City dwellers among you: Depending on what type of building you live in, above and below you might be dozens of other apartments with the exact same footprint as yours. I'm not talking about your average ten-by-ten dorm room; I mean proper apartments with walls, doors, windows, kitchen sink and outlets all in the exact same places. Yet all of these apartments will have different feels, depending on the decorating, storage and living decisions made by their individual residents.
For those of you living in such situations, would it not be cool to see your own place side-by-side with 30 other versions, to see how the other 29 kitted theirs out? That would make for a killer large-scale photography project, one worthy of study by interior designers. But until someone executes that one, we'll settle for looking at just two identical-floorplan apartments in this "One Floorplan, Two Apartments, Two Style Stories" video shot by Apartment Therapy:
Note that the first tenant said it was "under a thousand dollars"—which makes me think it was closer to $800 than $500--to remove the wall. I know it's Manhattan, but 800 bucks to rip out a non-load-bearing wall that was probably made with steel studs and half-inch drywall? Damn this city!