5 Tips To Make The Most Out Of A Small Apartment
Big city, big dreams, small apartment: the plight of so many recent graduates, newcomers into adulthood. But with a little scrappiness and creative thinking, small spaces really aren’t so bad. For those who are beginning their careers in fields other than investment banking, here are five tips on how to make the most out of a teeny, tiny apartment.
1. The Sky's The Limit
It’s amazing how useful vertical space can be. Bookshelves, wall shelves, mounted storage units, and over-the-door solutions will become your new best friends. Stack, baby, stack.
2. Hook, Line, & Sinker
From clunky kitchen appliances to everyday accessories, hanging things from hooks can be as pragmatic as it is stylish.
3. Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Let your eyes deceive you! Mirrors are a great way to open up a room and make it look bigger. Position them to reflect your favorite poster, fresh flowers, or anything you won’t get sick of looking at. While large, ornate mirrors can be pricey, flipping and stacking a few inexpensive, floor length ones can do wonders.
4. Sleep on It
Entering adulthood means overcoming our fears of looking under the bed. Whether you choose to chicly display your belongings or hide them with a bed skirt, underbed storage is a smart use of space that would otherwise be collecting dust.
5. Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Not all furniture is created equal. There are some things you’ll use everyday like your couch, counter, and bed. But other things you’ll only use when entertaining company, like a larger dining table or extra seating. For those pieces, you’ll want items that are foldable or stackable in some way, so they can be tucked in a corner or against a wall.