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How To Maximize Apartment Living In Bloomington

August 19, 2020

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It doesn't matter if you have a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you can easily find your family looking for more storage in your apartment. Fortunately, maximizing apartment space in Bloomington is simpler than it first appears. From removing unused items to putting in new storage, check out some easy yet effective ways to make your apartment much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Bloomington With A Quick Declutter

Model Living Room in Bloomington apartments.

It’s amazing how much furniture we accumulate that goes with us every time we move. Kitchen supplies, unused clothing, hand-me-down furniture -- the list never ends. By sifting through these items, you can easily get rid of those items that you no longer need or benefit from.

Begin with the items at the back of the cabinets gathering dust -- like that deviled egg serving plate you picked up at Goodwill. If you can’t remember why you have that item, give it to a charity. You’ll be surprised at how organized your pantry and closets become! And don’t forget to consider your furniture as well. Think about downsizing from a cumbersome sectional to a quaint loveseat and coffee table to better furnish your Bloomington apartment. 

Identify Ways To Create Hidden Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Bloomington.

Living in an apartment means you have to work within the set floor plan. Fortunately, that doesn’t set in stone that you can’t look at it in a fresh and creative ways. By thinking vertically, finding storage in your furniture, and getting creative with your shelving options, you can locate space almost anywhere.

Begin this creative thinking in the kitchen. Put spice racks on the inside of or underneath the pantry to free up your counter space. Magnetic knife holders take cutlery off the counter or open up a drawer. Or invest in a brightly-colored tea kettle or dutch oven that shows like an art piece on the stove instead of taking up pantry storage.

Then try identifying some furniture that can double as a storage solution. How about a secret storage ottoman to hide board games or a sofa with storage under it for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or containers under the bed can hold off-season clothes. And don’t forget that putting rarely used items in your detached garage can help maximize some apartment space in Bloomington.

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

Living room with open space.

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

Lighten up your living space with natural lighting by putting in some sheer curtains. The elimination of thick curtains or blinds will allow for more light to come in the home and allow your apartment room to breathe. Or, illuminate the room with light and put in some cute fixtures that eliminate dreary, claustrophobic areas.

Not interested in new curtains? Provide the illusion of more light by putting mirrors in your apartment. Mirrors used throughout your home can immediately make any room appear larger. 

Other Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Bloomington

Laundry room with storage space in Bloomington.

In the end, the trick to maximize your new, small apartment area is getting innovative and having a ball with it. Here are just some quick ways that can add space to your rooms.

  • Place your flat screen on a wall and make floating shelves for your electronic devices.

  • Open space in a closet from a bulky vacuum with a bit smaller, more efficient robot vacuum.

  • Customize a closet organizer so that every article has its own space.

  • Add vertical storage shelves and wall organizers to help give you more floor space.

Ready To Get Your Perfect Apartment Space?

If you need an apartment in Bloomington, your first stop should be City Flats on Walnut. We have ample floorplans, courteous staff, and excellent amenities. Go ahead and call 812-578-8827 or click the “schedule a tour button” to see your new home.