Name: Caitlin Snyder
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Size: 650 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years; Rented
Caitlin was lucky to score her apartment the old-fashioned way: by word of mouth. Three years later, she’s transformed the cozy two-bedroom into her first "adult" apartment. With an intrinsic sense of style and practical skill inherited from her parents—and the blessings of a friendly octogenarian landlord—Caitlin has refreshed the worn finishes of her apartment and filled it with treasures she's collected since college. In an area saturated with millennials in a constant state of housing flux, Caitlin has achieved the improbable dream: a home of her own.