Now that you're ready to live simply yet with style, you'll need to learn how to maximize your space. See how you can make the most of 1000 sq. Ft. or less.
If style and grace are your goals, you don't need a huge living space to make that happen.
If you've just moved into a condo that is 1,000 square feet or less, that's actually plenty of space to get the job done. When you want to maximize your space, you need the right information.
Consider these points to get all that you need out of your small living quarters.
How to Maximize Your Space
Just because you have a small living space doesn't mean it can't still be beautiful and lavish. Put these tips to use:
1. Go Vertical Whenever You Can
The average person doesn't capitalize on their vertical space nearly enough. This is untapped territory for anyone looking to keep their spaces clear and easy to navigate without having to give up all their belongings.
Look into vertical shelving, cabinets, wall mounting, and compartments to make this happen. You'll be able to retrieve your items without a problem while maintaining as much space as possible.
You should get a copy of the floor plan to know exactly how much space you have to work with.
2. Make Use of Unique Storage Compartments That Consolidate Space
Using storage compartments is a useful trick when you need your small apartment to be more useful and functional.
The key is to use storage compartments that double or triple as other items. For instance, there are coffee tables, end tables, and Ottoman footrests that also have storage areas that can keep whatever belongings you have.
There are also beds that have full drawers underneath that will allow you to store more clothes.
These items are decorative and don't take up any more space. By consolidating, you'll make more out of your square footage, while keeping your decorative flair intact.
3. Get Creative With Optical Illusions
Mirrors and window glass go a long way to create the illusion of space in your home. When you install mirrors, it opens your place up and makes it feel airier.
You can also install tables made of materials like lucite, which are clear and reflect light in a way that also creates space. Also, opening up your living space with windows and window treatments that allow in more sunlight will make your home feel airier.
The way that you align furniture will also create the optical illusion of more space and allow for more flow. When putting together your interior design, use focal points to create more flow, and add area rugs and other decorations that will open it up.
Even choosing the correct color scheme can help you to open up your home and make the most out of the living space. When you utilize colors like yellow, off-white and blue, it'll brighten up the rooms and make them feel more full of life.
Be sure that you use nothing but quality paint and choose interesting colors and shades.
4. Make Sensible Furniture Choices
Whenever you purchase new furniture, you should always keep space in mind.
Set up some furniture tables that are smaller so that this space can be used elsewhere. You can also choose chairs that are easily set aside when not in use.
Finding multiple uses out of your furniture will also help you to get the most out of your 1,000 square feet. For instance, you can choose couches that double as pull out beds.
5. Consolidate and Organize Your Electronics
You will definitely need to get a handle on your electronics and the way that you consolidate them. If you have a TV, you'll want to wall-mount it so that it doesn't take up more space than it has to.
Ensure that this mounting work is done correctly so that wires aren't exposed. Look into installing speakers on the wall and organizing your video game consoles or other electronics so that you have easy access while keeping them safe and preventing clutter.
6. Create Sight Lines in Your Space
Always be diligent about the sightlines that you create when setting up your interior living space.
When you're intentional about how you hang items, it puts the power in your hands to create whatever vibe you're going for. For example, you can hang paintings and photos above people's eye level in order to make your ceilings look higher.
Arranging your home in this way also lets you set up different zones. These zones, even in the same room, will create different vibes and the feeling that you are in different areas.
7. Work With an Interior Designer
Finally, you definitely owe it to yourself to hire the services of an interior designer to help you maximize your space.
There are some designers that are great at working with spaces as small as 1,000 square feet. They'll use various design principles that create balance, harmony, and scale throughout your place.
You can set up a consultation with one of these designers in order to learn a little bit more about their expertise and what sort of work they can help you with.
Get the Most of Your Tight Spaces
These tips will help you maximize your space to the fullest. When you make the most of your space, not only will your home be more functional, but it'll also help you to feel relaxed and at peace in your home.
We can help match you with the home of your dreams so that you can put these tips to use.
Take the time to contact us if you are in the market for a brand new condo to call your own.