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How To Maximize Apartment Space In Carmel

August 19, 2020

Patio seating in Carmel apartments

It doesn't matter if you live in a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you will probably find your family looking for more room in your apartment. Luckily, maximizing apartment space in Carmel is easier than it sounds. From getting rid of unwanted items to adding new storage, check out some easy yet effective ways to make your place much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Carmel With A Easy Declutter

Model Living Room in Carmel apartments.

It’s surprising how much stuff we accumulate that goes with us throughout our lives. Kitchen supplies, old clothing, dated furniture -- the list is endless. By sifting through these things, you can easily throw out the things that you no longer use or benefit from.

Go ahead and start with the items at the back of the cupboards gathering dust -- for instance that deviled egg tray you picked up at a flea market. If you don’t remember why you have that item, donate it to a charity. You’ll be shocked at how roomy your pantry and closets become! And don’t forget to evaluate your seating as well. Maybe consider downsizing from a bulky sectional to a smaller loveseat and coffee table to better fit your Carmel apartment. 

Find Ways To Create Secret Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Carmel.

Residing in an apartment means you will have to work within the current floor plan. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you can’t look at it in a different and creative ways. By thinking vertically, adding storage inside of furniture, and getting creative with your shelving options, you can find storage almost anywhere.

Begin this new thinking in the kitchen. Install spice shelves on the inside of or underneath the cabinets to clear up your counter space. Magnetic knife strips get cutlery off the counter or clean up a drawer. Or buy a colorful tea kettle or dutch oven that shows like an art piece on the stove as opposed to taking up pantry space.

Then try locating some pieces that can serve as a storage solution. What about a hideaway ottoman to put away board games or a couch with storage under it for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or bins under a bed can store off-season clothes. And don’t forget that storing rarely used stuff in the apartment’s detached garage can really maximize some apartment space in Carmel.

The Power Of Illusion Helps You Appreciate The Space You Have

Living room with open space.

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

Open up your living space with natural lighting by adding some sheer curtains. The elimination of heavy curtains or blinds will let in more light to be shared in the home and give your space room to breathe. Or, design with light and put in some fun fixtures that get rid of dark, claustrophobic areas.

Not interested in new curtains? Generate the illusion of extra light by putting mirrors in your area. Mirrors used throughout your living space can instantly make any room appear larger. 

Additional Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Carmel

Laundry room with storage space in Carmel.

In the end, the trick to maximize your new, small apartment living areas is getting innovative and having fun with it. Here are just some easy methods that can enhance your rooms.

  • Hang your television on the wall and make floating shelves for your electronic devices.

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

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

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

Ready To Find Your Perfect Apartment Space?

When you need an apartment in Carmel, your first stop should be One One Six Apartments. We have roomy floorplans, friendly staff, and exceptional amenities. Just call (317) 350-1941 or click the “schedule a tour button” to find your new home.