Gallery: PHOTOS: See Inside IKEA Brooklyn’s Tiny 391 Sq. Ft. Model Apar...

If you need another clue that the popularity of tiny dwellings is growing, check out this 391 sq. ft. model apartment that Ikea now has on display at its Red Hook, Brooklyn location. It seems the clever marketers at the world's most successful furniture company have caught onto New Yorkers' desires to do more with less space, and we're actually quite impressed with the amount of utility they were able to achieve - the "apartment" has a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a nice-sized living room - in such small quarters. As Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad said, "No method is as effective as a good example," so step inside the photo gallery to see all of the different rooms for yourself.

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  1. German Watches Korea August 5, 2014 at 5:54 am

    nice work

  2. jabailo August 5, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Sounds great, as long as I can take it off grid and locate on 10 acres of remote land.

  3. Nanaof02 May 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    This gives me so many ideas…Thank you!!

  4. rpvitiello December 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Ikea has done this for as long as I can remember in the NYC area, and that is by no means the smallest unit they did.

    They are also not very realistic, most small apartments in NYC are old buildings with awkward layouts that don’t allow you to optimalise the space anywhere near as well as Ikea can setting up a unit from scratch.

  5. willdavid69 September 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Sorry to be a cranky sue here; but this is really the kind of story I don’t want to read on this site. Ikea? Really? Is that all you have for us? There’s no redeeming value here. Please focus on your core values.

  6. marko September 4, 2012 at 9:29 am

    397 sqft is tiny? only in America!

  7. arrenbas August 31, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    This isn’t new at all – IKEA has been doing this for years, including highlighting the square footage and also going smaller than this (I think the smallest I can recall was 196 sq.ft.). It may however be new to that particular store – but it pre-dates any recent surge in popularity of the small homes movement.