Smart Storage Solutions for Condo Living | Crave Furniture

October 24, 2014



Jesper Office Parsons Leaning Desk and Narrow BookcaseDownsizing from a house to a condo or apartment can be challenging, but also liberating as you learn to live with less and make more efficient use of space. Although you will likely need to get rid of some items, like that over-sized couch, you’ll be surprised at how much stuff you can fit in a small space with the right organization in place. The key to condo living is simply finding the right furniture and storage solutions to create a home for everything. Maximize the functionality of your condo without compromising on style using these three tips to create an organized, clutter-free space. 

Create Multi-purpose Rooms

Small spaces require some creativity and planning to be functional. Find ways for rooms to do double duty and serve more than one purpose, such as incorporating a desk in a living room, closet or bedroom. If you want to separate areas, use floor to ceiling bookcases or put two bookcases together to help define the rooms while providing storage for both spaces.

Choose Functional Furniture

Gautier Entrance Storage Unit - AlisaFlexibility is very important when selecting furniture for your small space. Select modular furniture that allows you the freedom to be the designer of your space. With modular furniture you can build a custom combination that will fit your room and then easily move and re-configure it as needed. We’ve found that one of the best ways to maximize storage while staying chic and contemporary is through the use of a wall unit. Since it’s furniture and not a built-in, you can even take it with you when you move. For busy entrances, a multi-functional hall storage unit, free-standing wall unit or cabinet can be used to separate the entry from your living room, while providing a place to hang jackets, store shoes and tame the clutter. Storage benches are also a great addition to an entryway or living room and they can double as extra seating.

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Make Use of Vertical Space

When square footage is limited, look for storage solutions that leverage that vertical real estate. Consider floor to ceiling wall units that are sleek, modern and functional to both conceal and display your favourite items. Wall units can be positioned against a wall, or also used freestanding as a room divider. They are the perfect solution for an open concept space requiring a little more definition, but can be much less expensive than built-ins. Furniture designers like Gautier offers contemporary and sleek storage solutions that add style to any room. The key to downsizing is creativity and storage. If you follow these 3 small space design tips, your space will become functional and efficient. Design rooms for more than one purpose to make the most of your square footage. Invest in functional furniture that can multi-task in a room. Create a home for everything and make use of every inch of space, even vertical space.


If you’re having trouble envisioning how all your items will fit into your new condo, come visit us at the Crave Furniture Gallery in Calgary. Our design-minded professionals would be happy to assist you in creating a space with a place for everything, and everything in its place.

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