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How To Maximize Apartment Space 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 may find yourself needing additional space in your apartment. Luckily, maximizing apartment space in Bloomington is easier than it sounds. From getting rid of unwanted items 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 Quick Declutter

Model Living Room in Bloomington apartments.

It’s fascinating how much stuff we collect that goes with us from place to place. Kitchen supplies, outgrown clothing, broken down furniture -- the list is endless. By combing through these things, you can easily eliminate the things that you no longer need or benefit from.

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

Find Ways To Create 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 say you can’t look at it in a different and creative ways. By thinking vertically, implementing storage within furniture, and getting creative with your shelving options, you can find space almost anywhere.

Kick off this innovative thinking in the kitchen. Put spice organizers on the inside of or underneath the pantry to free up your counter space. Magnetic knife strips get cutlery off the counter or free 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 cupboard 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 storage underneath for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or tubs under the bed can hide off-season clothes. And don’t forget that storing rarely used items in your detached garage can really maximize some apartment space in Bloomington.

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 doesn’t mean your apartment living space has to feel tiny.

Open 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 space and allow your apartment room to breathe. Or, decorate with light and include some fun fixtures that remove drab, claustrophobic areas.

Don’t want to install new curtains? Generate the illusion of extra 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 space is getting creative and having a ball with it. Here are just some quick methods that can enhance your rooms.

  • Place your television on the wall and make floating shelves for your electronic devices.

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

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

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

Ready To Get Your Perfect Apartment Space?

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