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How To Maximize Apartment Living In Bloomington

August 19, 2020

Patio seating in Bloomington apartments

It doesn't matter if you have a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you will probably find yourself looking for additional space in your apartment. The good news is maximizing apartment space in Bloomington is easier than it first appears. From decluttering to putting in new storage, here are some quick yet practical ways to make your living space much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Bloomington With A Quick Declutter

Model Living Room in Bloomington apartments.

It’s surprising how much junk we collect that travels with us every time we move. Kitchen supplies, old clothing, broken down furniture -- the list goes on and on. By sifting through these items, you can easily get rid of the things that you no longer can fit or benefit from.

Begin with those things tucked away in the back of the cabinets gathering dust -- such as that deviled egg tray you got at a second hand store. If you don’t remember why you have that thing, give it to a charity. You’ll be shocked at how clutter-free your cupboards and closets become! And don’t forget to look at your furniture as well. Maybe consider downsizing from a bulky sectional to a smaller loveseat and coffee table to better fit your Bloomington apartment. 

Identify Ways To Create Hideaway Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Bloomington.

Living comfortably in an apartment means you have to work in the current floor plan. Fortunately, that doesn’t say you can’t look at it in a new 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 new thinking in the kitchen. Install spice racks on the inside of or underneath the cupboards to tidy up your counter space. Magnetic knife strips take cutlery off the counter or clean up a drawer. Or purchase a brightly-colored tea kettle or dutch oven that looks like an art piece on the stove as opposed to taking up cabinet storage.

Then try finding some furnishings that can operate as a storage solution. How about a hideaway ottoman to tuck away board games or a sofa with storage underneath for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or tubs under the bed can hide off-season clothes. And don’t forget that stashing rarely used items in the apartment’s detached garage can really maximize some apartment space in Bloomington.

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

Living room with open space.

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

Lighten up your living space with natural lighting by putting up some translucent curtains. The removal of heavy curtains or blinds will allow for more light to come in the space and allow your living areas room to breathe. Or, design with light and include some cute fixtures that remove dreary, claustrophobic areas.

Not interested in new curtains? Generate the illusion of additional light by putting mirrors in your space. Mirrors used throughout your apartment can immediately make any room feel larger. 

Some More Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Bloomington

Laundry room with storage space in Bloomington.

In the end, the way to maximize your new, small apartment space is getting creative and having a good time with it. Here are just some easy steps that can enhance your rooms.

  • Hang your TV on the wall and create floating shelves for your electronics.

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

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

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

Ready To Get Your Perfect Apartment Space?

Should you need an apartment in Bloomington, your first choice should be City Flats at Renwick. We have roomy floorplans, courteous staff, and first-rate amenities. Just call 812-578-7432 or click the “schedule a tour button” to see your new apartment.