Making More Out of Space: 24 Rooms in a 350-Square-Foot Apartment

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang doesn’t sacrifice any square inch of his tiny, 350-square-foot apartment. He’s found a way to turn it into a home office, master bedroom, kitchen, guest room, media center, and more…in just 350 square feet.

Chang designed what he’s nicknamed the “domestic transformer” and has shown how a smart design style can truly make the tiniest spaces contain all you ever need.

The rooms in Chang’s 350-square-foot space are created by sliding walls that reveal new spaces and functions. Up to 24 new spaces can be created.

For example, where you see a wall in the living room, you can pull it away to show a linen closet. Move it again and you’ll find a soaker bath tub.

Pull the mounted TV forward, and you’ll find the full kitchen behind it. That home office can quickly transform into the dining room.

It’s a case of now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t design in making small spaces seem bigger.

“The house transforms and I’m always there, I don’t move. The house moves for me,” Chang told Planet Green TV in a video segment about his space.

Melissa Tracey

Melissa Dittmann Tracey is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine, writing about home & design trends, technology, and sales and marketing. She manages the magazine's award-winning Styled, Staged & Sold blog.

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  1. kria lacher

    My hat is off to you. That is very creative thinking!!

  2. Incredibly good example of possibility thinking.
    Love it!

  3. Ingenious, fantastic transformation! Bigger isn’t always better! Thank you for opening our minds!

  4. That was really cool. It just shows what a little imagination can do for a room.

  5. Thank you for sharing your brilliant design!

  6. Marilyn Schneider

    This is creative thinking outside the box! Excellent!

  7. That is actually great thinking INSIDE the box!

  8. The great interior and the conception is also very instinctive. The IDEA inside is great as well.