The year is 2019 and you probably feel that rent prices are way too high for an apartment that’s way too small. Inflation has gone up, home prices have gone up, and for the large part, wages have mostly stagnated. But just because your home isn’t large doesn’t mean you can’t make the most out of it, luckily for you we’ve gathered 5 tips that should take only 5 minutes to read to help you on your way to making the most out of your tiny space!
For this guest post we asked the help of the team behind Such & Such, the best place to find designer homeware; and they gave use these tips to make the most out of your minimal apartment space.
Lofts are the perfect piece of furniture for maximizing space. Not only can they be very stylish and chic, but they also fulfill several of the necessities you need in a home. With a loft you receive a bed, a desk, and storage space. Being that loft beds are raised from the ground instead ofyour bed taking up 40% of the floor space in your bedroom it now takes up almost 0! If you don’t need the desk space or storage space at the bottom you could also use it as a second bed like a bunk bed by putting a mattress on the ground, there! Loft beds are versatile and a must have when you’re trying to maximize your living space.
Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves
If you don’t already have as many of these as you can fit in your house do it right now. You don’t even need books to use these, you can put literally anything that fits on top of them! The more you have the more storage space you have! Line your walls top to bottom with book shelves from wall to wall and you will never run out of space to put your precious belongings. On top of being practical they are also stylish and will if you do somehow manage to find enough books to fill one up you will appear to be the smartest friend in your group!
Get Rid of Things You Don’t Use
This has never been a challenge for me but for many of my friends when I’m helping them move, I’ll often find they just have too much stuff. My advice to them is always this: If you have not used it in a year; throw it away, now. Period. You won’t use it, you won’t need it, and even if you do somehow find yourself in a position of needing something like that sewing machine your grandma gave you when you were 18, you can find someone who has one and ask to borrow it. Get rid of things you don’t think you need or don’t use frequently, and you will have much more space in your home.
Stackable Washer and Dryer
If you’re lucky enough to have a washer and dryer in your home, you might realize how big they are. Stackable washer and dryers take up half the space of a normal washer/dryer combo because -they stack on top of one another. This frees up space in your laundry room or wherever these currently are for you to put other things. When you live in a small apartment every little thing you can do to save space adds up and this one could really help! On top of them saving space they also can save you money by using less water and less electricity than most washer/dryer combos.
These are my favorite. Not only are they stylish and cute, they are also functional! Functional in one way? No, two! Instead of having your couch come out and take up room you can have something smaller already there ready to accommodate your feet for a much-needed rest. Not only do they save space in that regard, but they also can hold items inside of them! They are elegant, practical, and affordable. Storage Ottomans are a must have for a person looking to maximize their floorspace.
It’s an unfortunate reality, our wages aren’t where we’d like them to be and the sizes of our homes reflect that. Thankfully there are several ways to maximize the home space to make less more! I chose these 5 because not only are they practical but they can be highly stylish and give your home the flair the clutter lacked. Stackable washer and dryers will save you money, storage ottomans are stylish and practical, floor to ceiling bookshelves lining your walls will give you storage space you didn’t think was possible and impress your friends! Loft-beds will serve as both your resting place and right beneath it your work space, no need for an office room now! I hope you guys find these tips as useful as I did, and I wish you the best in your experience of maximizing your home.