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How To Maximize Apartment Living In Carmel

August 19, 2020

Patio seating in Carmel apartments

It doesn't matter if you live in a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you may find your family needing more room in your apartment. The good news is maximizing apartment space in Carmel is easier than you think. From decluttering to adding new storage, check out some simple yet useful ways to make your living space much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Carmel With A Quick Declutter

Model Living Room in Carmel apartments.

It’s surprising how much junk we accumulate that travels with us from place to place. Kitchen tools, outgrown clothing, hand-me-down furniture -- the list is endless. By going through these things, you can easily eliminate those items that you no longer use or benefit from.

Start with the outdated stuff at the back of the cabinets accumulating dust -- such as that deviled egg serving plate you found at a second hand store. If you don’t remember why you have that thing, take it to a charity. You’ll be surprised at how clutter-free your cupboards and closets become! And don’t forget to evaluate your seating as well. Maybe consider downsizing from a bulky sectional to a cozy loveseat and coffee table to better furnish your Carmel apartment. 

Identify Ways To Create Hideaway Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Carmel.

Residing in an apartment means you will have to work within the current floor plan. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you can’t look at it in a new and creative ways. By thinking vertically, finding storage within furniture, and getting innovative with your shelving options, you can find storage almost anywhere.

Kick off this innovative thinking in the kitchen. Add spice organizers on the inside of or underneath the cabinets to clear up some counter space. Magnetic knife racks get cutlery off the counter or open up a drawer. Or buy a brightly-colored tea kettle or dutch oven that shows like an art piece on the stove instead of taking up cupboard space.

Then try locating some furnishings that can serve as a storage solution. What about a secret storage ottoman to hide board games or seating with storage under it 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 the apartment’s detached garage can really maximize some apartment space in Carmel.

The Power Of Illusion Helps You Appreciate The Space You Have

Living room with open space.

Simply because you have a small floor plan should not mean your apartment space has to feel small.

Brighten up your living space with natural lighting by adding some translucent curtains. The removal of bulky curtains or blinds will allow for more light to come in the space and give your apartment room to breathe. Or, decorate with light and put in some fun fixtures that eliminate dark, claustrophobic areas.

Not interested in new curtains? Create the illusion of more light by installing mirrors in your area. Mirrors used throughout your home can immediately make any room appear larger. 

Some More Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Carmel

Laundry room with storage space in Carmel.

In the end, the way to maximize your new, small apartment space is getting innovative and having a ball with it. Here are just some quick steps that can open up your rooms.

  • Mount your television on a wall and make floating shelves for your devices.

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

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

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

Ready To Find Your Ideal Apartment Space?

Should you need an apartment in Carmel, your first look should be Lakeside Apartments. We have spacious floorplans, friendly staff, and excellent amenities. Go ahead and call 317-344-8491 or click the “schedule a tour button” to find your new apartment.