So you have purchased your first home – a studio apartment that is looking a little tired and dated but the location is great and you have visions of living there, but how can you get your small place to feel more spacious? Well read on as the following renovation ideas will help you live more comfortably in a small area.
- Foldout furniture
If your dining room is in your bedroom then investing in some fold out furniture will help to open out the space. It is nearly impossible to cram normal furniture of a large house into a small unit so purchasing foldout beds, tables and chairs that have two usages will declutter your spaces making it seem more spacious.
- A hidden kitchen/laundry
In a studio apartment, every square foot is prime real estate so renovating a large kitchen would not make sense. A great idea is installing a gallery kitchen that can be hidden behind a wall of folding doors. This not only conceals the kitchen and the appliances, but if you haven’t done the dishes and visitors pop over!
With a hidden laundry, it is the same principle, having the washing machine and dryers all concealed by a folding door opening up the space.
- Partition walls
One of the hardest concepts when considering a studio apartment is the thought of waking up to your kitchen. Partition walls are a great idea for creating sections or zones. By using a partition you can create a separate bedroom, living and kitchen spaces. You can use plants, folding walls even the back of a couch to try to separate the areas.
- Build up
If you’re lucky enough to own your own small unit, then the possibility of building up may be available to you. Keeping a kitchen nook, living area with a small desk and a bathroom on the ground floor and building a lofted bed accessible from the kitchen via a hideaway ladder. This give your more privacy in the bedroom and opens up the space on the ground.
- Create a nook
By using all the space available a little nook in the kitchen can become your home office. Remember to always look at what little nooks are available to maximize the space that you have. Even a little reading nook can then double as a dinning area with the aid of a folding table
Talk to Symcorp today to see what we can do to help you create your comfortable living areas.