City living is a big target to aim for, and if you’re not living in an area full of job opportunities, networks and a general hum of energy, it can often feel like you’re missing out.
However, with such a vast, concentrated number of people densely packed into a given area, urbanites are often restricted in the living space they are afforded.
For the young entrepreneur looking to make the most of the city, or the current tenant struggling to make do with the space they have, take a look at the following tips on how to make do with the apartment space you have.
Getting with the programme
What better way to start off your career within a city and stand out than to take the uniform approach and copy from everyone else? I’m joking, of course, but there is certainly a lot that can be taken from looking at the living situations and interiors popular among your peers and colleagues, as they must be doing something right.
If your mornings don’t go very smoothly, and you find yourself stumbling about the house, tripping over clothes and furniture and eating toast on the train on the way to work, it’s time to think about how you can simplify your schedule a little bit and make yourself more organised.
The minimalist décor, with clear surfaces, more discreet furniture, and intelligent storage systems, is a popular choice in new builds. Studies have also suggested that a cleaner home can also help with productivity, concentration, and relaxation.
For inspiration, take a look at some of the current trends going around in city centre living, and the apartment types popular among like-minded people to yourself. Property investment companies such as RW Invest, with property developments in areas such as Liverpool and Manchester, offer bespoke, luxury accomodation for the flocking entrepreneurs and professionals of tomorrow.
Their minimalist interiors and designs offer a symbiotic relationship with tenants, melding around their everyday routine rather than getting in the way with overly large furniture or unnecessary clutter.
Using the city to its maximum potential
Again, if you feel that there is too much stuff inside your apartment, take a look around and assess how much you actually use each item, and then try and think about how you can use the space and facilities beyond your front door, rather than confining everything into one space. Not only will this make you more sociable, but again it can keep things simple in the home.
Try getting rid of things within the apartment that you can get on the outside.
If you like to train and do plenty of physical activity to stay in shape, things like exercise bikes (or bicycles in general) and dumbbells can fit nicely in a suburban garage, but if you’ve got a studio or one-bedroom they can be a massive weight on your shoulders. Instead, why not look to join a local gym or fitness class within the city?
Alternatively, if your apartment building has amenities such as a leisure room, spa, or gym, then use them! After all, it’s what you’re paying rent for. Not only will taking these steps make it easier to stay on top of things in the home, but it will also help you to become more engrained in the community, and give you a better knowledge of the city in the process.