Renting can be a nightmare if you’re the creative type who wants to make a flat a home but don’t have permission to paint let alone knock a few walls out. It can be very frustrating, I was once told that if I wanted to put a mirror up I’d have to write to the letting agency and owner for the go ahead.
And as buying a house is near impossible nowadays, renting a small apartment is the only option for many young professionals who have to make do with either a basement dungeon or first floor studio inclusive of kitchen, shower and loo in the bedroom.
This can all change with the brilliant invention from young Interior Designer Henry Parker. Having recently graduated from De Montfort University in Leicester, I met Henry at this years New Designers event in London. He has cleverly created a flexible apartment which can be changed to suit any person’s lifestyle.
Named the Adaptaflat, this revolutionary apartment consists of various maneuverable walls that are connected to tracks on the ceiling. So in effect, when you get bored of the layout or need to make some space for the family popping over, you can jig a few walls around and Bob’s your uncle!
The living spaces are the same size as an average two bedroom apartment and the walls can be clamped down to avoid any mis-haps. Listen to Henry’s interview with The Design Hub to find out more!