Why Homes Without Walls Are The Next Big Thing
Love the idea of a big open space to do basically anything you want? Then you might want to consider doing away with walls in your new home. The idea of wide open spaces appeals to those who yearn for bigger spaces in smaller homes today. Here are 8 examples of how it’s done beautifully.
1. At first glance, this HDB looks ultra spacious and roomy; who would have thought that it is only 121 sqm, thanks to its wall-less concept. Having the same flooring that extends throughout create a flow from room to room, giving it a cohesive appeal. Finishing in the same texture, hue and mood create a unified concept that is warm and cosy. To avoid it from looking too bare, partitions like storage space and mid-wall separators “divide” the sections beautifully and functionally.
Interior designer: The 80's Studio
Location: Rivervale Walk
Cost of renovation: $45,000
2. Love the use of different floor styles to create individual rooms without your traditional walls! Low ceiling partitions help section up spaces that are individually styled to look different and unique. Add on the homeowner’s eclectic keepsakes, antique pieces and potted plants and what you have is a home that’s stylish yet cosy. Natural light helps create a hospitable warmth.
Interior designer: Fifth Avenue Interior
Location: Neptune Court
Cost of renovation: $85,000
3. If you like the feeling of living in a bright and wide open space like this apartment, take cues on the colour palette used and the idea of dual-functional spaces. The key is making sure that your interior ideas flow into one another for a coherent feel.
Interior designer: The Local INN.terior
Location: Bishan Street
Cost of renovation: $70,000
4. We like the industrial concept this homeowner went with – it gives this wall-less home a garage feel that is edgy and grunge-like. The only showcase wall in this home is given a cool textured finish, which adds up to the whole look and feel. The same lighting concept is used throughout, giving this home a flow from one room to another.
Interior designer: Chapter One Interior Design
Location: Anchorvale Link
Cost of renovation: $44,000
5. Another wall-less home done beautifully without all the bells and whistles! When designing your wall-less home, remember that less is more to really emphasis on the wide, open space. Simple décor is kept to a minimalist effect while white throughout help make the home look spacious and airy.
Interior designer: Urban Design House
Location: Punggol Drive
Cost of renovation: $35,000
6. When doing without walls, think of how to extend one room to another so that there is a flow throughout. This homeowner went with the same wooden floor where the grains are laid out vertically to further “elongate” his home – it works and it is stunning.
Interior designer: Versaform
Location: Kampong Arang
Cost of renovation: $50,000
7. White seems to be the colour of choice in homes without walls. After all, it does add to the open space look and feel, making the home look even more spacious and welcoming. Finishing in most white and light colours extend this approach while glass doors let you create sections in areas for work and play.
Interior designer: Free Space Intent
Location: Telok Blangah
Cost of renovation: $95,000
8. Instead of your usual wood, cement is preferred for that edgy, minimalist appeal. We love the “rugged” feeling throughout, contrasted by white walls and ceilings for a stark effect. In fact, all white throughout gives this home a sweeping look that says designer touch with a casual vibe.