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Tips on enjoying a small apartment

Having a small apartment does not mean that you cannot enjoy it. In fact, taking into account the characteristics of the space, it is possible to follow a series of steps that provide greater comfort and make the decoration much more attractive. In this article we are going to give you a series of tips so that you can enjoy your home and make the most of those few available square metres.

Gaining natural light by getting rid of the walls

Small flats tend to look a lot better if they have fewer walls. In a nutshell, walls usually reduce the number of useful metres of the property and can be more of a hindrance than a useful feature. The same can be said about furniture. In addition, by eliminating some of the partition walls, you can invite more natural in as well as gain more space.


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Take advantage of the space provided by the hallway

The hallway that separates the kitchen from the rest of the apartment is usually quite unnecessary. Therefore, you can have a greater freedom of movement if you join up the hallway to your other rooms. Do not be afraid to eliminate that 'hall' located at the entrance of your apartment as it will eventually result in a much more functional space.

Now we can talk about cooking. Undoubtedly, the islands, in addition to being very fashionable, can provide you with a well-defined, practical and functional space in which to cook or eat and freeing up the space for appliances. So, although it may seem impossible to integrate an island into such a small space, go ahead and try it anyway.

Join the living room with the bedroom

This is probably only a good solution for you if you live alone or with your partner. Joining the living room with the bedroom will give you the feeling that both spaces are much larger. While it is certain that you will lose some privacy, the reality is that, in this case, it is a very wise decision to optimise a small flat.

Beware of storage

Clearly, if you do not have enough space to store everything you need, you will never be comfortable in your home. In this sense, the best solution is to integrate wardrobes within the room itself. Under the bed or the living room table are also other good places to use as storage.

In short, there are many possibilities at your disposal to get the most out of the square metres available in your flat. It only takes a little imagination and keep in mind that every inch is worth its weight in gold.

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Barcelona
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