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Everything You Need For A Modern City Apartment
27 Jan 2017

Everything You Need For A Modern City Apartment

Having a modern designer style apartment is the pinnacle of chic. They are not only pleasant and practical to live in, but they also look fantastic. But you will need to consider the interior design and decor carefully. That will help you to achieve that mix of spaciousness, style and practicality that is synonymous with this type of design. Read on to find out more.

 

Before you purchase your modern apartment, there are few things you need to check out first to ensure that it is as high-end as possible.

Firstly you are going to want to make sure that it comes to with its own parking spot. No apartment is worth cruising around for hours trying to park your vehicle. No matter how good the views are.

Secondly, what is the stair and elevator situation? The best apartments with have private elevators that open right into their living space. The good one will have elevator access, preferably with bell boy for your convenience and safety. But if the apartment you are looking at is on the top floor and there are only stairs to get you there, you had better think again before you sign on the dotted line. Are you really going to want to climb those stairs every day after a long day at work? Or even worse a night out on the town? Even the practical issues like getting your furniture up there in one piece can be very tricky.

Balconies or decks are also something that you will want to consider before deciding on an apartment. For many people, the lack out outside space can become a little maddening after a while.

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Also, modern apartments are the best for creating a smooth flow between inside and outside spaces. So it would be such a shame to miss out on this great design feature if you don't have to.

Window dressing

The windows, light and views are a huge part of modern apartment living. Most high-end apartments haves floor to ceiling picture windows. Which afford a fantastic view over the landscape they are built in. As well as allowing lots and lots, of light to pour into the inside space.

While this is amazing in the day when you're up and about doing things. It can become a little overwhelming at night, or when you are looking for a more cosy atmosphere, on the days where you just want to shut out the world. That is why many of these types of apartments are also fitted with electric tracked blind or drapes.

These are controlled from a home hub or a smart device and mean that you can have exact control over how much light or privacy you want at any one time. Which makes city living, in particular, a little easier. So these are definitely something to consider installing f your apartment hasten already got them.

Security

Another important feature of a modern apartment is the security facilities that they have there. While you may feel safer because you are off of the ground. You also have to remember that there are way more people coming and going from your building than there would be a normal suburban house. This makes it hard to keep track of people that shouldn’t be there.

To improve the security of your apartment, you may choose to use a home security system that is linked to a monitoring company. This means if your alarm is tripped for some reason, they will be alerted, and someone will be sent out to check on your property’s safety.

There are many monitoring providers out there such as AT&T Home Security. But make sure you do your research well before you invest money in this area. You really need to make sure your that your provider covers all of the elements you need monitoring, before signing on the dotted line.

Lighting

Apart from the natural light that you get in through the windows, you will also want the electric lighting in your apartment to be good. There are two main aspects to consider when you are installing light into a modern apartment building.

The first is the practical side. That is where exactly will you need extra light. For example, some apartment bathrooms may have no natural light at all. But you will need great light in there to shave or apply makeup. So special attention needs to be given to this type of situation to ensure the style of the light fixture and the wattage of the bulb is correct.

The second element you need to consider is the decorative aspect of lighting an apartment. In a large, low ceiling space the placement of lights and their style can make a big difference to the look and feel of a room.

For example, halogen or strip lights can give, and more industrial style feel. Where are long pendant shades can create a modern, but warm atmosphere. Especially if they are designed to be a feature in darker corners of the property.

Storage

One of the most essential things you need to get that modern designer look in your apartment is the right storage. You will absolutely fail to get that spacious modern feel if you have an apartment jam-packed full of clutter and mess.

Successful storage for an apartment like this can include small pockets of displayed items. But for the most part, it should be about getting everything that isn't part of the decor away, and out of site.

Useful items include large fitted cabinets with sliding doors, which can work well in both the bedroom and the living area. The fact that they are built in makes the best use of space available. The sliding door feature, also means that all the items kept inside are within easy reach whenever you need them.

Items of storage furniture are also great for chic city apartments.  This is because they serve a function and decorative purpose at the same time.

You can get storage beds and even small storage ottomans which are a great addition to a bedroom. In fact, they make perfect places for keeping hair dryers and brushes out of the way when they are not in use.

Lan An

Lan An is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Lan An attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.

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