Engage a firm through Qanvast and enjoy these perks!Find out more$50K Qanvast Guarantee$50K GuaranteeVoucher KitHome Starter PackStarter PackFind out more

4 Layout Hacks to Maximise Space for Your 2-Room BTO

October 2, 2019
BOOKMARK

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.

Buangkok Crescent by Neu Konceptz
Save to Qanvast Board

Interior Firm: Neu Konceptz

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

layouts for 2-room hdb bto studio apartments
Save to Qanvast Board

Source: HDB

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?

Buangkok Crescent by Neu Konceptz
Save to Qanvast Board

Interior Firm: Neu Konceptz

Buangkok Crescent by Neu Konceptz
Save to Qanvast Board

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!

Buangkok Crescent by Neu Konceptz
Save to Qanvast Board
Buangkok Crescent by Neu Konceptz
Save to Qanvast Board

Explore: Make the Most of Your 5-Room HDB with Fresh Layout Ideas

2. Built-ins are your best friend

layouts for 2-room hdb bto studio apartments
Save to Qanvast Board

Source: HDB

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!

Canberra Crescent by The Makers Design Studio
Save to Qanvast Board
Canberra Crescent by The Makers Design Studio
Save to Qanvast Board

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.

Canberra Crescent by The Makers Design Studio
Save to Qanvast Board
Canberra Crescent by The Makers Design Studio
Save to Qanvast Board

Explore: 4-Room HDB Layout Planning Made Easier With These Ideas

3. Your raised platforms can be used in multiple ways

layouts for 2-room hdb bto studio apartments
Save to Qanvast Board

Source: HDB

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.

Yishun Avenue 4 by Space Atelier
Save to Qanvast Board

Interior Firm: Space Atelier

Yishun Avenue 4 by Space Atelier
Save to Qanvast Board

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!

Yishun Avenue 4 by Space Atelier
Save to Qanvast Board
Yishun Avenue 4 by Space Atelier
Save to Qanvast Board
layouts for 2-room hdb bto studio apartments
Save to Qanvast Board

Source: HDB

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.

Anchorvale Road by The Roomakers
Save to Qanvast Board

Interior Firm: The Roomakers

Anchorvale Road by The Roomakers
Save to Qanvast Board

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.

Anchorvale Road by The Roomakers
Save to Qanvast Board

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!

Anchorvale Road by The Roomakers
Save to Qanvast Board
Anchorvale Road by The Roomakers
Save to Qanvast Board

Make your spaces go the extra mile

Small abodes or not, our renovation professionals have the solutions you need. Simply let us know your renovation requirements and get quick, personalised renovation quotes from five local interior design firms for free!

Also, when you engage an interior firm through our free recommendation service, you'll stand to receive the Qanvast voucher kit and Home Starter Pack with Phillips appliances!

Meet interior designers. Get quotes. Based on your requirements, we will recommend you up to 5 firms with the Qanvast Guarantee. Get Free Quotes

Advertisement
Preparing the next article…