| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

I Made Over The Tiniest Apartment Ever For One Lucky Couple


okay oh shoot I’m sorry my lipstick I know this is rolling but I’m shooting by myself so I have to do this ah crusty I’m Ashley and I think that all the cool stuff you see online doesn’t have to stay online I’m gonna bring one strangers digital style to life by giving their space a makeover based on their social media accounts everybody it’s Ashley and today we are taking on a big challenge and the big challenge is small space I got a message from Melissa and Matthew who live here in York City try to make it work in a very very very small apartment it is 200 square feet for two people that’s a hundred square feet per person I don’t know how they’re making it work but they are and we’re gonna help them make it even better than it already is so take a look at the video they sent me and you’ll see just how small the spaces we’re really excited about the apartment makeover I think that’s something that we could probably use to change is this it’s kind of messy but that’s a good potential yeah yeah our side tables are pretty unorganized and to have small organizations that would be great which we don’t have a lot of storage so we’re leave a dude and I can’t wait oh hi fine so yes very very small but you can totally see how much personality they have their little trinkets and decor I just want to help them make the space seem bigger than it actually is that’s what we’re gonna do today and this is how we’re gonna do it first I’ll do some research I’ll use all my detective skills to find out who they are and what they like then it comes the makeover I’ll have two days to completely make over the space in a way that perfectly fits their personality finally the big reveal will show them their new space and see if I was able to translate their digital style into an awesome new room we have our work cut out for us but I know that we can do it so let’s get started I am going to first look at their Instagram so will do Melissa first ladies first right all right so Melissa ski hat oh my gosh Julie has five post-its gonna make my life harder it originally was all right here she’s sitting in nature she has some tights on and then combat boots so I’m getting a sense of like worn in more masculine touches mixed with really feminine pieces okay let’s see who she’s following all right it doesn’t look like she is following one verified account I kid you not so it seems like she’s only following friends and family not much of that I’m getting from Melissa’s Instagram elects check out Matthew’s Instagram okay similar to Melissa he also has a lot of outdoorsy posts here they are hiking it seems like and he has some pictures of interiors on his Instagram he’s really making my life much easier but here he has some exposed beams exposed brick Southwest style rug a lot of raw wood very rustic very industrial and worn in which i think is definitely a style we can incorporate into the room let’s move on to Pinterest please Pinterest gods let them have accounts that are populated because I need some more information than what we have not only does Matthew have a Pinterest account but he has a board called home decor major win all right again with these industrial styles look at this it looks like a fan that was turned into a light fixture some Edison bulbs oh he has some bike storage solutions on here oh this is cool it’s like hung on a rack on the ceiling all right let’s move on to melissa’s Pinterest account all right it doesn’t look like she has a home decor board but she does have a fashion style board oh wow okay almost all of the clothes that she has pinned are very retro a lot of a line skirts leather all different textures it seems like she really appreciates little details that make something feel homey and worn in all right so I have Matthew style I have Melissa style now I’m gonna fuse them together and then I’m gonna infuse that into the design for this room I’m gonna get to designing and then it’ll be makeover time all right we’re here at Matthew and Melissa’s I’m so excited but also really nervous because they have so much stuff I knew this TV was big but when I walked and sell this TV it is it’s half the room and it’s gonna be definitely a challenge to fit that and all their adorable trinkets in there but take a look at what the room looks like now and you’ll see what we’re starting out with today [Music] all right so lots of stuff but also a ton of potential I have as usual six projects for us to run through in order to make this makeover happen the first project is painting I really like the color that they have on the walls but it’s just a shade too dark so I’m actually going to leave the back wall painted this deeper green color it’s just gonna open up the room and I think make everything feel more spacious once we’re done with painting it it’s time to arrange the furniture but the big changes are flipping the position of the bed moving the dresser because over the dresser will be the TV project number three is mounting the TV above the dresser I would definitely want to give those fish a little more room on the dresser and also I want the TV to be able to be seen from both the chairs and the bed project number four is gonna go on the wall near the entrance and it’s gonna be using some bed splats to create a little momento corner I know that they love little handwritten note trinkets and things like that so I want to have one place for them to put all those things party number five is putting some shelves really high up on the ceiling we want to draw our eyes upward and also make use of vertical space and then project number six is organizing and there is a lot to organize so this is a pretty big undertaking they have a lot of trinkets they also are two people living in this small space so all of those things will be organized for our last checklist item that’s all our projects but before we get started we have to clear out this room and there’s a lot to clear out so let’s do it [Music] here’s Madeline over there hello so Madeline just found this and it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and I don’t find a lot to show you this very legally binding contract but I’m going to it says this contract is entered into between Matthew and bun buns and the term of this Agreement in our relationship we agree to be kind to one another to not give each other menacing looks and we agreed to consciously take times for ourselves as individuals is that the sweetest thing you’ve ever seen because it is for me I don’t know I can’t get over it [Music] the