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How a Studio Became a Two-Bedroom Apartment in Brooklyn

by UrbanTurf Staff

How a Studio Became a Two-Bedroom Apartment in Brooklyn: Figure 1
One of the bedrooms.

Back in July, UrbanTurf covered the story of Nick Szczur, a recent college graduate who spent several months converting his 500 square-foot Mintwood Place studio into a one-bedroom. Now, two Brooklynites have taken the studio conversion idea one step further.

How a Studio Became a Two-Bedroom Apartment in Brooklyn: Figure 2

Adam Finkelman and his roommate decided that a Brooklyn studio was large enough for them both to live in…as long as they converted it to a two-bedroom apartment.

Finkelman’s firm Yorkwood Co. took the lead on the design and construction in the rental apartment. In short, the duo sacrificed space in both bedrooms (walls were put up to create the 7-foot-by-7-foot rooms, and the beds were lofted) so that the kitchen and living spaces could be large enough to entertain.

How a Studio Became a Two-Bedroom Apartment in Brooklyn: Figure 3
The before and after floorplans.

The cost of the renovation? One month’s rent, thanks to low-cost materials and Finkelman’s firm doing the work.

A full video interview of the roommates describing the renovation can be found here.

How a Studio Became a Two-Bedroom Apartment in Brooklyn: Figure 4
The kitchen

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The living room

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/how_a_studio_became_a_two-bedroom_apartment_in_brooklyn/8976

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