Living Smaller in the City

Large, expansive homes are big draws in the suburbs, and while it’s possible to find 2000-square-foot homes in the city, those home buyers who want to live in the middle of it all may find themselves limited in space. After all, space is at a premium in downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis, and even if large properties are found, they can be prohibitively priced for many home buyers. So for those looking for an urban life, downsizing is often the name of the game.

But don’t let the prospect of a smaller home or condo scare you! It’s possible to live happily in a thousand feet (or less), and we dove into ApartmentTherapy.com to find some ideas and inspiration.

Como Park kitchen, St. Paul

A charming small kitchen in Como Park.

9 Ways to Organize a Kitchen Without Many (or Any!) Cabinets

Small kitchens are often a fact of life when living smaller in a compact downtown condo. Stacked countertop shelves, drawer organizers, and curtain rods are just a few of the solutions that will help maximize storage without compromising square footage.

11 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Bedroom

Bedroom storage can be hard to come by when living in smaller spaces, and these ideas manage to squeeze a surprising amount of storage out of space that most of us aren’t using yet! (There were a few in here that even we hadn’t thought of yet.)

The Year’s Most Inspiring Tours of Teeny-Tiny Small & Stylish Homes

While you may not be considering going quite as small as the properties pictured here, this gallery of truly-teeny apartments may spark some ideas. If a 500-square-foot apartment can look this good, a nicely-decorated larger city condo will knock it out of the park! Living smaller can still mean living stylishly!

Sell your home

City living may mean smaller living, but it doesn’t need to equal a cramped or crowded living space. With a little attention and forethought, a smaller home could turn out to be your ideal urban retreat.

Searching for your ideal St. Paul or Minneapolis home? Get some advice from our Perfect Home Finder, and contact the Korby Home Team using the form to the right to get started!

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