NEVER TOO SMALL ep.22 45sqm Tiny Apartment – Torquay Compartment Apartment

NEVER TOO SMALL ep.22 45sqm Tiny Apartment – Torquay Compartment Apartment


hi I’m Jane Graham from Winter
Architecture and this is my client Nick Russell this apartment is located above a shop
right in the heart of Torquay it’s a sort of a cream brick 1960 era block
with the shops underneath and two holiday apartments on top we lived in this apartment as a family
myself my wife Michelle and our two kids six-year-old Lucy and four-year-old
Edward when we first approached the space we looked at how we can get it to
work better and one of the ways of doing that was just changing some of the
doorway entrances it was more of an evolution process where we were all
engaged with the design to get it to a certain level and Kevin a carpenter
then applied another layer of detail to those and obviously the tight budget
meant we were looking at things like IKEA and then substituting them with
more local materials just trying to have that tweak that fine balance the idea of
the entrance is it’s quiet it’s cool it’s just a large opening space and
celebrate the existing entrance door with the readed glass and keep that
light that’s in that area coming through to the space so there’s a sense of
beyond I quite like those low-level
Scandinavian style unit with IKEA carcasses and cupboards but wrapped in
this really good quality birch ply a fairly low budget and also custom-built
five minutes long I was most impressed by the design changes in the kids room
Nick and Michelle would like to live here for a little bit of time so I was
thinking about how each child could have their own space by creating separate
levels to play with hierarchy within the room so that they could both see out the
window to the water there’s small curtains around each bed to create
privacy and they can choose to open and close with their own little bed lights
so underneath adds fed which is lower and can house longer-term storage and
then below in the taller bunk that is a hanging rail with for clothing and
wrapping the walls is a felt pin board that kids can pin their own art and
create their own individuality within the space and also the pin one is a
little bit acoustic so that they can scream a little bit and it sort of gets
absorbed and it’s it feels nice it’s cozier for them they really love it
Master bed was already in the living space as kids were in the smaller room
before we just had a normal bed frame sitting on the floor with things pushed
underneath and now we’ve got kind of like a platform or kind of bedroom so it
can transform from the bedroom to a daybed so we raised the platform have
storage underneath for things like your Mason guitar and then created a bed head
around the kitchen which means you can tuck the bedroom pillows away behind the
bed head in the day and then set it up as a daybed so so far the platform also
creates a beautiful line between what is public and what is private we’re going
for a sort of off-white tone fabric allows light to transmit through the
space so even though the curtain might be shut people in the dining area still
have secondary light coming through we put the main storage in between the
living zone and the children face and that creates a threshold between the two
the wardrobes are right here except we also have an additional little joinery
item a carpenter cave built kind of attachments to it and which kind of make
it all tie together most of the original features are maintained same thing with the old kitchen it’s a 2 by 4 kitchen we’ve lovingly restored it
so that it’s maintained part of that coastal holiday retreat we’re the original door to the bathroom
was we actually created a really large pantry for the kitchen between the
kitchen and the master bedroom space there’s a falldown table that comes from
a central pillar we’ve got that the yachting toggles and the piano
hinges and we use it all the time also the kids use it for crafts and play and
get involved in food prep the bathroom is the original bathroom but we’ve
retiled it and kept the original bath in the same location and we just put a new
vanity cabinet in and some kept it really simple the overall project value
was eighteen thousand dollars six thousand of that was materials as a team
I think we’ve done really well with a small budget in a short amount of time
whilst you’re all still living here right while we’re still living

100 Comments

  • Shalieah says:

    This home is just lovely. It’s perfect.

  • Sandi says:

    Sleek, clean and beautiful. It is extremely spacious with the children's space ideal location/ I like the walls for children's art. Beautiful scenery near the water&nature. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful week.

  • Brenda Kirkland says:

    I’m overjoyed at finding this channel because it’s entertaining & informative in the most mature & thoughtful way. Thanks Never Too Small 🏡

  • Nadaabby says:

    I love the space and how each space were explained. The video is calming in a way.

  • Mr Yulvan says:

    Nice but less privacy..

  • undLiebeZitrone says:

    the idea with the felt wallpaper in the kid‘s room is genius. and it looks so good !

  • Viktor Lustey says:

    This is inspiring and calming piece. Guys I am new here but watched everything in a few hours. The Chanel is brilliant, the content is unique and very well timed, it is very performing to watch so you do not get bored by the same back and forth around the house. Create and develop, you guys are awesome!

  • sah bear says:

    This is good. I’m going to steal some ideas for my apartment

  • milidia stafford says:

    Cute

  • Tanya says:

    What a light touch. Restrained simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Stunning.

  • Bernadette Tan says:

    like this renovation, understated, clean lines and still spacious for 4 people! Good work!

