When you’re trying to pack in as much as possible into a small home, it’s best to engage an interior designer as smart design makes a huge difference. Limited square footage calls for careful planning to make the most of each corner, and it’s important that the end result still enables you to live fully and comfortably. What these eight homes lack in floor area, they make up with smart features that prove that downsizing may be the wisest approach to urban living.
Maximize Floor Space
Got a cramped room with tall ceilings? Create additional floor space with a mezzanine level! This bedroom’s stylish lift not only created more breathing space in the living area, but also transformed this cramped shoebox condominium unit into a chic and liveable dwelling.
Interior designer: Aart Boxx Interior
While newlyweds can do with just one bedroom for their first home, it’s always good to have the option of hosting the occasional stay-over guest. And having a pull-down bed built into the television console is the perfect solution as it saves space when not in use, and offers a much comfier option than the sofa.
Interior designer: Habit
Location: OUE Twin Peak
Opt for Open Concepts
While less is more when it comes to decorating a small, open-plan living area, minimalism is not the sole option. This home is beautifully cosied up with an array of tasteful accessories and chic furniture pieces, all of which come together elegantly in a modern classic feel.
Interior designer: Icon Interior Design
Location: One Canberra
If you don’t do much heavy cooking, open-concept kitchens are the way to go when you’re gunning for a bright and airy feel for the common area. To do this successfully and neatly, ensure that all the bulky appliances are flushed neatly amongst the kitchen cabinets and counter tops.
Interior designer: Space Atelier
Location: La Fiesta
A perfect example of how style doesn’t need to be compromised when living small, this urban abode is packed to the brim with character thanks to its collection of refined industrial furniture pieces. A cohesive style is key when it comes to open areas as it helps to create a polished appearance.
Interior designer: DistinctIdentity
Clever Built-in Features
With this idea of a swivel mount, having individual television sets for both the living room and bedroom now seems rightfully ludicrous. Simply incorporate this ingenious idea to cut back on precious floor space dedicated to entertainment sets, and save money too!
Interior designer: Flipside Design
Location: Casa Cambio
The peekaboo elements in this apartment, such as the swivel feature wall that’s also a discreet entrance to the bedroom, prove that you can still have fun with designing tight spaces. Having a small pull-out breakfast counter instead of a stationary one also creates a more dynamic usage of the kitchen space.
Interior designer: Artmuse Interior
Location: The Skywoods
Chockfull with stylish practicality, this light-filled apartment is all about maximising every corner. Nooks built against the wall serve as cabinets, display shelves, and even seating space for dining. Ensuring that there’s sufficient storage space also enables unsightly and bulky items to be stowed away neatly.
Interior designer: Lemonfridge Studio
Location: E Maison
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