How Do We Make the Move? 3-Bedroom to a Small Studio

How Do We Make the Move? 3-Bedroom to a Small Studio

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Regina Yunghans
Mar 1, 2013
Q: My husband and I are artists and have been living in Jackson Heights in New York City for the last 6 years. Our apartment is a huge 3 bedroom, with 2 full baths, a great kitchen, a separate dining room, a living room with a balcony, and hardwood floors throughout. It's kind of awesome. The drawback: there's not too much of a nightlife for a young couple with no kids and an adorable Frenchie named Pixel. After much debate, we decided to severely downsize to a 450 square foot studio in a luxury condo in Long Island City: Pros: Walking distance to our art studio in Greenpoint Only 5 min from Grand Central Super dog friendly neighborhood with lots of great bars The condo is loaded with awesome amenities Cons: How the hell are we supposed to move into a studio??? The sheer thought is giving us nightmares. When we were married three years ago, we fully furnished our apartment to make it home. Therefore, we have a house full of real furniture... and, I should probably mention, a storage room for holiday decorations and artwork (bashful grin). Help us please! Thanks! Sent by Jenifer Editor: Leave your suggestions for Jenifer in the comments — thanks! • Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here (those with pics get answered first) (Image: Lane Johnson for Apartment Therapy)
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