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How To Maximize Apartment Space In Lafayette

August 19, 2020

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It doesn't matter if you reside in a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you may find yourself looking for more room in your apartment. Fortunately, maximizing apartment space in Lafayette is easier than you think. From removing unused items to adding new storage, check out some easy yet practical ways to make your apartment much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Lafayette With A Quick Declutter

Model Living Room in Lafayette apartments.

It’s amazing how much stuff we accumulate that goes with us every time we move. Kitchen gadgets, old clothing, dated furniture -- the list is endless. By going through these things, you can easily get rid of the extra stuff that you no longer use or benefit from.

Go ahead and start with the outdated stuff tucked away in the back of the cabinets collecting dust -- for instance that deviled egg dish you got at a flea market. If you don’t remember why you have something, donate it to a charity. You’ll be shocked at how clutter-free your pantry and closets become! And don’t forget to consider your furnishings as well. Maybe consider downsizing from a large sectional to a smaller loveseat and coffee table to better fit your Lafayette apartment. 

Identify Ways To Create Secret Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Lafayette.

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

Kick off this innovative thinking in the kitchen. Put spice racks on the inside of or underneath the pantry to free up your counter space. Magnetic knife holders take cutlery off the counter or clean up a drawer. Or purchase a brightly-colored tea kettle or dutch oven that looks like an art piece on the stove to limit it from taking up cupboard storage.

Then try finding some furnishings that can serve as a storage solution. What about a hideaway ottoman to tuck away board games or seating with space under it for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or tubs under a bed can hold off-season clothes. And don’t forget that stashing rarely used items in your detached garage can really maximize some apartment space in Lafayette.

The Power Of Illusion Can Help You Be Content With 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 small.

Lighten up your living space with natural lighting by adding some sheer curtains. The elimination of thick curtains or blinds will allow for more light to be shared in the space and allow your space room to breathe. Or, illuminate the room with light and include some fun fixtures that remove dark, claustrophobic areas.

Not wanting to put up new curtains? Create the illusion of additional light by installing mirrors in your space. Mirrors used throughout your living space can instantly make any room look larger. 

Some More Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Lafayette

Laundry room with storage space in Lafayette.

Finally, the way to maximize your new, small apartment living areas is getting artistic and having fun with it. Here are just some quick steps that can enhance your rooms.

  • Place your flat screen on your wall and create floating shelves for your electronic devices.

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

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

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

Ready To Start Looking For Your Ideal Apartment Space?

Should you need an apartment in Lafayette, your first look should be . We have ample floorplans, helpful staff, and excellent amenities. Go ahead and call 765-771-7085 or click the “schedule a tour button” to check out your new apartment.