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February 21, 2017

Amazingly Clever Ways to Make the Most of Your Small Space

A big trend in home design right now is multifunctional spaces that allow people to live with less. You would be amazed what your apartment can become with some of these clever ways to make the most of a small space.

Utilize Wall Mount Storage

One way to free up visual space and still have functional storage is to wall mount your end tables, bookshelves, and other furniture pieces. Apartment Therapy gives great examples of this to use in your bedroom, utilizing either floating shelves near the top of your wall or floating end tables on either side of the bed.

storage for pots and pans in kitchenBoost Your Kitchen Appeal

Everyone wishes for a larger kitchen; it is the heart of the home! Make your kitchen feel more spacious by boosting its appeal. Add an island or rolling bar cart to provide more prep space and storage. Even something as small as an end table will do! Utilize vertical space, storing things on shelves or on top of cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling. And lastly, paint the walls in a light color like cream or white to make the space feel larger.

Purchase Furniture That Does Double Duty

A coffee table that has a raised top can double as a desk workspace. A bed that has drawers underneath can provide storage for clothes so you can reclaim closet space. A sofa that pulls out to a bed can function as extra sleeping space for guests to stay when they come over. Making the most of your small space means every item that is in your home should work for you.

smart bedroom spaces

At many of the Steven Scott properties, we have several apartments that include designs from Habitation, a local St. Louis Park design store. The company’s “bed in a cabinet” is a perfect example of good design for small spaces. We also allow tempaper and accent wall painting to brighten up the smallest of spaces. Contact us to learn more about each property and the options available.

bedroom with a roomy closet

For more ideas for clever ways to make the most of your small space, read these ideas from Better Homes and Gardens. Even if you feel cramped in your current home, there are always options to improve the spaces’ functionality and feel. Small spaces can still live it large!