How to Optimize Your Living Spaces in San Francisco

Many San Francisco and Bay Area Californians find living in small spaces encourages a simpler lifestyle with a reduced carbon footprint.

Try these tips to optimize your space, making the most out of your apartment.

Change the Paint Color

Dark colors can make a room feel smaller. Light-colored walls & pale wooden floors make rooms appear light and airy, befitting the Californian lifestyle. Choose an ashen blue, gray, or cream color rather than pure white. To add a little depth, paint recessed nooks and the back of bookshelves a darker color. Make sure to discuss decoration rules with your property management team ahead of time.

Smaller Apartment Furnishings

Choose a two-seater over a full-sized sofa to create more space in a one bedroom apartment, and opt for tables and kitchen carts that you can quickly move out of the way. Light-colored, sleek furniture also gives the impression of openness.

Smart Storage

Clever storage solutions can keep your living area looking neat and organized. Use wall-mounted shelves, cabinets with glass doors, beds, and ottomans that provide extra storage space. Optimize closet space using shoe bags & boxes for additional shelving.

Multi-Functional Furniture

Enhance your space by buying furniture that has more than one function. Some great furniture ideas for tight spaces and one-bedroom apartments include:

  • A sofa that doubles as a bed
  • A dining table that folds away to form a desk
  • A coffee table that is also a storage unit
These simple tips can open up your Soma at 788 apartment in San Francisco, helping your space feel spacious, functional, and aesthetically appealing.
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AMENITIES: Perks That Pamper

Lounge and luxuriate in star treatment in SOMA at 788. A central courtyard defines your winner-take-all lifestyle, with outdoor grill, designer-inspired lounge seating, and lush kick-back corners where you can rock the perfect tan or relax with a cool cocktail. Or sweat it out in our state-of-the-art fitness room or capture your next start-up idea in the community business centers and Think Tank.

APARTMENT FEATURES: Minimalist Design. Maximum Style

SOMA at 788 offers fabulously appointed spacious floor plans, dazzling views and natural light, and top-of-the-line features and finishes. Entertain friends with ease while you sauté and savor in style around your gourmet kitchen.

NEIGHBORHOOD: Where Everything Is a Quick Walk or Ride Away

SOMA at 788 is minutes away from the epic life of San Francisco, with world-class dining, outdoor adventure, and entertainment at your beck and call. Here you’re close enough to the action without any of the hassles, giving you the perfect space to relax and recharge before tonight’s next adventure. And with easy access to 280 or 101 freeway, the CalTrain and Bart, you’re never far from work, play or a ticket to ride.

GALLERY: Picture This!!!!

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