Rental Revamp: A Brooklyn Designer Proves That 88 Square Feet Don’t Have to Feel Small

Rental Revamp: A Brooklyn Designer Proves That 88 Square Feet Don’t Have to Feel Small

By Jessica Dailey / Photos by Pippa Drummond
Joshua Skirtich’s pegboard wall and pulley-system closet serve as clutter control in his Bushwick live/work space.

A year ago, when COVID-19 sent many apartment dwellers fleeing for bigger spaces and fewer people, Joshua Skirtich did the opposite. The industrial designer gave up his one-bedroom in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood and moved into an 88-square-foot room in a Bushwick loft rented by two of his friends. 

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