Most homeowners and especially those that live in apartments would love to have a home that has more space. You know, the kind that requires you more than 20 steps to get from one end to the next? Well, before you actually consider the move, you could consider opening up more space within your small space. How? You ask.
- Have a higher window to wall ratio
You might not always get the space that you want but having larger windows will not only let it in more light but will also provide you with a feel of loads of more space. Of course, this is not real but it makes the rooms feel and look more spacious. This might force you to take down a couple of walls. If this is not an option, there are a number of other things that could free up some space for you.
- Use furniture with hidden storage
Having bookshelves and other kinds of storage can quickly make your house look congested not to mention really messy. To open up more room and have a more organized space, you can make use of furniture that have hidden storage. In most instances, such furniture are multipurpose and double up as a table or even a bed saving you space that could have been used up by something else. If you really have to have some type of storage like say a bookshelf, have it go all the way up to the roof. This allows you to maximize on your vertical space so you can reduce the horizontal size. The same theory should apply in other types of shelves and cabinets like the closets and kitchen cabinets.
- Buy minimal space saving furniture
It is a no brainer. Minimal furniture that saves you space will blend perfectly with your small apartment. You have to be careful when making the purchases. There is quite a vast collection of such furniture that you can buy and, in some instances, it can get hard to fight off the urge especially knowing that they can fit. You have to make picks that will fit the home and especially their functions. Some modern furniture stores specialize in producing furniture that is both functional and space saving – perfect for apartment and condo dwellers.
- Go custom
One of the best tips that you can get when working with a small space is to go custom. You need to make the most economical use of every inch of your space. To achieve this, you need to do a bit of customizing and especially when it comes to furniture and even cabinet door. The better suited to measure additions will allow you to make more out of your limited space and, they also happen to be more affordable.
- Hang your TV on the wall
You don’t really need to have a TV or entertainment stand. It is one more piece of furniture that will eat up some much-needed space. Instead, you can make use of a flexible arm to hang your TV on the wall and if possible the entertainment unit. This opens up floor space and makes moving around much easier.
By moving things around and even buying minimal furniture, you could postpone moving to a larger house which would in turn, allow you to save more and get you much closer to getting your dream home. Additionally, most of these methods are budget friendly and will not require a lot of input.