The time has come. You are ready to take that next step in your life and are almost about to welcome a child into this world. The only issue is, you don’t have the space. You live in a one-bedroom apartment, that you love mind you, but the need to create a nursery proves that you might not have the room you need for this next chapter in your life. But that is not necessarily true. Here at Amazing Apartments, we have put together some tips for updating the layout of a one-bedroom apartment to create a fully habitable nursery.
Spread Out The Stations
One of the best ways to maximize the space you have is to spread out the stations or make ‘mini nurseries’ if you will. For example, instead of having the cot and the changing table next to each other, keep the cot in your room and the changing table in the bathroom or laundry. What this does is it doesn’t clutter one area of the apartment and keeps the stations in their appropriate areas (makes sense to have a changing table in a bathroom, doesn’t it!).
Walk-in Wardrobe? Convert it!
Most one-bedroom apartments have rather large walk-in wardrobes, and most of the time you don’t need all the space it offers. Why not turn this into a little nursery?
Depending on the wardrobe itself, a little remodelling might be in order. If your walk-in has shelves and other compartments, it might mean you just need to knock these out to make way for the new bundle of joy. But if your concern is the resale after bubs is a bit older, never fear, it won’t take much effort to make it what it once was.
Maximise Your Storage
It is imperative to maximise the storage you already have when the new member of the household arrives. Most of the time, our storage compartments are scattered across the apartment and generally placed against a wall or on a floor. Look at hanging storage baskets or floating shelves to best use the space you have. Also, look for multipurpose furniture for when the baby comes. Instead of buying a chest of drawers AND a changing table, buy an all in one, or you can even these days get a cot, changing table and drawers in one big unit! This will save plenty of room.
Thinking You Might Need To Upgrade? Contact Amazing Apartments today
Sometimes, you just can’t make it work in a one-bedroom apartment, no matter how hard you try. This is where the team at Amazing Apartments comes in. We specialise in apartment upgrades and know exactly what to look for when buying a new home. To add on top of that, we can also help you sell your apartment, making the transition to the next stage in your life that much easier. Contact us today!