Living in style with DIY’s
Living in a condominium can be quite stifling at times as the space can be a bit tight.
But that doesn’t mean that you don’t get to live it in style. Remember: this is your own sanctuary where you’ll be heading to at the end of the day. So why not try to breathe a little life into your own place?
But doing so shouldn’t hurt your pocket. So here are some helpful tips for you to maximize your own space in style.
1 Organize. You already live in a limited space. Try to pick up some things so you won’t trip on your own stuff.
You can purchase a pocket bedside caddy where you can keep your phone, iPad, magazine, pens, chargers, earphones, reading glasses and the remote control. This way, you won’t need a bulky bedside drawer. And you don’t need to struggle just to look for your own things.
2 Change your locks. For your added security—especially if you are not the original owner of the condo unit—make sure to change your locks immediately.
Make copies of your keys and give a duplicate to someone you trust your life with. Or if you think you’ll lose your own key, check out the biometric locks. It can be a bit pricey, but your safety demands it, so go spend a little. It requires your fingerprints or a six-digit lock code to access your place.
But if you like keys, you can use an old picture frame as a key holder. Install some hooks to hold your keys on the old frame and you’re off.
3 Cover your windows. You can use curtains for your windows but choose light materials so that it could give the place a more airy ambience.
Curtains, however, can also be dust-catchers. Another option for you is to use window blinds instead. This will help ensure your privacy at all times.
4 Get an indoor plant. A touch of green always does the trick in any room. It absorbs stress and provides the oxygen that can circulate in your high-rise home. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to water your plant and place it in an area where it can receive enough sunlight.
5 Use magnetic racks. These racks are very useful because it only requires a strip on the wall. It can hold small bathroom essentials like tweezers or pins. Or in the kitchen, it can serve as a rack for knives, kitchen utensils or even cooking pans. Just stick it up on the wall.
These racks do not only provide easy access but also eliminate the need to buy storage drawers that eat up a lot of space.
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