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How To Maximize The Space In A Small Apartment

Living in a small apartment with limited floor space is always a challenge, whether this is your dream home or just a temporary place to stay. Whatever the case is, you’ll want to make the most of what you have. To maximize the usable space in the apartment, you have to be clever when decorating. Here are a few ideas that could help.

Bunk beds for the kids’ room.

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Instead of having two single beds placed side by side, put them one on top of the other to save some floor space. Bunk beds are excellent for the kids’ room, leaving enough space for a work station or a cozy sitting area.

Window alcoves.

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Place the beds by the windows in cozy alcoves. You get to save some valuable floor space and you also make the room feel a lot more inviting, warm and comfortable.

Storage under the stairs.

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Don’t waste the space under the stairs. Use it for storage. You can have drawers, hidden doors, shelves and practical compartments in there without compromising the integrity of the staircase.

Bike storage.

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In a small apartment there’s hardly ever room for a bike. Don’t leave it in the way. Store it nicely high on the wall. You can build a sturdy storage system yourself.

Folding tables.

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Folding tables are extremely useful in small apartments. They can be easily hidden and stored and they can double or triple their surface when unfolded, allowing you to use them for special occasions and large gatherings.

Murphy beds.

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Imagine how much space you could have in the bedroom if the bed wasn’t there. You can have all that space and a comfy bed if you choose the right design. Murphy beds are great space-savers.

Furniture on wheels.

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Mobile furniture is very practical, particularly in small apartments. You can move it from one room to another and eliminate the need for multiple pieces. And if the item is multifunctional or modular, then it’s even better.

Tons of baskets.

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Storage baskets are extremely useful. Use them to store anything from laundry to office supplies and kitchen items. They’re great on open shelves and counters and they allow you to better organize everything.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on February 1, 2011

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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