When people hear the term “one-room apartment” they usually picture a studio apartment, when in reality the two are much different. Sure, you might be thinking “small is small,” but at least when you live in a one bedroom apartment you can’t see your kitchen sink from your bed. At the Lakes at West Chester Village, we offer a number of different apartment floor plans and sizes, with our one bedroom apartments being the smallest. That being said, when it is just you, a one bedroom apartment is manageable — but there are some ways to optimize your living space even further.

Take Inventory Of Your Belongings

When you find yourself to be living in a smaller space than you are used to, it is easy to feel cluttered — after all, you never realize how many belongings that you have until you move. In an effort to make your apartment feel less cramped, consider what belongings that you need, what belongings that you want, and what belongings just seem to follow you around everytime that you move. After making a list of your belongings, you will be able to decide what is worth keeping, and what you should get rid of. If items that you are wanting to get rid of are still in good condition, we urge you to consider donating them to a local charity organization.

Create An Organizational System

One of the best ways to ensure that your smaller apartment feels larger than it is would be to create a system that prevents common clutter. For example, if you live in a smaller apartment, you have less counter space. A great way to keep your countertops from becoming cluttered is to create spaces for typical countertop clutter like keys, mail, and other miscellaneous goods. Consider mounting a wall organizer for your mail and keeping miscellaneous items and your keys in a drawer by your door. After you have found places to put common clutter items, you will notice that your apartment seems larger — as there is more available counter space.

Utilize Wall Space

When you live in a one bedroom apartment in West Chester, you are bound to have fewer places to store your small decorative items. Dresser tops, side table tops, and countertops heavily used in smaller apartments mean that you should turn to the walls for decorative support. By strategically placing shelving units of floating shelves around your apartment you can begin to store and display items vertically in a more efficient fashion.

Spend More Time Outside Your Home

One of the best ways that you can deal with living in a smaller space like a one bedroom apartment in West Chester is to spend some time outside of your home. Small spaces can be quite nice — unless you spend all of your time in one. By spending more time outside of your apartment in West Chester, you will not feel as cramped in your apartment. Plus, you will spend much less time getting it dirty!

For One Bedroom Apartments — Ours Are Pretty Large

At the Lakes at West Chester Village, we understand the pains that are usually associated with one bedroom apartments. They feel small, and can sometimes be rather hard to live in. That being said, our one-bedroom apartments in West Chester are quite large — with both of our one bedroom floor plans featuring around 900 square feet of space. If you are interested in becoming a part of our community, we urge you to come to visit us or schedule a tour of our apartments. And don’t worry, we have more than just one bedroom apartments. We also have two bedroom apartments and three bedroom apartments.

Contact us today for more information.