4 Layout Hacks to Maximise Space for Your 2-Room BTO
Tiny but mighty!
Small and compact – you may think that you can’t configure your 2-room BTO much but that’s where you’re wrong. In fact, these homeowners prove that it’s entirely possible to turn that limited space into a welcoming and wonderfully spacious abode.
So, don’t let the space constraints stop you from exploring and pushing the boundaries – start by taking cues from these awesome ideas!
1. Change out your swinging doors for sliding options
Sometimes the simplest changes can make a world of a difference. Your typical doors aren’t the most space-friendly, as they eat up valuable room when in use (i.e. swinging and bi-fold doors have a bigger circumference) – so, what can you do?
It’s a surprisingly easy fix; Neu Konceptz simply swaps them out for sliding options – one for the bedroom and the others in the bathroom. Not only is this a sleek way to demarcate and conceal the private areas in the home, you won’t have to make any sacrifices and choose smaller furniture!
2. Built-ins are your best friend
There are a few ways to keep your home looking spotless but the most common is built-ins or carpentry – it’s practically fail-proof!
Interior Firm: The Makers Design Studio
The Makers Design Studio uses a plethora of them here. Think full-height cabinetry that conceals not only the household shelter but also the television and more. The same texture is used throughout to give the home a polished look that amplifies space. But that’s not all, they’ve carved out an additional “nook” to make room for a mini area for rest.
3. Your raised platforms can be used in multiple ways
You may think of raised platforms as “another means of storage” but they are so much more than that, especially when space is at a premium – you can use them to stash even a dining set.
In this case, Space Atelier uses a small raised platform in the living room as a seating area of sorts plus a larger one in the bedroom that doubles as a bed – it even comes with plenty of storage units!
4. Embrace open living
When a home is dark and enclosed, it looks much smaller. So, if you were to flip that theory on its head, an open concept will make the space look larger.
Interior Firm: The Roomakers
The Roomakers puts this to the test. By hacking down a wall, they’ve conjoined the living room and bedroom into one giant communal area. The home is peppered with light tones that keeps it looking bright and breezy.
To maintain the “flow”, they’ve even changed up the layout of the bathroom by closing up the initial entry point – reinstalling the door so that faces the kitchen instead!
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