| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

Tiny NYC Apartment Tour!! SPACE SAVING TIPS for Studio Apartments


sure feels good to be back in New York
back in my cozy apartment welcome back to the channel for everyone new here my
name is Eric about two months ago I made a tour of my apartment and I got a ton
of comments and questions from people asking Eric how can you manage to live
in such a tiny apartment and it’s pretty safe to say that I have mastered the art
of living in tiny spaces in this video I’m gonna share with you my top 7 tips
for saving space oh that’s not good that’s oh that’s really bad damn I just
ding my Murphy bed that’s actually a pretty bad thing anyway these are my top
7 tips for saving space while living in a tiny apartment that I use in my
everyday life space-saving tip number one is everyone’s favorite party trick
it is the Murphy bed so this is what my apartment were to look like if I had a
normal bed in the studio and as you can see the bed takes up a lot of real
estate when you’re working with the place that’s around you know 300 400
square feet the bed takes up a lot of room and I was thinking about this the
other night if I didn’t have this Murphy bed I don’t think I would be able to
live in a place this small like that’s how much of a game changer this is look
at all this space that becomes available when we fall up
the Murphy bed having all this space opened up I’d say this is almost a third
of the apartment is taken up by the bed so the Murphy bed is the go-to the only
real drawback that I can find for the Murphy bed is the fact that they’re
pretty pricey my specific model was from a company called great of beds and it
was just about $1,700 I have the white on white which is nice because it pretty
much disappears into the wall and you can’t really notice it a lot of times
when people come over they think that it’s a dresser or some storage unit and
then I take down the bed and it’s kind of a cool party trick you know not many
people expect you to have a fold-up bed tip number two on my list is the hanging
bike rack a bike in the apartment can take up a ton of space I have here this
industrial bike rack made from some metal piping with some leather accents
that I mounted to a piece of wood and then put my wall
the amount of for space that the fight actually takes up is a lot more than you
would think bike on the wall kind of adds that New
York aesthetic to the apartment a little bit of a confession the other night I’m
sitting at my desk getting some work done I kind of hear like a noise like
something’s like I the world-famous bike mount rack kind of wall device thing it
fell out of the wall while I was working the bike almost fell on my head luckily
I have cat-like reflexes and I got out of the way really quick so the bike rack
rest in peace I’ll have to reinstall later this week the bike rack has go-to
for saving space when you live in a tiny apartment and you have a big white wall
there’s a few things you could do with it
you could hang a huge piece of art you could get a massive TV or you could get
a full-length full-body mirror that you put right by the bed it will make the
apartment seem double the size like the first thing I do when I wake up is
actually look into the mirror and I can see the skyline of New York from the
mirror which is pretty amazing I got this mirror from a company called
Ballard Designs for just about seven hundred dollars when you live in a space
this cozy having a full length full wall mirror can make the apartment seem
double the size also it’s important for getting ready you know you’re getting
ready for that meeting that day you gotta have that full-body mirror to see
how you’re looking before you head out the door normally a coffee table is
something that is really big it’s just it’s ready from the couch and it doesn’t
move it collects dust and crap and it just sort of sits there a great
space-saving solution to that in a tiny apartment is having multiple lightweight
and tables these end tables were all handmade they are reclaimed water they
make the perfect coffee table if you have friends over I have this one off in
the corner which acts as a more permanent table and then I have a 24 by
24 pub table which serves as my dining room table and breakfast note they’re
easy they’re clean and when you’re not using them just move them right out of
the way so now this next tip might be the most important one on my list just
for the video of the demonstration this is how I normally keep my apartment very
clean but for the video I’m gonna just throw my dirty wash everywhere so you
can see a tiny apartment can amplify the mess so as you can slip slip here put
stuff on the couch to is this messy enough yeah now it looks
disgusting this is a huge tip and it’s so underrated when you live in a small
apartment you have to keep it clean like there’s no I mean unless that’s your
thing and you don’t mind living like this but for me I mean everything has
its set place because it’s very easy for it to get very cluttered and super messy
very fast you know most people they wait till the end of the week the end of the
workweek and they clean everything at once which can kind of just be a hassle
and ruin your weekend what I do is I clean a little bit every day I get done
my workout and I don’t throw my gym clothes on the windowsill here like this
you know I fold it up right away and put it in the closet so normally your
apartment does not look like this I’ve never seen your apartment this mess no
it’s trash okay but this is just for an example to show that a mess is a huge
way to save space in a tiny apartment or a lack of a mess all right how about
this I’ll help you clean up if you saw my apartment tour video you know that my
kitchen is one of I mean I have yet to meet someone who has a smaller kitchen
it’s one of the coziest kitchens in all of New York City the next tip for saving
space and a tiny apartment on our list is kitchen utensils this tip is very
simple only have two of everything two plates two bowls two forks two
spoons because honestly you can’t comfortably have more than two people in
the apartment at a time for a meal the number seven tip I have for saving space
is utilizing your closet I’m very lucky and I have a pretty large walk-in closet
in this apartment the closet came with this bar for hanging and I actually put
in these shelves so I can put all my clothing in there I have all my
electronics stored here miscellaneous things my air mattress this one’s out of
necessity because I don’t really think that I could fit a dresser in this
apartment I mean there’s not really too much room anywhere in here that I could
put a dresser I mean that right there is the 360 tour of the apartment I was
wondering how many of you actually live here in New York comment down below if
you live in New York City if you ever have lived in New York City or if you’ve
ever spent time living in a tiny apartment or tiny house but if you
enjoyed the video make sure to leave a like if you’re new here make sure to
subscribe for more videos I’ll be in the city for the next month I will see you
in the next video so as always for the gee viewers smile more worried less and
get out there and live your passion peace guys

