Living Large in Small Spaces

| September 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

Living Large in Small Spaces - ForRent.com & Homes.comLiving Large in Small Spaces

With legislation to allow 220 sq. ft. micro-apartments approved in San Francisco, [1] maximizing your space is key. Find out how you can use unique furniture to arrange your home effectively.

Kitchen
Maximize counter space by using mountable appliances.
Many microwaves can be mounted underneath cabinets. [6]
Black & Decker offers a mountable coffee pot. [7]
Use cabinet and drawer organizers to make the most of those spaces. [7]
Use a folding table and folding chairs for your dining area. [8]

Bedroom
Use a loft bed. [5]
This gets your bed off the floor, so you can use the space beneath it for a desk or a dresser.
Use tall dressers. [4]
It won’t take up as much floor space, but you’ll be able to store your clothes and other items more effectively.

Bathroom
Use an over-the-toilet organizer to add shelves and cabinets. [7]
Store your linens and toiletries.

Living Room
Use a convertible sofa. [3]
You can sleep here if your apartment is too small for a bedroom.
If you do have a bedroom, guests can sleep here.
Use a coffee table or ottoman that doubles as storage space. [4]
Store items in the hidden compartments.
Ottomans can double as extra seating.

For Your Whole Apartment
Bookcases and Shelving Units [2]
Maximize your space by using the walls.
Bookcases won’t take up a lot of floor space.
Display books, CDs, DVDs, and other items throughout your home.
Shelves and wall hooks can be used in every room to keep things easily accessible and off the floor. [3]
Sources:
[1] http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-supervisors-back-micro-apartments-4055493.php
[2] http://ikea.com
[3] http://www.walmart.com/
[4] http://jenniferfurniture.com/
[5] http://www.overstock.com/
[6] http://sears.com
[7] http://amazon.com
[8] http://target.com

 

Category: Apartment Organization

About Geneva McNamara: Geneva McNamara joined Trader Publishing company in August, 2004 after she received her degree from Old Dominion University in History and Political Science. She has worked within the Search Engine Marketing & Search Engine Optimization departments of several Dominion Enterprise divisions. In 2011, She became the Senior Organic Search Analyst for ForRent.com.

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  1. Serviced Apartments Delhi says:

    Very great tips for a great living in small area. Modular furniture helps a lot in this thing….

  2. Live inn Bangalore says:

    Useful yips for service apartments i follow these tips for our service apartments also.we provide Service apartments centrally located in Koramangala, Bangalore. 2 & 3 bedroom serviced apartments at economy prices. Fully furnished, budget priced service apartments.

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