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How To Maximize Apartment Living In Indianapolis

August 19, 2020

Patio seating in Indianapolis apartments

It doesn't matter if you have a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom, or a penthouse, you will probably find your family looking for more room in your apartment. Luckily, maximizing apartment space in Indianapolis is simpler than it sounds. From getting rid of unwanted items to adding new storage, here are some simple yet practical 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 stuff we collect that travels with us every time we move. Kitchen gadgets, outgrown clothing, dated furniture -- the list is endless. By combing through these things, you can easily throw out those items that you no longer use or benefit from.

Begin with the outdated stuff at the back of the cupboards accumulating dust -- for instance that deviled egg serving plate you picked up at a second hand store. If you don’t remember why you have something, take it to a charity. You’ll be surprised at how clutter-free your cupboards and closets become! And don’t forget to consider your furnishings as well. Think about downsizing from a cumbersome sectional to a smaller loveseat and coffee table to better fit your Indianapolis apartment. 

Find Ways To Create Hidden Storage Spaces

Open Kitchen with Storage in Indianapolis.

Living comfortably in an apartment means you will have to work in the existing floor plan. However, that doesn’t set in stone that you can’t look at it in a different and creative ways. By thinking vertically, implementing storage within furniture, and getting resourceful with your shelving options, you can locate storage almost anywhere.

Kick off this creative thinking in the kitchen. Put spice shelves on the inside of or underneath the pantry to tidy up the counter space. Magnetic knife holders get cutlery off the counter or free up a drawer. Or purchase a colorful tea kettle or dutch oven that shows like an art piece on the stove instead of taking up pantry space.

Then try locating some furniture that can operate as a storage solution. How about a secret storage ottoman to put away board games or seating with storage space below for blankets and decorative pillows? Drawers or tubs under the bed can store off-season clothes. And don’t forget that stashing rarely used things in your 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.

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

Brighten up your home with natural lighting by adding some translucent curtains. The removal of bulky curtains or blinds will let in more light to come in the apartment and allow your space room to breathe. Or, illuminate the room with light and include some cute fixtures that eliminate dreary, claustrophobic areas.

Not interested in new curtains? Generate the illusion of more light by adding mirrors in your space. Mirrors used throughout your living space can instantly make any room look larger. 

Other Ways To Maximize Apartment Space In Indianapolis

Laundry room with storage space in Indianapolis.

In the end, the trick to maximize your new, small apartment area is getting artistic and having a ball with it. Here are just some easy steps that can add space to your rooms.

  • Mount your flat screen on the wall and create floating shelves for your electronics.

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

  • Customize a closet organizer so that every thing has its own space.

  • Put in vertical storage units and wall organizers to help provide you more floor space.

Ready To Find Your Ideal Apartment Space?

If you need an apartment in Indianapolis, your first look should be Linden Square Village Apartments. We have roomy floorplans, helpful staff, and first-rate amenities. Go ahead and call 317-333-6914 or click the “schedule a tour button” to see your new home.