#11 - Joe's Hip New Home

#11 - Joe's Hip New Home

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 9, 2006

Name: Joe E.
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Size: 420 s/f One Bedroom

Favorite resource:

My favorite resource is the shelf that seperates the kitchen from living room. It's great for food and other storage.

Design Tip:

Paint and lighting make a world of difference and turn an old dirting apartment into a new, hip living space.

What inspired you?

I want an apartment that I could be proud of. A place that I could call my own and be able to have guests over. A place that looked clean, new and made me feel good when I got home. I spent a month before moving in, painting and fixing the little bugs. I put two 250 lighting fixtures in the living room and bedroom and replaced the 70's ceiling fans. The rest of the updates is the new IKEA furniture.

Joe's apartment picture 1.jpg - Is a shot of my whole apartment from my front door. It gives a good shot of the good amount of light I get in the apartment and a nice window into what the bedroom looks like

Joe's apartment picture 2.jpg - is of my redone bath room. The tile on the floor was just redone. I like the multiple levels and big tiles make the bathroom seem bigger, along with the warm tender green paint.

Joe's apartment picture 3.jpg - is of my bedroom for the back cubby. It give a good shot of the bright lighting I have and the nice skylight. The chimmey adds a nice feeling to the room.

Joe's apartment picture 4.jpg - shows my living room and how I use the shelf us seperate the refrigartor and kitchen from the rest of the apartment.


I live 1 mile east of the Mississippi in Minneapolis. Located right by me is a new light rail which I can take to work and down town. My apartment is just about 420 square feet, probably a little under that. I did a rough floor plan, but do not have any kind of design program to make a floor plan, so it was done on Microsoft Publisher.

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