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How To Maximize Apartment Space In Bloomington

It doesn't matter if you have a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you may find yourself wanting additional space in your apartment. Fortunately, maximizing apartment space in Bloomington is easier than it sounds. From decluttering to putting in new storage, here are some easy yet effective ways to make your place much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Bloomington With A Simple Declutter

Model Living Room in Bloomington apartments.

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

Go ahead and start with the items hiding in the back of the pantry collecting dust -- for instance that deviled egg dish you got at a second hand store. If you don’t remember why you have something, give it to a charity. You’ll be surprised at how roomy your cabinets and closets become! And don’t forget to look at your seating as well. Think about downsizing from a large sectional to a smaller loveseat and coffee table to better suit your Bloomington apartment.

Look For Ways To Establish Secret Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Bloomington.

Living in an apartment means you will have to work with the existing floor plan. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you can’t look at it in a different and creative ways. By thinking vertically, implementing storage within furniture, and getting resourceful with your shelving options, you can locate storage almost anywhere.

Kick off this new thinking in the kitchen. Put spice organizers on the inside of or below the pantry to tidy up your counter space. Magnetic knife strips get cutlery off the counter or open up a drawer. Or buy a colorful tea kettle or dutch oven that shows like an art piece on the stove as opposed to taking up cabinet space.

Then try locating some pieces that can double as a storage solution. How about a storage ottoman to hide board games or a couch with space underneath for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or bins under your bed can hide off-season clothes. And don’t forget that stashing rarely used things in a detached garage can also maximize some apartment space in Bloomington.

The Power Of Illusion Can Help You Appreciate The Space You Have

Living room with open space.

Just because you have a compact floor plan doesn’t mean your apartment living space has to feel tiny.

Brighten up your living space with natural lighting by putting in some translucent curtains. The elimination of thick curtains or blinds will let in more light to come in the home and allow your apartment room to breathe. Or, design with light and include some cute fixtures that remove drab, claustrophobic areas.

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

Other Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Bloomington

Laundry room with storage space in Bloomington.

All in all, the way to maximize your new, small apartment area is getting innovative and having a ball with it. Here are just some quick methods that can enhance your rooms.

  • Mount your TV on the wall and create floating shelves for your electronic devices.

  • Reclaim a closet from a large vacuum with a bit smaller, more efficient robot vacuum.

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

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

Ready To Get Your Perfect Apartment Space?

When you need an apartment in Bloomington, your first choice should be Echo Park Bloomington. We have roomy floorplans, friendly staff, and first-rate amenities. Simply call 812-578-7394 or click the “schedule a tour button” to find your new community.

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2780 S Walnut Street Pike
BloomingtonIndiana 47401
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