There are many exciting things about college, and your apartment can be a part of a life that you love. Creating a welcoming and comfortable home takes a little planning upfront but will make your life so much better in the long run.
College is a busy time, and it can be stressful, so there’s no reason you should have to accept a living space that doesn’t meet your needs. Here are some tips to get you started on making your college apartment feel like home.
First Step – Find the Right-Sized Home for Your College Lifestyle
No amount of decorating will make up for it if your home doesn’t fit your life. When you’re searching for an apartment, be sure to consider what you’ll need carefully. This includes how much space is available. This doesn’t just mean how many rooms an apartment has, but if there’s ample room to study or hang out with friends.
You should also take a look at where the apartment is located. You not only want to be able to get to campus easily, but the neighborhood should also be a welcoming place to live. Look for parks and walking paths to enjoy, as well as restaurants and shopping areas you’ll enjoy nearby.
Anderson Communities is proud of the homes they have available and the amenities they offer. Free in-home washers and dryers are just the start of all the ways we can make your life easier. Take a look at our rental communities to get an idea of all the possibilities, and you’re sure to find one you’ll love to come home to.
One of the most important ways to make your apartment work for you is to make sure you’re able to store what you have and find what you need neatly. Storage doesn’t have to look utilitarian to work well, and putting attractive storage solutions in place is a great way to invest your time upfront. Here are some creative ways to do that.
Use Nightstands and Side Tables As Storage
You can double the usefulness of furniture by taking advantage of the space to put items away. Many side tables and nightstands have handy drawers or shelves to stash your belongings, so be sure to use every inch. It’s a good idea to store things near where you’ll use them, so keep that in mind when you’re deciding what to put there.
Use Over The Toilet Storage
Sometimes toiletries expand to overfill any space they’re given. To keep your bathroom tidy and everything within reach, consider adding storage to the space over the toilet, which usually goes unused. You can find a free-standing shelf that’s designed to go over the back of the toilet with space to stash towels, backup shampoo, toilet paper, or whatever needs a home.
Small Storage Baskets
Placing small baskets to corral small items can make a huge difference in tidying surfaces. It may seem insignificant to have a place to toss your keys when you walk in the door, but it can keep surfaces clean and help you find your keys! Small storage baskets can be used all over the apartment to keep clutter under control.
Use An Over The Door Mirror With Storage
Hanging a long mirror over a door is already a great way to use usually ignored space. But you can also choose a mirror that swings open to reveal storage. This is an excellent place to stash jewelry or other small items.
Let Anderson Communities Help You Find the Perfect College Home For You!
If you’re looking for a college apartment in Kentucky, take a look at the rental homes Anderson Communities has to offer. Our homes are more than just a place to live; they’re a part of communities we’re proud to be a part of. Contact us today for more information.
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