Maximising Space in Your Apartment with Custom Furniture
If you live in a small apartment, you'll know how hard it can be to find furniture that's functional while not taking up too much space.
Custom furniture is a great way to maximise space in your apartment, and permanent fittings can add value to your apartment too.
Here are just some of the ways custom furniture can enhance your small space.
It goes without saying that storage space is usually the biggest challenge when it comes to small spaces. The good thing with custom furniture is that you can have storage solutions built into just about anything that would normally be wasted space. Think of a queen bed frame with sliding drawers underneath or shelves in the headboard, or a coffee table that doubles as a storage unit. It's one of the smartest ways to make the most of your space, and get bang for your buck with quality furniture with a dual purpose.
Another benefit of custom furniture is cabinetry and floating shelving. While many people will lament their lack of floor space for cupboards, they'll often forget they could be maximising their wall space as well. Custom-made cabinetry can be made to your spatial requirements and made to fit your room's exact proportions so every nook and cranny of your apartment is utilised. It you own the apartment, floating shelving can be attached to just about any room of the house for more storage space, and cabinetry can be attached to the wall and built from eye level up so it's not taking up precious space you've earmarked for your lounge/bed/desk. You can create cupboards that wrap around a tv or fridge space too, to store items like linen, books or gym equipment. A further tip? Opt for doors if you don't want these items on display.
This custom-made cabinetry is a great way to increase the value of your apartment at selling time, too.
Built-In Tables and Benchtops
Have a combined living / dining space that doesn't allow you to have a dining table? A custom-made benchtop is a great custom furniture idea that'll make the most of the space you have. A timber benchtop can be cut to size and carved into non-traditional shapes to accomodate structural beams and other hard-to-work-around elements of your flat. You may even wish to have the benchtop constructed so that it can be folded away after use!
If you're struggling to find bench seats to fit, these can be custom-made as well - to your required height, width and upholstered with your preferred fabric.