California has a housing crisis. In the geographically-constrained Bay Area County of San Mateo, where this project is located, new job creation is roughly 19 times that of new housing. Our Launchpad Retreat prototype tackles this dilemma of a housing shortage, by designing for maximum liveability within a tiny home footprint.
We were tasked with the challenge of remodeling and reintroducing back to the rental market, a small apartment that was in such disrepair that it was being used as a storage room. The entire studio was only 200 SF, including a full bathroom and kitchenette. The small size is akin to what many property owners are experiencing with ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units).
Historically, compact studios and ADUs in the area are often bare bones and created with short-term stays in mind. Re:modern used a comprehensive approach to the project to deliver a fully furnished and styled space that maximized the property owner’s return on investment. Furnished like a boutique hotel, the apartment entered the market with no comps, was compelling to quality applicants, and fetched a good rent despite its size.