The most creative contractors in the business are in NYC.
Seriously, what is up with combining a kitchen with a bathroom? It makes more sense to make a bathroom in the bedroom (if there are at least a few inches to make one). But nope! They want you to pee in the same place your kitchen is. The only thing that makes logical sense is that since both need access to hot water pipes, it’s easier to install them in the same place. Even if that’s the reason, it is so bizarre seeing so many apartments like that. This one, in particular, is in Manhattan. That means it’s an expensive place to live in, and not everyone can afford $2,700 rent per month. Then again, this is one of the biggest apartments we have seen so far on this list, and at least it seems like some maintenance has been done to make it look modern. Use that air fryer while you shower, and forget about walking those extra steps to get it all done.
There is so much going on in this picture that I don’t know where to start. The chunky bed frame looks like someone bought wood at their hardware store without not knowing what they were doing and ended up looking suspiciously thick. Those thin shelves that I’m sure the only thing they hold is dust and pet dander. The cream-colored cloth is a divider that has never seen an iron in its life. Somehow it is hanging perfectly from the ceiling. And obviously, the empty bottles giving this the college dorm vibes, all for $450 a month, is actually not that bad. This is supposed to be a “semi-private” apartment; my guess is that the “semi” is because of the hanging cloth, which means this room is bigger than shown and has been divided to make two “apartments.” So, you will have to share the rest of the home with a few roommates, no big deal, really, especially if you are a college student trying to survive in the big city.
Listen, when someone is on a budget, they will get creative very fast and find solutions for small problems. Introducing the door stopper-nob. This nob can be your hero, but it can also be your biggest enemy if you are one of those people that is always hitting your toe with a doorstopper. That’s going to be a new kind of pain that your feet will not enjoy. I do have to admit, when I saw the picture, I was so confused thinking, how is that door practical, or how would you open it? It took you a few seconds to realize that my brain was playing tricks on me. However, the contractor or whoever thought this was a great idea. I will give them an A- because I’m feeling generous and for creativity, because that is something that will confuse a few people if they ever get to visit that apartment.
Here’s to your childhood fantasy of sleeping in bunk beds with your friend.
Let us ignore that this picture was taken with a dirty potato that was just taken out of the ground in Idaho and brought to New York to take this picture and talk about what is going on. This is an apartment in Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. They are charging for the two bunk beds $500 and $600 with electricity included. It’s too blurry to see what else is in that room. However, I think this is one of those semi-private apartments where they took a house and divided it into multiple apartments, but you will need to share the kitchen and bathroom with the rest of the complex. Especially for that price because that is a nice neighborhood in Brooklyn to be that “cheap.”
This photo might seem very confusing. However, what you are looking at is a 7-foot long and 5-foot wide “apartment” that only has enough space to fit a small bed. And some space to put on your shoes. I’m not sure in what part of New York this is, but you are basically paying to have wood floors and decent walls. Why? Because you won’t have space for anything else in there. Your stuff will either have to be put in boxes underneath your bed or hanging from the ceiling. Getting out of bed is going to be interesting. You just have to take one step, and you’re out of the apartment. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the tiniest apartment in New York. But you need to be realistic here, this is better than sleeping in the subway. However, it is more expensive than sleeping in the subway.
Here’s how you make the best out of a small space apartment in New York City. This is Axel Webber, and he claims to live in the smallest apartment in NYC (which, judging by the rest of the apartments in this list, is completely wrong), but as you can see, he has almost everything he needs in one tiny space. A decent-sized refrigerator, microwave, a place to put his groceries and plate, a sink, bunk beds, and a closet area. It looks messy since there’s barely any space left, but at least his essentials are there. This seems like another “you need to share your bathroom” situation, which I hope is not as bad as one in a college dorm.
I think if Cait has actually seen the pictures that are on this list, I don’t think she’ll be so outraged about having a washing machine in the kitchen. All things considered; this is a really nice kitchen that looks spacious. It doesn’t have a shower or toilet close to it. You can freely open the oven and not hit a wall, have a good size fridge and cabinets to put as much dinnerware and kitchenware as you want. If they are going to rent that kitchen separately, they can easily charge $3,000 for all that space. For being the only apartment we have seen with a washing machine, it deserves to be number one.