After living in a one-bedroom apartment by myself for nearly the past year, I’ve come to realize that small spaces can be cozy and welcoming. Probably the best part about living in a small space is that is they don’t require near as much cleaning a humongous home or apartment with an abundance of junk-filled rooms or extra bathrooms. In fact, I think that I could totally live in a loft-style space with a modern and minimal design, but with an industrial edge.
In my opinion, there are only a few major things that you need in a smaller or open-plan apartment that should allow you to cut back on square footage and not on your quality of life. One thing’s for sure, you definitely need an amazing kitchen! Kitchens bring people together and I’ve found that an island counter space is invaluable to entertaining and cooking at the same time. Even if I’m not really cooking anything, some of my best conversations seem to take place on my barstools at my kitchen island. In basically every apartment I’ve ever lived in, this one being my smallest, the kitchen has been the center of the entertainment. And guess what? It still is!
Another key to being in a loft or apartment that’s limited in space is that everything basically needs a home to be put away. For instance, a bathroom can get to look like a cluttered mess in no time, but some modern and streamlined cabinetry or concealed storage can keep your items out of sight but within reach. The same can definitely be said for the kitchen and living room!
I think that what I love most about a loft loft space is that it’s mainly just for one or two people, and not suitable for a big family or multiple roommates. They’re about being intimate spaces, yet purposefully furnished to get the most out of things. Hopefully you’ll see me in something like one of these industrial loft designs that I found from around my new favorite site Pinterest. Are you following me yet?
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