A 350-Square-Foot NYC Rental Apartment Wisely Uses Hooks, Mirrors, and More in a Small Space

updated Aug 18, 2020
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Name: Stephanie and my cat, Mina
Location: West Village — New York, New York
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 350ish square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Elegant, classic, warm, witty.

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What is your favorite room and why? The “living room”—I love the fireplace, the built-in bookcases, and the perfect nook for my couch, and the fact that it fits my massive marble coffee table (which I found for $50 on Craigslist!).

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Any advice for creating a home you love? In New York, you’re never going to find the perfect apartment that has everything. Focus on finding the perfect apartment for you by figuring out what you need to be happy (whether it be outdoor space, a bathtub, location, a fully-loaded kitchen, or otherwise).

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This apartment checked almost every box for me and it was perfect for me for what I needed at the time, but the big drawback is the bathroom situation (or really lack thereof).

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The only thing not pictured is the shower—which is in a closet to the left of the kitchen sink (which is in fact the only sink in the apartment)!

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I am actually moving out of this place in the next couple of weeks and into a new apartment, which has a beautiful bathroom with a bathtub (it does not, however, have a freezer or an oven—like I said, no apartment has everything.

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This submission’s responses were edited for length and clarity.