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Los Angeles, CA
Square Feet:
What I Love About My Small Home:
This is my first apartment, and even though it's so small it's just the right size for me. It feels like a much larger apartment because the office, dining table and living area have their own separate "rooms".
I've managed to fit a lot into a space this small but it doesn't feel cramped; I had a housewarming party where eleven of my friends were here at the end of the night and they all had places to sit!
Biggest Challenge of Living in a Small Space:
The apartment itself has some quirks; there's no overhead lighting in the main room, very little natural light for most of the day and a kitchen that was almost unusable.
But the biggest challenge was filling the space smartly. When I moved in, I only had a desk, a chair and an air mattress, and what I didn't have was a big budget. It took a lot of measuring and playing around with possible layouts before I could start buying furniture, and even more craigslist searching so I could get the most bang for my buck.
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