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

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

Murphy beds and small table surfaces aren’t the only interior elements that can pop out of walls or freestanding cabinets to offer extra function when it’s needed. Since it’s made of cardboard, it’s light enough for kids to set up themselves. 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. My Space Fold-Out Play Area for Kids

Small living spaces rarely have enough room for an entire children’s play area, but fold-away solutions create one when it’s needed. It looks like a window when closed, but opens up to offer a small but valuable temporary outdoor space.

Updated: 08.11.2014 — 19:56