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How To Maximize Apartment Space 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 will probably find yourself needing more storage in your apartment. The good news is maximizing apartment space in Indianapolis is simpler than it first appears. From decluttering to adding new storage, here are some quick yet effective ways to make your apartment much more open and airy. 

Maximize Apartment Space in Indianapolis With A Simple Declutter

Model Living Room in Indianapolis apartments.

It’s fascinating how much junk we accumulate that comes with us every time we move. Kitchen tools, unused clothing, hand-me-down furniture -- the list goes on and on. By going through these items, you can easily throw out the things that you no longer use or benefit from.

Go ahead and start with those things at the back of the cupboards collecting dust -- for instance that deviled egg serving plate you found at a second hand store. If you don’t remember why you have that item, donate it to a charity. You’ll be shocked at how clutter-free your pantry 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 fit your Indianapolis apartment. 

Find Ways To Establish Secret Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Indianapolis.

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

Start this creative thinking in the kitchen. Install spice organizers on the inside of or under the cabinets to tidy up your counter space. Magnetic knife holders get cutlery off the counter or clean up a drawer. Or invest in a colorful tea kettle or dutch oven that shows like an art piece on the stove to limit it from taking up cupboard space.

Then try identifying some furnishings that can serve as a storage solution. What about a storage ottoman to hide board games or seating with storage underneath for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or bins under your bed can store off-season clothes. And don’t forget that storing rarely used things in the apartment’s detached garage can also maximize some apartment space in Indianapolis.

The Power Of Illusion Can Help You Be Content With The Space You Have

Living room with open space.

Simply because you have a compact floor plan does not mean your apartment living space has to feel small.

Lighten up your living space with natural lighting by putting in some sheer curtains. The removal of thick curtains or blinds will allow for more light to come in the home and allow your living areas room to breathe. Or, decorate with light and add some fun fixtures that remove dark, claustrophobic areas.

Don’t want to install new curtains? Create the illusion of additional light by adding mirrors in your space. Mirrors used throughout your apartment can instantly make any room look larger. 

Other Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Indianapolis

Laundry room with storage space in Indianapolis.

Finally, the way to maximize your new, small apartment area is getting creative and having a ball with it. Here are just some quick steps that can add space to your rooms.

  • Place your TV on your wall and build floating shelves for your electronic devices.

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

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

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

Ready To Find Your Ideal Apartment Space?

When you need an apartment in Indianapolis, your first stop should be Riverview Apartments. We have spacious floorplans, helpful staff, and exceptional amenities. Simply call 317-751-4053 or click the “schedule a tour button” to see your new home.