Add Dividers to Make Your Tiny Apartment Seem Bigger
November 14, 2013
After you graduate college and enter the real world, you might choose to move back in with your parents until you can find a great first job, save up some money, and get a new apartment of your own. However, if you want to expedite the process and move to a big city where you can begin the next phase of your life independently, then you might have to settle for a smaller apartment than you would like. If that happens, then using helpful additions, like interior sliding doors, to segment and add the appearance of more space can be quite beneficial.
Organization can be quite difficult in small apartments, especially if you have lots of items that you use regularly. For instance, if you ride a bike rather than take the bus, have some sports equipment, a book collection, and a big screen TV, you might feel like your living room is out of space before you even bring in the couch. In order to avoid that problem, you can install room dividers that separate storage and living areas. While this might mean that your living room is a bit tight, it will at least feel like a comfortable space, and not a storage closet.
In some cases, you might get lucky enough to find a big space that you can actually afford on a starting salary. However, that might mean getting an apartment that looks like a warehouse as much as anything, even if it does have a lot of square footage. The simple fix to that problem is to add barn doors to give the illusion of multiple rooms in one space. This can be perfect for adding an additional bedroom or separating the sleeping and living areas in a studio apartment. Plus, barn doors are heavy enough to serve as a noise barrier and improve privacy.
Of course, though you might have to share a living room with a couple of other people, you might find that you are spending a lot of time in your bedroom, and want to make that appear bigger as well. Perhaps the best way to do that is by using mirrors. You can add interior sliding doors with mirrors attached to cover closets and make your room look bigger. Plus, they can be quite convenient if you are having trouble finding a great outfit when you get ready in the morning.
Finding an apartment can be tough after graduating, but, it is a regular part of growing up and entering the “real world,” so to speak. But if you have to settle for a place that is smaller or more bland than you had imagined, installing items like interior sliding doors can be a smart choice. It can give the look of a more spacious and comfortable that you will have no problem showing off to parents who might be a bit concerned about what you can afford. More.