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How To Maximize Apartment Living In Carmel

August 19, 2020

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It doesn't matter if you live in a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you can easily find your family looking for more storage in your apartment. Fortunately, maximizing apartment space in Carmel is simpler than you think. From decluttering to putting in new storage, check out some quick yet practical ways to make your place 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 furniture we accumulate that goes with us throughout our lives. Kitchen gadgets, old clothing, hand-me-down furniture -- the list never ends. By combing through these items, you can easily eliminate those items that you no longer use or benefit from.

Start with the items at the back of the pantry gathering dust -- such as that deviled egg dish you picked up at a flea market. If you can’t remember why you have that item, donate it to a charity. You’ll be amazed at how clutter-free your pantry and closets become! And don’t forget to evaluate your furniture as well. Think about downsizing from a bulky sectional to a smaller loveseat and coffee table to better fit your Carmel apartment. 

Identify Ways To Construct Secret Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Carmel.

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

Kick off this creative thinking in the kitchen. Install spice racks on the inside of or under the pantry to clear up the counter space. Magnetic knife strips take cutlery off the counter or clean up a drawer. Or invest in a brightly-colored tea kettle or dutch oven that shows like an art piece on the stove instead of taking up pantry space.

Then try locating some furniture that can operate as a storage solution. What about a hideaway ottoman to put away board games or a couch with storage below for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or tubs under your bed can hide off-season clothes. And don’t forget that storing rarely used stuff in a detached garage can really maximize some apartment space in Carmel.

The Power Of Illusion Can Help You Fit Comfortably In The Space You Have

Living room with open space.

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

Brighten up your living space with natural lighting by putting in some sheer curtains. The removal of thick curtains or blinds will let in more light to come in the home and give your apartment room to breathe. Or, design with light and put in some modern fixtures that remove dark, claustrophobic areas.

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

Other Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Carmel

Laundry room with storage space in Carmel.

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 easy ways that can open up your rooms.

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

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

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

  • Add vertical storage pieces and wall organizers to help give you more floor space.

Ready To Start Looking For Your Ideal Apartment Space?

When you need an apartment in Carmel, your first stop should be North Haven Apartments. We have spacious floorplans, courteous staff, and exceptional amenities. Just call 317-350-1875 or click the “schedule a tour button” to see your new community.