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How To Maximize Apartment Space In Bloomington

It doesn't matter if you live in a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you may find yourself wanting more storage in your apartment. The good news is maximizing apartment space in Bloomington is easier than it first appears. From decluttering to adding new storage, check out some simple yet practical ways to make your apartment 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 stuff we acquire that goes with us throughout our lives. Kitchen gadgets, old clothing, dated furniture -- the list is endless. By sifting through these items, you can easily eliminate those items that you no longer use or benefit from.

Begin with those things tucked away in the back of the cabinets collecting dust -- for instance that deviled egg tray you got at Goodwill. If you can’t remember why you have that item, donate it to a charity. You’ll be surprised at how clutter-free your cabinets and closets become! And don’t forget to look at your furnishings as well. Maybe consider downsizing from a cumbersome sectional to a cozy loveseat and coffee table to better fit your Bloomington apartment.

Identify Ways To Create Hidden Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Bloomington.

Residing in an apartment means you have to work in the current floor plan. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t look at it in a different and creative ways. By thinking vertically, adding storage in your furniture, and getting resourceful with your shelving options, you can make storage almost anywhere.

Start this new thinking in the kitchen. Install spice racks on the inside of or under the cabinets to clear up the counter space. Magnetic knife holders get cutlery off the counter or free up a drawer. Or buy a colorful tea kettle or dutch oven that looks like an art piece on the stove to limit it from taking up pantry space.

Then try finding some furnishings that can operate as a storage solution. What about a storage ottoman to tuck away board games or seating with space under it for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or bins under the bed can store 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 Appreciate The Space You Have

Living room with open space.

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

Lighten up your apartment with natural lighting by putting in some translucent curtains. The removal of bulky curtains or blinds will let in more light to come in the home and allow your living areas room to breathe. Or, design with light and include some modern fixtures that get rid of dreary, claustrophobic areas.

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

Other Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Bloomington

Laundry room with storage space in Bloomington.

Finally, the trick to maximize your new, small apartment space is getting innovative and having a good time with it. Here are just some quick steps that can enhance your rooms.

  • Place your TV on a wall and build floating shelves for your electronics.

  • Open space in a closet from a big vacuum with a less smaller, more efficient robot vacuum.

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

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

Ready To Start Looking For Your Ideal Apartment Space?

Should you need an apartment in Bloomington, your first look should be City Flats on Tenth. We have roomy floorplans, helpful staff, and first-rate amenities. Just call 812-561-1974 or click the “schedule a tour button” to find your new home.

City Flats on Tenth
3821 E. Barrington Dr. , Apt. C
BloomingtonIndiana 47408
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City Flats on Tenth is a luxury apartment community located at E 10th St. and N Smith Rd. in Bloomington. Owned and managed by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer several different floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Indiana University Campus.
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