1.Create an outdoor oasis
Outdoor space can be minimal or non-existent in apartment living, so it’s a real stand out feature if you have the means to create one. A balcony or garden is an added bonus, but installing bifold doors is an easy solution to divide a space into living area and courtyard.
AstroTurf is perfect for creating a synthetic surface or a patterned rug can add a splash of colour if your outdoor tiles or floorboards are looking dull. The addition of shrubbery and potted plants instantly boosts value to any outdoor space, and is an excellent opportunity to get creative with wall space.
An instant technique to enhance value to small properties is adding hidden compartments and concealed spaces, which increase storage. The kitchen is an ideal place for additional cupboards and drawers, because you can never have too many utensils, cookware and pantry items. Concealed spaces for kitchen appliances like a Thermomix or kettle are great ways to keep this living space clutter-free.
Laundry space is often limited in an apartment, so extra storage for cleaning equipment, spare linen and nooks to place washing machines and dryers are highly valued. Installing air conditioning that also has heating saves space on portable heaters and extra blankets, and shelving works wonders for storing or displaying books, ornaments and stationery.
3.Attention to detail
Decorating your new apartment may seem like a daunting task and can be particularly threatening to your bank account, so it comes time to put your thrifty shopping skills to the test. With such a small space as an apartment, it is important to make the most of the living space in order for it to feel more like a home. Replacing the carpet or polishing floorboards is a simple way to spruce up the floor, but keep in mind that approvals are often required due to the effect on structural, visual and noise components of the apartment.
Hit up your local market to grab the best deals on unique furniture and fixtures, and keep an eye out for end of Financial Year retail sales for things like rugs, couches and cushions, and chairs and tables. Your wallet will thank you!
If you’ve recently renovated and are looking to sell, or you’re considering renovating your apartment, contact our team for a property evaluation now.