100 Comments

Erik Conover

Apr 4, 2018, 7:01 pm Reply

My top Space Saving tips for living in a tiny apartment! NEXT weeks video is an apartment tour of a very unique space in NYC with a special guest on the channel! Happy Sunday

BriStaPro

Apr 4, 2019, 9:09 pm Reply

I love that mirror!!

ShiaGirl18

Apr 4, 2019, 12:27 am Reply

OMG! I have two spoons, two bowls, and two glasses in my apartment. I thought I needed more, especially when I cook. Nobody visits me anyway. It's nice to have less cookware since it makes me wash the items more often when I need to reuse them.

Gail Peczkis

Apr 4, 2019, 11:07 pm Reply

Nice use of space in your apartment. Looks so nice. Thanks for the vid. I wish my niece could get a murphy bed installed in her apartment cause that would make a big difference in her dinky place.

T. A

Apr 4, 2019, 1:39 am Reply

What’s the dimensions of the actual living space?

Carm

Apr 4, 2019, 12:24 am Reply

I live in nyc. I use to have a studio and everything definitely had its place.

Chika Onyeka

Apr 4, 2019, 5:00 am Reply

I just wanted to know where the bathroom was lol

Rosa Colon

Apr 4, 2019, 8:06 pm Reply

HA HA!!!
YOU NEED TO SECURE THAT MIRROR OR IT WILL GO DOWN AS WELL.
NICE CLIP, BRO!!!

Ashley Conrad: The Auto Cutie

Apr 4, 2019, 7:30 am Reply

Who is this guy? He's beautiful

S CT

Apr 4, 2019, 1:07 am Reply

Your apartment has an excellent view out the window

susie gray

Apr 4, 2019, 2:15 am Reply

Love your apt. and have lived in a 1940 travel trailer, 25 footer an 18 foot travel trailer my car for three months once and a tent for six months one time. It is amazing what you don't miss when you don't have extra space….

ple ple

Apr 4, 2019, 3:12 am Reply

$700 for a full-size mirror?
he needs to learn some shopping tips

Anonymous

Apr 4, 2019, 10:34 am Reply

Yeah, sorry Bud. I don't have 700 Dollars to blow on a FRICKIN MIRROR.

