32 Blum Inspirations Create ex tra storage from ever y nook and cranny The room layout is a given in most old apar tments. And projecting walls, alcoves and corners could result in dead space. Johan Tran has reclaimed these tiny spaces and come up with ef fective solutions for ever y nook and cranny. He’s tucked a washing machine and tumble dr yer into the bathroom and fit ted a 20 by 10 cm spice shelf into the gap bet ween the fr idge and wall. ‘You can straighten up the lines by closing awk ward spaces.’ The ef fect is ama zing: ever y thing looks nice and tidy. In addition, Tran relocated the bedroom to the former k itchen. The compact fit ted k itchen, study and living room create a far more open and spacious layout.