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How To Maximize Apartment Living In Greenwood

August 19, 2020

Patio seating in Greenwood apartments

Whether you live in a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you may find yourself wanting additional space in your apartment. The good news is maximizing apartment space in Greenwood is easier than it first appears. From removing unused items to putting in new storage, here are some simple yet effective ways to make your living space much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Greenwood With A Simple Declutter

Model Living Room in Greenwood apartments.

It’s amazing how much furniture we accumulate that goes with us from place to place. Kitchen gadgets, unused clothing, broken down furniture -- the list goes on and on. By combing through these things, you can easily eliminate those items that you no longer need or benefit from.

Start with the items hiding in the back of the pantry collecting dust -- for instance that deviled egg serving plate you got at a flea market. If you can’t remember why you have something, take it to a charity. You’ll be amazed at how clutter-free your cabinets and closets become! And don’t forget to look at your seating as well. Think about downsizing from a large sectional to a smaller loveseat and coffee table to better furnish your Greenwood apartment. 

Look For Ways To Establish Secret Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Greenwood.

Living comfortably in an apartment means you will have to work with the existing floor plan. However, that doesn’t set in stone that you can’t look at it in a new and creative ways. By thinking vertically, adding storage in your furniture, and getting resourceful with your shelving options, you can make storage almost anywhere.

Start this innovative thinking in the kitchen. Put spice racks on the inside of or under the cupboards to free up some counter space. Magnetic knife racks take cutlery off the counter or free up a drawer. Or buy a brightly-colored tea kettle or dutch oven that shows like an art piece on the stove to limit it from taking up cabinet space.

Then try identifying some furniture that can double as a storage solution. How about a secret storage ottoman to hide board games or a couch with storage underneath for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or bins under your bed can hide off-season clothes. And don’t forget that storing rarely used stuff in the apartment’s detached garage can help maximize some apartment space in Greenwood.

The Power Of Illusion Helps You Fit Comfortably In The Space You Have

Living room with open space.

Just because you have a small floor plan should not mean your apartment space has to feel small.

Brighten up your home with natural lighting by putting up some chiffon curtains. The elimination of thick curtains or blinds will allow for more light to come in the home and allow your living areas room to breathe. Or, decorate with light and put in some cute fixtures that get rid of dreary, claustrophobic areas.

Don’t want to install new curtains? Generate the illusion of more light by adding mirrors in your space. Mirrors used throughout your home can quickly make any room feel larger. 

Additional Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Greenwood

Laundry room with storage space in Greenwood.

In the end, the trick to maximize your new, small apartment area is getting artistic and having a good time with it. Here are just some easy steps that can add space to your rooms.

  • Place your television on your wall and build floating shelves for your electronics.

  • Reduce the clutter in a closet from a big vacuum with a bit smaller, more efficient robot vacuum.

  • Build a closet organizer so that every thing has its own place.

  • Add vertical storage units and wall organizers to help provide you more floor space.

Ready To Find Your Ideal Apartment Space?

If you need an apartment in Greenwood, your first choice should be Verge. We have roomy floorplans, friendly staff, and exceptional amenities. Simply call 317-751-1744 or click the “schedule a tour button” to see your new apartment.