Published at Friday, January 12th 2018. by Valarie Russo in Apartment Furniture.
Apartments that need decorating may be limited in size but never forget they also have height and this is something that can be very successfully utilized when it comes to furnishings such as an entertainment centre, or a desk for your home office equipment. Drop leaf tables, or tables which have additional leaves that drop into the middle of a dining table, have been around for generations. There are now many dining tables on the market which can be fitted against a wall, with a drop-down leaf that can be released when not in use. Conversely, another innovation is the dining table into which two chairs can be slotted when not in use - certainly my choice if I was in the position where I needed to conserve space.
Starter homes and city apartments including condos are famous for their lack of room. Things like sinks, stovetops, ovens, and even refrigerators are being uniquely combined into one single unit. The smaller the kitchen space the more the appliances are compacted. One ingenious designer has even managed to design a table on wheels that encapsulates these islands to provide ample dining room. Although this particular model has yet to hit the market, it shows the innovative ideas that are being developed to make a small kitchen work.
There are many different kinds of rental agencies to choose from, and you can find these be either driving around your local neighborhood, or looking them up online. You will need to bring your drivers license, a copy of your apartment lease agreement, and some information on your income. Before signing any kind of rental agreement, make sure that you read all the fine print, especially their policies on breakage, and returns. If you are not sure about any part of the contract, make certain that it is explained in detail before you sign on the dotted line.
Be on the look out for special deals. One of the biggest deals is free rent for the first month, and sometimes two months. This can be great if you are in a tight spot, and need some extra money the first month you move into your apartment. To make it easier for you, always find a rental agency that delivers and sets up your furniture for you. Also find an agency that supplies a warranty on the furniture you rent, especially for things like electronics. Unless you have your own insurance policy set up, it is also a good idea to get the rental insurance as well, just in case something happens.
If your small kitchen is L shaped you will have a number of different choices. Just remember to do the math. You do not want a table measuring six feet in a space that measure seven feet. The table may fit, but besides looking totally out of place, getting to the seats will be next to impossible. There is a basic rule that two feet is needed to comfortably reach and leave the table regardless of its style. If the measurements are square, such as 6x6 feet, you can opt for a small round or square table. If the measurements are rectangular as in 6x8 feet, you may want to consider a table that is narrow and long. Both the bench and drop leaf styles would work well in these spaces. Just remember that both floor space and proportion are the two most important factors to keep in mind.
This is fine for the landlords, but inevitably less acceptable for those people who call an apartment complex home. As successful apartment living is a completely different concept to living in an average sized family home, apartment decorating ideas also need to be tackled in a completely unique way. There is absolutely no point in taking ideas that have always worked well in a single family home and applying those same concepts to decorating an apartment - then hoping against hope that the end result will be just as successful. Through better luck than judgment those ideas may work - but then, what if they dont? You will have wasted a lot of time, effort and money, only to end up with a less than perfect result.