Small Cool 2010: Anna's Out In The Open

Teeny Tiny Division #20


Who Lives Here: Anna + cat Sugar
Location: SOMA — San Francisco, California
Size: 250 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? I don't think I can choose just one! The loft bed over the kitchen is amazing for freeing up space in the main room, plus it's so cozy and fun up there! I really like that my building has shared bathrooms in the hallway, so no space is taken up inside my home by a bathroom. I like how tiny the kitchen is. I like the long and narrow layout of my apartment. I like the high ceilings and the huge window that looks out over downtown San Francisco. Everything about this space works really well to fit my life and the things I own.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? The biggest challenge is that there's no built-in closed storage in the entire apartment; not a single drawer, cupboard, or closet that I can close. The one tiny closet in my apartment is also under the loft, across from the kitchen counter, and it's more like a cubby than a closet. I got a small dresser that fits into that space perfectly, so now I have four drawers to hide away everything that I don't want displayed: bathroom products, craft supplies, tools and household things, and extra blankets and sheets. There's no room left in the closet for clothes, so all of my clothes are in the credenza, plus a few jackets hanging on the coat rack near the door. Everything else that I own can be seen in these pictures. There's no room in my life for clutter, or excessive sentimentality, and I like it that way.

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