Midwest #17: Brian's Loft

Midwest #17: Brian's Loft

Janel Laban
Apr 18, 2008

Name: Brian
Location: Chicago
Size: 541 sf
Rent/Own: Own

What is the advantage of SMALL? There are so many reasons. Lower taxes / fees along with low utilities are on the top of the list. Also, as we both travel quite a bit for work, it's easy to clean up and make presentable upon arrival. When we go to sell and buy a home, it will be small as well. We've come to realize the advantages of not having a large home - It's something that's become so ridiculous over the years.

What's your favorite resource for your home?

Greenmaker Supply and the home tours on apartmenttherapy.com

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home?

It's a tie between the lofted area, our balcony and our kitchen. The lofted space is such a relaxing nook to have, but the kitchen is a pleasure to work in and has made us eat at home so much more. The balcony is great for absolutely amazing sunsets.

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