Written by on 2.05.23

Living in New York City can be exciting, but it also means that you have to find creative ways to keep your apartment spacious. Fortunately, there are several methods to visually increase your apartment’s square footage, whether you’re living in a one-bedroom apartment or a luxury NYC rental.

Utilize Baskets

Baskets are a stylish way to store knickknacks, and they can be used to store practical items, as well. In the bathroom, baskets can hold toiletries or rolled towels. In the kitchen, wire baskets can be hung from the ceiling or under cabinets to store produce and increase storage space.

Add Storage to Doors

Your apartment doors offer lots of vertical space that can be used for storage. Hang shoe holders behind your doors to hold small items, including socks and jewelry.

Create More Space Behind Cabinet Doors with Shelves

Adding shelves to the back of your cabinet doors is an excellent way to get more storage space in your kitchen or bathroom. These shelves can hold cleaning supplies, such as brushes, sponges, and spray bottles, or hair supplies, such as electric shavers or curling irons.

Use Multi-purpose Furniture

To maximize storage and space, invest in multi-purpose furniture. Look for a coffee table with storage or a sofa bed that can provide sleeping space for guests. Purchase pieces that can store items and act as seating.

Use Boxes Under the Bed

The space under your bed can be used for storage. Use boxes to store seasonal items like sweaters or scarves. You can also use boxes with wheels or handles to store large items like comforters, for easy access and to save space in your apartment.

Keep Your Space Clutter-Free

Make sure you throw something out whenever you purchase something new. Keeping too many things in your apartment can lead to clutter over time.


By following these simple tips, you can make your apartment look larger and maximize your living space. Carlyle Properties offers luxury apartments in NYC, including Carlton Towers, The Towne House, Ambassador East, and The Wellesley, so you can live close to the NYC action and in luxury, whether you’re looking for studios in Chelsea or Midtown East apartments near work.