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Friends Turn Brooklyn Studio into DIY Apartment for Two

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I’m excited to share with you how two friends took a tiny studio apartment in Brooklyn and transformed it into a 2 bedroom apartment with plenty of space to host dinner parties and musical events.

The guys say the most rewarding part of this whole project is that they did it all themselves which always feels great.

By using mostly reclaimed materials and designing and building their own unique furniture they turned this space into a great place they can proudly call home.

Words can’t justify how cool this Brooklyn flat really is. So check it out for yourself below.

Two Friends Convert Brooklyn Studio into Amazing Apartment


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Video: Brooklyn Friends DIY apartment to shared flat to restaurant/club


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Related: Man Turns Tiny Studio into 2 Bedroom Apartment

Our big thanks to Kirsten Dirksen and Nicolás Boullosa of Faircompanies for this inspiring video story!

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Andrea is a contributor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the Tiny House Newsletter! She has a passion for sharing tiny and small house stories and introducing you to new people, ideas, and homes.
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  • Brian
    October 9, 2014, 5:21 pm

    I think I recognised this TH from its original makeover which I loved. And now you have improved it out of sight. Your magic minds have done it again. Love it and thanks for sharing. Cheers from Australia

  • October 10, 2014, 11:15 pm

    I also commented on Facebook, but wanted to also post this comment to reiterate: I have lived in “railroad room” apts. my whole childhood/teenage-hood/early adult life in Brooklyn, and what an ingenious idea that these guys had to fix up this apt.! I wish I would have thought of something like this when I lived in Bklyn! However, they are lucky that their landlord agreed to it, AND they are lucky to have the money to shell out to do this… They are only renting, so they will never get back (from the landlord) what they put into it, money-wise. But if they wanted to do this, kudos to them!

  • dean micic
    October 16, 2014, 6:18 pm

    Truly inspiring guys have had a few of these ideas and used similar methods in the past and am about to build my own small appt , creating is so much fun and you can see the enjoyment and fullfilmant it brings to your life’s ,sweet as .

  • Bonnie L
    December 6, 2014, 3:40 pm

    This has given us some terrific ideas for designing our tiny house. I love the way they reduced the bedrooms to little more than the size of the beds and elevated the beds to score more storage underneath. I also love their use of the “wall of storage” idea. We fully intend to do that, too. This is a perfect example of “living big” in a tiny space!

  • Jax
    December 28, 2014, 8:40 pm

    Great job looks beautiful….personally i would have never dished out that kind of money to improve a property that doesn’t belong to me. I lived in NYC in a studio apartment in the late 80’s that i could have easily converted to at least 1 bedroom. I thought a better option would be to save my pennies to buy or build my own house…which i did in early 90s.

  • Fede
    April 14, 2015, 10:11 pm

    This is the true definition of a man -hut, no questions asked! I feel it’s way too visually cluttered for me on a personal level ,but aesteticly it seems to work great for that hands on , DIY feel. 🙂

  • Christine Gallo
    April 26, 2015, 9:46 am

    Is there anyone who might know the dimensions of this unit? Such an incredibly well thought out space, creative young people!

  • SteveDenver
    April 26, 2015, 10:11 am

    I love that they’re really living in this space. Those memories will remain.

  • Gigi
    April 27, 2016, 2:04 am

    Great job on transforming the space!

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