Small Apartments with Big Impact

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Daniel Burnham said "Make no little plans", but he lived in Chicago where the rents are cheap, not New York, London or Tokyo. In those and other expensive cities, people trade space for location and live in very small spaces indeed, like this 77 square foot closet in Knightsbridge that was for sale for $335,000. In single family suburbia, 881 square feet is considered itsy-bitsy; in the urban apartment world, that is vast.

We look at some small apartment plans, and how people adapt to them.

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Credit: Realtor Andrew Scott in the greenest apartment in London