Tips on Making Good Use of Apartments’ Small Spaces

>> Friday, November 18, 2011

It’s a fact. If you live in a city where space is precious and highly valued, a small apartment is your best bet. Most often, you have to strip down to the bare minimum of those that you need, and either put the rest into storage or get rid of them if you want to live comfortably. But do not worry. As long as you have an effective way of managing your stuff, you can make due in a studio-type apartment.

  1. Choose a lighter color scheme to use for your curtains, rugs and furniture to make your space look big.

  2. De-clutter. Go through your lockers, closets and drawers to know if you have things that you need to get rid of. Throwing things that you don’t need will provide you with a lot of additional space.

  3. Be organized. A place for everything and everything in it’s place is the best organizational idea that you can follow. Build higher shelving for items that you rarely use and make sure that those things that you use often can be easily accessed.

  4. Carefully choose your furniture. Choose those with can provide you with additional storage and space. Think of bunk beds for kids with attached drawers. or fold-out sofa which has box underneath where you can store things like linens.

  5. Use small spaces effectively. You can utilize that space behind your couch, closet floors, under your tables and even the topmost area of your bookcases. If you have a big suitcase that is rarely used, store your bed sheets in it. your empty tote bags can be used to keep hats and socks.

  6. Choose simple furniture. Go for a long couch instead of a three-piece sofa set. You might want a narrow computer table with shelves on the wall behind it where you can store your papers and books.

You do not have to lived in a cramped space. You just have to re-think your options because there are many.


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