Jane was happy to upgrade rather than deal with New York's complicated real-estate market. "Now I can have 10 people over for dinner, or 30 people over for a party," she says.
Pritchard believed that the usual space-expanding tricks—paint color, fabric texture—would have made only a modest difference. "It seems like the last thing you'd want to do to a hopelessly small space is insert a great big object into it," he says. "An architectural solution can revolutionize even a small space."
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