  • jupiter is a bean says:

    this is so cool

  • PokeMe says:

    My apartment is 42sqm and I live alone >.<

  • suchetan mok says:

    I feel TV position is bit wrong

  • ReggieLouise says:

    Great reno, gives me hope for my small apartment. Well done team!

  • Htebazile Arm says:

    Thank you for sharing.

  • madouchka 07 says:

    Un appartement froid blanc sans charme

  • Isaac Richards says:

    What a fantastic practical small space for a family of four. I think the details are amazing! KUDOS

  • lipstickprincess1 says:

    It looks cold and cramped.

  • CB GB says:

    I found it really weird how the architect spoke as if she lived there. Having not paid full attention to the opening introductions, I thought she was his wife right until the end and was wondering who the red haired lady was.

  • Ivan Jaen says:

    Looks awesome but I wonder what people do for privacy in these spaces. You know what I mean.

  • Fanatka288 says:

    Wait, is this small? For me this is a standard two bedroom apartment…

  • 356318 says:

    who really wants to live like that? horrible… Privacy is needed…

  • RMS LAU says:

    Love the overall design but I don’t feel comfortable having my bedroom in the middle of the living room. I would swap the bed with the dining table and install partitions or order a Murphy bed such that the kids have room to play while the parents are in the living room. Imagine you have guests for dinner and they will be looking at the bedroom even with the drape which cuts out the natural light and lovely view. Just a thought. The color scheme is calming and refreshing.

  • work moose says:

    sorry … but this house give me depression maybe cause of the music also ..don't know ?

  • justling7 says:

    Shiro!

  • Antonio says:

    what about when the kids need their own room

  • Daria Szk says:

    Cold n offputting

  • nedaa jassaim says:

    i love how clear they sound , and how the space shows it

  • AS 7TR says:

    Can you please next time when you add the video , explain where this is? when I saw the title "TORQUAY APARTMENT", as British citizen, I thought it's in Torquay in Devon, UK… but turn out it's somewhere else… it's very confusing and felt disappointed at the same time… I lived in Torquay , Devon Uk before….

  • Carol Davies says:

    First time I've watched your videos, realy beautifully done. ..good job you live where you do as you have some outside space, it's a great way of using a small place and very informative for those of us who have no idea it could look so beautiful. .well done guys

  • Michael Mercurio says:

    Genius use of space! Bravo

  • The Main Event says:

    But its an apartment….why put all of the time, money + effect into a place that's not owned by the inhabitants. Only houses should be customized.

  • Chuck says:

    always excited to see a new upload from you!

  • Kabadjangan Panaytayon says:

    45sqm is small?

  • Князь Владимирский says:

    кровати у окна – это полный бред. дальше смотреть нет смысла

  • ACATALEPSYEPIPHANY Wanderlust says:

    Our house is just 21sqm with me, mom and sis living at the same roof. And honestly sometimes I want an alone time which is imposible because we only have one room that we three share. When Me and my sister fight is the worse since when we hate to see each others face all we can do was close our eyes because we can see each other in every corner we try to go. We fight sometimes on who goes to the bathroom first and who sleep on the left side of the bed. Lol now my big sis is married and moved in her husbands house I kinda miss our small fights hahahaha

  • HomeTheatreJunkie 71 says:

    BWAHAHAHA MY MEDIA ROOM IS 26 sqm! Sucks to be you!

  • Twe Foju says:

    45sqm is too small for a family tbh, 80-100sqm is the best size for an apartment, but nice home nevertheless!

  • Max L. says:

    45 метров — ровно, как 2к хрущевка с проходной комнатой. Убираешь перегородку между кухней и комнатой и получаешь практически то, что на плане в видео.

  • Jeanette H. says:

    Impressive!!

  • João Vieira says:

    This might not be the fanciest design around here, but it is so nice that they could revalue such place with such a short budget. Makes me happy

  • Rohan Pavgi says:

    I'm only worried about that dinning table.. Imagine, if that door on which that table rests get accidentally kicked while having some food over it.

  • Emma Emerson says:

    Only good for a few more years.. A boy and girl should have their own bedrooms… And no privacy for the parents if a child gets up to use the bathroom at night… Just good short term.. But very nice in appearance..unless this is just for summer vacations?

  • EJ Huang says:

    not keen on bed next to kitchen
    the smell… otherwise looks nice!

  • princess Luna kusuma says:

    eww so their kids could hear when theyre having sex ??? i mean its only curtain lmao

  • Carlo Ledesma says:

    Love it!!

  • V PR says:

    Thank you. I wished it had a way to move the daybed somehow out of the way…

  • David says:

    These videos should always include the pricing. Even if it’s just a rough estimate.

  • Kropka Kropkowata says:

    To Polish people 45m2, through many many years, was (and i think still are) sizeable apartament. I and my husband have 37m2. I know family – 6 people – which lived on 26m2. This is challenge to architect 💪

  • Keith Harris says:

    Adorable design

  • zaxeq says:

    Will u feature any project in UK? I am living in a small flat for the past 18 months and eager to build something that could cater for my living lifestyle.. any architects and designers experience in small scale residential ?

