10 Tiny Yet Terrific Homes Below 50 Sqm

February 14, 2017
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What can you do with just 50sqm? Plenty, it seems! Judging from these tiny yet mind blowing gorgeous apartments, all you need is a good interior designer that’s skilled enough to tease the beauty out of every corner. When every inch of floor space counts, you’d be surprised at how much you actually don’t need. By paring it down to the bare necessities, these small homes illustrate how a simple home life can be lived beautifully and effortlessly.

1. When the space is small, keep it light and bright. This one-bedder condominium unit does it right with white walls, and used glass panels instead of a solid wall as a divider in order to maximise the amount of light passing through the entire apartment.

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Architect: Akihaus
Area size: 41 sqm
Location: The Sorrento
Cost of renovation: $28,000

2. With one glance, this clean-cut home appears simple. Little would you expect discrete space-saving solutions such as a counter table disguised as a framed wall art, a washing machine concealed in the living room, and a bedside table that merges with the headboard! Utterly delightful and clever.

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Interior designer: Chapter B
Area size: 42 sqm
Location: Riversound Residence
Cost of renovation: $31,000

3. No space for a dining room? Have a pop-up one instead! If eating at home is not a common affair, consider installing a retractable dining table that “disappears” into the cabinet when not in use. You’d be amazed at how much space you can free up without a traditional dining set.

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Interior designer: Space Atelier
Area size: 42 sqm
Location: Sengkang Square
Cost of renovation: $22,000

4. Keeping it simple yet cosy, this apartment’s common area is delightfully decorated with stylish furniture, art, and home accessories – a brilliant way to dress up any rented apartment. Details such as the raw brick feature wall, navy blue divider, and wooden ceiling also adds to the quirkiness of this tight space.

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Interior designer: Make Room
Area size: 45 sqm
Location: River Valley
Cost of renovation: $40,000

5. While a light colour scheme is often recommended to visually enlarge small homes, it is not a hard and fast rule. This homeowner isn’t afraid to add dark-coloured accents to enhance the interior’s contemporary aesthetics, and the result is a moody urban look.

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Interior designer: D' Initial Concept
Area size: 45 sqm
Location: Telok Kurau
Cost of renovation: $60,000

6. The combination of warm whites, pale wood, and light brown marble, as well as a Japanese-inspired aesthetic enable this studio apartment to transform into a serene sanctuary for two. The use of retractable screens to zone off the bed is a great way to create temporary privacy within an open-plan area.

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Interior designer: Space Atelier
Area size: 46 sqm
Location: Stratum
Cost of renovation: $23,000

7. Hide-and-seek elements such as the wine display shelf that’s only unveiled when the cabinet doors in the feature wall are opened, as well as the flip-open vanity in the bedroom, help this small home transform effortlessly.

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Interior designer: The Orange Cube
Area size: 47 sqm
Location: Cambio Suites
Cost of renovation: $18,000

8. One way to keep a small home looking neat and organised is to have the storage compartments flushed to one side of the wall. The neutral scheme and textured laminates keep the space expansive and far from boring.

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Interior designer: Absolook Interior Design
Area size: 49 sqm
Location: Boon Lay Meadow
Cost of renovation: $20,000

9. In order to free up as much floor area as possible, the interior designers swopped a traditional door with a sliding panel, incorporated storage into the bed base, and created a slim breakfast counter in kitchen to serve as a dining area.

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Interior designer: The Minimalist Society
Area size: 50 sqm
Location: Robertson Quay
Cost of renovation: $40,000

10. When space is limited, it pays to be well-organised. And this homeowner does so with plenty of storage space. With cabinets built into the walls, this slick apartment can be kept clutter-free and appear neat for years to come, as accumulated belongings can be easily hidden.

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Interior designer: Charlotte's Carpentry
Area size: 50 sqm
Location: R Maison
Cost of renovation: $17,000


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