Got a Small Apartment or Studio?

Got a small apartment or studio? Organizing a small apartment or studio for both living and sleeping can be challenging. The key is to carefully plan where things will go and how it will be used.

Multipurpose Furniture

Consider buying furniture that can serve more than one purpose — such as an ottoman that has a hidden storage area, sofa beds or futon sofas. Look for desks, coffee tables and other furniture pieces that have multiple storage options.

Bedroom and Bath Products

Find ways to hide blankets, pillows, towels and beauty products, such as corner shelving units and storage tubs that fit under furniture and laundry bags.

Put It on the Wall

Maximize space by purchasing a flat-screen TV that can be mounted to the wall, thus eliminating the need for one piece of furniture.


Use screens or hang curtains from the ceiling to divide your bed from the living area. Buy a room divider that has shelving on both sides so you can store items or use it for decorating.

Add Light

The brighter an area is, the larger it will appear. Mirrors on the walls will reflect light and make the apartment seem larger. Keep drapes open at all times to allow as much natural light in and use light fixtures throughout the apartment at night.

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About the Author

Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

What differentiates Brandon and his team is his consultative approach to real estate. He advises clients with relevant data and expert insight to help them make the best choices in real estate. Good choices in planning for long term dispositions, negotiating for the best price or knowing when not to pursue an investment are ways his consultative services will give you an advantage in the marketplace. His bottom line is providing service with the utmost integrity and expertise.