Tips to Get More Storage Space in Your New Condo
There are many brand new condos in Toronto that are ready for occupancy. If you are planning to invest in one for you and your family, follow these simple tips to get more storage space in your new home:
- Tip #1: Always take accurate measurements.
The first step in organizing storage is to take accurate measurements. You have to make sure that the furniture you will buy will fit inside your home. Sometimes, though if you have a small space, it is better to have few, big furniture pieces rather than many small items.
- Tip #2: Use multi-purpose furniture.
In small spaces, every piece counts. This is why multi-purpose furniture is ideal for condos. With the continuous innovation in the furniture industry, many companies have developed furniture that can transform from one piece to another, depending on the intended use.
One of the earliest forms of multi-purpose furniture is the sofa bed. Now, there are lots of items to choose from like extendable dining tables, coffee tables that can be switched to dining tables, and even a stool that can transform into a bed!
- Tip #3: Create hidden storage.
Whether it is a storage bed or a stool storage box, hidden storage can give you lots of extra space. Imagine, instead of having a big study table, you can have a built-in desk on the wall which can also store your study materials. You can easily flip and close it after every use.
- Tip #4: Keep things organized.
Any clutter can really make a place look small. Hide unnecessary items and organize your things properly.
Aside from shelves, you can use other organizers like baskets, bins, racks, and trays for small items. They are easy to carry and move around the house.
- Tip #5: Leave some space.
Don’t put too much decoration on the walls. Leave some blank spaces to create an illusion of a larger room. If possible, use decorative items that can also serve as storage.
- Tip #6: Paint the walls with light tones.
White and other light tones make any room look more spacious. You don’t have to stick to one color.You can think in terms of vignettes especially if you are living in a studio-type apartment. Each vignette can be distinguished by monochromatic colors. For example, the living area can be mint green while the dining area can be apple green.
- Tip #7: Think vertically.
Maximize the space in your home by putting floating shelves on the wall and using tall wall units. You can also use other tall furniture like double deck beds.
- Tip #8: Display mirrors.
Mirrors create an illusion of space. If you place mirrors in front of windows, corridors, or other empty spaces, it can make your home look bigger.
- Tip #9: Get rid of things you don’t need.
If you buy new clothes almost every month, you will not have enough space in your house. So when changing your wardrobe, consider a garage sale so you can get rid of stuff you don’t need. Better yet, donate your old clothes and shoes to charities.