Earlier this week we talked to Luke Clark Tyler, who currently resides in a very, very “cozy” 78-square-foot apartment (there’s no kitchen, and he shares a bathroom) in Midtown, which costs him $800 a month. Previously he lived in a comparably roomy 96-square-foot place. Due to our apparently growing obsession with living in small spaces, which seems to be pretty common among New Yorkers, we had to see pictures. And here they are.
There’s a hint of the smaller apartment that will be in this, and Tyler says, “I definitely used a similar bed design, but instead of having a twin with a pullout below, I just made the bed bigger. Having all my stuff exposed was something I wanted to change as well, because it feels much cleaner when one’s clutter is out of view. I decided to leave this room very light in color so it could maintain a neutral mood in the space.”
Did 96 square feet feel way bigger than 78 square feet? “It didn’t feel significantly bigger,” he says, “but having the few extra square feet (combined with the location of the door) enabled me to put together a type of kitchen which was also really great to have.” Additionally, “Having a sink in the room was awesome because we have so many needs for water that wouldn’t otherwise require us to go to the bathroom to get it.” Which is what he has to do now.
He adds, of his new place, “While I wanted to keep the furniture building process cheap, I didn’t want it to look as cheap as in my last place so I made it a slightly different style and used stain to make it look a little nicer.”
Tips for small living, by Luke Clark Tyler.
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