Super slick apartment living: space saving hacks that will change your life
An increasing number of home buyers are investing in apartment living over traditional houses in 2022, allowing you to save money and live smarter, while still being part of a community. But apartment living doesn’t have to mean compromising on storage, whether you’re looking for your first home together, starting a new adventure with a friend or looking for your own space, we’ve put together a list of clutter-busting hacks for those who have a Bridget Jones amount of ‘stuff’, without the square footage of a city penthouse.
STORAGE BEDS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND
A classic when it comes to ‘hidden storage’, the storage bed. When you’re tight on space, a piece of furniture as big as a bed must double up as a place to store anything from clothes and shoes, to the bits and bobs you have collected over the years. You can store your winter woollies here during the summer and swap your wardrobes out depending on the season.
P.s if your bed isn’t a storage bed, you can still neatly organise some secret storage underneath!
DOUBLING UP, CONTINUED
When shopping for furniture to deck out your new abode, look for items that are multifunctional. That foot stool you were thinking of buying, does it have storage space inside? I bet you never considered a crate for a bedside table? The possibilities are endless if you begin to think a little unconventionally!
HANGING LAMPS ARE A MUST
Ditch the floor lamps! Anything that frees up some floor space is welcome in your home – not to mention hanging lamps are totally on trend. You can hang lamps over your dining or bedside tables for a put together, luxury feel whilst taking up no extra space on the surfaces and ensuring they are still well lit!
ADD STORAGE SPACE TO YOUR STORAGE SPACE
Enhance your wardrobe space by adding a set of drawers, this way you have a hanging area as well as additional space for your fold away items underneath. In a similar way, you can also add more storage on the back of the doors in your home by hanging extra hooks or shelving. A hanging laundry bag will save space in your utility room, leaving you with a spacious area to organise the rest of your cleaning supplies and house hold necessities.
A LIGHT & COHESIVE COLOUR SCHEME
Give the illusion of a larger living area by keeping your colour scheme light and neutral and avoid using an array of different colours in one room. This automatically opens up the area, keeping it bright, airy and welcoming to anyone who enters.
This, along with the home hacks above, will set you well on your way to a super slick apartment where space is never an issue!