When you are living in a studio, a one-bedroom condo or a two-bedroom condo, you’re often challenged when it comes to living space. It’s necessary to be careful about how the home is decorated, what furnishings are present, and the layout of each room in the apartment.
Here are a few tips for maximizing your use of a condominium.
When you’re dealing with less floor space and fewer rooms, it is a good idea to downsize your expectations of what you’ll own. The amount and size of the furnishings, the shelving units, sofas, armchairs, and other additions to a room add clutter to an already tight space.
By embracing a form of minimalism, you will make it easier to move around and the spacefeels larger than it actually is.
Add Mirrors in Every Room
Adding a mirror in an attractive frame into every major living space is an old technique that still works today. The idea is to reflect light back into the room and create more reflections. This is a visual trick that helps make any living area feel more expansive. Don’t go cheap on inexpensive frames either. Make the mirror a feature on the wall so that it doesn’t feel so obvious that almost every room has one.
Changing the Lighting
Most rooms in a home are too dark. We got used to low levels of illumination in our homes growing up. Today though, there are plentiful options to add LED lighting that projects a brighter level of illumination over a greater distance. The addition of modern lighting brings life to the condo, especially one in an older building that’s starting to look a little dated.
When adding both mirrors and better lighting, light dances off the walls and flows nicely. The brighter environment also makes every room more inviting. It’s easier to relax and to quietly read a book in peace.
Knowing the Limits of Your Existing Home
There is only so much that can be done when you’ve outgrown your current living space. When you want a home office and have to settle for a desk in the corner of the living room, there’s not much that can be done to overcome that. Moving up to a 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom condo is going to make a huge difference when you wish to stay in an apartment, but need something larger.
When inquiring about Minneapolis condos for sale and also in nearby areas, it’s not difficult to find some interesting apartments that will appeal to you. Be careful to buy enough space the second time around and consider the regular condo association and maintenance charges that come with any condo purchase to ensure they’re affordable.
It’s quite possible that your current condo is a perfectly good size when you take out some of the furniture clutter and refine how you live there. We all have a tendency to keep expanding, but with attention to detail, either a smaller home or doing more with the space you already have is enough to satisfy.