Our parents will be moving into this shoe-box size studio apartment. Both are age 70+. The location is in a tropical area without four seasons.
As can see from the floor plan, there is no bedroom. So the space must be multi-purpose – for sleep, day use & dining. Usually, there are only 2 old folks at home with only simple activities like eat, sleep, watch TV (29”), and read newspapers.
On weekends, around 4 family members will come to visit. Thus the design must be able to accommodate 6 people comfortably.
Dining area/table should be expandable type, for 2 persons on normal days and expandable to seat 4 to 6 persons on weekends.
The design must include a single-size wall bed (eg, from www.spaceman.com). No sofa-beds as we are not comfortable having parents sleep on the sofa-bed that guests sit on. This is also for hygiene purpose.
There will also be another single size, 3-fold mattress. Please design storage space for this during day time.
There is already a build-in wardrobe, kitchen cabinet, stove and sink provided in the apartment. Floor is already laid with cream color tiles, no need to change that. Please include balcony in your design.
Must accommodate a small fridge & a washing machine.
There must be somewhere to store/hide-away cleaning tools like broom, mop, some pails, detergents, iron and ironing board, etc.