Maximise Your Small HDB Flat: Get Furniture with Double Dutyby Business Listings Editor
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At wit’s ends how to design your small HDB flat and organise neatly all your stuff?
Short of cash into moving to a bigger flat? Well, the only solution to your tiny home space is to get creative and find other ways, including in the choice of your furniture and appliances, to meet all of your storage needs.
So here are some practical ways you can do to make the most of your HDB space, and mind you, there’s no need to compromise on the aesthetic value either.
Bookcase as Room Divider
Photo credits: zannaland via Flickr
If you live in studio apartment and want to create a private area for your bedroom, consider installing a bookcase and fill it up with books and other knick knacks. This is also a perfect idea if you need living room storage and a way to mark the area between your living space and the kitchen area.
Day Beds as Guest Beds
Daybed sofas with built-in storage (Photo credits: PoshSurfside.com via Flickr Creative Commons)
Your living room can also serve as your guest bedroom with just the right choice of furniture. Consider getting a sofa that can turn into a bed for guests. If possible, choose a sofa / guest bed that has drawers to store your extra pillows and blankets.
Table that Expands
Grand Central Table from brett jordan via Flickr Creative Commons
A good thing about having a cramp home space is that you learn to innovate and get creative quickly. If you live in a new type of HDB flat in Singapore, which is smaller than the old types of apartment units, then having furniture that gives you multiple purposes should be your main consideration when designing your home space.
For your kitchen / dining area, a wonderful idea is a foldable or expandable table that can be adjusted whenever needed.
Beds with storage drawers
Don’t have enough storage space in your bedroom or hallway closet for your extra blankets and towels? You can try putting them in portable plastic storage boxes under your bed, or better yet, why not just put them inside your bed?
Beds with built-in storage underneath are better and definitely way cooler than having to put storage boxes under the bed. Also, it’s easier to access and organise your stuff.
Photo Credits: Jeremy Levine via Flickr
Indeed, there are many ways that you can maximise the small and tight space of your HDB flat, you just have to use your imagination or at least seek the help of a professional interior designer in Singapore.