The Story of a Studio Owner in Manhattan, NY Maximizing His Space!

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Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty LLC

Manhattan Studio Apartment

Studio Apartments in Manhattan, NY

As you know modernism has bring us a big help in our daily basis making life easier on us hence space saving has develop more and more.  In the past years homeowners were not interested in space saving because their ability to buy was relatively easy and the properties were twice bigger than the actual ones in this century especially NYC where the space it’s important but the location is everything leaving space in a second level.

 

Are you the kind of tenant or studio owner that keeps complaining because the lack of space? or maybe you’re thinking of working at home but you end it up falling sleep because you can even look at you bed when you already in it, an the only thing that cross into your mind is “space space space”. Here is the history of an owner that cross by a situation like yours and made the most out of the space in his studio apartment turning out to be a comfortable, loving living area. 

 

Let me give you a brief introduction of where all this came from… 

 

Have you hear the adage “Necessity is the mother of invention” that is why the famous William L. Murphy, founder of “Murphy beds” born in Columbia, California, and lived with his wife in a one-room apartment that had a standard bed taking up most of the floor space began experimenting with a folding bed, and applied for his first patent around 1900.

The wall bed business during the 80's and 90's, grow with the introduction of a full line of ready to assemble cabinetry and wall units changing the Murphy Bed from a built-in to a piece of furniture with a mechanisms and ease operation the beds, which have mattress supports built into them, will accommodate a standard mattress in twin, double, queen and king sizes so that you can adapt them accordingly with your area .

 

Now that you have another idea of how to increase you organizational living skills…let me give you some other tips... 

 

 

  •  Creating focal points in your small space can make it seem more interesting and spacious. Paint one wall a darker color, create a pool of light with a low-hanging light fixture or assemble artwork on one wall to create an uncluttered gallery effect. 
  • Multi-functional pieces such as a sofa table that can also be a writing desk, a writing desk that can become a sideboard or even a dining table can always help
  • Light “very important” Mirrors,  furniture and metallic pieces —. Strategically placed, they can enhance the feeling of light and space. "A mirror can reflect a great view out a window or a: in a foyer or hallway; at the back of shelving; or in interesting configurations. 

 

 

Multipurpose can take on a whole new meaning when you live in a small space. Pick out pieces that do double duty, such as a kitchen table that also functions as a desk, And consider pieces with wheels for even more versatility, "The mobility of the pieces in your apartment can be the key to being comfortable."

 

Distract people from your small space? Reverse the colors, Put white on the furniture and color on the walls. It makes the space more interesting and less boring.

 

If you're lucky enough to have a long hallway, try accentuating it with horizontal stripes or a row of frames to draw your eye down the hall. If you have a high ceiling, draw the eye up with vertical stripes. "Think of your apartment like you do when you get dressed." If you're short, don't wear horizontal stripes — wear vertical stripes to make you look taller. Do the same in your apartment."  

 

And guess what... there are  also Murphy beds for your dog!


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Lori
I love your article..I actually like the idea.. Any store in special that you can recommend for this type of furnisher? Thanks, Lori
May 12, 2010 08:47 AM #1
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Ingrith Garcia
Charles Rutenberg Realty LLC - New York, NY

Hi Lori,

Here is some information.  Good luck and please don't forget... there is always room for negotiation :)

http://www.murphybedexpress.com/index.html

http://www.wallbedsbywilding.com

 

May 13, 2010 03:50 PM #2
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David
I have one..it's a great solution for small spaces.
May 18, 2010 01:10 PM #3
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Stefany

Great blog and informative information.

Thanks!

 

 

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