Are you living away from home for the first time and moving into your first apartment? If your apartment is a one bedroom, chances are, it's pretty small. Here are three necessities for furnishing each room in your one bedroom apartment.
Twin mattresses can be a real space saver when it comes to living in a smaller apartment. If you want to optimize the limited amount of space in your bedroom, stacking a bed with a twin mattress is going to be your best choice. Twin mattresses are normally 38 inches wide by 75 inches long. If you're a tall person, this might not be long enough if you want to sleep comfortably. If this is the case for you, there is an option of getting an XL twin mattress which is longer, but the same width as a regular twin mattress. Talk with a place like Merlins TV for more information on twin mattresses. If you want even more space, consider a fold-up futon. Futons are cheaper than mattresses, and have many health benefits for your back.
If your one bedroom apartment has a small living room, you may want to opt for a loveseat instead of a sofa. Loveseats, which are generally a smaller version of a sofa, vary in size usually ranging from 58 to 71 inches long. By having a loveseat, you'll still have room for a chair or two and maybe even a small dining room table, depending on the size of your living room. With less furniture in the way, you'll have more flexibility in regards to your electronics.
You're going to have to face the fact that by living in a one bedroom apartment, the kitchen is probably going to be pretty tiny. There's usually just enough room for the basics like a stove and a refrigerator. Depending on how old the apartment is, there might also be a dishwasher and a microwave. There most likely will be limited counter space which means you'll have to opt for a smaller coffee maker. The good news is, compact coffee makers are not that hard to find. Whether you like the traditional types of coffee pots or the more modern K-cup coffee makers, there are plenty of them on the market that make it easy for you to save valuable counter space in your kitchen. Another way to save space in your kitchen is to consider wall-mounted storage. According to forbes.com, you can even do this kind of storage for larger items, like pots.
Now that you know how to optimize the amount of space in your new one bedroom apartment, it's time to get shopping.