Create More Space Even In Small Apartments
Tiny apartments can be a decorator’s nightmare. You want to have a comfortable environment where you can place all your possessions and necessitates out so you can enjoy them. Yet all your items take up so much space that you can barely move around.
Don’t start looking for new rental opportunities when it is not in your budget all because you are desperate to find a larger space. You can create more room in your tiny apartment with these smart solutions.
Multifunctional Furniture is Your Friend
Really, multifunctional furniture is a must-have if you live in small apartments. Sofas that can be converted into beds, and kitchen tables that can do double duty as work desks or can be expanded when you have guests over for meals, are the perfect solutions to increase space because it cuts down on the number of furniture pieces you have to buy. Think about what types of furniture would work for the floor plan you have and come up with some creative ideas that will work out for your lifestyle.
Use the Walls for Decorating Ideas
Many people refrain from doing anything with the walls because they don’t want to cause any damage that will come out of their security deposit later when they decide to move. Yet it costs less than $10 for a wall repair kit and 5 minutes of your time to repair small nail holes. So place hanging bookshelves and floating mantles on the wall to increase space. Then move books, knickknacks and vases from bookcases and tables over to the hanging shelves and mantels. When you remove bulky bookcases and tables, you can instantly increase space in your apartment.
Don’t forget the versatility of doors to provide places to store your items. You can hang door organizers in cabinets and against interior doors to hold shoes, toiletries, cooking utensils, food products and other items.
Work Out a Better Floor Plan
Sometimes, the best way to have a bigger apartment is to rethink the current floor plan. You may find that certain areas in the room are more appropriate to place furniture to increase space and allow a flow to the room that doesn’t hamper movement. Then consider the items you need to have in your daily lifestyle and things that you only use occasionally and seasonally. You may find that it is better to pack things up and rent a storage space to hold the extra items that you own.
Enjoy Your Tiny, Spacious Apartment
There is no reason why you can’t have a tiny apartment that fits perfectly into your lifestyle. All you have to consider are the items that are necessary to have in your life, things that can be placed into storage, and using your space smartly to increase the amount of room. Many solutions won’t cost much out of pocket or cause you to have to get rid of the possessions that you own. Instead you can have everything you need and the space you deserve.