  • catbus says:

    What was the song used? It's so calming

  • Your Nightmare says:

    Great idea if you in middle age and you can't afford better lifestyle

  • aghytyd as says:

    I reside in Mumbai India. I own a 1BHK apartment which i would like to convert to 2BHK if possible.
    If i send u the drawing of my apartment as you've shown at the start of the video, will you be able to suggest ideas as to how to convert it? Thanks

  • Piggy Piano says:

    This isn't going to work when the kids get older…

  • dlovegrove11 says:

    I recently found this channel and I love it! So calming and beautiful. Subscribed!

  • David Barrera says:

    Amazing and beautiful

  • SG R says:

    I love it

  • Chris Chris says:

    Not torquay UK!?

  • Wonderful Cook BR says:

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  • Elisabeth says:

    Not my cup of tea, but they love & live it… so more power to them.

  • Mo-lester says:

    I'd like her to design my life, but only If she's lives with.

  • Agent says:

    Now this is what I call Natural Family Planning Method! 😅✌️

  • Aru Mong says:

    When she said "this is my client"
    He looked at her like
    "Wtf i thought we were dating"

  • Cahya Nofira says:

    Itu keren

  • Jamie Bettison says:

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  • frantisek velat says:

    Nice 🙂

  • Elliott Perez says:

    Think I just found my new favorite channel

  • Ti N says:

    Add sliding doors or something to the main bedroom and put mirrors and led lights so still bright and feels spacious even there is no windows.

  • soilofk says:

    it is amazing the things you can do in a small…as small as it seems…and that's all you need.

  • JNostro says:

    This space is good enough for a single person or a couple but for a family no way

  • BubbdhalybielsCreatures says:

    Those goldfish need a bigger tank. Long bodied goldfish get over a foot long and need 40gallons each

  • ZaraAzul says:

    This is so beautiful!

  • Valeria Del Rio-Rodriguez says:

    Wow really nice

  • Chris Mathas says:

    😎 it amazing

  • GREENLALI says:

    I dont understand why they didn't just buy two bunk beds and have desk on the bottom 🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Jayallyson Green says:

    THE ULTIMATE PLYW00D LIVING??? 😦

  • Maria Lopez says:

    🖐🏼💕

  • el kebabo says:

    does anyone have the coordinates at the 0:18 street i could use to browse in 3d maps? it just looks really nice for my aesthetics and i'd love to explore the neighborhood a bit.

  • ADFDGGE says:

    did he said he lived there with his wife and 2 children ? no dogs, cats or a bear !!

  • t s ó l a r i a says:

    padded room for child screaming

  • Jane Rodr says:

    Own your own house. The best thing to have. 😊

  • David Ha says:

    Shes hot 😍

  • ChubbaChuba says:

    First 'Affordable' renovation that is actually affordable. 18k/ id be happy with that!

  • princessthyemis says:

    Some COLOR would be nice!!

  • YouGottaBeKidding says:

    Really nice. But I would miss the adult bedroom privacy. However, if it works for them!

  • Andreia Castanheira says:

    So, basically the couple hasn't got a bedroom and therefore no privacy…

  • Sweet Cheeks says:

    I wouldn’t be able to have sex there

  • Victor Bureau says:

    Hi, what is the metal object at 4:24 called (in US)? It sounds like 'yachting toggle' but I can't find it.

  • suekatz says:

    Only problem with this layout is the bed area. Not suitable for a single elderly person. How on earth could you climb into the bed area let alone make the bed.

  • Erics Granny says:

    Excellent!

  • Yiga Lord Banette says:

    Brilliant

  • Christine Aldret says:

    A wall with a non transparent glass between the dining room and the parental , and it is perfect for me. Of course with the white curtain option, you can keep for even more privacy. And the way to come inside. ? 🤔Okay, put a door which communicates with the bathroom, maybe. It will be a parental suite, this way. By the way.

  • Maricel Mongcupa says:

    Not much a fan of the filmography, kinda confusing. It made it hard for me to understand the entire layout. I even missed where the bathroom was and had to rewatch the video.

  • Markovicsable says:

    A 45sqm apartment is not considered tiny, but small. It's ok by the way:)

  • Abigail Aldea says:

    Sofa to bed hmmmmm, not into that but well the kids must have their space , the parents have to sacrifice their own sleeping space/ living room.

  • Alexandre Maker says:

    yes, people have kids. the most real life, great vision redesign i've seen so far.

  • William Freeman says:

    If that was me, I would of changed the adult bed area to where the kitchen was, so it’s away from the kids and could of been closed off, and the put the kitchen in a line where the bed is under the window, giving the place a permanent living/dining/kitchen space open plan.

  • Peaches Dixon says:

    I do not like anything about this design.

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