When most of us think of an apartment we automatically think of a small space often occupied in a city. Apartments are not necessarily small but they do require some additional consideration when it comes to providing enough storage solutions and furnishing the space. For better or worse our society is most certainly not at a loss for renovation resources; it seems that every other television program or magazine article has something to do with home design and décor. So when it comes to apartment remodeling ideas there are quite a few resources to which to turn.
Apartment remodeling ideas often focus on maximizing storage capabilities in a sometimes space challenged area. Such storage solutions often help to streamline the design of the apartment and minimize clutter. Some of the ways in which storage can be provided in apartment living is by making use of normally underused areas. For instance, a bed that has storage units underneath of it – such as drawers or baskets – can make use of a normally cluttered or unused space. Additional storage space can be created with creative uses of baskets, closet organizers, and shelves that can be both decorative and functional.
Other apartment remodeling ideas include using each space for a dual function. For instance, a family room area can double as a sleeping area for guests with the addition of a pull out sofa or futon; a dining area can double as a computer work space with the inclusion of a versatile table with storage space underneath; and an entertainment center that houses your television, DVD player, and stereo equipment can also house several drawers of clothes. Keep versatility in mind when purchasing furniture – tables with secret compartments that can hold extra things such as board games and CDs; flip-top benches for seating as well as storing extra blankets; and nightstands with plenty of drawer space. Every piece of furniture should combine form and function.
Apartment remodeling ideas to help open the space and add light and warmth to your living space include using neutral paint on all the walls and using artwork, pillows, and linens to add splashes of color. Don’t settle for minimal lighting – use lamps and ceiling fixtures, and walls sconces to provide ample lighting in all areas of your apartment.
A small living space is a challenge not an obstacle. If you are creative and look for inspiration through apartment remodeling ideas – that can found in books and through online resources – you can transform your space into a versatile, functional, and livable space.
Source by Michelle Bery