Midwest #30: JW Opted for Rehab

Midwest #30: JW Opted for Rehab

Janel Laban
Apr 24, 2008

Name: Joseph
Location: Chicago
Size: 700 sf
Rent/Own: Own

What is the advantage of SMALL? The advantage to living SMALL is that if I need to edit a room I can execute it in a fairly small amount of time and have huge results. I am the first owner of the unit and when I moved in it was just a white box with some cabinets and a bathroom. Within the six short months that I have occupied the space, I think that I am not doing to bad after all. It is always exciting to come home.

What's your favorite resource for your home?

I am inspired by just being able to live in the city. Originating from the suburbs and coming into semi-unfamiliar territory there is a much to discover. I would have to say that I prefer the independent shops that are dotted in every neighborhood, you really get a sense of what the products and services that are offered. Sometimes I am able to splurge on a couple of items a month, but in the back of my mind I know that I can either create or replicate something similar.

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

My favorite element in my small, cool home would have to be the sitting area. I love the dialogue that tends to develop when you get to spend time with friends and family, most of it is completely random and overly sarcastic, but you really get to figure out just who someone is. I also find it very relaxing that to sit in the silence, just for a short while after coming home from a long day.

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