Frank Lazzaro

Apr 4, 2019, 12:57 pm Reply

nice video, Im a Long Island minimalist. 350 square feet of great space.

Kelvin Saula

Apr 4, 2019, 1:22 pm Reply

from Harlem

Dawn a calm kitty

May 5, 2019, 11:23 am Reply

You could have purchased a pull out sofa bed and then you wouldn't have needed to purchase a murphy bed.

bubblefishbeach

May 5, 2019, 11:41 pm Reply

Love your place…

Diane Higgins

May 5, 2019, 2:51 am Reply

I live in 192 square feet – I agree that daily cleaning is very important – not having a lot of dishes is a great way to keep the clutter down 🙂

Alba Gomez

May 5, 2019, 4:18 am Reply

How is the bathroom??,, want to see it pleaseeee

fe san pascual

May 5, 2019, 11:56 am Reply

Umm.. no I don't live in new York but I do live in a tiny apartment but we are already gonna have our own house in a couple of years and by the way I live in the Phillipines .

lars langhein

May 5, 2019, 3:56 pm Reply

I live in Monaco also a tiny apartment.

2charmss

May 5, 2019, 1:03 am Reply

I live in a 225 square ft apartment ?

J P

May 5, 2019, 10:21 pm Reply

Bathroom??

flange3

May 5, 2019, 12:44 am Reply

Excellent tips. Keeping the apartment clutter free is key!

elizabeth tang

May 5, 2019, 3:36 am Reply

I'm thinking about moving to new york in a few years. Could someone please tell me how much an apartment like this would cost

Victor Lugosi

May 5, 2019, 1:47 am Reply

I could get a family member to make that bed, but MUCH better quality for $500 easily… that mirror is ugly, I’ll find you an antique 1960s deco mirror for $250… you have no style…

skaterboy3718

May 5, 2019, 3:29 am Reply

I like your enthusiasm. The murphy bed at $1700 US actually, sadly, a good price though it seems not very durable as the video proves. I am not sure what kind of party you host that you need to pull out a bed that it would be a neat trick. I like your minimalist living approach. I would have gone for a cleaner mirror – less divisions. The deskwall could have some mirrored or textured white cupbords like Ikea's Besta. It doesn't have to be too deep if space is limited but that would provide space for clothes, shoes, linens, extra kitchen stuff, crafts, books and gifts. It could be the whole wall space in the middle for tv. Skip the bar table and move a desk there with shelves on the wall. Get a coffee table with some storage that can rise up to be a tablefor dining. Have two small ottoman storage chairs and get a coach that has built in storage. Go with white for amodern clean look.

Sarah

May 5, 2019, 6:31 pm Reply

wait but if youyou have the money to buy these expensive things then why don't you just rent a bigger apartment?

Felicitas G. Blesa

May 5, 2019, 2:53 am Reply

Loved your video! What a nice tiny apartment! Congrats. Love the mirror.

XpetraXpazlX

May 5, 2019, 4:29 am Reply

I love that you called that a walk in closet.

Woldin Ini

May 5, 2019, 12:51 pm Reply

Mack the knife

Canthira Boonseng

May 5, 2019, 2:08 pm Reply

Is it heavy? I am Asian petite girl so I am not sure I am able to handle it. Futon bed could be my alternative I guess ??

YosoyRaapiid

May 5, 2019, 7:34 pm Reply

Wait a minute how much for the mirror ?

Rachael Dragonfly

May 5, 2019, 9:40 pm Reply

Great job!

Alexis

May 5, 2019, 8:25 pm Reply

sorry but that isn’t a walk in closet. it’s just a closet.

