In city centres and other desirable locations, an increasing number of people are turning to studio apartments for a practical and affordable living solution.
With one main room containing the kitchen, living, and bedroom space, and a small separate bathroom, studio apartments provide everything you need in one, typically affordable space. This type of living environment offers a host of advantage – studio apartments are less expensive than other types of housing and, as such, they can enable residents to live in highly desirable areas that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. What’s more with limited space, they’re also quick and easy to clean!
However, those living in studio apartments also face a number of challenges, particularly when it comes to the very limited space.
After all, whether you live in a spacious 6 bedroom home or a small two bedroom apartment, it’s safe to say that clutter can accumulate incredibly quickly. But with plenty of nooks and crannies available to hide away your clutter and belongings, they can often be tucked away and remain unnoticed.
When it comes to living in a studio apartment, however, the little storage space you have can fill up extremely quickly, leaving your space feeling overrun, overcrowded, and far from comfortable.
So here’s our guide to optimising space in your studio apartment…
Divide up the space
You might not have any physically walls within your apartment, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t divide up the space. You simply need to get creative with visual dividers. From curtains and screens, through to strategically placed pieces of furniture, there are plenty of ways to divide up the space, making it seem more like a traditional living space.
Keep furniture minimal
With limited space, it’s important that you use it wisely. It’s all about finding the right balance between practical furniture and storage, without making the space feel cluttered and overcrowded. Think carefully about the furniture you select for your studio – we’d recommend keeping things sleek and fuss-free, with plenty of hidden storage spaces to keep your belongings organised and out of sight.
Built in wardrobes can be a great solution – allowing you to embrace clean lines whilst having a space for everything. Here are Kenneth Installations, our skilled and experienced team will help you to plan and design fitted wardrobes that are perfect for your space.
Create hidden storage
With just one room to accommodate all your worldly possessions, it’s highly likely that you’ll need additional storage to complement your fitted wardrobes. To optimise space, try creating hidden storage in unexpected places.
If, for example, the cabinets in your kitchen area don’t extend all the way to the ceiling, create a storage space between the cabinets and the ceiling.
With things dotted here, there, and everywhere, it’s important to keep everything organised and in their place. A great tip is to make an inventory of where everything is and create an organisational map that will allow you to quickly and easily find what you’re looking for without turning your studio upside down.