Space-Saving Tips For Flat Living
It’s no surprise that flats don’t have much space compared to bigger homes, with the average bachelor flat being 30 m2
It’s no surprise that flats don’t have much space compared to bigger homes, with the average bachelor flat being 30 m2. While you need to live where you live, there is no rule dictating that you should cluster your space simply because that’s the flat you can afford. In this article, we are going to take you through some tips, tricks, and hacks to make your home spacious and make it feel like home.
Every Gap Is An Opportunity
Look out for minor gaps, whether they are on top of your closet or down the side of a bookcase. They can make excellent storage areas for anything that you need to keep out of the way.
On top of furniture, such as wardrobes and kitchen cabinets, there is frequently usable space. Buying storage containers is an excellent method to keep everything organised. You’ll want to keep everything together in those difficult-to-reach spots, so a few boxes are perfect.
Even little storage bins hidden beneath a couch or sink might help you put everything away. There won’t be a need for large furniture that takes up valuable floor space.
As a Johannesburg resident, you are spoiled with options on where to get homeware and storage containers, so don’t be afraid to look at some options.
Shelf-life Is The Best Life
Just because you live in a flat doesn’t mean you should not consider putting up shelves because you don’t want to poke holes in the walls. Think about getting free-standing and adhesive, or rather, floating shelves. No-damage floating shelving tape and hooks used are designed to hold the weight of the shelf and anything you place on it. These look stylish and fit in with a wide range of decor.
Make Storage Art (H2)
If you are living in an open-plan bachelor flat, this one’s for you. Space-saving tips for apartments often talk about using gaps, doors, and cupboards, but if you have an open-plan bachelor, that is not a possibility. Your furniture can act as more than furniture. For example, your bookshelf can act as a room divider between your bedroom and kitchen space. Your shoe shelf can also be a bedside table, and your chest of drawers can also be a TV stand.
No matter the size of your space, you will always have window space waiting to be used, no matter what. Take advantage of it in a smaller space by using it as a stand for your plants, crystals, candles, books, etc. Even better, you could build a DIY bookshelf to fit in your window areas. Use the parallel walls and no-damage hooks to hold a shelf in place. Alternately, discover a foldable desk that can fit on your windowsill and provide you with a bright workspace. The window is your oyster.
“Hack”-like furniture is gaining buzz online, with more people wanting to invest in practical furniture that does more than one thing. Consider doing the same too. Buy a bed with a drawer, or opt for a couch with storage underneath (usually where all the screws are stored). You can use practical furniture to store things you don’t want exposed.
The Magic In Minimalism
Another way to make a small space work for you is to consider a minimalist lifestyle. It is an exciting phenomenon that encourages you to declutter and keep small items for an open space that lets you move freely. It is popular among creative individuals, but entrepreneurs have also caught the buzz. So maybe you are an aspiring or startup Jozi business person, a student, or a young professional looking for a new niche to tap into or some zen in this seemingly chaotic world. Consider minimalism and let your small space work for you.
Looking For Your Haven? Look No Further
If you are looking for a place to call home, JHC has options. Visit our social media platforms or keep browsing our website for flats to rent in and around Johannesburg. No matter the size, you can rest assured that the extensive community at JHC buildings is going to make your flat feel like a home you love living in.
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