Clare Cousins Architects renovated this tiny apartment on a modest budget for a young growing family in Melbourne. The new floor plan maximizes social areas and minimizes sleeping spaces through the creation of “micro” bedrooms that fit a single bed. Sliding doors can be drawn closed for intimacy or opened to extend the visual space. To increase the illusion of space, the architect raised the ceiling height and installed window treatments that let in plenty of light. Carefully chosen furniture and fixtures make every square foot count. Keeping the white walls mostly bare also helped the apartment feel less cramped. Whimsical peach accents play favorably against the pine floors and plywood joinery.