first project as usual is painting the color is very similar to the one they already had on the walls in fact I’m actually gonna leave the window wall painted that mossy green it’s gonna stay that way because I want that wall to be a little bit darker to make the room feel longer I just want an accent wall all the way at the back of the room but then putting the lighter color on the other three walls it’s just gonna make the room feel wider which is definitely what we need I’m gonna get to painting and gotta wear the paint suit of course [Music] I’m done painting yeah pretty much I am just going through and touching up a little bit of the edges with this I just got it in my hair it’s all over my hands oh my gosh and this paint means a couple hours to dry before we can drill and hang them big heavy items which is a big checklist item for today so Chris is coming later to help us out with that I’m gonna set a timer now hey Google set a timer for paint drying all right paints right for how long four hours all right for our entire home page right starting now alright so we have that let’s do it while I wait for the paint to dry so that we can drill I’m going to start arranging furniture the biggest change is going to be flipping the orientation of the bed the fun fact is that a full size bed length is the same width as a king sized bed so what I did was I got a king sized headboard and put that on the long end of their bed then we’re gonna move the dresser from also the center of the room to this wall over here and what I’m doing is taking those two chairs that they already had and positioning them across from the TV I also put one of the Ottomans in the center of those two chairs then I’m also gonna make an unofficial music corner next to that little lounge area I’m gonna put their keyboard a lot of furniture Tetris but we got it done and I cannot believe how much floor space this has opened up it is crazy that’s the project number two furniture is arranged now project number three is mounting a lot of things on the wall mainly the TV but also they have that gigantic bike who’s on the wall so I’m gonna Chris help me out with these things and then I let him give you a couple of tips and tricks hey everyone I’m Chris from space so when mounting a TV it’s most important that it’s solidly attached to the wall a stud is usually the best bet especially with a swivel mount like we have here where someone’s gonna be touching it and there’s more prone into it actually being ripped off and loosened off the wall so when we mounted the bike again that’s something that you know someone’s gonna be putting up and down so you definitely want to make sure that it’s secured into a stud so since we’re here talking about hanging a lot of things and studs an easy way to tell where a stud is is on any standard tape measure they’re highlighted every 16 inches by a read more on the tape measure and that’s where you stud should be so when trying to mount something we’re trying to not whoo stud that is your easiest way to check that out yes all right it is day two it is the last day of the last makeover of season one the fourth project is actually a last-minute addition because when we were clearing out the room I found extra bed slats and I remembered this project that actually my friend Tarn made she recently did a project where she took old bed flats and made a little organization command center with them and I’m gonna take those bed slats and put them over the piano and the version that I’m doing for Matthew and Melissa is gonna be a little momento corner for them I know how much they love little handwritten notes and trinkets and things from their travels and it can get a little crazy and overwhelming if you just leave them everywhere in the room like it was so I want to make sure that those things have a home within the home part number five is a organization project but it’s also a little visual hack just to make the room seem taller than it is so I’m putting these high shelves above beat closet and above the doorway and I’m gonna put their hats there that were actually hanging all around the closet before and then I also have another shelf that’s gonna go above the window and Steph and I organized all the books by color and this little rainbow over the bed a little pop of color this last project is organizing but I do think we’ve set the room up to be optimized for storage and organization we’ve got room under the bed we’ve got shelves up high and I’m putting some baskets under the little chairs so I’m gonna do that with Steph and then we will be done with our checklist [Music] all right we are done with our checklist now I’m just gonna decorate and then Matthew homeless are gonna be here I have like 20 minutes to get this done and there’s a lot of stuff to be brought back into this room so let’s go [Music] okay Matthew and Melissa just text me they’re around the block and it’s time to do this reveal this is the last reveal of season 1 but I think it’s gonna be a good one so let’s do it I’m nervous I’m nervous I’m nervous I’m nervous I’m nervous okay we’re coming this way everybody if we can picture the old space you got it in your head okay open your eyes [Music] I wanted hanging plants for such a long time like such a long time that we can like sit down and like watch TV I have no words this is so cool and I have to say everybody almost fell over when we saw the relationship wait for her birthday I made it like that yeah wait not a relationship contract between you guys these bed slats were hiding under your guys oh yeah do you guys have so many cute little trinkets so you can pin stuff hang things I raised the bike a little bit I love because I made it way too low I will show you the TV now yeah so this is mounted and then it comes out like this you can just finish this way so this was I think the biggest change in the room was repositioning the bed I purposely made this spot your place to get down because you had a little extra room from a bump here and then so when you sleep you can just flip the pillows over here and then you can come out on this end over here so all right group hug now we ended on the group hug I could not be happier Melissa and Matthew are so sweet and they’re even cooler than we thought they were gonna be if you did like this video leave me a comment letting me know which project was your favorite out of the whole season and of course if you use any of the projects please send me a picture that is my favorite part and I love you guys for watching thank you so much subscribe to the new channel thumbs up and I’ll see you next time bye [Music]

