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7 HDBs That Prove That Size Is Not Everything

March 22, 2016
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Don’t let space stop you from creating your dream home. Let us show you 7 homes that prove that size is not everything! Instead, all you need is the right ideas to dramatically transform the feel of your home.

Qanvast Tip #1 : Expose Some Legs

Size: 3 rooms/85 sqm

Instead of boxy chairs and tables, furniture with exposed legs creates an instant sense of space. Opt for a bright colour palette to instantly jazz up your apartment. Use light colours on the wall as well as floor to make the space feel airy.

7 HDBs That Prove That Size Is Not Everything

Interior Designer: Versaform
Location: Punggol Parc Vista

Qanvast Tip #2: Double Up the Function

Size: 2 rooms/65 sqm

Some spaces can work two ways – or three, like in this small apartment! The owner uses the brick wall not just as a separator between the living room and walkway but also as a TV backing on one side and seating area for the entrance.

7 HDBs That Prove That Size Is Not Everything
7 HDBs That Prove That Size Is Not Everything

Interior Designer: Design Chapterz
Location: Costa Ris

Qanvast Tip #3: Think Openly

Size: 2 rooms/74 sqm

The fastest way to create an illusion of space? Go for an open concept from entrance to kitchen and keep your walls clean.

7 HDBs That Prove That Size Is Not Everything

This homeowner went for the seamless approach by opting to do without walls or separators, giving the apartment a wide spacious and airy feel.

7 HDBs That Prove That Size Is Not Everything

Interior Designer: Linear Space Concepts
Location: Telok Blangah

Qanvast Tip #4: Mirror, Mirror on the wall

Size: 2 rooms/63 sqm

It’s the oldest trick in the book – place a large-sized mirror on a wall to create the illusion of space. However, an often overlooked point is to keep the rest of the space clutter free. Simple and sleek furniture work wonders for this concept.

7 HDBs That Prove That Size Is Not Everything

Interior Designer: Voila
Location: Lorong Liew Lian

Qanvast Tip #5: Different Shades of Colour

Size: 2 rooms/72 sqm

Using the same colour creates a visual coherence that makes your space feel open. This homeowner went with the wood theme throughout – from living room to kitchen – creating a tonal effect for the small apartment.

7 HDBs That Prove That Size Is Not Everything

Interior Designer: D5 Studio Image
Location: Bukit Purmei

Qanvast Tip #6: Let Me Move My Walls

Size: 2 rooms/72 sqm

Want space as well as privacy? Why not go for sliding walls that can be pushed back to reveal space and then put together again to create enclosed areas.

7 HDBs That Prove That Size Is Not Everything

What this homeowner did in this ultra-chic small apartment where you can retain privacy when needed. Plus you can further create space by leaving a few inches between walls and your furniture.

7 HDBs That Prove That Size Is Not Everything

Interior Designer: The Design Abode
Location: Marine Terrace

Qanvast Tip #7: Make a Statement

Size: 2 rooms/56 sqm

In a small space, one large sofa or dining table instead of many small pieces is enough to make a dramatic statement.

7 HDBs That Prove That Size Is Not Everything

This homeowner went with an impressive dining table as the star of the space. A unique light fixture over the table enhances the wow factor, making the room look and feel uncluttered and bigger.

7 HDBs That Prove That Size Is Not Everything

Interior Designer: The Association
Location: Hougang


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