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How To Maximize Apartment Living In Indianapolis

August 19, 2020

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Whether you live in a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you may find yourself needing more room in your apartment. Fortunately, maximizing apartment space in Indianapolis is easier than you think. From decluttering to putting in new storage, check out some quick yet practical ways to make your apartment much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Indianapolis With A Easy Declutter

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It’s amazing how much junk we acquire that goes with us from place to place. Kitchen supplies, old clothing, dated furniture -- the list never ends. By combing through these things, you can easily eliminate those items that you no longer can fit or benefit from.

Go ahead and start with the items tucked away in the back of the cabinets accumulating dust -- such as that deviled egg dish you found at Goodwill. If you don’t remember why you have something, donate it to a charity. You’ll be shocked at how roomy your pantry and closets become! And don’t forget to look at your furniture as well. Think about downsizing from a large sectional to a cozy loveseat and coffee table to better suit your Indianapolis apartment. 

Identify Ways To Establish Secret Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Indianapolis.

Residing in an apartment means you need to work with the set floor plan. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you can’t look at it in a fresh and creative ways. By thinking vertically, finding storage within furniture, and getting resourceful 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 under the pantry to clear up your counter space. Magnetic knife holders take cutlery off the counter or clean up a drawer. Or buy a brightly-colored tea kettle or dutch oven that acts like an art piece on the stove as opposed to taking up cupboard space.

Then try identifying some furnishings that can serve as a storage solution. What about a secret storage ottoman to tuck away board games or a sofa with space under it for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or bins under a bed can hide off-season clothes. And don’t forget that storing rarely used things in a detached garage can help maximize some apartment space in Indianapolis.

The Power Of Illusion Helps You Fit Comfortably In The Space You Have

Living room with open space.

Simply because you have a smaller floor plan should not mean your apartment living area has to feel tiny.

Lighten up your living space with natural lighting by adding some sheer curtains. The elimination of thick curtains or blinds will allow for more light to come in the space and give your apartment room to breathe. Or, illuminate the room with light and add some modern fixtures that eliminate dark, claustrophobic areas.

Don’t want to install new curtains? Create the illusion of more light by installing mirrors in your space. Mirrors used throughout your apartment can immediately make any room look larger. 

Some More Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Indianapolis

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All in all, the trick to maximize your new, small apartment area is getting creative and having a good time with it. Here are just some easy steps that can open up your rooms.

  • Mount your flat screen on the wall and make floating shelves for your electronics.

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

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

  • Add vertical storage shelves and wall organizers to help give you more floor space.

Ready To Start Looking For Your Ideal Apartment Space?

Should you need an apartment in Indianapolis, your first choice should be The Waverley Apartments. We have roomy floorplans, courteous staff, and excellent amenities. Simply call 317-800-7017 or click the “schedule a tour button” to check out your new community.