100 Comments

Ashley McGetrick

Dec 12, 2018, 6:19 pm Reply

Ah the last episode of the season!!! ?? I CANNOT thank you guys enough for coming along for the ride! I read every single comment on every episode and you all have encouraged me SO much. It can be really scary to post your heart and soul into on the internet, but BOY I am so lucky to have such kind, supportive people watching!! Hearing from you all really means so much to me and I’m so so grateful ?

I have loved getting to chat with you guys over the past few weeks and hearing about what you are doing in your spaces. THANK YOU X1000!! Hopefully see you guys next year for season 2?! ???? also I’ll be posting behind the scenes stuff on my channel soon so come hang out over there if you want! ??

Rachel Johnstone

May 5, 2019, 10:10 am Reply

Think I would have done a slat head board maybe linking to some Roman blinds…. (maybe not). So the head board doesnt block out so much light…

Edit: Also would have painted the shelf brackets to much the wall so it flowed better

i Kat

May 5, 2019, 6:12 pm Reply

I love your makeovers but one thing that is missing is prices.How much is the cost of all this, so we have some idea.

Mikaela

May 5, 2019, 10:57 pm Reply

Hope there’s no earthquakes in New York cause no one wants a pile of books on their head while sleeping!

Random Art

May 5, 2019, 1:35 am Reply

I think this is the best space lift so far

Shou-Hui Liu

May 5, 2019, 1:05 pm Reply

And the fish tank goes to……?

Jackie O

May 5, 2019, 12:21 am Reply

Great ideas!

Queen

May 5, 2019, 5:41 am Reply

My room along with my own bathroom is 224 square feet

Odele Swan

May 5, 2019, 12:16 pm Reply

super pretty and good to use….for 200 sq ft, it is very practical

Arista Van heerden

May 5, 2019, 9:15 am Reply

Pure inspiration omg

Cat C.

May 5, 2019, 8:14 pm Reply

Very clever!!!

Igaluit

May 5, 2019, 8:54 am Reply

I'm not a fan of shelves over the bed. Otherwise, a very wise use of the space.

Isla Robertson

May 5, 2019, 7:43 am Reply

"Wanted a hang plant for so long" bruh marry him he even has a pinterest board for home decor

Harleylover14

May 5, 2019, 1:16 am Reply

Oh my God, they are SO CUTE!

Amelie Jenkins

May 5, 2019, 10:31 am Reply

You should not put shelves or things that are heavy above your bed. In case of an earthquake everything will fall on your head. And yes books are heavy and will probably lead to concussions.

moon book

May 5, 2019, 4:51 pm Reply

How they going to get the books?

