Making the Most Out of Your Apartment Space
Making the Most Out Of Your Apartment Space
The easy access to nightlife, culture, and fabulous restaurants – living in a city comes with some great advantages. But, chances are you either own or rent an apartment in order to be close to the bustling city life. Living in an apartment presents a unique set of challenges, especially if your space is small. Making the most of your living space is the key to creating a comfortable environment that is both enjoyable and functional.
Take a look at these six tips for making the most out of your apartment space without feeling overwhelmed with too much stuff.
- Get Rid of the Clutter
As hard as it can be to let go of your belongings, having too much stuff can make an apartment feel smaller than it really is. Take the time to walk through your apartment and place any items that you haven’t used in six months in a box to donate or throw away. If you find things that you can’t bear to part with, consider renting a space to store these items. Apartment owners should work on decluttering their space once every six months to prevent things from piling up quickly.
- Use Everyday items in your Décor
Get creative with your décor by using everyday objects as part of the ambiance. Pots, pans, and teapots can be stored in sight on shelves in your kitchen. In other rooms of the house, consider keeping blankets folded neatly on a shelf, and jars for small items such as hair accessories in the bathroom or clothespins in your living area.
- Place Furniture Strategically
Avoid placing furniture in the middle of the room because it will waste some of the great space you have available. Instead, place large pieces of furniture against the wall to open up the middle of the room and make it seem bigger than it is. You can also maximize space by pairing furniture together. Place desks at the foot of your bed or behind a couch to make better use of space.
- Install Open Storage Areas
Storage centers are a great way to create dividers between living areas if you live in a studio apartment. Look for ones that have open spaces, so your apartment still flows.
- Create Levels
Creating levels or layers is a technique often used in landscaping backyards that can be mimicked in your apartment. Place shelving units underneath coffee or end tables to use a bookshelf or buy risers for furniture that create enough space under couches or beds to neatly store must-have items.
- Buy Multipurpose Furniture
Multipurpose furniture, like ottomans with lids or beds with drawers, gives you a place to hide items that you need without cluttering up your living space.
If you are looking for a new apartment in New York, contact Hillel Realty. Unlike other companies, our real estate agents take the time to listen and understand your needs so we can find you the perfect apartment to rent or buy. Call us today to schedule an appointment.