Studio and tiny rentals have become a common feature among many large cities in the world today. While they offer affordable and convenient housing, these rentals have one primary challenge. They have limited spaces. If you can manage to create space in these sought after tiny rentals, you may find it quite easy to stand out and attract great tenants.
So, how can a tenant make the most of their small space? The answer lies in using the available areas in a smart and organized manner. Here are some illustrations of how to do that.
Go for Lofted and Space Saving Bedroom Sets
An interesting way of saving space in your rentals is by using compressed furniture pieces in which you can fit almost everything that you need. Excellent examples of this are the Compact, and Lofted bedroom sets, which consists of an inbuilt double bed, wardrobe, dining table, seating stools, a bookshelf, storage areas, as well as a corner couch. Surprisingly, when you unpack and set up all these features, they do not take up too much of the room space. As a result, you can enjoy just as much as a person living in a large spacious house.
Elevated Platforms for Work and Sleep
When thinking of how to save room space, most people only focus on the floor area. What they fail to notice is the pristine expanse of the walls and ceilings. If your room has got ceiling height, put it to good use. Invest in lofted designs of portable beds, workspaces or storage compartments that lift against the wall to free up more room on the floor. Still, you could tuck a bed under a staircase, or elevate the bed and use the space below the bed as a study, wardrobe or storage area.
Go for multipurpose designs
Bearing in mind that you do not have the luxury of space, it is prudent to go for furnishings that you can put to more than one use. For instance, instead of cramming up space with a dining table, bed, sofa, and workstation, why not only get two items. You can combine the sofa and the dining table or the bed and the workstation. Both the workstation and the dining table could serve interchangeably. While both the bed and the couch, could each work as ideal sleeping or seating solutions. Just make sure you get an incredibly cozy sofa.
Consider extra storage
At times, what makes rentals look extra small are the many things sprawled all over the room. These could be shoes, books, laundry, kitchenware, electrical cords, toiletries, or jewelry. A quick and efficient remedy, in this case, is to look for ways to keep your stuff, concealed and organized.
Interesting choices include adding shelves on the wall for holding books and cutlery, decorative wooden boxes for storing shoes and extension cables, as well as jars for keeping toiletries, cosmetics, and jewelry. Most of these containers come in a variety of shapes and colors to give your tiny space an aesthetic charm.
Use appropriate sized furniture
Since the apartment is already small, putting oversized furniture pieces will only aggravate matters. Hence, you need to pay close attention to design principles like scale and proportion. Which is to say, whatever furnishings you use must have a size that is proportionate to your room.
As such, even though a large three-piece armchair might seem desirable, it will be unsightly in tiny rentals. A suitable solution in such a case would be to get a tight and compact couch that fits snugly into your small square foot apartment.
Get transformable pieces
Thanks to technological advances that are considerate of studio apartment dwellers, you can get furniture pieces that are foldable and transformable. These include foldable beds that “disappear” into the walls, couches that transform into beds, dining tables that convert into workstations or kitchen tops, as well as closets that turn into beds and changing areas. All you do is to transform the item to suit whatever use you want to put it. With all these products available, you can hardly miss something to help you save space in your tiny rentals.
Keep it simple
There are times when the only solution to saving space in your small apartment is to adopt a minimalist lifestyle. At least, in as far as furnishing the room goes. Instead of overstuffing your room with items that you might perhaps never use, why not only stick with the bare essentials like the bed, a snug sofa, and the dinner table which will also double as the kitchen top or workstation. That way, your apartment will not feel crowded and uncomfortable.