Tina M Fam

May 5, 2019, 7:51 pm Reply

Holy crap that bedroom is literally the size of my pantry off my kitchen, yes the room that holds my groceries. amazing. When my husband and I were first married 16 years ago we lived in a studio apartment for $300 a month. My bathroom in my bedroom is the size of my entire old apartment now haha. such great memories.

M 0020

May 5, 2019, 12:40 pm Reply

Aww I would love for my room to be remodeled:( you are so good!

Mickey Rosa

May 5, 2019, 2:37 am Reply

I love the makeover. What a big difference. Good job. I'm glad the couple liked the changes.

rahn w

May 5, 2019, 2:42 am Reply

A tad bit confused about the "finding a stud" tip. Bummer i need that tip!

sachin the don

May 5, 2019, 3:59 am Reply

Hai?

Czadzikable

May 5, 2019, 11:26 am Reply

That was not a tiny space though! The way Ashley talked about the "tiny space" of 200 sq feet for two people was as if this was the whole flat… But it was just the bedroom – and that's really not even a small bedroom! You can see in some parts of the video, there's at least a hall, a dining /kitchen space and separate bathroom, making the whole apartment a normal size (especially for New York), NOT a "tiny" apartment…

Kristy B

May 5, 2019, 2:05 pm Reply

That was one of the best makeovers ever

SafePet Haven

May 5, 2019, 5:06 pm Reply

Books arranged by color of their dust jackets? Um, no. Unless a couple has only two books in teir space, why? Ever look at a public library? Wonder why they do NOT arrange books by COLOR? Yes because it is stupid.

Aliana Contreras

May 5, 2019, 5:27 am Reply

The paint colors are awful for such a small space ?

Charlotte Hemingway

May 5, 2019, 4:14 pm Reply

Why do people at Nifty always decorate rooms in the most basic, boring way possible?

Talie Holgate

May 5, 2019, 10:21 am Reply

Dude, catch you later Bill and Ted

Kayden Smith

Jun 6, 2019, 3:55 pm Reply

Fun fact: when you’re trying to make a room look bigger, add lots of floor mirrors and hanging mirrors around the room

Zeinah Mohamed

Jun 6, 2019, 4:16 am Reply

If you want it to look bigger just cover the apartment with mirrors

YourgirlRAM

Jun 6, 2019, 9:42 am Reply

Imagine having to dust everything

Clare The Cat

Jun 6, 2019, 9:37 am Reply

What a sweet couple omg! That's what I want when I grow up

Lyla Castillo

Jun 6, 2019, 7:47 pm Reply

0:31 it’s my dogs twin omg

HECTOR

Jun 6, 2019, 12:46 pm Reply

Turn the bed around so that way you can use the back of the headboard as the back for a sofa sitting area.

Tami Weber

Jun 6, 2019, 4:56 pm Reply

This room looks amazing ? They are the cutest couple ? The bunny ? contract ?

Chelsey Abbott

Jun 6, 2019, 2:15 am Reply

Woo you go matthew. Guys can use pinterest too

Chelsey Abbott

Jun 6, 2019, 2:18 am Reply

Where do apartment complexes let you paint your apartment??

Chelsey Abbott

Jun 6, 2019, 2:57 am Reply

Matthew's reactions are so cute. Hes so excited

listychick

Jun 6, 2019, 8:43 pm Reply

how can you find someones personality from instagram and pinterest. if they have only friends on some of their accounts, they probably have private lives, it would be better to talk to them and ask them their interests, people post totally different from their lives online , esp instagram and twitter

Ronni Simmons

Jun 6, 2019, 11:13 pm Reply

The narrow screen shots were hard to study on my laptop.
Please expand all your shots. Thanks.

Rachel Strohm

Jun 6, 2019, 12:20 pm Reply

It would’ve been helpful to do Pinterest ?

bookmouse770

Jun 6, 2019, 5:25 pm Reply

the colors brightened the room up and I really like how you changed the bed around to save room. You really organized and improved their claustrophobic apartment! Now it has space.

