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5 Ways to maximize your condo space

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5 Ways to maximize your condo space

11:16 AM August 11, 2017

The best thing about living in the city is having easy access to the key centers of the metro. You’re a minimum fare away from trendy hangouts and malls, your daily commute to work is shorter compared to your colleagues who live outside it, you can even walk to work and back home if you live in business districts, and you enjoy more public transportation options to anywhere you need to be. Not to mention you get more time for sleep, for making your own breakfast in the morning (and baon if you’re keen), and for more recreational activities after the office.

Perhaps the only challenges of living in the big city are the monthly bills and, a no-secret to us all, maximizing the limited living space you have to fit your life into.

Now how do you overcome the challenge of living in a small space? Here’s the secret: get creative.

You may not be aware of it but, once you get into it, you’ll realize that designing your small space is exciting because you don’t have to break the bank in the process. Since you can only put so much inside your dwelling place, you need to be picky about the size of the things you want to buy for your home. That said, be sure to spend your bucks only on items that will serve you more than one purpose.

Here are five tips and tricks on how you can maximize home spaces by choosing the more beneficial furniture:

1. Get convertible furniture for your living room.

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A living room must always be prepared to welcome guests 24/7, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a nest of comfort during days when you want to laze around for some quality time with family, friends, or even just yourself.

Instead of going for a typical sofa, buy a sofa bed, which makes a nice choice of a seat because it adds plenty of sleeping space at nighttime. Pair it with a folding coffee table so whenever the table needs to exit the scene, stashing it won’t be a problem. And consider adorning your walls with slim shelves instead of decals or picture frames to lessen large cabinets that take up space in the room.

2. Stick with kitchen wall cabinets and utilize them well.

The kitchen is where the battle for survival – cooking – happens; make sure all your weapons are within your reach when you enter the battlefield. Clear your surroundings of unnecessary clutter like free standing cabinets and big racks so you can move freely and focus all your energy on preparing ingredients, cooking, washing the dishes, or whatever you need to do in the kitchen. Take advantage of all the built-in cabinets that come with your unit, and if there are extra spaces, instead of racks, you may want to add open shelves that can accommodate more kitchen necessities without making the place look overcrowded.

3. Keep your bathroom classy.

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The bathroom always takes the least space inside an abode, so it goes without saying that any additional cabinet or furniture is not welcome inside. A floating shelf may be the best choice of storage for toiletries. It’s pleasing to the eyes but also serves its purpose of keeping the room neat and organized.

4. Switch to a storage bed with a storage headboard.

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Small home space means little room for the things you want to be kept in the premises of your private space. But you definitely don’t want to lie in a room full of clutter that looks like it will cave in on you any minute. How to avoid this? Don’t let the monster under the bed keep all the space to itself. Buy a storage bed with a storage headboard. Having multiple storages under the bed and in the headboard may be more convenient than expected as it not only keeps your room bright but it also limits your choices of where to find the things you need because you’ll know it’s all in one place – your bed.

This way, your belongings, which would be a waste to keep hidden inside boxes or cabinets, will have a rightful place in your floating shelves or study (if you have one).

5. Have one long table for your home office.

Let’s be real; your home office is witness to most of your mental breakdowns, so aside from keeping this side of the home elegant and instagrammable, it’s also wise to give it a relaxing atmosphere. Start off with having a long table where you can place all your equipment and supplies. This saves you from the stress of having to stand up now and then to get the things you need somewhere else. It also helps not break your streak once you get in the zone since everything is within your reach. Decors that enhance the mood but not take up too much space are likewise welcome in this corner; it’s all up to your taste.

Bonus: If you live in a unit with an open floor plan, you can make your place look more spacious by going for slender furniture. You may want to check out “transformers” – contemporary furniture that transforms and serves more than one purpose – not the robots. These are best for small spaces like apartment and condominium units. As far as colors are concerned, light or dark palettes are not an issue as long as you keep them coordinated.

But remember, there’s no limit to beautifying your own space. Just get creative!

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