20 Small Apartment Remodeling & design ideas

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if you’re starting to feel like your small apartment
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is more cramped than cozy maybe
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it’s time you try some of these
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20 small apartment remodeling ideas.
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The main problem is not the apartment itself
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but the condition it is in; that’s why remodeling
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could be your best bet.
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20.
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Repaint the Walls
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If you are bored with the condition of your
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apartment, you can always repaint the wall
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with new colors.
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But, if you don’t own your home.
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You might need to ask your landlord permission
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before getting started.
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Some apartment are meant to stay as is.
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If you are allowed to do remodeling then
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the advice is “repaint” your apartment immediately.
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Make sure you paint it tidily and use
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good quality paint.
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Why is that?
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Well, you want your apartment walls to look
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fantastic, don’t you?
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Also, be patient in painting because your
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walls may need more than one coat of paint,
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and it takes time to allow the layers to dry
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in between.
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19.
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Replace your Old Furniture!
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Do you think one of the reasons you feel
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your apartment need a makeover is due to your
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outdated furniture?
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If so,
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then you should replace your pieces with new ones.
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Replacing all of the furniture might require
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a boost to your budget; but when it’s done
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you’ll see that you are doing the right thing.
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If you ask yourself what to do
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with the old furniture, you could sell them
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to recover some of your money spent.
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But if you don’t feel like buying new furniture,
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you can always revamp your old furniture with
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new fabric or leather.
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This way, it will be less expensive.
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18.
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Simply Clean the Apartment.
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One of the easiest things about remodeling
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your apartment is to clean it.
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If you have a messy apartment you should try to keep it tidy.
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As clutter make small spaces look even smaller
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Simply clean the floor, the furniture, and
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your home accessories.
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Then, you might want to gather the unused
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things that are just taking up space
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Put them into boxes.
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Don’t store them; sell them.
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When you’re done, You’ll have more space to move around.
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and If you’re not satisfied with the result,
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keep with us.
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17.
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Break Rules!
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Breaking some rules does not mean that you
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can remodel your house without the landlord permission.
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If you are given permission to do whatever
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you want with the apartment you are living in,
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then you can start break some rules.
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Some people put their dining room table in
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the kitchen or in the living room, but can
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you put it in your bedroom?
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Of course you can, like in this picture for example.
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If The wall of your bedroom is holed in rectangular shape;
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then you can simply install a wooden
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board on it.
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There you go,
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now you have a dining room table
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both in your apartment bedroom and your living room.
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16.
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Rearrange Everything.
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The cheapest remodeling for an apartment is
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to rearrange the furniture in different pattern.
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You may want to think this through thoroughly
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because there is a possibility some of your furniture
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won’t fit everywhere you want to put it.
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You can change your bedroom into the kitchen;
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put the bed in the living room, etc. bring
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in a new look and atmosphere to your apartment.
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15.
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Rustic is the New Modern.
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Rustic designs are known as a traditional
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design because it uses materials like bricks
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and wood to build a wall.
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But these days people don’t like to leave
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rustic design outside.
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Now those designs are welcomed inside too
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even in small apartments.
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What you need to do is simply put brick decoration
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on the wall so it looks as if it is real.
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Then, you should put wood boards on the floor.
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Also, you need to add wooden tables.
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This remodeling is known to have a bit of
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masculine atmosphere to it.
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So it’s a great one for the guys.
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14.
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Install New Windows.
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One of the reasons you feel bored with your
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current apartment condition is probably your windows.
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If you have a room in which you can view your city,
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then having such small and boring windows
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is a waste.
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To enhance the view, you should install new windows
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but not just any random window; you
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should install the big ones.
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This way, the view from the apartment
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will be enhanced big times.
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13.
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Add Pictures and Art.
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One of the easiest ways to remodel your apartment
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is to fill the walls with some pictures
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like paintings, family photos, posters, murals,
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or photography.
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These pictures will surely bring a new atmosphere to your apartment.
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But don’t mix them randomly;
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you should put a set of pictures that shows something.
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For example, family photos and posters showcasing quotes.
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These 2 things enhance one another and
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canbe put together on the wall.
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12.
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Go for Minimalism!
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Whatever you’re trying to do when it comes
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to remodeling your apartment, don’t overdo it.
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Don’t take too much space just to rearrange your furniture,
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don’t take too much space
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on the wall for pictures,
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and don’t make your apartment messy once again.
