Space-saving Ideas for Small Apartments

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Do you know that the average apartment size in Australia in 2017 was 189.9 square meters? This is a 2.7% decrease compared to 2016. If you live in a city, it is cheaper to live in a small apartment. You have to learn how to live in a small space.

The good news is that it is possible to live quite comfortably in a small apartment. All you have to do is to check out ideas for organising a tiny apartment. A good starting point is to get sliding barn door hardware. Barn doors take up less space, and they give your house an appealing retro look.

Double Duty

Look for 2 or 3-in-1 house appliances and furniture. For instance, get a grinder for nuts, coffee and spices, a dough mixer that doubles as a pasta maker, a processor head that can work with a blender as well as a juicer. Buy furniture that has hidden storage compartments such as a sofa that doubles up as a futon.


With the tiny house trend becoming a movement, it is becoming easier to adapt to life in a small apartment. Buy storage containers that stack up to save on shelf space. You should invest in under-the-shelf racks and over-the-counter racks. Mount wall shelves to store things that you do not use regularly, and hand stuff using over-the-door racks.

Minimalist Lifestyle

Adopt a simple lifestyle. Purge your home and get rid of everything that you have not used in six months or more. Get rid of excessive kitchenware. Make a list of everything you need, and sell everything that you do not need at a yard sale or on online auction websites.

Lastly, perfect your compartmentalisation. Zoning helps you keep only what you need and find innovative ways for fitting all you need in the zoned space. For instance, you can buy a coffee table that tucks away your television or lifts to act as a dining table when needed.