What happens when you want to entertain in your condo or townhome? While your home may be perfectly sized for you and your family, you may find yourself straining to host a large number of guests. But you don’t need to upgrade to a larger place just to be a better host: there are a few organizational tricks you can use to make your space seem larger and fit everyone comfortably.
Take Advantage of Built-In Storage
There’s a lot of wasted space in the average home. Built-in storage takes advantage of wasted space, by creating storage directly within walls or alcoves. But that’s not all you can do. You can also make sure to purchase furniture with built-in storage. Consider ottomans that have storage inside, tables with drawers, and built-in benches.
Get Creative with Vertical Storage Options
In condos and townhomes, creative storage options can be used that take advantage of vertical space. Tall cabinets, storage within walls, and wall shelving and systems can maximize storage for entertaining dishes, glassware, and decor.
Invest in Convertible Furniture
Folding sofas, tables that can be extended with a leaf, and additional seating that can be pushed to the side when not necessary can all be a boon when working with a smaller entertainment space. Take a look at furniture that’s specifically designed for apartments and smaller spaces. Wall beds are perfect when it comes to doubling your space for guests and entertaining. There are different styles and options including sofa wall beds and bookcase beds.
Open Up Your Floor Plan
When entertaining, it’s tempting to fill up space, but it’s actually better to open it up as much as possible. More breathing room means additional comfort. It means more room for guests to mingle and even for your family.
Change the Lighting
Ambient lighting matters. Add mirrors, brighten up the space, and take advantage of daylight to make your rooms more welcoming while entertaining. Darker, warmer colors tend to make things feel cozy, but they can also make a space feel smaller.
Organize Your Entertainment Unit
Have a complex entertainment system? Consider wall-mounting televisions and speakers, and investing in custom organization storage and cord management. Wall shelves are perfect for containing video game consoles, board games, the TV, and other living room items.
It’s not impossible to entertain in smaller spaces like townhouses and condos. It just requires a little more planning and setup when it comes to storage and seating. For more information about making the most out of a small space, contact the experts at Closet & Storage Concepts. Custom closets, wall beds, and home organization storage are our specialties! Find a local designer near you.