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Keep your apartment clean with minimalist
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decoration for a tiny and spacious looking
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room.
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11.
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Girly Remodeling.
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For girls who live alone in an apartment,
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you can try to paint the wall with soft pink color,
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or another soft shape you enjoy,
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add some flowers vases, and keep the room comfy
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by reducing the amount of decoration.
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Also, replace your curtain with the white
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one while the couch should have bright colors.
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Then, you can add throw pillows with soft colors.
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This is an example of remodeling for a small apartment
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and for girls who live alone, you
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should be able to remodel your apartment by yourself
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no problem.
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10.
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Add Life.
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Do you have any plants in your apartment?
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If not, then it must be stressful.
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This is some easy remodeling;
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just put some indoor plants inside your apartment.
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When you’re done rearranging the plants,
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you will feel huge differences immediately.
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Some plants are imitation yet some are real.
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For a better relaxation experience,
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the real ones are recommended because they produce
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oxygen.
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9.
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White and Elegant Theme
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Have you ever thought to use this theme to
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remodel your whole apartment or room?
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The dominant color here is white
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while black stuff is needed only as an enhancer of the
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elegant atmosphere.
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What you should do is paint the wall white
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and adds white-colored furniture.
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Then, put some black-colored decoration
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to bring that elegance to your apartment.
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Also, a big window is needed for this theme
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because it will help to brighten the atmosphere
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in your home.
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8.
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Bring some Joy.
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If your budget is not big enough to buy the
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things needed for a theme,
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you can always add some furniture or stuff to make your apartment
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more joyful.
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Start by adding various and vibrant colors
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like colorful throw pillows, a yellow table,
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a chair with blue sky color and other vibrant-colored furniture.
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7.
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Use Wallpaper.
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In case you are in an apartment whose landlord
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won’t let you to do any remodeling,
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you can always use wallpaper instead.
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This way, you don’t have to repaint the wall.
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but applying the wallpaper to the entire wall could get expensive.
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That’s why it’s better to apply the wallpaper on only some of the walls.
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like the wall the TV is installed on.
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6.
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Remake Old Stuff into Decoration.
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If you have any unused stuff, you can turn
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it into another decoration instead of selling it or throwing it away.
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Stuff like this wire basket.
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A wire basket is pretty big and won’t fit
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in your new remodel apartment.
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Therefore, you can make it into an end table.
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Simply add around wood board on top and
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glue it with hot glue gun.
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When it’s done you can put it by your bed or in the living room.
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Now it looks classy and elegant.
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5.
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Buy Antiques.
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Antiques are option in case you want to remodel
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your apartment into an older style like that of Victorian era.
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One thing is for sure though, antiques can
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be very expensive.
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So, if you want them to be in your apartment,
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make sure that your budget can handle it.
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To match the antiques, you should think about the wall and floor as well.
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Wallpaper and wooden floors would be great.
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for this remodeling idea
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4.
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Build Shelves.
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Shelves are important in a small apartment.
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Besides your unused stuff, there must be things that you still
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need, right?
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For example, books.
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To store these books, it is recommended
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that you build your own shelves with wood board
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and install it on the wall.
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The shelves would give your apartment a smart and tidy look.
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3.
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Mix and Match.
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If you are a creative person, then it would
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be better to do the remodeling based of your imagination.
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In these cases, just let your imagination
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do all of the planning work.
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You can add furniture with different colors
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and patterns without worrying about if it’ll
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be match.
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You can also mix furniture with the same pattern and color
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even if they don’t actually look
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the same.
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But, make sure this mix and match has a plan
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or you’ll end up spending more money than
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you anticipated.
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2.
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Modernize the Electronics and Appliances.
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Your remodeling won’t be completed without
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new electronics and appliances.
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Even if your apartment is small,
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there can still be a new TV, dishwasher, modern stove,
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washing machine, etc.
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You can even install some CCTV cameras
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for added security to your apartment.
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And by installing new high efficiency appliances,
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it can even lead to a lower electricity bill
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1.
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Call the Professionals
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If you don’t know what you should do with
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your apartment but you really want to remodel it,
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then perhaps it’s time to call in some
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Professional help.
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By getting an interior design consultant
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They can give you the 3D mock up so you can
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see the big picture
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allowing you to better decide
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what to add or what changes to make
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But these professionals are pricey,
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they can give you the best plan for you to work with
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but it will cost you.
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If you can’t afford to hire a help.
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You can always Try web app called planner5d.
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it’s free.
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