Welcome to our new interiors feature. The week, Framework Architecture designs a wall to help organize a small apartment on a $50,000 budget. Got a project you'd like us to publish? Send us some photos and a note.
The project consisted of the removal of a wall separating kitchen and living room, the removal of kitchen appliances and finishes, and complete renovation of the bathroom. We left the wood flooring, but stained it to contrast with the wood slatted wall. Joe's Wall, as we called it, was used as the organizing element of the space. It was used to display the owner's artwork at the entry, to store his food by the kitchen, and to store his clothing in the living area. The wall also expands to create a space for the bed, giving the sleeping area a bit of separation and privacy. To keep millwork cost down, we used Ikea wardrobes, but replaced their doors with wood slats laminated to MDF. The custom doors made the wardrobes integral with Joe's Wall. The kitchen and medicine cabinet are also from Ikea.