As Singaporeans, one of our concern with housing is that it is very small.
Here are 7 ways to live large in a small space.
ONE: BE METICULOUS IN YOUR HOME PLANNING
Japanese, are perhaps some of the most meticulous people on this planet.
Perhaps before embarking on any home renovations project, it is essential
not to overlook storage space rather than only concerning yourself with the
whole aesthetic of your apartment. Carefully considered storage space for
each of your family member’s essentials will ensure you allocate enough
space to store and hide things that draw clutter to your home.
APARTMENT BY TOKYO ARCHITECTURE STUDIO SINATO VIA DEZEEN
TWO: TRANSFORM SPACE INTO DIFFERENT PURPOSES
Constant space changing is one of the interior concept I would definitely love
ALL I OWN HOUSE by PKMN Architectures
to implement in my future home one day. A bathroom can be separated by just
a curtain, furnitures can be folded into the wall etc. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a
space that serve multiple purposes?
from PKMN [pac-man]
THREE: HAVE FURNITURES WITH INTEGRATED USES
Furnitures with integrated usage ensures that multiple users can make use of the
same item differently catered to their needs. One item, two different treatment.
Did anyone say space? I did!
DOG HOUSE SOFA BY SEUNGI MUN VIA DESIGNBOOM
MOBILE BEDSIDE TABLE BY STEPHEN REISER VIA LIVINGINASHOEBOX
DRYUNDER VIA LIVINGINASHOEBOX
FOUR: THINK VERTICAL
When trying to make space available, it is important to think vertically. I think
many times, especially in Singapore context, I hardly see anyone ( myself included )
really utilising vertical space. As Homedit puts it, an open layout segmented into
different spaces for living is direct but it is not the only option.
ANOTHER BEDROOM LOFT WITH A COZY SPACE TO READ VIA HOMEDIT
INTERESTING SPACE DESIGN BY SWEDISH ARCHITECT KARIN MATZ VIA DEZEEN
FIVE: PAINT YOUR HOUSE WHITE
One of my must-dos in life, is to paint my house white. White is such a versatile colour in
interiors that it can be paired with any colour, furnishings and it will still look fresh & neutral.
White definitely gives your home an illusion of space.
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM : 1. ELLEDECORATION | 2. BROOKE HOLM FOR
SHARE DESIGN VIA SFGIRLBYBAY | 3. MJOLK HOUSE BY STUDIOJUNCTON |
4. IMAGE VIA SFGIRLBYBAY
SIX: BUY COLLAPSIBLE ITEMS FOR THE HOUSE
Having collapsible items in your house would also mean that it is easy to store and
keep away. In the long run, it might help to save space and declutter your home.
VINYL PACKS VASES MADE TO LOOK 3 DIMENSIONAL FROM YOSHIE WATANABE
AND RYOSUKE UEHARA VIA DBROS
FLKS BY KAPTEINBOLT VIA HIPBIP
STACKABLE STOOLS BY TORAFU ARCHITECTS VIA DEZEEN
SEVEN: HAVE LESSER THINGS
It is true what they say, less is more. Didn’t really gave this concept much thought
until I started living in a small space. Having lesser things really helps to make a space
look bigger and cleaner. We can start to carefully curate, plan and only put things we
really love in our homes to make way for that much needed space we yearn.