In this layout design I tried to focus on creating two options that would work with the current configuration. The major idea was to create three bedroom, two being able to house a queen bed. The kitchen layout and the living room were also very important because it is the only "public part of the apartment. Two new windows were added to increase lighting and ventilation to meet Chicago code, along with changing the door that entered into the major spaces, into a door with some glazing.
The way people live is very important and the bedrooms all have large closets that can accomodate the storage needed in such a small space. Although just about 1000 sq feet, the spaces feel spacious in both options presented.
By creating two options, the client can look at what works in both options and it is easy to mix and match them in between options. There are more opportunities to customize based on the needs of the client.