From Convertible Pool Tables to Hanging Beds

 - Mar 5, 2009   Updated: Aug 23 2011
Innovations in small space living have never been as in-demand as they are now. As people move closer to the city, they're being forced to move into apartments with tighter spaces as architecture in metropolitan cores grows upward instead of out.

This cluster highlights some of the most useful small space living innovations, from ceiling-mounted beds to wall decals that stand in for those fireplaces or pets you just don't have room for anymore.

Implications - Partly due to the lay out and administration of modern mega cities, space has become an increasingly rare commodity. Companies that offer services and resources that maximize the functionality of smaller living and working spaces will find that a huge social group exists who occupy cramped, uncomfortable places.