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How To Maximize Apartment Living In Indianapolis

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 storage in your apartment. Fortunately, maximizing apartment space in Indianapolis is simpler than it sounds. From decluttering to putting in new storage, check out some easy yet effective ways to make your living space much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Indianapolis With A Quick Declutter

Model Living Room in Indianapolis apartments.

It’s fascinating how much furniture we accumulate that comes with us every time we move. Kitchen gadgets, outgrown clothing, hand-me-down furniture -- the list goes on and on. By combing through these things, you can easily get rid of those items that you no longer need or benefit from.

Go ahead and start with the outdated stuff hiding in the back of the cupboards gathering dust -- such as that deviled egg dish you got at Goodwill. If you don’t remember why you have that thing, donate it to a charity. You’ll be shocked at how clutter-free your cupboards and closets become! And don’t forget to look at your seating as well. Think about downsizing from a large sectional to a cozy loveseat and coffee table to better furnish your Indianapolis apartment. 

Look For Ways To Create Hidden Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Indianapolis.

Living in an apartment means you have to work within the set floor plan. However, that doesn’t set in stone that you can’t look at it in a fresh and creative ways. By thinking vertically, implementing storage inside of furniture, and getting creative with your shelving options, you can make space almost anywhere.

Start this creative thinking in the kitchen. Put spice organizers on the inside of or underneath the cabinets to free up your counter space. Magnetic knife holders take cutlery off the counter or open up a drawer. Or purchase a brightly-colored tea kettle or dutch oven that looks like an art piece on the stove instead of taking up pantry storage.

Then try locating some pieces 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 containers under your bed can store off-season clothes. And don’t forget that storing rarely used stuff in your detached garage can really maximize some apartment space in Indianapolis.

The Power Of Illusion Helps You Appreciate The Space You Have

Living room with open space.

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

Brighten up your apartment with natural lighting by putting in some chiffon curtains. The elimination of bulky curtains or blinds will allow for more light to be shared in the home and allow your apartment room to breathe. Or, illuminate the room with light and include some modern fixtures that eliminate dark, claustrophobic areas.

Not wanting to put up new curtains? Generate the illusion of extra light by installing mirrors in your area. Mirrors used throughout your home can immediately make any room feel larger. 

Additional Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Indianapolis

Laundry room with storage space in Indianapolis.

All in all, the way to maximize your new, small apartment area is getting artistic and having a ball with it. Here are just some quick ways that can enhance your rooms.

  • Hang your flat screen on the wall and make floating shelves for your electronic devices.

  • Reduce the clutter in a closet from a bulky vacuum with a bit smaller, more efficient robot vacuum.

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

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

Ready To Get Your Perfect Apartment Space?

When you need an apartment in Indianapolis, your first stop should be Penrose on Mass Apartments. We have roomy floorplans, courteous staff, and excellent amenities. Go ahead and call 317-661-4399 or click the “schedule a tour button” to see your new community.