Sometimes, all we can do is work with what we’ve got. While we might like to have a huge property to call our own, that’s not always possible, for various reasons — the most obvious being that they cost a lot of money! And if you live in a city, then even the idea of owning or renting a home will be an alien concept. You’ll most likely be living in an apartment, and not a particularly large one. But does that mean that you’re unable to create a home in that space? Absolutely not — it just means that you have to tailor your needs to the apartment, that’s all. We’ll take a look at a few ways below.
Make the Most of Space
Your apartment might be small, sure, but it’s not like it’s a tiny, tiny space. There will be something to work with, even if it’s not as much as you’d like. To maximize your comfort and to unleash the potential of the home, you’ll want to work on making the most of the space that you do have. A lot of people inadvertently make their apartments seem even smaller than they are. Take a read of small space hacks, and you’ll suddenly find that everything is a lot more spacious than it used to be.
Now, we don’t want to use some real estate speak, but perhaps your home isn’t small — it’s cozy! OK, it’s small. But it can be cozy! You just need to work on making it so. Make sure the heating is on order, load up on comfortable throws and blankets, and get an enviable entertainment center, and you’ll be well on your way. We’re thinking cozy Friday nights in with a movie that’s projected onto the wall!
There’s no avoiding the fact that small apartments can face problems that other properties don’t have. For example, you’ll likely find that you can hear your neighbors more than you’d like to. While you can’t make them move out, you can reduce the volume level by soundproofing your property — it’s easier than you think. You can also make your apartment feel more homey by ensuring that the only things living there are the ones paying rent. A company that specializes in apartment pest control services will help to keep creepy crawlies away. From there, it’s all about engaging in regular apartment maintenance, just as you would with a larger home.
Use the Walls
In a home, people don’t spend all that much time focusing on the walls. And why would they? There’s a lot of other space to cover. In an apartment, the majority of the space will feel like it’s walls. So why not make the most of them? By hanging works of art and pictures up there, you’ll be creating an atmosphere that feels really homey.
See? It’s more than possible to create a great home in a small apartment. Get to work, and you’ll be loving your space in no time.