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How To Maximize Apartment Living In Sylvania

August 19, 2020

Patio seating in Sylvania apartments

Whether you reside 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 Sylvania is simpler than it first appears. From decluttering to installing new storage, check out some easy yet useful ways to make your apartment much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Sylvania With A Simple Declutter

Model Living Room in Sylvania apartments.

It’s surprising how much furniture we accumulate that travels with us every time we move. Kitchen supplies, unused clothing, broken down furniture -- the list is endless. By combing through these items, you can easily get rid of those items that you no longer need or benefit from.

Start with the outdated stuff tucked away in the back of the pantry gathering dust -- such as that deviled egg serving plate you picked up at a second hand store. If you don’t remember why you have that thing, take it to a charity. You’ll be amazed at how organized your pantry and closets become! And don’t forget to consider your furniture as well. Maybe consider downsizing from a bulky sectional to a smaller loveseat and coffee table to better suit your Sylvania apartment. 

Look For Ways To Create Hideaway Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Sylvania.

Living in an apartment means you will have to work with the current floor plan. Fortunately, that doesn’t say you can’t look at it in a fresh and creative ways. By thinking vertically, finding storage in your furniture, and getting resourceful with your shelving options, you can locate storage spots almost anywhere.

Kick off this new thinking in the kitchen. Add spice racks on the inside of or below the pantry to free up the counter space. Magnetic knife strips take cutlery off the counter or free up a drawer. Or invest in a brightly-colored tea kettle or dutch oven that looks like an art piece on the stove instead of taking up cupboard storage.

Then try identifying some furniture that can operate as a storage solution. What about a secret storage ottoman to put away board games or a sofa with storage below for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or tubs under the bed can store off-season clothes. And don’t forget that stashing rarely used stuff in a detached garage can also maximize some apartment space in Sylvania.

The Power Of Illusion Can Help You Be Content With The Space You Have

Living room with open space.

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

Brighten up your home with natural lighting by putting in some sheer curtains. The elimination of thick curtains or blinds will let in more light to come in the apartment and give your apartment room to breathe. Or, design with light and put in some fun fixtures that eliminate drab, claustrophobic areas.

Don’t want to install new curtains? Create the illusion of additional light by adding mirrors in your apartment. Mirrors used throughout your living space can quickly make any room appear larger. 

Additional Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Sylvania

Laundry room with storage space in Sylvania.

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

  • Place your television on a wall and make floating shelves for your electronics.

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

  • Customize a closet organizer so that every thing has its own space.

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

Ready To Get Your Perfect Apartment Space?

If you need an apartment in Sylvania, your first stop should be SOMO Flats. We have ample floorplans, friendly staff, and exceptional amenities. Just call 419-843-0855 or click the “schedule a tour button” to check out your new home.