Fold-Out Life: 13 Space-Saving Expanding Room Elements

Entire kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, offices, play areas and even balconies can be unfolded or pulled from nearly-flat surfaces to make small spaces more versatile, shifting their purpose altogether within minutes. Furniture Pops Out of Flat-Pack Mat

Entitled ‘Land Peel,’ this piece by Shin Yamashita is a flat floor mat with elements that pop up to create a variety of seating and working/eating surfaces. Expanding Fold-Out Balcony

Get access to the outdoors from an upper-level apartment or condo in under a minute with this cool pop-out balcony by Hofman Dujardin Architects. See 12 more ultra-compact fold-out room systems. Pull-Out Dining Room

Bench seating, a dining table, and even an overhead light pull out of this compact pull-out dining room design, which also contains storage space. My Space by Liya Mairson packs almost entirely flat when not in use, but pops up into a fun little private play space within minutes. Comment on Facebook Since it’s made of cardboard, it’s light enough for kids to set up themselves.

Updated: 06.11.2014 — 15:46