(Closed) Who lives in a small space?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Heh!  Our bedroom is just that – a room with a bed in it.  I have to climb over Fiance to get up in the morning. BUT!  It has a window (overlooking an airshaft, but whatever).

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow I think I would kill someone living in 450 square feet.  I guess it’s just something you get used to though.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Some of those places don’t even look small!!! They did a great job, they look awesome. My room in my sorority was tiny…and i was a hermit so i didn’t take advantage of the common areas, study rooms, or couches, either. Didn’t help that we never threw stuff out =

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I do, I do! We have slightly more than you, about 650 sq ft, but we moved here from a Texas suburb, where we had about 1000, so this is a big change for us!  It’s also a loft, so no separation between rooms.  We love it, but I’m definitely struggling with furnishing it appropriately.  We just got a GREAT platform bed with drawers underneath and a fab headboard, but we need nightstands that are REALLY small.  Like really really small.  Less than 19″ wide, and they’re IMPOSSIBLE to find.  Suggestions?  At this point I don’t even care if they’re the espresso finish we need–I’ll refinish them if I must!

I know that some people wouldn’t be able to handle the small space, and I definitely don’t think I want to do it forever, but we bought at the bottom of the market and are hoping to make a nice profit once the market comes back, so we’ll be here for a few years.  We’re loving being more urban and able to walk to everything we need or want to do!

It’s funny that you started this thread, because I was about to start one asking for help with small furniture.  So really….help??

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we have about 800 sq feet now, spread out onto 2 floors, but we’re moving to nyc this summer and probably going to have to go smaller! i’m kinda nervous about it!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@hotchild – I have no idea how people without street facing windows sustain the will to live.  Our living room has high ceilings and looks out onto West Third.  Not necessarily scenic, but certainly active, and keeps Fiance from going crazy in the wintertime.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Mrsmdphd – What about tall stools? Or children’s chairs?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@hotchild – Yeah.  Our last apartment was on 37th, right off the endearingly named ‘Tunnel Exit Street.”  I prefer the drunken NYU co-eds.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

ok i know i have no right to really talk here as our condo is about 1100 square feet but can I just complain about how most of thet square footage is WALLS!? our bedroom is big enough to fit our bed for the most part. our bathroom can only have one person in there otherwise its a tight squeeze. im also a climb over the boy in the morning gal hahaha

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We face a courtyard and I love the quietness and view of trees, makes me forget that we are only 3 miles or so from the craziest place on earth, times square.

I used to live in your standard 1 bdrm converted to 2 with a roommate. I think my room was about 10×9 and therefore our living room with no windows was only a little bigger than that.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We do! We live in about 550 square feet–more than you, hotchild, but just barely! The only thing that makes it manageable is that we have high ceilings and huge windows in the living room and bedroom. Otherwise I would feel like we’re living in a box. We’re moving in May, and while I hope we can get a bigger place, I’m definitely not giving up having natural light and high ceilings, now that I’m used to it.

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