A Tiny Apartment Renovation for a Growing Family in Melbourne

Melbourne Apartment building facade

“High-density living achieves numerous social, environmental and economic benefits,” architect Clare Cousins explains. “[Our clients’] decision to remain in a small space allowed their modest budget to be maximised by efficient spatial planning and a creative composition of commonly available materials.”

Just because you start having kids doesn’t mean you have to pack up for the suburbs. For proof, look to this recent apartment renovation in Melbourne’s central business district by Clare Cousins Architects. The firm smartly (and inexpensively) reimagined an 800-square-foot apartment to provide more than enough space for a young couple expecting their first child.