Small apartments are always associated with a lack of space. We rack our brains trying to understand how to save precious inches but still have everything we want. All in all, we get rid of some things as we think there isn’t enough space or they aren’t suitable for a small apartment.

Enlighten introduces some ideas that will help you save some space in a small apartment without throwing your belongings away. There’s also a bonus at the end: small (but still cozy and spacious) 2-story rooms.

Problem #7: No space for clothes.

The most frequent question when it comes to a small apartment is “Where to put all my clothes and shoes?” A wardrobe isn’t the best choice as it takes up too much space and it’s not easy to quickly grab what you need from it.


Solution #1: A cloakroom. Even the smallest flats have enough space to place a cloakroom in them. It takes no more space than a usual wardrobe but it’s much more useful and comfortable: you may supply it with rails for hangers, shelves, shoe units, baskets, and so on. You may also install sliding doors and hang a mirror on them.


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Solution #2: An over door mezzanine. One more solution that allows you to use as much space as possible: put cabinets on both sides of a doorway and add a mezzanine right above the door.

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Solution #3: Open storage systems. If you have no opportunity or time to change the whole room but still need a wardrobe, you may use open storage units that may be hidden behind curtains. It’s recommended to choose a light plain fabric.

Solution #4: Sliding units for small kitchens. A wall storage unit may actually be full of surprises. It’s a perfect way to take advantage of empty spaces: vertical pull-out drawers are perfect for organizing and storing small items.

Problem #6: No place to store bedding.

Here’s one more problem that people living in a small apartment face — there’s no space to store bedding, towels, off-season clothes, and sports equipment (for example, ski-suits, and etc).


Solution #1: Rolling crates. If a bed has no additional storage space, you may use simple and useful rolling crates that you may buy or even construct on your own and place under your bed, sofa, or wardrobe.