Francis Dominguez received praise for his transformation of a small space that got photo treatment online at Apartmenththerapy.com. As often happens, success breeds more success and he was approached to try his luck with an even smaller space. The 1930s unit had barely more than 300 square footage and was beleaguered by poor color choices and clumsy and outdated style choices. Dominguez got the go ahead for some serious changes from the landlord and dove in. A neutral color scheme was an important first choice, followed by stylish ligting options. The kitchen got new hardware and tiling, while the bathroom acquired a more up-to-date vanity. The closet got a serious IKEA makeover both for looks and storage.
- Although transforming a studio apartment with little more than 300 square footage was challenging, the transformer took heart that the apartment had good lines created in the 1930s.
- Simple and stylish light fixtures, plus a neutral color palette went a long way towards transforming the small space.
- A buffalo check pattern tile for the kitchen, allied with matte black knobs fur the cabinetry, gave the room a stylish and updated look.
“First order of business was painting all the walls a neutral color, which I contrasted by painting the ceiling beams, some accent walls, doors, and window trims in a dark gray color.”