space saver

By Natalie Seaman
23rd March 2017

So, you’ve jumped in and finally purchased that apartment you’ve been talking about. Congratulations! As settlement time draws closer it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to furnish it. Our modern, urban apartments may have a little less space to play with than our friends in outer suburban houses.  Does that mean we have to skimp on style? No way.

Here are our top ten tips to get the most out of your new apartment home:

  1. Multi-purpose furniture

Selecting a few quality pieces of furniture that have more than one function saves you space, money and, best of all, they look great! We have all seen those sofa’s that convert into beds, but did you know you can also buy sofa/table combo’s, a wall mirror that folds down into an ironing board, a bedside table that doubles as a desk, and this Matroska beauty that combines your bed, study, living and dining room essentials into a 15m2 package.

  1. Modular lounge

Your lounge will set the tone for the whole aesthetic and comfort theme for your apartment so at the very least make sure you get this part right. An L shaped modular lounge will fit nicely into the corner of your living room and will give you some extra seating space (and sleeping space) for when you have guests over.

  1. Furniture with built in storage.

Let’s face it, you can never have too much storage. Thankfully there are plenty of space saving furniture options for you that come with built in storage.   Choose from coffee tables, foot stools and even bed risers that raise your bed so that you can fit storage containers underneath. For the ultimate dinner party talking point, check out this funky little  Hollow Chair.

  1. Pimp my wardrobe.

Add extra storage space to your wardrobe with these clever space saving clothes organisers.

  1. Wooden couch wraps

Gain extra floor space by getting rid of the coffee table in favour of these stylish timber couch mates. They look great, allow your drinks and snacks to be in easy reach, and they are made from Tasmanian timber.

  1. Fold down furniture

Perfect for all those things you simply don’t need access to all day. When you aren’t using them just fold them up, and fold them back down again when you need. You can find fold down beds, tables, ironing board and a baby change table. For something even more fun try this fold out barbecue – just perfect for your balcony.

  1. Extra pantry space

Skinny storage units are perfect for those small spaces that you can’t really do anything else with. Do you have a bit of spare space next to your fridge? Maybe you can fit in one of these.

  1. Reclaim the kitchen bench.

Kitchen bench space may be limited in your apartment so you need to find clever storage solutions for your appliances. This coffee machine fits the bill nicely as it attaches to a cabinet, and these stackable kitchen appliances would be pretty handy too.

  1. Shelve it

Make use of some of that wall space by adding shelves and overhead cupboards to store your belongings. Bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or living area, there is a shelving system or style to suit you.

  1. Personalise it!

Minimising your furniture doesn’t mean minimising your imagination. Soft furnishings such as cushions, throw rugs and floor rugs could be just the trick to add that “wow” factor, and help to create a space that you can’t wait to come home to every day.

Now you have lots of ideas to help you furnish your brand new apartment. If you are purchasing your home through POD Projects Group, you will get an opportunity to walk through your home to inspect it before the property settles. This is an ideal time to take any measurements you need for furniture and appliances. So, go ahead, and have fun with furnishing your new apartment. Remember you are only limited by your imagination and budget.

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