The Year of Living Efficiently


Karen Steffens for the San Francisco Chronicle

Anyone looking for a blueprint of how to live well in small spaces needs only to check out what Bobby Wise did to transform his 530 square foot studio from cramped and closed-off to comfy and chic. The San Francisco-based small business owner made a few key changes to maximize the space, adding suave space-savers like storage under the bed and slick built-in shelving for books, a stereo and TV.

When it came time to update the bathroom, Wise got new with old by going to Omega Salvage in Berkeley for a vintage pedestal sink and lighting for the bathroom. Overall, it's a really elegant application of the "less is more" thing we're always talking about; hit the jump to see what it looked like before. ::San Francisco Chronicle via ::Apartment Therapy: San Francisco

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