Turning an apartment into a family home can be tricky. You might have less space to play with, and there is often a greater need to create a cohesive and flowing design from a network of small rooms.

Yet many homeowners have been able to turn unconventional spaces into the perfect places to live. Take inspiration for your own apartment from these wonderfully designed apartment spaces, from converted Victorian loft spaces to hideaways by the coast.

1. Contemporary apartment renovation

When the owners of this apartment in Cheltenham decided to downsize from a five bedroom house to a two bedroom flat, they took the opportunity to modernise this property. Once two Georgian-style Victorian houses, now split into flats, the property is colourful, modern and full of personality.

contemporary take on a Cheltenham apartmentPhotos: William Godard

2. 1930s apartment redesign

The loft of this 1930s house has been converted into its very own, self-contained apartment space. A dormer and hip-to-gable extension was added to increase the floor space, and the apartment has been fitted out with an open plan kitchen and living space.

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3. A modern makeover for a seaside apartment

When the owners of this coastal apartment in Devon got the chance to buy a place near to their favourite holiday destination, they employed a local interior designer to create the perfect seaside feel.

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4. Elegant seaside Victorian apartment

This elegant seaside apartment started out as an uninspiring, Victorian flat. When owner Claire Fitspatrick got her hands on it, she turned it into this beautifully stylish space.

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5. Maximising space in a small London flat

Usually, apartments are quite small, but that doesn’t mean the space can’t be used creatively. This tiny flat in London has been transformed into a stylish and bright space.

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6. One bedroom apartment to eclectic duplex

Before this spacious London apartment became the atmospheric space that it is now, it had only one bedroom on one floor. The loft space was prime for converting, and with the moody decorating scheme, the home has become a characterful space.

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7. Scandinavian style London flat extension

Not all flats have the luxury of a garden, especially in London. This one was utilised to expand the space with the addition of a beautiful Scandinavian style extension.

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8. Stylish Dublin apartment transformation

The city center location of this apartment in Dublin was what originally sold the property to its owners. The interior has since been rejuvenated and brought in line with the apartment’s stylish surroundings.

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9. Stylish renovation of a small London flat

This small one bedroom apartment in London is located in an expensive area. The owners have used clever storage and decoration to make the flat worthy of its price tag.

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10. Victorian apartment renovation

This Victorian apartment was designed with energy efficiency in mind. The roof construction was changed to make it warmer, and new windows were installed throughout.

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11. Victorian loft apartment with a contemporary edge

The flat in this gorgeous Victorian school conversion has been transformed into a stylish, monochrome space. Before the renovation, the owners lived in the space for four months, getting a feel for the rooms and figuring out how best to adjust the layout.

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12. A modern loft apartment in London

With a budget of just £40,000, design know how, and an eye for a good buy, this London loft apartment has come a wonderful and creative space. Finished with furniture, fittings and accessories from salvage yards and antiques shops, the rooms are full of personality.

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