October 30, 2016
The Essentials for Your First Apartment
Congrats on getting your first apartment! But in order for your happiness to be complete, you need to equip it according to your particular tastes. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy the process and prepare everything for your comfortable living. Let’s see what some of the essentials are for making your apartment a true home.
Even though this area of your apartment might seem unimportant at first, entryway actually provides you with that initial sense of warmth and coziness once you get home, which is all the more reason for dedicating it some of your time. Start with rugs – welcome one for the outside and another small one for the inside. Then you can look at your best options regarding storage. You definitely need something to place your shoes in and hang outerwear, and there are truly many different possibilities on the market, so make sure to have a clear idea of what you want your hallway to look like before purchasing any furniture. Of course, keep in mind the size of the hallway, too. If you want to save some money on this area, remember that you don’t need to get specific furniture for hallway. Even small tables and old cabinets can serve the purpose.
Now is time for some serious layout contemplation. Again, you need to assess the size of the room as well as think of a perfect furniture layout in order to get the best possible furniture for your needs. Basically, you need a sofa, chairs or armchairs and a coffee table. These are the basics. Then you can go about other bits and pieces such as adequate shelves for books and TV. Decoration comes last. Once you have the layout worked out and ready, it’s time to bring in some personality with photographs, paintings, curtains, rugs, cushions and even lamps.
Of course, bed is the first thing you need to think about when it comes to bedroom. If you don’t have a separate room for wardrobe then you need to get some dressers as well. Don’t forget about the mirror, too! You can save space by installing the mirror on a dresser door. Depending on the space you have, you can decide whether you want and need night stands and other cabinets. Other pieces include bed covers, pillows and all other bed necessities, rugs, curtains, lamps, alarm clock, etc. Some people use an area of their bedroom for computer work and fun, so if you fall into this category, you’ll also need a desk and a chair.
Kitchen and dining room
It might seem like the kitchen and dining room are the easiest parts of new apartments to furnish, but this is not really the case, simply because these areas require the biggest number of items. You probably have all the kitchen elements preinstalled, but do you also have a stove, fridge and dishwasher? Also, don’t forget about the dining table and chairs. But that was the easy part. Once you’re done with bigger stuff, it’s time to get enough of dishes such as plates, pots, cups, glasses, etc. as well as all other cooking utensils and cutlery. Moreover, don’t forget what smaller appliances you need in your everyday life such as a microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker and similar. Food, spices, drinks also need to be taken care of as well as dish towels, sponges and soap, then paper rolls, aluminum foil, parchment paper and similar as well as a trash can.
After kitchen and dining room essentials, you can relax a little, because equipping your bathroom is not that hard, and it can be a lot of fun. Shower curtains, bath mats, toilet paper and plunger, towels and a toothbrush are a must, but then you can enjoy yourself while getting all your toiletries in check.
Apart from all the essentials for each room, don’t forget to buy all the necessary cleaning agents and mops as well as some tools for your emergency kit. It might take you some time, but as you finish each task you’ll only feel better and happier with yourself. Gradually completing the steps will lead you to your perfectly comfortable first apartment that you’ll be proud to call your home.