Working with Small Spaces in Condos Singapore
Have you ever entered your grandparent's house only to wonder how big homes used to be? Land scarcity is a prevalent issue in Singapore and homes are getting smaller every year to accommodate more citizens and provide them with a roof over their heads. This is especially so for condominiums. If you are thinking of moving into a condo, or for those who are thinking of ways to maximize the limited space you have in your condo. Check out some interior design ideas you can adopt when working with small spaces in your condominium.
1. Consider using Modular Storage Units
Modular storage units are pieces of furniture that allows you to customize the type of storage space you need within the unit. Although they may seem like they’re just taking up more space in your home, the customizable options help free up more floor space at home when you can efficiently store all the things you need in one place. Flexibility is key here, simply add or remove additional shelving units as you see fit.
2. Maximise Air Space
Another way to save space is to make use of the high ceilings in condos, such as by utilizing air space to build taller shelves or building both top and bottom kitchen cabinets. These solutions allow you to free up floor space for daily activities while still maximizing storage space at home. However, utilizing too much air space can make your home appear even more cramped than before, as these carpentry pieces can block light and make your home appear cluttered. So, plan out your spaces strategically such that the design won’t be counterproductive.
3. Using Sliding Doors
Regular bedroom and cabinet doors that swing open are practical and easy to use, but they need to take into account additional empty space for the doors to swing open. Sliding doors, on the other hand, are excellent space-saving options that you can consider incorporating into your condo interior design. They’re not only great for small spaces, but depending on the style, they may also offer a lot of character to your home. large sliding doors can also be used in small condos to replace walls, opening up the room to allow more space when you need it for gatherings, and even allowing large amounts of light and air to flow through the room.
4. Make full use of Corners, Recesses, Small Spaces
In every home, there are bound to be corners, recessed walls and tiny spaces that are often deem useless. These spaces, however, can often be useful solutions to our space limitations. Recessed walls can be used to build small dressing tables or study tables, bay windows can double up as seating areas for lounging, or you can even build storage units into them to maximise the space available. Such space can be fully utilized for other purposes as long as you are able to see their potential. If this seems like a task too challenging for you, an interior design service should be able to come in to help you fill in the gaps.
5. Switch to Collapsible or Space-Saving Furniture
Similar to a collapsible cup that can be easily stored in your bag for portability, collapsible furniture such as foldable chairs and nesting coffee tables are great to have items in a small condo. When you have guests over and need additional seats or tables to entertain them, bring these items out, you can then simply stow them away when your guests leave.
There are also interior design services that offer space-saving furniture solutions. Some of them include paintings that can be pulled down into a dining table, beds that can be kept away and transformed into a study table, or even coffee tables nested in living room platform floorings.
Of course, there are many other ways to maximize space in a small condo by strategically placing interior design elements to make it appear spacious. All of these issues can be easily resolved by discussing your concerns with a professional interior designer.
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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