Before You Ask, No, We Didn’t Build That.

One of the great virtues of the handyman business is being able to land the kind of work you want to do in the first place. The thing that attracted me to this work was the opportunity to help make the kinds of changes to small living spaces that are transformative in both an architectural and lifestyle context — all while not holding a degree in either architecture or psychology.

Or perhaps that’s just a little over-the-top.

In any case, I’m sharing a post from the New York Times online from over a year-and-a-half ago, featuring one of the most amazing apartment transformations I’ve ever seen. In an era in San Francisco where we’re seeing scores of new apartments and condos being built and put on the market at a pace that exceeds anything most of us who’ve lived here for more than 20 years have ever seen before, I continue to want to look at the “heritage” buildings on Nob Hill, Russian Hill and in the Tenderloin, and ask what opportunities exist there for modern living in classical spaces.

As for the handyman business, we’re not California Licensed General Contractors, so we wouldn’t take on an entire apartment or condo remodel on the order of the one featured above, but there are a number of design and storage ideas for living in small spaces that are well within our competencies. If you’re looking to implement some of them, we’d love to consult and execute on the projects.

Tapping the potential in 425 square feet.

Source: A Spirited Game of Musical Rooms on the Upper West Side – The New York Times

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