The sharing economy is getting bigger worldwide, with the Internet as the medium over which these new opportunities and peer-to-peer connections are cemented and new kinds of services can be offered. Of course, it may not be as great as some dewy-eyed proponents believe, but it is certainly disrupting business-as-usual. In any case, many people are finding that platforms like AirBnb are one way to earn a bit of extra income renting apartments out to travellers. One such new tourist hotspot is Budapest, Hungary, which is quite popular with digital nomads too.
Design Milk features Hungarian design firm Position Collective, who created this modern, multifunctional redo of a small, 323-square-foot apartment in Budapest, aimed squarely at style-conscious travellers to the city.
The centerpiece is the elevated bed platform made out of high-quality plywood, which incorporates generous storage drawers and shelves in its steps and sides. Behind the bed is an entire wall that acts as a giant pegboard capable of holding different configurations of shelves, using adjustable inserts.
The wall extends seamlessly into the kitchen, which features minimalist cabinetry and a nice prep space for eat-in meals. There's a dining area, and a wonderful balcony off to the side, offering a view of the city.
The bathroom features a shower and a sandblasted glass window to let in light, while maintaining privacy.
This a stylish redesign of what would been an otherwise cramped space; the new layout offers a lot more storage, clever details and a flexible, open concept, perfect for smaller spaces. More over at Position Collective.