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Divide and Conquer
When one New Yorker opted for upgrades over a return to a complicated real-estate market, form and function came together.
Jane's new wall
When Jane entertains, personal items, such as her bed and closet, are no longer on view. The wall is also a budget-sensitive solution: By partly assembling it off-site, architectural designer Tom Pritchard cut weeks out of the renovation; since its built-in cabinets replace furniture, Jane didn't need to refurnish her apartment. What was once a studio is now a one-bedroom apartment—for a fraction of what it would have cost to move to a larger space.