Cray Ola

Jun 6, 2019, 1:35 am Reply

Still livid about the fact that the contract was between the guy and the stuffed rabbit

aries0028

Jun 6, 2019, 11:01 pm Reply

Very2 nice but curious: Why didnt you re-orientate the bed to the right side of the room, with the window on the bed's right-side?

Tran_ngo. khanh_vy

Jun 6, 2019, 1:36 pm Reply

10:22 ha ha ha ha ha

Stephanie Lanada

Jun 6, 2019, 2:11 pm Reply

and I oop- I only post memes on my Instagram, try to give my room a make-over ahhaahah.

Cassies Cookies

Jun 6, 2019, 11:47 pm Reply

That is my aunt and uncle names. I just realized that 4 minutes into the video

Alyssa P

Jun 6, 2019, 6:48 pm Reply

wait- but how they take the book and hats waaay over there?

It’s Gazza

Jun 6, 2019, 8:24 am Reply

Uhh…
Where’s the bathroom
?

Rocket Child

Jun 6, 2019, 11:30 am Reply

very cleaver to flip the bed to give it the illusion of being bigger

Asobimo

Jun 6, 2019, 3:08 pm Reply

9:10 wait wait wait, that ain't no ottoman. Or did they change the look of it over the years?

a i y a a a .

Jun 6, 2019, 6:54 am Reply

this couple is so quirky and adorable omggg

Yvonne

Jun 6, 2019, 10:11 pm Reply

That bed trick was neat!

Caroline Kildall

Jun 6, 2019, 3:27 pm Reply

We need season 2 like now

Kiersten Ward

Jun 6, 2019, 6:41 pm Reply

They’re literally the cutest couple everc

Panda Melon

Jul 7, 2019, 12:02 pm Reply

The couple is so cute ?

Greta Xanthe

Jul 7, 2019, 12:33 pm Reply

You should do this but based on their Spotify or music playlists

E Ng

Jul 7, 2019, 12:05 pm Reply

Need a wallshelf at side of bed for the phone

P M

Jul 7, 2019, 3:38 am Reply

Hats and stuff allover the walls? Bookshelves mounted way above the bed? Window treatment? Nah

David Sposo

Jul 7, 2019, 7:02 pm Reply

TOO MUCH MAKE UP

Halley Thiel

Jul 7, 2019, 11:19 pm Reply

I'm moving into a 250 sq foot apartment next month… this was just the video I needed! Thank you so much for the ideas.

enaruvie

Jul 7, 2019, 4:58 pm Reply

Contract with bunbun ???. Love it.

tara gibson

Jul 7, 2019, 10:04 pm Reply

Plz do more??

thatssochic1

Jul 7, 2019, 5:19 pm Reply

This wasn’t done well at all and didn’t look that different from the before. No functionality or new ideas were added? Literally the bike is still on the wall, they still have no space and now no night stand, the window is even more covered, the walls are super cluttered and the same ugly shade of puke green. Shifting things around isn’t really an upgrade

bitterexdroid

Jul 7, 2019, 7:21 pm Reply

I bet tiny spaces are the hardest to transform. This is amazing! ?
PS: The word is memento, not momento.

Jeanne

Jul 7, 2019, 1:18 am Reply

Love this site. How did you turn the bed?

Mr Chong

Jul 7, 2019, 11:01 am Reply

The gayest straight guy ever. Not bi still straight

Michelle Hertzberg

Jul 7, 2019, 2:42 am Reply

Just get rid of half of all that crap they think they need. If you haven't seen, used for the last 3 months, get rid of them!

iLikeAnahi

Jul 7, 2019, 3:41 am Reply

Yuppppp i need you to give my room a makeover ??????

Angel Torres

Jul 7, 2019, 3:55 am Reply

I am LOVING this …..

Alexandra Gyde

Jul 7, 2019, 8:23 pm Reply

The amount of times she said trinket was low key killing me

HikariB. Mel

Aug 8, 2019, 1:55 am Reply

Season 2, please???

Jill Merenda

Aug 8, 2019, 9:15 pm Reply

just found this channel, – so fun! – but I am confused, are you part of Buzzfeed?

Jessica Aguirre

Aug 8, 2019, 2:44 am Reply

This was truly one if my favorite makeovers, you guys did a phenomenal job and truly made it feel and look so cozy. Great decor ideas to out to use. ?

