If its one thing that Singaporeans know how to do best, it’s utilizing small spaces in the most efficient manner. We’ve become quite used to the real-estate shortage, but that doesn’t stop up from coming up with newer ways to make our homes seem more luxe, organized, and spacious. So, here are 5 clever ways you can ideally optimize all the space even in small layouts.
1. Holding back on the furniture
When the layout is small and you need it to look posh, here’s a simple hack for you to get your way: hold back on the furniture. Many homeowners make the mistake of over-furnishing a simple, constrained space to the point that it starts looking too cluttered. But all you need to do is keep a light hand with your furniture to keep things nice, elegant, and understated.
2. Utilizing nooks
For all those afraid of a little bit of asymmetry in their plans, here’s our advice: don’t be let it intimidate you. In fact, you should totally own it. The dining nook in this image is an excellent example of this technique. It could have ended up as an awkward space that is virtually useless, but the strategic placement of the dining table has optimized it for proper function.
3. Suitably inbuilt
If you’re struggling with a bedroom layout where you cannot seem to blend in spaciousness and proper furniture at the same time, it’s best that you think outside the box. Try building in a compact carpentry that features all your essentials while leaving out a lot of circulation space. The wardrobe and nightstand combo in this image are the perfect example of how you can do so.
4. Don’t waste it
Every Singaporean knows how precious space is, so try not to waste it. If you have a multipurpose space in your home, then arrange the layout in the most efficient manner. The study room in this image is a good example; it features an L-shaped layout for the desk, and neatly segues it onto the bay-window seating to catch all the city views.
5. Open ended spaces
Singapore is a hotbed of open floor plans of all kinds, which means that there are rarely any physical barriers between spaces. All we have to say on that end is that: don’t be afraid of letting these open spaces end up in large circulation spaces. They may seem totally redundant on paper, but in actuality they can end up making your homes look more spacious and livable.