“Adam Finkelman and Evan Garfield were veteran roommates of the New York City rental scene so when they discovered a Brooklyn loft with a garage they snapped it up even though it didn’t have a single bedroom. What they saw was potential to carve out space for at-home music performances and a kitchen large enough for Garfield to host supper clubs.
Finkelman, a furniture designer/builder by trade, laid out two bedrooms so tiny they fit just their beds on three sides, on the fourth side he left a sliver of space for a standup desk and stairs to the lofted beds. Under the beds, he placed open closets, drawers and storage.
The two friends built out the space themselves, using mostly found materials (from the street and craigslist). To create a kitchen large enough and comfortable enough for Garfield to cater meals hosted in their space, they hacked the kitchen with lots of on-the-wall storage for utensils and pans and a combo drying rack/dish storage from IKEA drying racks and painters’ trays.”
Another great video from Faircompanies.com
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Amazing; tons of ideas. I love the pallet tables/
The metal frames simplify joinery and streamline the design.
Love this! Such great planning on what they needed space for and where they wanted to spend most of their time. Great ideas. Like the judicial use of lighting.
Kirsten Dirksen’s Fair Companies YouTube channel has another good one about a Tall Law Student who built his own tiny home with lots of space saving ideas. http://www.youtube.com/user/kirstendirksen