A small condo may feel like a tight space, but there are many creative ways to make it feel more like a home. You can pack all the love that a home has to offer into a much smaller space.
Making a Small Space Kitchen Work
While there are many things you can do without in the kitchen, some things are just a pure necessity. Utilizing every ounce of space in an apartment kitchen takes some creativity.
- Shelving: Hopefully your kitchen has ample shelving. But if not, you may want to consider adding more storage like a small island, or extra wall shelves. Shelving above the sink and on every existing wall in the kitchen is a great way to store and even display useful kitchen tools and items.
- Use the space above the refrigerator: Hopefully you have cabinets above your fridge, but if not you can utilize the space on top of the fridge. This area is useful for storing mail, or your microwave or toaster when not in use.
Turning the Smallness of the Bedroom into a Cozy Space
The bedroom is the most important room in your apartment. It is where you rest and rejuvenate for a hectic day. It is also where you spend time with your significant other.
- Get creative with room dividers: Many small condos, like a bachelor, do not have a separate bedroom. If you do not have the luxury of having a separate space for a living room and a bedroom, you can use furniture such as a dresser, armoire or sofa table as a functional way to section off the rooms.
- Don’t let the media overpower: Your television can be perched atop a wardrobe, set inside an armoire, or even hung from the corner of the ceiling.
- Be functional: A small closet can double as a computer storage space. Utilize under-the-bed storage systems and use the closet as a workspace.
Bringing the Outdoors In
If you are fortunate enough to have a big bay window or a walk-out patio, you can turn that space into your own little private oasis.
- Let the light in: If you’re lucky to have a bay window or patio doors, don’t be inclined to cover it all up. Let the light pour in through the use of sheers or blinds that can be easily opened and closed. A home full of natural lighting has a very warm and cozy feel.
- Be green: If you have a small walk-out patio, add some hanging plants and a bistro set and voila – you have your own private villa. A great place to have a glass of wine and watch the sunset.