Transparent homes are the best homes! The contemporary housing market in Singapore has shown a real dearth of real estate, but the need to own your own property has propelled Singaporeans to embrace this way of life. However, many designers and residents alike have come up with some ingenious transparency hacks that are sure to add a spacious quality to your homes. Let’s take a look at these ideas!
Dismantling larger partition walls to accommodate the element of transparency has become a huge and helpful hack in the design world. While the lower half of such walls is always kept and refinished, the upper half is outfitted with customized aluminum frames and glass. This has proven to be a trendy way to create visual connection between spaces while retaining physical boundaries!
2. Internal windows
Indoor windows are another great way to increase transparency within your interior designs. You can design them in any public and semi-public space in your homes – including kitchen, study rooms, dining areas and more. You can customize the size and design of these windows as well. Some people go for slit windows while others go for large-scale ones – it totally depends on your overall design and how much visual connection you want with the other space.
3. Glass walls
If you started constructing full partition walls for all the rooms in your homes, you’ll find that each room looks smaller and smaller than before. This is why glass walls have become so trendy. They allow you to create physical barriers between spaces without having to compromise on the transparency. If you ever want some privacy in these spaces then there are tons of window treatment options you can look at!
L-shaped glass partitions like the one in this image are a highly customized choice. Depending on the layout of your room, you could also opt for any other setting as well – be it U-shaped or C-shaped. There are a lot of ways to elevate the transparency within your spaces these days, and you can definitely come up with newer still by thinking out of the box.
5. Window in the narrows
Transparency comes in different styles and genres as well. It doesn’t simply mean connecting your interiors – if the situation calls for it, you can also provide links to the outside through regular windows. This small, narrow closet is a great example of such a technique!