Fixing a 1300 sq.ft. Townhouse – Part 1

From awkward geometry and wasted space to undefined areas and door collisions, this week’s “From Fast to Slow” subject has a myriad of problems waiting for John and Matthew to tackle.

Tune in tomorrow to see how the main floor of this 1300 sq.ft. Townhouse is transformed into a “Slow Home.”

If you enjoyed today’s Design Minute, you may also like “From Fast to Slow: Fixing an 800 sq.ft. Apartment – Part 1″ and “From Fast to Slow: Fixing a 690 sq.ft. Loft in Denver – Part 1″.

  • Terri

    I’d suggest the first way to slow down this townhouse is to remove the double garage.

  • Matthew North

    Terri – I have to agree with you! I have never been a huge fan of townhouse projects where the entire width of the unit is the garage (either single or double) and then all the principal spaces (living/ dining/ kitchen) have only light from one side. Parking is such a huge and ongoing issue with townhouse design.

  • Deb

    Any opinions about tandem garages ( if a 2 car garage is needed) so the entire width of a townhouse is not devoted to the garage at one end?
    And what about using “sun tubes” or “solatubes” to bring more natural light into homes like this?