Olivia Paw

May 5, 2019, 11:41 pm Reply

I was born and still live in New York City

Omiema Alnami

May 5, 2019, 10:03 am Reply

will im gonna go to new youk city soon this summer with my mom i hop i can meet you there

Terry Mayling

Jun 6, 2019, 3:15 am Reply

Very nice. Well put together decor.

h martinez

Jun 6, 2019, 5:30 pm Reply

I live in Woodside in queens and I know

Cheshire Cat

Jun 6, 2019, 1:14 am Reply

I live in NYC and my kitchen is a converted closet. It has a half refrigerator, on top of which is a range/oven combination (range on bottom) from the 40's. Sideways to that is my small sink. Yours is huge by comparison.

Steven Laput

Jun 6, 2019, 10:19 pm Reply

and your bed got damaged because you weren’t careful……

Rebecca Allen

Jun 6, 2019, 4:50 am Reply

Please keep in mind older individuals who are single need these kinds of spaces too. Who needs a mansion?

Derek Ho

Jun 6, 2019, 8:04 am Reply

Come to Hong Kong and you will really knows what is tiny.

Jasmin m

Jun 6, 2019, 4:21 am Reply

Me thinking yeah ill get it, I'll install it.. He mentions price….. Me: nevermind that's life ill do something different

shilpa jain

Jun 6, 2019, 12:13 pm Reply

Let me design it..

Mark Seydel

Jun 6, 2019, 5:44 pm Reply

I live in a 500 square ft Condo and I love it. I moved from a 5 bedroom 3 /12 bath house with a built in pool and a lot of yard. It was an adjustment, but, so much less work, repairs and bills.

shylaja vijendran

Jun 6, 2019, 7:49 am Reply

Dude have you visited Indian 440sq 1bhk apartment?

Magic Code Room

Jun 6, 2019, 5:05 pm Reply

after the bed was scratched and the bike fell on him, i took my pop corn and waited to see what was going to happen next

Angèle Buton

Jun 6, 2019, 12:26 am Reply

I live in Paris and my apartment is waaaaaaaay smaller ! (don't even get me started on the kitchen, it's not a kitchen corner, it's a kitchen cranny…)

Craig Silver

Jun 6, 2019, 9:38 am Reply

What a hottie!

mario

Jun 6, 2019, 7:32 am Reply

you look a lot like kevin love

Margaret Roberts

Jun 6, 2019, 12:57 am Reply

Woah…in first couple of minutes in the video two of his major features are damaged (the bed and the bike rack). So clearly these weren't working. There are behaviors that need to be learned when living small. One of them is being gentle.

Dakota Baker

Jun 6, 2019, 1:27 am Reply

i’m moving into my first studio apartment next month, and i’m stressing about finding the best furniture for my space, but also am a broke college student who can’t afford anything luxurious 🙁 oh the stress is real

Don Shah

Jun 6, 2019, 12:38 pm Reply

Great management of space! Love the murphy bed. Didn't know they are so expensive. There are some that have multi-purpose functional. Your apartment is well thought out.

Eddie Ohearn

Jun 6, 2019, 10:00 pm Reply

Living in a 260 sqft. apt. My kitchen is smaller and I really utilize 170 sqft. Of the apt most of the time. Has a bedroom but it is rather useless. If I could change access and remove the wall sperating the 2 rooms, I could turn this into an amazing flat.

P M

Jun 6, 2019, 5:15 am Reply

Murphy beds are over-rated.You can make a 400 sq ft apartment feel spacious if you are creative. Think multi=purpose and mirrors.

Michael G

Jun 6, 2019, 6:22 am Reply

Just wondering who is the lucky “one” to visit Erik’s apartment 😉

31kittykatty

Jun 6, 2019, 6:07 pm Reply

Is there a bathroom or have I missed it?

Philippe Fleury

Jun 6, 2019, 11:28 pm Reply

700 USD mirror.

TAL Yea

Jun 6, 2019, 9:15 am Reply

But where do you pee?

