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How To Maximize Apartment Space In West Lafayette

It doesn't matter if you live in a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you can easily find yourself looking for more storage in your apartment. Fortunately, maximizing apartment space in West Lafayette is easier than you think. From removing unused items to putting in new storage, check out some quick yet effective ways to make your place much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in West Lafayette With A Easy Declutter

Model Living Room in West Lafayette apartments.

It’s amazing how much junk we accumulate that travels with us from place to place. Kitchen gadgets, outgrown clothing, dated furniture -- the list goes on and on. By sifting through these items, you can easily get rid of the things that you no longer need or benefit from.

Go ahead and start with the items hiding in the back of the cabinets accumulating dust -- such as that deviled egg tray you got at a second hand store. If you can’t remember why you have that thing, give it to a charity. You’ll be amazed at how roomy your pantry and closets become! And don’t forget to look at your seating as well. Think about downsizing from a cumbersome sectional to a smaller loveseat and coffee table to better fit your West Lafayette apartment.

Identify Ways To Create Secret Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in West Lafayette.

Residing in an apartment means you need to work in the set floor plan. Luckily, that doesn’t say you can’t look at it in a fresh and creative ways. By thinking vertically, adding storage within furniture, and getting innovative with your shelving options, you can make space almost anywhere.

Kick off this new thinking in the kitchen. Add spice shelves on the inside of or below the cabinets to tidy up the 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 looks like an art piece on the stove as opposed to taking up cabinet space.

Then try identifying some furniture that can operate as a storage solution. How about a hideaway ottoman to tuck away board games or a couch with storage space below for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or bins under your bed can hide off-season clothes. And don’t forget that stashing rarely used items in a detached garage can also maximize some apartment space in West Lafayette.

The Power Of Illusion Makes You Appreciate The Space You Have

Living room with open space.

Just because you have a compact floor plan doesn’t mean your apartment living space has to feel cramped.

Brighten up your living space with natural lighting by putting up some translucent curtains. The removal of thick curtains or blinds will allow for more light to be shared in the apartment and allow your space room to breathe. Or, design with light and add some modern fixtures that get rid of dreary, claustrophobic areas.

Don’t want to install new curtains? Generate the illusion of more light by installing mirrors in your space. Mirrors used throughout your living space can instantly make any room appear larger.

Some More Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In West Lafayette

Laundry room with storage space in West Lafayette.

All in all, the way to maximize your new, small apartment living areas is getting artistic and having a ball with it. Here are just some quick ways that can open up your rooms.

  • Place your flat screen on the wall and build floating shelves for your electronics.

  • Reduce the clutter in a closet from a big vacuum with a much smaller, more efficient robot vacuum.

  • Design a closet organizer so that every article has its own area.

  • Install vertical storage units and wall organizers to help give you more floor space.

Ready To Get Your Perfect Apartment Space?

Should you need an apartment in West Lafayette, your first stop should be The Ivy Towns and Flats. We have spacious floorplans, courteous staff, and excellent amenities. Just call 765-300-4521 or click the “schedule a tour button” to find your new community.

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West LafayetteIndiana 47906
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