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2 Tools + 1 Resourceful Guy = Lots of Great ‘New’ Furniture

“Moving into this apartment was worth going broke for,” says retail visual merchandiser Taylor Hoff. Unfortunately, that meant Hoff didn’t have a lot of money to spend on furnishing his San Francisco rental. “I didn’t want crappy furniture but couldn’t afford nice furniture, so I decided to make it myself,” he says.

Tapping into his creativity and craftsmanship skills passed down from his father, Hoff turned his Mission District apartment into an industrial, retail-inspired space.

Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here: Taylor Hoff and his 3 housemates
Location: Mission District of San Francisco
Size: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
Succulents and other houseplants keep the built-in shelves from looking bare.

Hoff lives just a few blocks away from a popular coffee shop, Four Barrel, which he describes as a second living room