KANDASAMI YOGARAJAH

Jun 6, 2019, 4:30 am Reply

Very useful video thanks

Diya Mughal Bool

Jun 6, 2019, 7:48 am Reply

Amazing

christine lacueva

Jun 6, 2019, 4:51 pm Reply

Supère ??

David DeWitt

Jun 6, 2019, 1:20 pm Reply

This place is HUGE compared to so many others I have seen!

Mireille Claire

Jun 6, 2019, 2:52 pm Reply

I live in Berlin, Germany, in 25 square meters. My bed is on the IKEA Kallax shelfes about 1,20 meter high. So below my bed I have almost all clothes, shirts and towels etc. stored in boxes. In my kitchen, which is as tiny as yours I have 4 pieces of each dish etc.

Katarina Brunette

Jun 6, 2019, 2:13 am Reply

yuppp abt 200 sq foot studio!

# Freddel04

Jun 6, 2019, 5:42 pm Reply

I live in Berlin, Germany

Nicole Penny

Jun 6, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

regardless the size, its actually one elegant apartment. and i love it being minimalistic

Marilyn Smith

Jul 7, 2019, 11:50 pm Reply

i lived in a tiny apt. in San Francisco!!! your apt is great

Elizabeth F

Jul 7, 2019, 3:39 pm Reply

I live in 735sq ft 1BR in Rockland County. I know… not (quite) NYC, and almost double the size of your apt. But still, I use some space saving techniques too:

1. My "couch" is actually a futon with memory foam mattress. I actually slept on it for 3 years in Westchester; but now it serves as a LR couch / guest bed for two.

2. I turned my "walk-in closet" into a second bedroom. I replaced the double-decker laundry "monster" with mini Bosch front-loader W/D combo, side by side. Then I built a twin-size loft bed above it. The room is just big enough for the mattress, and it has a window! So it really is a bedroom, right? I think it's now my favorite bed in the apartment; and there's still space for a desk or dresser in that room too. And about the closets? I use IKEA wardrobes in the bedroom.

3. In the bedroom, I sleep in an IKEA twin-size loft, with desk below. The desk is for my kid, the bed is for me. I also have my own (expansive) desk in the bedroom, along with clothes wardrobe, stuff-storage wardrobe and dresser.

4. I purchased a folding e-bike (Tern Vektron). Its footprint is really small, no need to hang it on the wall. But I can put it in the coat closet when I have guests over! I also have a Brompton; and believe it or not, both fit in the coat closet!

5. I agree, keeping it neat is key!

So there you have it… I can easily sleep 3+ guests in my "1BR" apartment, and I have everything I need — including lots bookshelves, books, DVDs, and storage.

Zina

Jul 7, 2019, 9:43 pm Reply

You are adorable….love your apartment and your channel!

Edu Sam

Jul 7, 2019, 8:43 pm Reply

Man the ideas of this flag are helping me a lot. Thanks!!

Jay Killer

Jul 7, 2019, 8:56 am Reply

I know this video is a year old but how is the best way to save money in NYC

Teruaki Tsumura

Jul 7, 2019, 1:16 am Reply

Erick is the kind of a guy who gets all attention from girls when you go out with him, but you won't be envy because he's friendly and humble

Kristan de Leon

Jul 7, 2019, 2:51 pm Reply

Just perfect.

Sandhya Nambiar

Jul 7, 2019, 3:47 pm Reply

Erik u hv kept ur apartment chic n clean! Congrats

nicolay

Jul 7, 2019, 11:34 pm Reply

never lived in nyc, but i live in a tiny appartment, 25sqf

K. De.

Jul 7, 2019, 12:59 am Reply

Thank you for sharing your idea's. I find that the Murphy Bed is the most important furniture piece in a space that size. You can still sleep super comfortable and fold it out of the way giving you back that extra space. I really love the Murphy Beds with folding desk attachments . They serve two purposes to make life in a small space much more comfortable.

