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Five Ways to Utilise Space in Your Studio Apartment

 

A view of inside a studio apartment

Typically, a studio apartment also known as a studio flat, bedsit or self-contained apartment / flat is an apartment where all typical rooms of a residence are contained in one single space.

Studio apartments are often small, but they can also be a great place to live. They are usually aimed at working / young people as they are in prime, central locations near offices and universities.

If you are thinking of buying a studio apartment, they can also be a great investment, once you are done living there you could rent it out or if you don’t want to live in a city full time you could just use it as your base for your job.

As already mentioned, they are small, so you need to be practical about the number of items you have there or utilising the space that you have to ensure that you are making the most of it.

Some ideas to utilising space in a studio apartment might include:

Having a space saving staircase

Not all studio apartments have stairs but if yours does you will know that they take up a lot of space. Why not replace any existing stairs with a sleeker, stylish space saving staircase with beautiful stair rails. If this is something you are considering look at https://uk.fontanotshop.com/ for ideas as they have many designs available.

Buying a sofa bed

A sofa bed is a great compromise if you’re short on space and especially if you find yourself staying in your apartment from time to time. That being said sofa beds are comfier now than they have ever been and buyers are often spoilt for choice in terms of style and design.

Creating a high sleeper bed with storage

If a sofa bed isn’t for you why not buy or build your own loft bed. High sleepers aren’t just for the kids anymore and they’re actually a great way of utilising space. As your bed is elevated you can use the underneath space for storage. You could have a wardrobe, a desk, a bookshelf or perhaps all of the above. If you’re not keen on this idea either but you have a high ceiling, you could even make a small bedroom above to give you more privacy and a lot more living space.

Using under bath storage

Now this to me is an absolute game changer and I didn’t know it was a thing until my friend mentioned it recently. If you are lucky enough to have a bath in your bathroom why not change the panels for cupboard space instead. If like me you’re no good at DIY you can get a professional in to create the space for you. This is a great way to hide all those cleaning products, towels, extra bottles of shampoo, shower gel and toilet rolls (all essential but take up space and look untidy)

Make the most of your wall space

Walls aren’t just for hanging pictures if you are short on space you could add shelving above and around any door frames and you could consider adding stylish hanging baskets for clothes and shoes. If you’re not keen on this idea buy furniture than can be used for a multitude of things – a sideboard that can be used to store your shoes and have your TV sit on top.

Do you have any space saving ideas for a studio apartment? If so, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

 

*This is a collaborative post*

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