The Helendale model in Minto's 30 Roe project (minto30roe.com) - under construction now just north of Yonge and Eglinton, with a planned completion date of spring 2015 - is an 836-square-foot, two-bedroom unit with a balcony, available on floors eight through 33 and priced at $499,900. Here are its design positives and some creative ways to deal with a few tricky spaces.
• Indoor 836 SQ. FT.
• Outdoor 120 SQ. FT.
Total 956 SQ. FT.
Siting the bedrooms at opposite corners of the unit (and giving them each their own bathroom) keeps you from feeling like you're living on top of guests or kids.
Say yes to the optional kitchen island that helps save space by functioning as both prep surface and dining area.
Maximize storage by building a bookcase into the entryway's nook, and include drawers and doors that keep keys, bags and stray footwear out of sight.
The uniquely shaped northeast-facing balcony accommodates a dining area and space for a planter garden.
If you're going for a sharp, contemporary look, play up the living area's angles with tailored and boxier furniture. Otherwise, soften things up with a circular coffee table and curvaceous light fixtures.