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Foldaway beds make bedrooms redundant

Many one or two-person households now prefer an open-plan interior with an integrated sleeping area

Space-saving: Many micro-condos in North America are installing upscale beds that turn back into sofas (or other furniture) by day, giving the small-space dweller the equivalent of a secret room. - FILE PHOTO

[PARIS] The long-established trend towards loft-like living means that having a bed in the middle of your living space is now considered a lifestyle choice, like an open kitchen or a wall-free bathroom. Cohabitation-related sound and privacy issues notwithstanding, many one or two- person