Small Cool 2009: Deckbd's Downtown Loft

LIttle Division #19

Who Lives There: Deckbd and his wife Hillary
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Size: 694 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? We love the wide-open interior of our downtown loft. The building is a former 1920’s hydrogen peroxide factory and has a lot of history and character. Our space still includes many the original industrial elements - including exposed ductwork and brick walls, but our favorite feature is the 15” high timber beam ceiling. Not only do the high ceilings open up the small space, they provide character and warmth that you do not get with today’s typical white ceilings.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? In any small space, finding sufficient storage solutions can be a challenge. We kept asking ourselves, "How do we utilize our space without seeming too cluttered?" Our solution was to tear out the old closet and add four 7.5 foot wardrobes near the bedroom and wall to wall built-in shelving under the windows, creating space to store office supplies, files and provide a decorative display area.

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