Any Singaporean who lives in a small home can tell you the value of spaciousness. In the ever-shortening real estate market of our country, it’s imperative that we make the most of what we’ve been given by using clever design hacks and techniques. So today, we’ve compiled a list of 5 ways you can enhance the circulation of your homes. Let’s take a look below:
1. Never go for solid walls
Going for solid partition walls is the worst mistake you can ever make when it comes to enhancing the circulation area of your home. Instead, you should opt for more transparent alternatives. Louvred walls are a great alternative idea. As are glass partitions and bifold doors.
2. Increase visibility
While closed cabinets and shelves are great for doing away with all visual clutter, when it comes to enhancing the circulation area, open shelves are the best. Open shelves create an aura of spaciousness that complements the overall ambience of any room – especially if you’re trying to evoke a roomy, capacious aura in your space.
3. Create illusions
Sometimes, when your home is small and you still want to go all out with large furniture items, you can still create the illusion of a larger space by designing your backdrop that way. White is usually the recommended hue for carrying out such a technique. Not only does it have a nice reflective quality, it can also make for a great backdrop for the rest of your accessories and décor.
4. Keep it minimal
The area along the wall is always a critical point when enhancing the circulation space of your home. Most people use it for built-in shelves, but the main thing to keep in mind is that there has to be a minimum of around 4’-5’ of circulation space between the wall and whatever furniture you choose to set up.
5. Centre is key
Many homeowners are attracted to the idea of having a centrepiece kitchen island. Those who cannot do that go for the next best thing – a centralized dining area layout. While this is a great idea for larger homes, you need to respect the space constraints of smaller homes while using this element. This image shows a great way you can do so – by making the centralized furniture compact, you can have lots of circulation area around it.