Design Tiny Homes Here's Another Way to Hide the Kitchen: Put It Under the Floor By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated October 11, 2018 via. LifeEdited Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design Kitchens take up a lot of space and serve an obviously essential function, but we don't use them all the time. Here is a clever idea that was on LifeEdited a while back, where the kitchen is located what is essentially under the floor. It's in what appears to be a 15 m2 (161SF) apartment. Instead of having the bed go away, as is often the approach, the kitchen disappears. LifeEdited/via There is not a lot of information on LifeEdited or the original source, but it appears that the bed is on a counter-height raised platform, along with the dining room table, with lots of storage underneath. LifeEdited/via However the whole idea seems to break down when you try and figure out what you do with dinner; you have to close up the kitchen to get to the table, or have a friend that you can pass everything to. On LifeEdited, David thinks that the occupants have to be gymnasts; I think they might have to be levitating yogis. It seemed like a good idea at the time.