A Smart, Savvy & Small West Town Home

A Smart, Savvy & Small West Town Home

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Janel Laban
Jul 23, 2009

Architect Chris Talsma and his wife Sara (a HR director for Holly Hunt) set out to create their West Town home from the ground up on a small budget. By starting off with a reduced size lot and doing some savvy furniture and fixture shopping...

...they were able to pull it off. The home is currently featured in the July/August issue of Chicago Home.

Some ideas to glean from the couple's project:

  • Hit the sales - much of the furniture was purchased at a DWR Warehouse Sale.
  • Get creative with your bargain hunting - the kitchen was purchased when the showroom was being remodeled.
  • Go simple where you can - bathroom light fixtures are from the hardware store.
  • Think of IKEA as a construction source - the built-in workstation next to the fireplace and wall of closets in the bedroom are both built from IKEA components.

    Check out the article right here at Chicago Home + Garden for more info and the full slideshow.

    Images: Eric Hausman/Chicago Home + Garden

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