Qualified Remodeler Magazine

MAY 2018

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e biggest impact on the space and the project goals was the design of the bed loft. e site-built loft accom- modates a queen-sized bed, a full desk, bookcases, closet space with easy access to the storage wall, and laundry space with a vent-free washer/dryer combo unit. In addi- tion, the loft serves as separation for the distinct public and private functions of the home. DESIGN INVESTMENT e final product is a dramatic improvement in func- tion and design over the uninspired studio apartment it once was. is home is small living at its best! e space serves all the necessary household functions, as well as addresses the additional needs of shared living and work-from-home occupants. And while the space is still only 350 square feet, the condo feels far from cramped or confined. After about a year of living large in the extra small space, we returned to our completed home and listed the condo for rent. With lots of buzz and numerous applica- tions, we quickly (and now consistently) leased the space for well over the market rate of similarly sized apartments in the neighborhood—proof that good design is a great investment. | JESSICA MILLER, AIA, LEED-AP BD+C, NCARB, is the founder and president of Lark Architecture. She has worked extensively in the high-end residential, adaptive reuse and sustainable design markets with a strong interest in renovation and rehabilitation of existing structures. Miller has an NAAB-accredited professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University with an additional focus in Urban Planning. Lark Architecture is based in Chicago and is licensed to practice in multiple states across the Midwest. The design philosophy at Lark is that architecture is an adventure—one of self- discovery, problem solving, historical investigation, and place-making that all culminate in the creation of homes intended to surpass the expectations of the client and withstand the tests of time. Photo: Lark Architecture Drawings: Lark Architecture FLOOR PLAN OFFICE LIVING KITCHEN BATH ENTRY BED LOFT CLOSET & LAUNDRY STORAGE WALL STORAGE BENCH The owners remained cost-conscious, so the bathroom cabinetry and sink are from Ikea. The bed loft helps create separation for household functions of work, sleep and storage. PROJECTS: Designer's Notebook 32 May 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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