Family of 4 in 65 m2 in Central Copenhagen
Living expenses in Copenhagen are pretty high, so living in a small space can be a good idea, if you want to stay in the city center.
This family have figured out how to live in the middle of Copenhagen, by downsizing from a house in the suburbs to a 65 m2 (700 sq.ft.) apartment space.
They have managed this by utilizing the space to the max, and by implementing lots of creative interior design ideas like built-in loft beds and walk-in closet below the bed.
See a video tour of the house here
You can also read more about the apartment at GoDownsize.
Like many other families in the capital area, the husband work inside Copenhagen, and before they moved back into the city that meant, that he had to commute to the city for hours every day.
“It hard to put a price tag on that, what are a few hours everyday of your life worth”?
One of the very cool features of this house is the walk-in closet they made under the parents bed:
It tall enough that the wife can stand up, and it is primarily her space, as the husband has most of his clothes in a closet outside the bed area.
They have a rather large dining table with a lamp that can swing 90 degrees, to be able to use the room for other purposes.
The Goliath table is a cool furniture for small spaces
There are lots of cool furniture design in Northern Europe, and we have a proud history of famous furniture designs in Denmark.
One of the coolest tables for small spaces I have ever come by is an Italian design called the Goliath table. I have seen it in Copenhagen, as it is brilliant for small spaces like this. If will fold out to seat 10-12 people, and when it is collapsed it serves as a console table, that will hold e.g. a bouquet of flowers.
The folding mechanism is state of the art, and it’s kind of magic to see it transform from a small console table to a full size dining table for 12 people:
Prices for small apartments in Copenhagen
Apartment prices in Copenhagen has gone up significantly during the years before the crisis, and after a drop it seems they are back up in the high range again. The prices are approx. 67% higher than Berlin according to Numbeo.
So it makes a lot of sense, to choose to live in a small space, to keep the living expenses to a minimum.
The same goes for Aarhus, the second biggest city in Denmark. Both Copenhagen and Aarhus are university cities, so there are options for cheaper housing, if you have been on the right waiting lists for years.
Otherwise it’s a good idea to share apartment spaces, and downsize your belongings for the time being, if you want to be able to afford to stay in the city center.