Small Cool 2010: Dan's Downtown Denver

Small Cool 2010: Dan's Downtown Denver

Aaron Able
Apr 22, 2010


Who Lives Here: Dan
Location: LoDo — Denver, Colorado
Size: 582 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? I enjoy the industrial element of my apartment: the exposed concrete walls and ceiling, exposed pipes and duct-work, high ceiling and tall windows. Paired with maple floors and a new kitchen, this space is quite comfortable and inviting.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? My greatest challenge was integrating a queen-size bed into the room without the entire space feeling like a bedroom. Referring to articles I read in magazines and online about small-space living, and recalling some of my favorite hotel rooms, I arranged the living area closest to the windows at the end of the apartment, and placed the bed next to the kitchen on a low platform frame. From the entry, the first thing you see is the the wall of windows looking out to the downtown skyline, beyond the bed area. The yellow of the maple floor matches the khaki coverlet on my bed, giving the illusion of one surface, further reducing the bed presence. The low bed also invites guests to use the bed as additional seating, with views of downtown or the TV.

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