Linda Murray

Aug 8, 2019, 1:07 pm Reply

I wish you could make over our travel trailer that we live in fulltime. We bought it one year ago and I rearrange it about 4x a week. Talk about small space. It's about 30 ft., and I'm at my witts end trying to make things fit!

Ella Jones

Aug 8, 2019, 5:01 pm Reply

For me the answer is usually "It's not that you don't have enough space, it's that you have to many things" I know that's true for me and just about everyone I've ever known

BXFBNEWS SOCIALNEWS

Aug 8, 2019, 11:37 am Reply

I need them..

TheMelrose1961

Aug 8, 2019, 2:34 pm Reply

Great job..it must be so nice to be able to share this kinda joy with people…you're a life changer?…best wishes, continued success

Canadianlady2012

Aug 8, 2019, 1:24 am Reply

Hey! It's "memento," not "momento."

Raccoon Rebellion

Aug 8, 2019, 7:53 am Reply

Those poor fish are probably dead thanks to the heat of the tv. Also that tank was way too small.

sweetname

Aug 8, 2019, 8:11 pm Reply

I love the happy faces of people when they see the new room, I'm guessing no one was ever unhappy with her makeover ?

princess patricio

Aug 8, 2019, 1:55 am Reply

This is my first time seeing this series, and I love this! So cool!

Crisiane Cryst

Aug 8, 2019, 6:28 am Reply

Wow!!! ???

Dayanara Icaranom

Aug 8, 2019, 6:42 am Reply

Were they not worthy of bedside tables?

axolotlzoid

Aug 8, 2019, 4:50 pm Reply

Is it me or does he look like Steve from stranger things

Pamela Molina

Aug 8, 2019, 5:34 pm Reply

The plants cannot live up there if they are real.. I think ikea would have helped. Some storage. You must’ve been on a really tight budget

sandra dearing

Aug 8, 2019, 6:16 pm Reply

super like!

Phyllis Marony

Aug 8, 2019, 7:50 pm Reply

Hi, first timer here. Love this video and can't wait to see more.

jlammetje

Aug 8, 2019, 11:33 am Reply

Love the makeover, however… that bed seems tiny (in length). Great that a regular bed length = king size width, but does king size length = regular bed length?
Probably not, because most beds are not square, and are longer than they are wide.

Anna Paula

Aug 8, 2019, 1:49 am Reply

the fact that the relationship contract isn't between the two but between the bunny and him makes their relationship even more #goals

MauiGirl 888

Aug 8, 2019, 6:36 am Reply

Love it!!! Great job.

Random Rob

Aug 8, 2019, 8:14 pm Reply

The only thing I see is headboard.

Someone took my ?️iscuits

Aug 8, 2019, 11:28 am Reply

I love the energy of her boyfriend lmfao

lahina

Aug 8, 2019, 3:21 am Reply

In Paris we have like 7m2 for 1200€ per month ? that's not small

D A

Aug 8, 2019, 8:35 am Reply

No bedside tables — wrong! You could see that they actually used those tables a lot. Covering the window was not cool either. I'll bet they move it all back within a month.

angelfoodcake1979

Aug 8, 2019, 9:49 am Reply

I'm very impressed. What a talent!!

Penny B

Aug 8, 2019, 11:40 am Reply

IDK why there are any thumbs down. You did an incredible job of organizing their apartment. The bed with the king headboard was brilliant. Makes it a couch for company and gives the room a more cohesive feeling. Love the bed slat memento corner. You're very creative. Thanks for the ideas.

ofelia balderas

Aug 8, 2019, 9:28 pm Reply

Really cute tiny room. Though the bookshelf over the bed… what if an earthquake were to happen? They'd get slapped in the face with books.

Life Is Music

Aug 8, 2019, 7:35 am Reply

This is the size of my bedroom.

Stephy Dippolito

Aug 8, 2019, 3:30 pm Reply

Please bring this show back ❤️

Katherine Walker

Aug 8, 2019, 7:02 am Reply

I would think one of those beds that sit upright and then fall down flat

Leave a Reply