Here Is How to Shop for Furniture When Living in a Condo
- Caroline S. Logan
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If you live in a big city, then it may feel like a condominium is going up every month to accommodate the fast-growing population of young professionals. These buildings are usually located in the center of the city and offer contemporary living with stylish spaces, modern fixtures, and many amenities.
However, most condo units tend to be smaller than houses and townhouses. If you’re shopping for furniture for your condo, then you need to match its living requirements creatively. Here are some things to consider when buying furniture for your condo:
#1 Your Furniture Should Be Compact
If you used to live in a house, then you may not have considered size when shopping for furniture. However, for condo living it’s advisable to buy compact furniture to maximize your floor space. Use a measuring tape to gain a better understanding of your needs and skip unnecessary items. For example, if your TV is a thin flat screen, or is going to be mounted on the wall, then you don’t need a large television cabinet.
#2 Consider Buying a Nice Sofa Bed
Unless your family needs it, you may consider using the second bedroom as an entertainment room rather than a guest bedroom. Instead, invest in a high-quality sofa bed for the occasional guest who stays over.
#3 Invest in Multifunctional Furniture
Storage can be a challenge for condo residents, even if they have access to storage lockers in the building. Multifunctional furniture with hidden storage compartments is a good solution. This can be items like coffee tables, beds, ottomans, sofas and more. This way, you don’t have to throw out your comic book collection.
#4 Buy Customized Furniture
Many condo units are uniquely designed to suit the building’s architecture. Unfortunately, this can result in some tight spaces with unusual angles where furniture can’t fit. You can utilize such spaces by having your furniture custom-built by a carpenter or modified by a furniture shop. This way you can have a small cabinet, shelf, or armoire fit into a tight space.
The disadvantage of this is that you’ll find it a challenge to reuse the furniture if you move to another home. On the other hand, you can sell it to the future occupant of the condo unit. An experienced condo dweller will appreciate your creative solution.
#5 Try Leather Furniture
Many new condos units feature flooring, countertops, and fixtures that are in shades of grey, dark brown, and silver. The best way to complement them is to shop for amazing condo worthy leather sofas at your local furniture store.
Contemporary dark shiny leather furniture can match the stylish look of your condo unit. Leather sofas are also easy to care for, long-lasting, and comfortable. What’s more, they’re cost-effective in the long run.
#6 Consider Using a Sectional Sofa
One of the best ways to utilize the smaller space in a condo’s living room is to use a sectional sofa. Depending on the room, you can pick a beautiful L-shaped or U-shaped sectional to seat as many people as possible.
These are some ideas to consider when furniture shopping for your condo. By thinking outside the box, can easily improve your unit’s living space.