Sherry Bassett

Jul 7, 2019, 5:48 am Reply

I enjoyed your home but where is the bath and laundry space?

Lotta Frost

Jul 7, 2019, 6:37 pm Reply

I'm sharing my apartment so the space that I'm actually using is around 190sqft. I have a futon mattress that I roll up every morning, it's a little more work but the priciest high-quality futon I've seen was around 800$ – I got mine for about 150$ and it's still good 🙂 also: I don't have a couch and I sit, eat and work on the floor mostly. It sounds crazy uncomfortable but after a couple of months my posture improved significantly, I got more flexible and I actually find it comfortable 😀

Oscar Mayer

Jul 7, 2019, 10:31 am Reply

americans always wearing shoes inside the house, so weird

Felix Scholz

Jul 7, 2019, 2:05 pm Reply

id never live like that, anything below 1500-2000 sqfoot is just downright claustrophobic and unlivable, thank god i live in an actual house with 6000 sqfeet

Laura Kolbe Dotterer

Jul 7, 2019, 9:41 pm Reply

I live in NYC – in 265 sq foot apt. in the West Village. I'm currently refurbishing – slowly! Getting rid of stuff is KEY! You did a great job on your apt.

Charlie Wilson

Jul 7, 2019, 10:23 pm Reply

There's no way I'd pay 1500.00-3,000.00 a month for such a small place. My mortgage is 1300.00 for a 3,000 sq ft with a two-car garage and 1.5 acres. No, it's not in NYC but damn. I see why Trump got so damn rich.

Saundra McKenzie

Jul 7, 2019, 2:55 am Reply

Where is the bathroom?

Nis mehra

Jul 7, 2019, 5:17 pm Reply

I want to live in New York city

Muhd Akill

Jul 7, 2019, 9:12 pm Reply

Hi bae ?

Justin Freer-Sullivan

Jul 7, 2019, 1:41 am Reply

literally not hearing anything past is STUNNING BEAUTY! HOT DAMN

Wendy’s World

Jul 7, 2019, 10:47 pm Reply

I lived on E. 30th in a garden apartment with my mom as a kid. You can rent it like an Airbnb now.

Jaki Mathews

Jul 7, 2019, 6:47 pm Reply

Where's the bathroom?

Riya Mandal

Jul 7, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

Are those real plants

Tabassum Dhopawkar

Jul 7, 2019, 1:53 am Reply

I loved it….thanks for sharing ?

Naghmeh Salek

Jul 7, 2019, 6:22 pm Reply

It is so worth it to live in a tiny apt but in the heart of New York.

Nicolaus Hess

Aug 8, 2019, 11:41 am Reply

Love this report, didn´t know the bed is called marphy-bed and even I know this kind of bed from Germany I forgot about it, very well to remind me and besides this guy has an excellent taste.

Kyle Larson

Aug 8, 2019, 12:39 pm Reply

I live in São Paulo, where you can buy places of this size in downtown for 25-80k. So I'm looking for tips on how to make these small places appealing to tenents. Reducing kitchen size, Murphy beds and walk-in wardrobes and a bike rack are all genius ideas.

DAVID Ross

Aug 8, 2019, 5:48 pm Reply

Bathroom ?

EIM EKY82

Aug 8, 2019, 1:42 pm Reply

nice home ?

sandy the darun

Aug 8, 2019, 12:01 pm Reply

I live in New York(MANHATTAN)AND MY APARTMENT IS ALMOST AS YOURS

Vivian Evans

Aug 8, 2019, 12:02 am Reply

I just do not see the draw of New York..I have been there twice and that was enough .
I cannot imagine living like a mouse in a mouse house…
But good luck to you all who choose to do so.
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Tatiana Moreno

Aug 8, 2019, 12:58 am Reply

Dimple ?

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