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Friday, March 9, 2012

How to handle that Small Space Challenge in an Efficiency Apartment

Efficiency Apartment

An efficiency apartment involves less monetary expenses and is affordable. If you have purchased one for yourself, get the plan and decorating ideas from this article.
You might have visited many houses that have single room and a kitchen, but are very well planned and structured. Such type of apartments are known as studio apartment or efficiency apartment. Preceding the explanation, here come the questions, 'what is an efficiency apartment exactly' and 'how to decorate such a small space neatly'? In efficiency apartments, there are no sleeping quarters or separate bedrooms. A single room is partitioned and utilized as living room and kitchen. Partitions are raised for cooking, sleeping, eating and living. The washroom is separate and attached along with the single room. The following content shall furnish you some of the best ideas to plan your efficiency apartment and maintain a good standard of living all together.

Efficiency Apartment Plans
The  plans for efficiency apartments are very precise due to the shortage of space. Plans are laid in considering the interior area. The following content shall help you to understand the architectural plans and interior decoration for an efficiency apartment.

Take the Measurement
For accurate division of spaces, measure the area of the floor. Efficiency apartment floor plan is a very important factor of planning and designing. Once you take the measurement, you will get the idea of the amount of space required for each partition. Keep the living space more than the kitchen. You can also construct a small sitting area. Divide the kitchen into two zones, viz for eating and cooking. That was a rough layout of a efficiency apartment. The next point shall let you know how to carry out the plan practically.

Partition as per Measurement
For  maximum utilization of space, place your wardrobe or tables in the corner. Place room dividers in between to separate spaces for different purposes. For office space, keep the shelf or table in the corner and raise a small wooden divider, that will separate it from the living space. Similarly, you can divide the kitchen from your living room. The sitting area should be near the door. Place a classic wooden divider in between the living room and sitting room.

Efficiency Apartment Decoration

After you have laid the plans, you must be wondering 'how to decorate an efficiency apartment'. Efficiency apartment decorating should be done in simple yet in an elegant way. Studio Apartments require some good interior decorating ideas. For interior walls you, can either opt for contemporary colors or paint with traditional shades.

Sitting Space Decoration
Pale shades of yellow, pink, green and blue, render neat look to living room. Since the space is limited, do not place too many furniture. A coffee table, two chairs and some flower vases are enough to beautify it. In case you opt for bold colors, make sure you lighten up the space with colorful lights. This will give an extremely bright and vibrant look to the sitting hall. 

Living Area Decoration
To decorate the living area, you can utilize the concept of color blocking for wall art. There are some unique kind of studio apartment furniture, that are exclusively meant for small space. Hang your favorite painting on the walls or some traditional antique piece on the wall. Traditional style rugs over beds complement well with contemporary walls.


 Office Space Decoration
Utilize the corners for placing cabinets or racks. Use single colors for the fiber or wood furniture. White, purple, black and brown give a sophisticated look to office area. Above the table, you can hang a fluorescent bulb. Keep the area completely clean and properly arrange your books, files and other official items. 

Kitchen Area Decoration
You can raise cupboards for placing kitchen appliances. Design the counter-tops in such a way that it occupies the corner and there's maximum space for cooking. Place medium-sized racks to keep the utensils. Do not invest on large sized crockeries and cutleries, that occupy much space. Paint the walls with neutral colors for a decent look. 

Many students, employees and singles prefer efficiency apartment for rent. They are inexpensive and economical. Design the interior of your efficiency apartment in such a way that every visitor utters a 'wow'. I hope the plans and decoration ideas will help you.

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