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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Condo Experience
Life in the city can be pretty chaotic, especially if you live in a condo. Between tight spaces and noisy neighbours, it can be a little daunting, especially if you grew up living in detached homes in the suburbs. However, it does not have to be a bad experience. With a little ingenuity, you can make the most of your condo experience without having to sacrifice your sanity.
Limited space does not mean you have to make a lot of sacrifices. It just means you need to get a little more creative with how you incorporate everything. If you need a home office but do not have the room for it (and you are renting or otherwise unable to renovate), then consider a wall-mounted home office. This saves so much space, and you can set up your office in your bedroom, living room, dining area, balcony, or anywhere else you want.
Purchase a wall-mounted desk or create your own, custom home office with shelvesmounted on the wall. Then you only need a desk chair. Alternately, you can simply move a dining chair or other seat over to your new desk when you are working and then put it back where it was when you are done so that it takes up even less space.
Wall-mounted shelves can be used for multiple purposes… desks, dining areas, bars, tables, displays, etc.
This wall-mounted desk opens and closes as needed. Credit: Amazon
If you have a small bedroom, share with roommates, or have children that share, then consider daybeds as a nice alternative to regular, full-sized beds. They provide all the comfort of a regular bed without taking up a significant portion of your walking space. Daybeds can also be useful alternatives to a sofa. You still have the seating you need in your living room, but it also doubles as a super comfortable bed for an overnight guest.
This lovely daybed would make a charming addition to a bedroom
or living area without taking up a lot of space. Credit: Bukit
Shelves for Your Spices
If you enjoy cooking and entertaining, you may have trouble finding room for all your gadgets, utensils, dishes, and small appliances. One tip for increasing space is to add some shelves on the wall above your counter. This will give you room for spices, dishes, cooking oil, utensils, and more while keeping them within reach when needed. Use jars or containers with lids to store flour and sugar neatly. Combine function and fashion with a full set of matching containers in various sizes.
Shelving above your kitchen counter provide much-needed space,
while keeping everything within reach while you are cooking.
Credit: Style by Emily Henderson
Hidden Storage for Your Appliances
Another way to make your kitchen feel larger is to clear the countertops of unnecessary clutter, leaving only a few small pieces of décor (such as a flower vase and decorative towels) for that personal touch. Hide small appliances in a small cabinet or appliance garage when not in use so that they are out of the way.
Appliance garages hide away your small appliances when not in use
so they do not take up necessary space on your countertops. Credit: Pinterest