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Tips & Tricks on Maximizing Space in Small Homes

Its no surprise that the average house sizes are getting smaller and smaller in Singapore. However, that doesn't mean your house can be as grand as you envisioned it to be. As designers ourselves, let us show you some tips & tricks in building that small but beautiful dream home. As they say: less is more.

1. Declutter and stay disciplined.

As a Singaporean, you may have probably came across a few homes that are cluttered as far as the eye can see, which can be easily avoided. Whenever purchasing new items for your flat, do be disciplined and think twice if it will actually fit into the house, or if you actually need it. You'll be surprised how fast loose furniture can cramp up the house. In short, keep the decorations and spare furniture's to a minimum, and your rooms may look a little more pleasing to the eyes.

2. Invest in space-saving cabinets.

One of the more uncommon features in Singapore. Aside from your bomb shelter, this can serve as a secondary storeroom for your washing and cleaning needs. By converting a closet into a laundry room closet, you're making space for more storage in your storage room!

3. Retractable Wall tables

Concealed storage solutions are one of the more popular ways to make the best out of the space you have. For example, concealed work stations are a great way to hide ugly cable wires and stash away some bits and bobs at the same time. Also, furniture with secret compartments that double up as storage space are excellent for keeping everything out of sight, helping to create the image that your home is impeccably neat and well-kept.

4. Wall-hidden Guest Beds

This flip out guest bed is suitable for those who love having friends over. In the day it acts as an office table and at night, it can be turned into a guest bed, all while not messing up the table. Great when having guests over to spend the night while not having to worry about messy rooms anymore. Another major plus point to having such mechanisms for your bed, would be making your automatic routine robot cleaning experience much easier.

5. Adjustable tables for special occasions

In many Singaporean homes, where floor space is limited, it is often the dining table that is the first large item of furniture to be reduced from the room. Even in homes that have multiple reception rooms, the dining room is often taken over by an additional multi-purpose coffee table that can be utilized more regularly for casual dinners in front of the TV, rather than for an occasional formal gathering at a dining suite. However, with such extension features of a adjustable table, you no longer need to compromise for your room design when having guests over.

6. Platform Bed With Built-In Storage

Building a platform bed with lots of cupboards and drawers underneath is perfect for additional storage space if you room is very small. Just throw all your books, notes, papers, files and what-not into it and no one can tell that you’re that guy. With a platform bed, it can also serve as a side-table which you wouldn't have to buy otherwise.


At Dreamakers Interior we believe that every space has the potential to become unique, harmonial and beautiful. We are proud of what we do and are prepared to work overtime to guarantee that you are satisfied with the way your space looks. From full-scale projects to small renovations, we invite you to take a look at our gallery and see what we have done. Below are some of our favorite projects. If you need professional help for design conceptualization or space planning, let us know

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