You can save a lot of money by living in a small apartment. However, there can be pros and cons to renting an apartment, including one of the biggest inconveniences, the lack of living space. Fortunately, there are some ways that you can utilize space more efficiently if you live in a small apartment. Check out these tips to get the most space out of your apartment.
11 Tips For Maximizing Apartment Space
Purchase Collapsible Furniture
Furniture is a necessity in an apartment but can be a huge space waster when you’re not using it. This is why collapsible furniture is very beneficial in a small apartment. You can buy a fold out couch that turns into a bed, or a collapsible table that folds up and gives you extra space in the living room. Most collapsible furniture is very easy to set up and put away and can add so much space for activities.
Hang Racks On Extra Wall Space
Racks are a great place to store large items. You can hang racks on extra wall space to store bikes, skateboards, or other items that take up space when they aren’t being used. This can also help keep your possessions organized and out of the way.
Put Pegboards On The Wall For Smaller Items
Pegboards can easily be installed on walls to hang items like tools, pots, and pans. You can cut pegboards to fit virtually any size space that you have available, whether it be above a sink, in the bathroom, or by the door for your keys and other various items.
Turn One Room Into Two Using Plywood
You can split a room in half, or you can strategically place the plywood in an area where a dresser or desk is needed, to add room for furniture that should be pushed against a wall.
Use A Chest Instead Of A Coffee Table
Make sure to utilize not just where you put your furniture, but what furniture you have. A coffee table allows you to place things on it, but with a chest, you can also store things inside while it is not being used.
Make A Projector Screen By Using A Window
TV’s take up a lot of space. You can resolve this issue by buying a projector, and then use a window as the screen for it.
Turn A Closet Into An Extra Room
You can easily make an extra room in your apartment by using a closet. Even if you have a small closet, you can take the door off, and then place a desk in there so that you create a makeshift office. Buy an extra dresser or get a small rack to hang up clothes ordinarily put in your closet.
Put Hooks On The Wall To Hang Items
Things like purses and backpacks can take up a lot of space. You can put hooks on the walls to hang these items. Not only do they create extra space, but they can add some aesthetic appeal as well.
Utilize Under-The-Bed Or Under-The-Couch Storage
There’s a good chance that you have some space under your couch, futon or bed. You can utilize this space for extra storage. You should easily be able to find a bin of some sort that will fit, and then you can fill it with items that you need to store.
Add Racks Inside Of Your Cabinet Doors
You can use your cabinet doors as efficiently as possible, by adding racks on the inside of them. You can use these racks to store things like spices or household cleaners.
Hang Items From The Ceiling
The ceiling in your apartment probably doesn’t get utilized as much as it could. You can use this space to hang items from the ceiling. Be careful using hooks, however, especially if you are renting and your landlord has rules against it.
In conclusion, there are all sorts of things that you can do to make more space in a small apartment. The trick is to use every single area that you can. By utilizing some of the tips mentioned above, your space will feel less cluttered and larger overall.
This article was provided exclusively for CMC Apartments by Allied.