Hands up, couples who have argued over the use of space in our shrinking apartments. Whether it's a bigger wardrobe for clothes, or display shelves for collectibles, everyone wants a bigger piece of the pie.
Here at Qanvast, we go all out to help you build your perfect home, and that includes doing what we can to help you keep the peace. Therefore, we scoured thousands of projects to find you 10 from our designer partners who have come up with innovative or unique storage and display spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical.
Say goodbye to storage wars.
1. A floor-to-ceiling shelf is the highlight of the apartment. Closed and open shelving create layers and depth. The ladder doesn't simply add an interesting accent, but also allows the owners to reach the upper shelves easily so that the space is not wasted.
Interior Designer: Project File
Location: Parc Emily (Condo)
2. While space is not an issue in this shophouse at Kim Yam Road, the unique industrial shelving units are worthy of mention. The exposed pipes connect wooden shelves painted to look extensions of the pipes, while a vintage wire mesh shelf in the kitchen accentuates the industrial theme.
Interior Designer: Third Avenue Studio
Location: Kim Yam Road (shophouse)
3. For home owners who are avid readers and collectors, having space to store their books and collectibles are essential. A large bookshelf in the living area acts as an attractive centerpiece. In the kitchen, everything is tucked away behind the almost seamless wood panel shelves for an immaculate kitchen.
Interior Designer: Zidane Design Associates
Location: The Gale (Condo)
4. A unique stacked display shelf in the living room houses art pieces and collectibles that complement the modern contemporary design of the apartment. In place of a headboard, the designers built display shelves instead to showcase their collections.
Interior Designer: Space Vision Design
Location: The Caribbean (Condo)
5. Avid collectors, the owners dedicated a section of the living room to a walk-in display that feels almost like a gallery. The rest of the house is kept minimal to bring all attention to the display. In the study, storage space is stylishly hidden behind black and white shelves.
Interior Designer: 2Form Interior Design
Location: Pinnacle@Duxton (HDB)
6. The designers came up with a truly innovative and stylish storage solution for the owners of this small apartment in Woollerton Park. In the kitchen, an extendable table top and highly compartmentalized shelves are space-savers. In the bedroom, shelves are built along tracks so they can be hidden away and extended as needed.
Interior Designer: Architology
Location: Wollerton Park (Condo)
7. With hundreds of books in their collection, the owners of this Spottiswoode apartment needed lots of space to store them. Instead of hiding them away, they requested plenty of book shelves in the house which they will fill as they build their lives together.
Interior Designer: Spaces Living Concept
Location: Spottiswoode Park (Condo)
8. Exposed pipes connect wooden box shelves in the living area to give the house an industrial feel. The randomly placed shelves plays on layers and textures. The theme is extended to the kitchen with steel mesh shelves and raw wood finishings.
Interior Designer: Linear Space Concept
Location: Strathmore Avenue (HDB)
9. Camouflaged storage along the wall are a neat way to store items while open shelves create a sense of depth. What's neater is the bicycle rack on the wall that is a cool way to hang and display your vintage bicycle.
Interior Designer: FSI
Location: Punggol Walk (HDB)
10. The massive dark wooden bookshelf almost spans across the entire wall and with warm yellow lighting, the mood is made cosy. Together with the clash of colors from the books, boxes and displays on the shelves, it gives off an eclectic cool vibe. In the bedroom where porous vintage bricks divide the study and sleeping area, see-through drawers let the owners display their quirky accessories.
Interior Designer: Fuse Concept
Location: Bukit Batok West
Now that you've gotten some ideas on how to make your storage or display spaces more attractive, here's suggested product partner to help you claim that space. These highly customizable shelving units from Slingshot lets you design your own shelves, whether you are looking at a big showpiece or small ones littered around the house.
Drop by Slingshot's website to see what can help free up space around your own house.If you figure that it's time to clear up the clutter around the house, engage our home professionals to add some storage and organization solutions to reclaim much needed space. Download our app and send in a quote request to hear from 5 of our recommended professionals who will make your tidy home a reality!