Alphabet City Budget Renovation

The New York Times 12.31.08

Turkish architect Koray Duman completely renovated his 600-square foot Alphabet City apartment on a tight budget — about $25,000. Recently featured in The New York Times, the Z-shaped apartment is open and airy. By keeping many of the walls and furnishings white, and taking advantage of all three exposures to natural light, Koray transformed the space and had some great solutions to some common small-space dilemmas...

The entertainment center is mounted directly to the exposed brick walls — freeing up floor space and creating the illusion of more space.

We're especially fond of this renovation due to it's close proximity to our own apartment in the East Village. For the full story and all the pictures, see On the Cheap: Letting a Space Show Its Bones and the slideshow.

Pics: Phil Mansfield