Congratulations! You’ve finally made that first big step to becoming a fully realised Singaporean adult: getting your very own BTO.
While getting the keys to your new home may be exciting, you might be wondering how to go about making the best of all the available space you’ve been working tirelessly for.
Well, we’ve got you covered.
To aid new home-owners in the conceptualisation of their ideal crib, we’ve compiled 5 of the best space-saving designs and techniques to help you get more space for your buck.
1. A “Walk-in” Wardrobe Partition
Get a list of what should be included in most people’s dream homes, and there’s a high chance you’d find walk-in wardrobes as one of the top items.
However, you might find it difficult to justify the space needed to actually install one.
But what if we told you, you can compromise less for more? Impress the Mrs with this “walk-in wardrobe” concept that doubles as a room partition.
This idea gives that uncanny illusion of a space “dedicated” to a walk-in wardrobe, while also appearing independent from the rest of the room.
2. Foldable/Pull-Out Storage Solutions
While the concept isn’t new, hidden storage is still one of the most effective ways to make use of redundant, unutilised space.
Such needless spaces are typically under beds, counters and around those awkward corners you may find especially in older HDBs.
Other than having more places to stash your weekend hauls, the benefits of having hidden storage are more than one.
For instance, the space freed up by such solutions reduces the need to have additional furniture around the house – possibly giving you more space for that mini-library you’ve always wanted.
3. Built In Console-Cabinets
The living room is the best place to entertain family and friends over those long weekends.
Quite often, it will also be the first impression to your humble abode. And if you’re the type to keep your home clutter free (or at least appear to be), you might consider having built-in cabinet-consoles for your living room.
Out of sight, out of mind.
4. Open Concept Kitchens
Good news! If you are receiving your BTO from Feb 2018 onwards, your BTO could come with an open concept kitchen as standard.
But why not take it a step further?
The picture above showcases a kitchen and dining that is seemingly sharing the same, expanded space.
By adopting this minimalistic idea, you can expect a dining area that is expansive (not expensive), functional and more importantly, Instagram-worthy.
5. Light It Up!
While most space-saving techniques involve physical changes, there are some “atmospheric” considerations that any modern household might want to consider too.
Lighting plays a big role in defining a space.
So, playing with the right lighting cues can make your home feel even more airy and spacious.
By carefully balancing the right ballet of natural and artificial light, home owners can significantly affect the desired atmosphere of their home.
As light creates a sense of depth, it is possible to make your home seem bigger through correct lighting planning.
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