Small space, big impact
Standing in the main room of his 439-square-foot apartment, Antonio Bellusci reminisces on what used to
be his childhood bedroom: “My brother and I used to sleep
in this room!” The apartment, which takes up half of the second
floor of a large Victorian house, is located in the home he grew
up in. When his family moved out, they kept the property as an
investment, turning it into rental apartments. Many years later,
Antonio, marketing manager for interior-designer favourites
Elte and Ginger’s in Toronto, has reclaimed his old haunts. He’s
cleverly divided the main room into a living room and bedroom,
updated the tired bathroom and refreshed the gaudy kitchen.
With ingenious small-space-living tricks, Antonio has created a home that is lacking in neither comfort nor style.