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We admit that we’re a little late to this NY Times Magazine article, but we think the changes architect Ghiora Aharoni made to his 550 square-foot West Village apartment merit a second hearing.

Herewith, the (space-saving) rules according to Aharoni:

1. Remove as many walls as possible
2. Lay down a continuous floor – his is cherry wood
3. Design cabinetry to “look like furniture”
4. Expose hidden brick walls
5. Install plants and other greenery outside the windows to mask bad views
6. Create built-ins, as in shelves, bookcases and storage
7. Find a bed-with-drawers
8. Use sliding doors instead of swinging ones
9. Think pragmatically
10. Learn to "listen" to a space

What are your tips?