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How To Maximize Apartment Space In Bloomington

It doesn't matter if you live in 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 you think. From removing unused items to putting in new storage, check out some easy yet practical ways to make your place much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Bloomington With A Quick Declutter

Model Living Room in Bloomington apartments.

It’s surprising how much furniture we accumulate that goes with us every time we move. Kitchen gadgets, unused clothing, hand-me-down furniture -- the list is endless. By sifting through these items, you can easily eliminate those items that you no longer use or benefit from.

Start with those things hiding in the back of the cabinets collecting dust -- like that deviled egg serving plate you picked up at Goodwill. If you can’t remember why you have something, give it to a charity. You’ll be amazed at how roomy your pantry and closets become! And don’t forget to consider your furniture as well. Think about downsizing from a cumbersome sectional to a smaller 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 new and creative ways. By thinking vertically, finding storage in your furniture, and getting resourceful with your shelving options, you can find space almost anywhere.

Start this creative thinking in the kitchen. Put spice racks on the inside of or below the pantry to tidy up your counter space. Magnetic knife racks take cutlery off the counter or open up a drawer. Or purchase 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 furnishings that can double as a storage solution. How about a secret storage ottoman to hide board games or a couch 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 a detached garage can help maximize some apartment space in Bloomington.

The Power Of Illusion Makes 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 fun 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 apartment can immediately make any room appear larger.

Additional 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 fun with it. Here are just some quick methods that can add space to your rooms.

  • Mount your flat screen on a wall and create floating shelves for your electronic devices.

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

  • Design 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.

City Flats on Walnut
700 N. Walnut St.
BloomingtonIndiana 47404
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City Flats on Walnut is a luxury apartment community located at E 10th St. and N Walnut St. in Bloomington. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Indiana University Campus.
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