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