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A Tiny Transformer Kitchen in Poland

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For a divorced man, this tiny 200 square foot pied-a-terre in central Warsaw works as a resting spot for an occasional sleep-over for him and as a “home” where he can spend some time several evenings a week near his work with his son. The tiny apartment from the designers at Centrala makes very clever use of very little space.
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Barely glimpsed here is the wall from which these photos are taken: a large window wall gives some breathing room, opening out onto Warsaw’s Old Town, while housing all the toys on a shelf.
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When the transformer kitchen is closed up, the room is at its most spacious. The light seeming to come through the window in the back is actually a light above a shower stall, that is squeezed in right by the entrance door. The bathroom is behind the transforming kitchen.

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When it is time to make some dinner, the “kitchen” door is opened, and the table flipped down for a preparation surface. And a nice design touch, since there is no fridge to put his sons pictures up on; it has the must-have design feature of every family kitchen, a place to post the latest juvenile artwork.
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After dinner has been eaten and tidied away, the table flips up to make a cozy living room space, separating off the sleeping area. The playroom area and videogame console become front and center for some father/son bonding over games. Snacks can be got as the evening goes on.

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Under the bed, some crawl space for storage is accessed through the bathroom. The transformer kitchen is just painted plywood with a simple hinge for the table in the door. Not a bad solution on an extremely tiny budget – for both money and space. And getting by with less space is very green. Sustainable, that is.

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2 Comments so far to “A Tiny Transformer Kitchen in Poland”
  1. Flooring Wholesale Pro Says:

    This is very clever. It's possibly the most functional hide-away kitchen I've ever seen. One question – where do the papers, etc. that tend to pile up on the kitchen table go when it's all tucked away?

    Andrew

  2. Susan Kraemer Says:

    Ha ha – so true. The design itself creates a powerful disincentive not to!

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