How to maximize space in a small apartment?

In most of the cities, all across the globe, small apartments are the most common living option. However, the fact cannot be denied that living in a small apartment featuring limited floor area or space is quite challenging.

If you are facing a similar challenge, then here are some valuable tips to help you maximize space in a small apartment

First of all, you need to get rid of all the things that are not required anymore. Have a close look in your wardrobe. If there are clothes that have not been worn since years, please donate them. Repeat the same process for all the other things, including the kitchen closets.

Evaluate the floor space occupied by the apartment furniture. It is very much possible that rearranging the furniture or moving them against the wall or simple rearrangement shall free up a lot of space in the apartment. However, furniture in a small apartment should always be placed against the wall and not in the center of the room.

The bed is known to occupy a lot of space and at the same time is only used for one third day. Replace your typical full sized bed by a convertible sofa or futon. This shall spruce up the area and make it appear open and large. In addition, other furniture pieces that can also perform a double duty should be preferred. For instance, a coffee table that also serves as a storage ottoman.

Storage is the most integral aspect of maximizing space in a small apartment. Explore your creative edge to locate spaces that can be used to hide things and at the same time looks unique and functional. Make use of built in closets and shelves. In addition, create storage space in each and every available space such as walls, behind doors, between doors of end tables, foot stools, open shelves, wicker baskets, sturdy and colorful baskets, etc.

Vertical storage space is often unutilized in small apartments. A vertical storage shelf similar to a ceiling to floor bookshelf is an excellent idea for storage of varied things. This does not occupy much of floor space and also provides several surfaces that can be used for storage of varied things. The top shelves can be used to hold things that are not used regularly and the daily use things can be stored in the bottom shelves.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on February 1st, 2011

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