22 Oct How to Maximize Your Condo Space?
Although condos come in a wide range of sizes, designs, and styles, more often than not there is a limited amount of space available for your belongings. Many condo owners have considered completing a condo renovation or upgrade, to create more storage and living space.
Considering this is a common issue often faced with condo living, we asked our experts to share their top tips on how to make the most out of your condo space.
Here are some of their top suggestions to help maximize your condo space.
1. Use Convertible Furniture In Your Living Room
Your furniture is a key part of your living room’s design and ambiance, and is an essential component of your living room. However, it also takes up the majority of the space. Fortunately, there is dual purpose furniture that not only works as a couch, coffee table, end table, or foot rest, they also double as storage space with hidden compartments and convertible components. The versatility of this type of furniture will be helpful in maximizing your space.
2. Custom closets
Updating your closets with custom shelving, cabinets, and compartments will drastically increase the amount of storage space available. Not only will you maximize space with a custom closet, it will look neat, tidy and your wardrobe will be nicely organised.
3. Pass On The Extra-Large Furniture
Even though you may be able to squeeze a large coffee table and bulky “comfy” couches in your living area, they will take up way too much space while making your condo look and feel smaller. Opting for smaller, slender furniture such as a long bench that you can put by a window, will create the feeling of bigger space, while providing enough room to navigate through your condo.
4. Create Zones
When it comes to how to make the most out of your condo space, creating zones in your rooms is crucial. The space in your condo can be used for several different functions, this can lead to clustering of your space. To help prevent clustering, simply establish functional zones in each room. Colours, furniture placement, textures, and rug placement can all be used to achieve zones. Separating your living area from your dining area, or your office space from your living area will help keep clutter at a minimum while reducing that cramped feeling.
5. Choose High, Vertical Designs
If you are still struggling with maximizing the space in your condo, going high and vertical can help you create the illusion of a larger space. This tip can help make your condo look bigger than it really is, for example you can position artwork above eye-level for a more elongated feel in a room. You can also use this tip to create more space, by installing a floor to ceiling entertainment unit in your living room for example, you not only create that elongated look, you also increase your storage space.
These are just a few of the actions you can take to maximize space in your condo. Ensuring your space is always tidy and clutter free and being selective of what you bring into your condo is another great way to free up space for the items you really need.