For some, living in a small home is a choice. There’s less to clean and less to maintain. And it’s ideal for someone living alone; or even a couple. And for some, it’s more likely the only option. This is especially true for those living in a tight budget and can’t splurge unnecessarily. But regardless to why you choose a home, it’s always nice when you can take the full use out of your living space.
If you live in a small apartment, and are looking for tips on making the most of it; then look no further. Here’s what are experts have to say in regards to this…
Learn to furnish having dual multiple purposes in mind
It’s quite possible, if you’re in a very tight budget, that you may not buy most of your furniture. At least, not all at once. Most people even prefer to get used furniture temporarily until they are ready to buy more permanent ones. But if you do plan on buying your furniture, then apart from making sure it suits your apartment’s interior design, you also have to try and make sure they have more than one purpose in your home. Instead of buying an ordinary settee or “love seat”, opt for a couch that opens out into a day bed. This will help you with accommodating your friends when they sleep over.
Similarly, rather than buying a kitchen table, opt for a breakfast bar; which can be used to prepare your meals as well as serve it. It’s also convenient that the stools generally tuck in out of the way.
Choosing the right storage options
It’s always best if you can buy or rent a home that offers you some kind of storage options. But if this is not available, or if you’re not ready to do major renovations that will have you researching renovation packages; don’t worry. A little DIY can go a long way. Select your wall shelves smartly.
Open shelves work rather well in small homes and apartments. If your apartment has high ceilings, you can make use of this space too. Set up ceiling shelves and storage options. Anything from winter clothes to your even bicycles can be stored this way. Apart from giving you extra space in your closet, if you do it the right way, it may also make your apartment look more interesting!
Get more rooms, but don’t lose the space
Sometimes the rooms available in your apartment is just not enough. Maybe it’s for a home office, maybe it’s for an entertainment room; but there are moments in which you’d really appreciate a little extra space. If you have the permission, you can erect walls— DIYing for ease and to cut costs. If you decide to do this, remember to opt for “walls” that wouldn’t make your small apartment feel cramped and cluttered. Use glass panels for a modern look space. If you’re not looking to completely “separate” the room, consider having something like a backless bookcase in place of the partition.
This offer you a certain level of privacy; and at the same time, doesn’t reduce the size of the room.