. It all looks busy and is the complete opposite of the rest of the apartment! In addition I assume it’s gonna be awful to clean not just from dust but especially from liquid splashes and stuff. I think the black mesh is much better used in the bedroom door. I’m also not a fan of the microscopic bathroom tiles and think big tiles would have created a calmer, more spacious feeling but that’s probably more subjective.

I especially love the clean storage with the tall handleless doors, and the bench in front of the huge windows. It’s not a real sofa, though, that’s a bit unfortunate.

Angelita Canaria

May 5, 2019, 9:14 pm Reply

Very original. Thanks from the Canary islands Spain

Jas Wong

Jun 6, 2019, 7:21 pm Reply

Breathtaking! Just found this channel and I'm addicted. There are so many ideas here on how to use unconventional materials. Not to mention the fact that it drives home again and again that we really do not need so many things.


Jun 6, 2019, 2:08 pm Reply

Simple but nice!

Alia Yohanis

Jun 6, 2019, 8:52 am Reply

My new favourite channel on youtube 💕

Rick Funes

Jun 6, 2019, 5:42 am Reply

nicely done

Aysha Kimble

Jun 6, 2019, 9:39 am Reply

Is that a Singaporean accent? Really funny how they end most words in a glottal stop. Lol.

L.A. November 2019

Jun 6, 2019, 6:11 am Reply

Associated costs with such extensive customising could have been put towards a larger home 😀


Jun 6, 2019, 1:40 pm Reply

Not sure about you, but it seems to me that most of these well thought out homes are made by Asians.

Carla Dalton

Jun 6, 2019, 2:21 am Reply

Love it a lot except I would personally prefer just solid black doors on the bottom of the kitchen. Also a more comfy lounge.

George Gibson

Jun 6, 2019, 7:52 pm Reply

I would prefer the original layout.


Jul 7, 2019, 6:55 am Reply

Addicted to all the video of this Chanel!! this is ART!

Mick Mickymick

Jul 7, 2019, 2:58 am Reply

I appreciate the design choices he makes but what a horrible place to live, it's all so sterile, with only one, really bland colour, without even a window, each area is so small and confined with just a tiny door and tiny area for light. Even the utilities are hidden away in that really weird enclosure. I notice a lot of the homes on this channel are extremely sterile, with sharp edges, no decoration, no colour, everything white and uncomfortable-looking. Is that some trend in architecture or something? It'd be great to see some liveable spaces instead of some arteest's insipid fantasy.

Mick Mickymick

Jul 7, 2019, 3:03 am Reply

Why are all these architect's obsessed with hiding doors? You could add a little colour and dynamism to your apartment by getting rid of those doors, and you'd also save yourself a daily hassle by reducing something hindering your access to your items. You could also add a bit of warmth to the room by adding some reds or others colours instead of these deathly pale beige everywhere. There's also nothing to rest things on and no comfortable workspace. That bench looks way too small and with it's 90 degree angle it would be incredibly uncomfortable to sit on for more than about 20 seconds. Thank you for these videos, it's interesting to watch them but god, an apartment you could actually imagine living in would be great.


Jul 7, 2019, 4:26 pm Reply

That looks nice and all, but it’s kinda a poor use of space in comparison to some of the other small apartments on this channel


Jul 7, 2019, 5:14 pm Reply

I love this one, even though there is plywood it still has some design and contrast and everything matches nicely!

Alex Vasilache

Jul 7, 2019, 4:39 pm Reply

My man really get's me .. A big bed so i can enjoy my sleep and sex, a private bathroom so i can take a shower and take a poop privately like a want too. Andd big windows so you let the light come in , looks extremely good

johnny ford

Jul 7, 2019, 9:42 pm Reply

Cute but too many cabinets. I don't want to look for my stuff when I really need it

KeoneEwe Yummy

Jul 7, 2019, 2:09 am Reply

Ok this is my genie in the boyyle


Jul 7, 2019, 3:23 pm Reply

It’s beautifully done and very stylish. But where do you sit to eat, where do you relax to read or watch TV? Not that uncomfortable-looking window seat I hope? I’m all for minimalism, and an uncluttered look, but the living area looks very stark, and not very welcoming.


Jul 7, 2019, 4:44 pm Reply

Like living in a plywood box

blotchi lim

Jul 7, 2019, 4:52 am Reply

I adore the raised floor to the bed! It's the major selling point for me.
Architects & interior designers are really amazing, they are able to re-imagine a space!

Alberto Bengoa

Jul 7, 2019, 2:39 pm Reply

In the XXI century this kind of ratholes are an insult for the humankind.

Sammy Sam Sam

Jul 7, 2019, 4:39 pm Reply

I like the look of this one, very industrial and functional

Cynthia Mariechana

Jul 7, 2019, 4:48 pm Reply

As much as i hate the plywood trend
At least Mr.Yee explained here he wanted a cabin feel
And he matched it well with the black

Lyandru Tambunan

Jul 7, 2019, 3:49 am Reply

I like the concept, especially the bathroom, but that sofa looks uncomfortable.

Shubham Annamwar

Jul 7, 2019, 3:34 am Reply


R Tay

Jul 7, 2019, 5:00 pm Reply

Sorry, but to maximize the space in the living/kitchen area you seemed to just leave it empty. It looks more like a kitchenette in an entrance hall.

Donatien Chikatilo

Aug 8, 2019, 7:02 am Reply

The only thing I would change was the ceramic in the bathroom. It looks dirty and uncomfortable.

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