Apartments range from single-room studios of a few hundred feet to units that rival sprawling single-family homes in their square footage. A convertible apartment is usually a single-room studio that allows you to wall off or divide a wide-open area for privacy and to designate distinct living spaces.
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Traditional Convertible Apartments
Convertible apartments are sometimes found in cities such as Chicago or New York, where the high demand for housing requires creative accommodations. A traditional convertible apartment may be a single room with portable dividers that separate a sleeping space from the rest of the room, for example. Some convertible apartments offer a two-room configuration with space for an additional bedroom, office or a dining area.
Reinvented Convertible Apartments
The design of the convertible apartment has changed over the years. A 2012 article at the ABC News website featured an 800-square-foot convertible apartment designed to convert into four different areas. The floor plan features an elevator bedroom that can be raised into the ceiling, revealing a sunken living area.