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How to Create Space in Your Condo

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By : Andy Asbury    99 or more times read
When you reside in a single-family dwelling, one of the options you have if you run out of space is to put an addition on the home. It may be costly and time-consuming, but it can be done. But if you live in a condo and run short of space, you have no such option. The space you have is the space you have.

But that does not mean you have to move to a new place, throw away everything you own, or even accept living in a space-confined place. There are options for creating space in your condo. And you do not need to be a carpenter or a handyman to accomplish them.

Set space aside: One of the problems some people who live in condos run into is that they do not have a space set aside just for work. In the society we live in today, many people work from home, or at least bring their work home from the office with them. One of the easiest ways to create an office or study area is to use furniture to create the equivalent of walls around the area. Bookshelves work amazingly well, and if they are stocked with books, they just add to the office or study ambience.

Toss: If you are like the vast majority of people, you have things you did not even know you had. But if you are storing such items, then they are taking up space. When you come across such things, ask yourself if they have been used in the past 12 months. If the answer is no, toss them. Throwing things away is fine, but you also may want to consider donating items that have value or may be useful to other people. Not only will you have created space, but you will feel good about yourself, too.

Compartmentalize: If you throw all of your kitchen utensils into a drawer, not only will it be a mess, but it also is a waste of space. You would be amazed how much more organized the drawer will be if you have a device that keeps the knives with the knives and the forks with the forks, for example. And there probably will be room for additional stuff in the drawer. Apply the same concept to other areas of your house. Not only will the space-savings be noticeable, but you also will appreciate knowing exactly where everything is.

Ask for help: When you see the way you have the furniture situated in your condo, it likely is hard for you to imagine it another way. But the reality is that re-arranging your furniture may be one of the best ways to open up space. Ask a friend or family member what they think. You may be surprised by the results.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Area Leaders owner Andy Asbury specializes in Minneapolis condos and helps others discover the joy of urban living. To get the latest on information on Minneapolis condominiums visit today!

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