Most people like the idea of downsizing after retirement, as a smaller space usually means fewer rooms to clean and less yard work to do, freeing up expenses that you or your loved ones could put towards enjoying the golden years. Here are some tips on how to maximize small space when downsizing after retirement.
Save Closet Space
Downsizing the apartment does not necessarily mean that the wardrobe has to be sacrificed. It is possible to maximize the closet space by making better use of them, like using layered hangers in a smaller closet. These layered hangers would allow you or your loved ones to drape multiple items of clothes on one hanger so that the clothes can be stored vertically and be kept wrinkle-free. This way, you or your loved ones would not be forced to get rid of clothes that you don’t want to.
Use Multipurpose Furniture
A simple way to maximize apartment space is to eliminate unnecessary furniture, but this does not mean that function has to be sacrificed. Use multipurpose furniture instead and do more with less. For example, you or your loved ones could always consider using a bed with a bookcase headboard above or have built-in shelves or drawers. Or find an end table that doubles as a desk or an ottoman with designed storage.
Utilize Your Kitchen Sink
Save some of the counter space by utilizing the versatility of the kitchen sink. By using over-the-sink drying racks, your kitchen counter space can be easily cleared for cooking. If preparing for a big meal, it is also possible to consider using an over-the-sink cutting board that is handy for both chopping up ingredients as well as rinsing food before cooking.
Go Over the Top with Mirrors
Mirrors on the wall can help small rooms look large and create the illusion of spaciousness. You or your loved ones could try strategically placing mirrors to showcase the most attractive parts of the room, like the stunning chandelier, for example, or a window with a view.
A well-placed shelf in the bathroom can give plenty of space for toiletries. Shelves built strategically over the commode can transform your bathroom into a storage space for comfort linens, toiletries, and many more. It can also be viewed as additional decoration for your bathroom.
Head Over to Aston Gardens At Tampa Bay
Looking for a safe and homely place to live after retirement? Look no further than Aston Gardens At Tampa Bay. We offer several senior living options with a variety of services like housekeeping, catered dining, and transportation. We also offer health programs for residents to maintain their mental and physical well-being. Residents can participate in enjoyable and meaningful activities and events that help support their cognitive functions and keep them active. Worry no more about downsizing after retirement when you live with us at Aston Gardens At Tampa Bay. Contact us to find out more!