You spent the last 6 years of your life working your tail off to get that Marketing degree. Your opportunity to take on the world and make a difference is staring you right in the face. You are ready. You have reached out to all potential employers you have dreamed of working for. Now you wait.You wait a little bit more. The time has come to enter the world of adulthood. All that hard work spent trying to become that corporate difference maker is finally here.
The phone rings. It is THAT marketing firm from New York. The one that was second on your short list and this is an opportunity you can’t throw away. They say you are a perfect fit. Of course you will take it! The job is ideal. The company is successful. The compensation and benefits are great! What next? The next step is to find that ideal apartment for you to show off and finally say “Hey Mom, I made it!”
You start the search for that apartment. You say “Well, with an $110k salary, I will entertain a 1200 square foot condo in Soho”, or maybe, “a modest bachelor on 5th”. NO.
The average price for a bachelor apartment in Soho is $3,500 and gives you a puny 350 square foot apartment. However, if you move 30 km outward, the price will decrease by $500 per month, which is closer to your budget. Is this the dream you dreamt? Not likely.
Here is where I am going with this. It’s not what what you have or how much, it is what you do with it.
See how you can make the most out of the little you have here
This video is obviously the extreme and there is obviously a hefty cost to design this concept. The idea and concept is to use innovative approaches to maximize on minimal space. I wish I had this in mind when I was living in a small apartment.
Living Big: How to turn your studio apartment into a 2 bedroom apartment
Living Big: How to turn your a studio apartment into 2 bedroom apartment