Making the most of small space has become an invaluable talent in modern cities. With an ever increasing population, the demand for housing has never been higher. As the prospect of a spacious, affordable, and remotely downtown apartment lessens by the day, developing creative storage solutions for small spaces is a modern priority. The team at Bentall Kennedy Residential Services has a few tips to help you make the most of a small apartment.
Walls are Where It's At
Simple wall-mounted shelves can transform a space. Moving everything from photos to books, music, and lighting up to wall height frees up valuable floor and table space.
Under the Bed
Beds can take up to 90% of a room's space. But they conceal valuable space for storage underneath them. There are countless solutions for under-bed storage -- from bins to bags, and even drawers and shelves.
Behind the Door
Similar to the space beneath beds, the space behind doors is valuable too. Nothing really ever fits behind them. If by miracle something does, it only works when the door's closed. Or open. Or just in the middle. The answer? Hanging to the rescue. The genius racks that fit snugly over a door's cross section make room for everything from towels to bathrobes to hanging shoe racks and more. Best of all they can be purchased at Dollarstores for, well, dollars.
On Top of the Cupboards
The space on top of kitchen cupboards (and fridges) is prime for storage. You might need a step ladder to access what you store there, but with some creativity and modest bins or boxes, you can clear your floor of clutter. Put it on display, or get it out of the way. Just make sure it's stuff you don't need everyday.
Get What You Need
Don't overlook IKEA! The Swedish does a great job manufacturing storage solutions. From shelving to bins, closet and under-bed options, IKEA is a one-stop shop for all your storage needs. If you can brave the crowds and inevitable child-wailing, it may have exactly what you're looking for.
The Bentall Kennedy Residential Services blog team hopes this list of creative storage solutions for small spaces helps you make the most of your small apartment. For more information about Bentall Kennedy properties in your city, please visit our website.