Background: Single-family home built in 1948, later converted to duplex. Bottom unit is 408 sq ft total, one bedroom, one bathroom. Very limited storage space (one closet, shelves and closet in bathroom). Unknown which walls are load-bearing. I assume the walls around bathroom are not. I do not have the budget to expand the footprint of the kitchen/bathroom.
Project: The kitchen/bathroom are neither functional nor appealing for the target rental demographic (college student, single young professional, creative types). I am looking for creative, affordable solutions to maximize the functionality of the spaces.
Priorities (descending order):
3) Renter-friendly (neutral colors)
3) Increasing storage space
4) Ease of maintenance
5) Incorporating microwave/washer/dryer (if space is available, dishwasher not necessary)