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9 Cool Bachelor(ette) Pad Ideas For Singles Livin' It Up Solo

Go wild and revamp your house the way you (and only you!) want it!

There’s a certain appeal of living by yourself. For one, it gives you a sense of independence that you won’t get from living with your parents/spouse. For another, the entire space is yours to do as you please – no one to disagree with your decisions, or force you to compromise.

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So, for those of you who are dreaming of living it up solo in your own bachelor(ette) pad, here are 8 ways to take advantage of a home that’s yours, yours, and only yours!

1. Merge spaces for a seamless, open home

Compass Heights by Authors • Interior & Styling
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Unless you foresee your family and friends staying over often, you don’t really need a separate private and communal area. So, if the layout permits, consider merging them both to create one seamless, open home!

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Take this 1-bedroom condo in Sengkang as an example. At 83 sqm, it’s pretty small – but the use of sliding glass doors between the bedroom and living room encourages uninterrupted visual flow, resulting in a space that looks much bigger than it really is.

Explore: Breaking Boundaries: 9 Clever Ideas for Flexible Living Spaces

2. Turn an unused bedroom into a display area…

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Be it superhero figurines, sneakers, or wine bottles, everyone has that one thing they love to collect. But while some avid collectors keep their precious collections hidden due to space constraints (or to avoid facing their spouse’s wrath), you, the bachelor/bachelorette, are free to show them off as much as possible.

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In fact, you can even dedicate an entire room to showing them off, like how it’s done in this sneakerhead’s home in Tampines!

3. …or into a hobby room

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Hobbies like gaming or playing instruments can take up a lot of space, so if you’ve got a spare room, turn it into a hobby room instead – like the one in this home in Telok Blangah!

4. Create an open bathroom…

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While they exude luxury and novelty, open bathrooms are often touted as ‘too daring’ or ‘lacking privacy’. But come on – what’s there to be shy about when you’re living alone in your bachelor/bachelorette pad?

Just take a leaf out of this bachelor pad in Choa Chu Kang, where the master ensuite walls were replaced with glass panels in a bid to create a larger-looking space!

5. …or merge both bathrooms into one big one

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Unless you’re living in a studio apartment or a 2-room flat, you’ll likely end up with two bathrooms – one of which you don’t really need as a bachelor/bachelorette. If they’re adjacent to each other, why not merge them both to create one big bathroom?

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After all, with how small HDB bathrooms tend to be, you can never say no to having more bathroom space. The bachelor living in this 5-room flat in Macpherson certainly thought so, choosing to merge both his bathrooms and extending it even further with a small area of the living room!

6. Create a walk-in wardrobe in an unused junior bedroom…

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Walk-in wardrobes are perhaps one of the most popular features a homeowner asks for during a renovation – and while most of them have to think of ways to squeeze one in, you bachelors/bachelorettes will likely have a spare room that you can convert into your personal walk-in wardrobe.

For easier access (and to visually open up the space), consider hacking the walls that separate your bedroom from the designated walk-in wardrobe, as shown in this home in Tampines!

Explore: Why We Love Walk-In Wardrobes, Plus 20 Must-See Examples

7. …or build it along your corridor

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Say you don’t have a spare room to create a walk-in wardrobe – does that mean you’re entirely out of options?

Not entirely. In what is probably one of the more unique renovation ideas we’ve seen, the designer of this 3-room bachelorette pad in Punggol turned the corridor into a walk-in wardrobe by tearing down the walls and replacing it with storage units, leaving the owner free to turn her spare bedroom into a full-fledged study.

8. Include features that would normally take up too much space

Choa Chu Kang Cresent by Flo Design
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Normally, you wouldn’t be able to fit bulky furniture – like a pool table – into a home you share with your family. But since you’re living alone now, you’re free to include just about anything you want!

That’s exactly what happened in this 5-room flat in Bukit Panjang, where a foosball table was slotted next to the living area – a great tool to entertain guests!

9. Experiment with different colours and design features

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Neutrals, white-and-wood, all-white themes – why stick with the ‘classic’ colour schemes (or any other design feature, for that matter) when you can experiment? Don’t worry about clashing colours or anything of the sort – as seen in this 4-room BTO in Fernvale, they can still look good with careful planning.

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And the best part is, you don’t need to compromise what you want with anybody, because again, the house is yours to do as you wish.

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