Thursday, September 27, 2007

Small and Cheap: Renovating a Studio

For those who love the idea of living frugally without sacrificing on style, check out this article in today's NY Times House & Home section: Living in Dust: Gut Renovation on the Cheap. With a little luck, a lot of DIY know-how, and a high tolerance for spending time in the midst of a dusty construction site, one man managed to buy a 400 square foot studio and turn it into a lovely home.

5 comments:

movingeast said...

That is extremely motivating! I reckon the custom kitchen top is the best hint that I've heard for a fair while...

Anonymous said...

I like what NYC has to offer but the tiny apts + no cars is going to drive me to the 'burbs when I'm done with my studies...

Marsha said...

I saw this article, and I was very impressed by his handiwork.

I'm also amazed at the idea of 2 people living on 400 sq feet. But then, I live in the desert southwest, were land isn't at quite the same premium.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I lost a bid on a 385 1 bedroom. I was actually really disappointed because I wanted to do a green remodel on the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

That was 385 sq ft.