9 Carpentry Ideas For Your Storage and Display Needs
Living in small homes is very much a way of life for Singaporeans, and as such, we’ve become experts at maximising every square inch of our living space. And while storage compartments are first and foremost functional features, you’d be surprised at how aesthetically pleasing they can be as well! Scroll down to see ingenious ways to store, display, and organise things at home with unique carpentry that’s built specifically to cater to each household’s lifestyle.
For the entire home
1. Overhead cabinets are brilliant solutions that can help small bedrooms gain more storage space without losing any additional floor area. You can also turn small or awkward corners in the room into a compact study or vanity corner with the help of custom-built desks.
Interior designer: Voila
2. To prevent small spaces from looking cluttered, get creative with carpentry and incorporate hide-and-seek features. A discreet drawer in the bed’s platform base can serve as a night stand when pulled out, and you can even hide an entire vanity counter in one section of the cabinet!
Interior designer: Posh Home
3. Tailored carpentry enables homeowners to fully utilise every inch of space. Both bedrooms in this home have storage units built into its walls and floor, creating a chic, minimalist bed area that looks gorgeous and feels extra cosy.
Interior designer: KDOT Associates
4. Showcase collectibles—especially fragile items like Chinese porcelain—is to store them in window shelves. This keeps them protected and dust-free while still fully on display. Highlight them with some backlit lighting to make them look extra precious!
Interior designer: Projectguru
For storage and decor pieces
5. A well-designed open shelf is essential if you intend to beautify the living room with a collection of sculptures, pottery, or books that showcase your passions. Vary the shelf compartments with different heights and widths to create a chic, layered look that’ll elevate the items on display.
Interior designer: A-rk Interior
6. Having open shelves embedded into full height storage units not only break up the monotony of a row of cupboard doors, but also enables you to change the look of the cabinets by rotating the decorative accessories.
Interior designer: Juz Interior
For the bathroom
7. Having too many storage cabinets can cause a small space to look blocky. Already cramped bathrooms can avoid this by injecting some open shelves amongst the built-in storage. You can even doll up the corner by displaying colourful rolls of spare towels on them.
Interior designer: Design Collective
8. Not many would think of bathroom shelving as decorative elements, but creating open shelves with an oriental-inspired motif can add a subtle yet interesting twist to the functional space!
Interior designer: Jubilee Interior
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