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How To Maximize Apartment Space In Carmel

August 19, 2020

Patio seating in Carmel apartments

Whether you reside in a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you can easily find your family wanting more room in your apartment. The good news is maximizing apartment space in Carmel is simpler than it sounds. From decluttering to adding new storage, check out some easy yet practical ways to make your place much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Carmel With A Quick Declutter

Model Living Room in Carmel apartments.

It’s fascinating how much stuff we acquire that goes with us throughout our lives. Kitchen gadgets, old clothing, broken down furniture -- the list never ends. By going through these items, you can easily throw out the extra stuff that you no longer use or benefit from.

Start with the outdated stuff tucked away in the back of the cupboards accumulating dust -- such as that deviled egg dish you found at Goodwill. If you don’t remember why you have that thing, take it to a charity. You’ll be shocked at how clutter-free your pantry and closets become! And don’t forget to consider your furnishings as well. Think about downsizing from a cumbersome sectional to a quaint loveseat and coffee table to better fit your Carmel apartment. 

Find Ways To Create Hidden Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Carmel.

Residing in an apartment means you will have to work within the current floor plan. Luckily, that doesn’t say you can’t look at it in a different and creative ways. By thinking vertically, implementing storage within furniture, and getting resourceful with your shelving options, you can make storage almost anywhere.

Kick off this creative thinking in the kitchen. Add spice organizers on the inside of or below the pantry to free up the counter space. Magnetic knife holders take cutlery off the counter or free up a drawer. Or invest in a brightly-colored tea kettle or dutch oven that acts like an art piece on the stove as opposed to taking up cabinet storage.

Then try locating some furnishings that can operate as a storage solution. How about a storage ottoman to hide board games or seating with storage under it for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or bins under a bed can hide off-season clothes. And don’t forget that stashing rarely used stuff in the apartment’s detached garage can really maximize some apartment space in Carmel.

The Power Of Illusion Helps You Be Content With The Space You Have

Living room with open space.

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

Brighten up your home with natural lighting by putting in some sheer curtains. The removal of thick curtains or blinds will let in more light to be shared in the apartment and allow your living areas room to breathe. Or, illuminate the room with light and put in some modern fixtures that eliminate dreary, claustrophobic areas.

Don’t want to install new curtains? Generate the illusion of extra light by putting mirrors in your apartment. Mirrors used throughout your apartment can immediately make any room feel larger. 

Additional Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Carmel

Laundry room with storage space in Carmel.

Finally, the trick to maximize your new, small apartment space is getting creative and having a ball with it. Here are just some easy steps that can enhance your rooms.

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

  • Reclaim a closet from a large vacuum with a much smaller, more efficient robot vacuum.

  • Design a closet organizer so that every thing has its own place.

  • Install vertical storage shelves and wall organizers to help allow you more floor space.

Ready To Start Looking For Your Ideal Apartment Space?

When you need an apartment in Carmel, your first look should be Midtown Flats. We have spacious floorplans, helpful staff, and exceptional amenities. Go ahead and call 317-597-4596 or click the “schedule a tour button” to find your new community.