It’s the beginning of yet another year and the time is right to organise your apartment. Whether you live in a large flat or a smaller HDB space, you can find ways to make the most of what’s available. Reorganising things and enlisting the help of a Singapore interior design company will show you the full capacity of your property.
Freeing up space in the apartment doesn’t have to be a complex or expensive project. A few very simple changes will give you the opportunity to start 2019 in the best possible way.
Bins, Boxes and Other Simple Storage Solutions
Many stores feature bins, boxes and clever contraptions you can use to store most items and get them in some sort of order.
Ikea is one of the stores known for the cool organisational items but it’s not the only one.
If you have a pantry, you can use bins and boxes with labels on them to bring similar items together, group them and make them easier to retrieve. Clear bins are an ideal choice because you’ll get to see what’s stored inside of each.
Clothes that you’re not using at the time being can be stored in vacuum-sealed bags. You need a simple vacuum cleaner to get the air out and to shrink the size of the bag. Vacuum storage reduces the volume significantly, especially if you have bulkier items like coats, knitted clothes, blankets and duvets you’re not using.
Make Use of Vertical Storage
Living in a smaller HDB flat means that you don’t have a whole lot of horizontal space.
Horizontal storage options aren’t a good choice for you. Instead, opt for vertical alternatives. The more levels you can add to the wall (and even to the ceiling), the better.
Simple shelves are ideal because they’re space-saving. Cabinets give you a chance to hide things inside them but if you don’t have a lot of space, it’s not really a clever thing to place a bulky cabinet in the respective part of the home.
The interior designer you’re working with will help you create a personalised vertical storage solution for your home. These professionals know what it takes to utilize the nooks and the crannies that aren’t suitable for any other purpose.
The prevalence of smaller living spaces in Singapore over the past few years has contributed to a brand new furniture trend.
Smart furniture is usually multi-purpose and it can either be transformed or it featured a hidden storage compartment.
Such pieces are ideal for a home that’s to be reorganised in order to free up space. A bed that has a storage unit underneath or a similar coffee table can enable you to tuck many items inside. If you’re using the space underneath your furniture, you’ll be free from having to clutter the operational surfaces inside the home.
There are many types of smart furniture on the market. Even if you can’t find a piece addressing your needs, such an item can be custom-created for you.
While custom furniture is more expensive than ready-made items, it will be an ideal choice for your home and your storage needs. In addition, custom furniture can be crafted with more attention to detail – a characteristic that will potentially increase its lifespan.
Increase Your Closet Space
Do you feel that you simply don’t have enough closet space? Even if your closet is a relatively small one, there’s still space inside it you’re not using.
You can rely on several clever hacks in order to make the most of the available closet.
Hanging a few bags on the inside of the closet door is a great choice for storing smaller items like scarves, accessories, hats and other things that don’t belong on the shelves.
You can also tuck a wicker basket underneath the rack. Choose the right size so that it doesn’t stand in the way of the hanging clothes. A basket is a great choice for dealing with closet clutter, especially if you cannot be bothered to put things back where you found them in the first place.
Optimize the Kitchen Space
The kitchen is the most functional part of the apartment, which is why it features numerous utensils, appliances and knick-knacks. If you cook and enjoy meals at home, chances are that the kitchen space isn’t enough.
Here are a few things you can try to optimize the kitchen space in 2019.
Once again, put vertical space to good use. Magnetic racks and spice jars are a great choice. They look beautiful, they’re incredibly practical and they take items off the countertop.
Narrow vertical cabinets that are custom-made for your kitchen will also be a wonderful opportunity for the utilization of space that’s not readily accessible. Such cabinets usually slide out and they can be used to store cooking oil, trays, cutting boards, baking pans and other things you want to get quick access to.
Space dividers inside the cabinets are inexpensive and a great choice for better organization and for the fitting of more items inside.
The most important thing to remember is that you shouldn’t opt for universal storage hacks. Instead, consider the specifics of your living space and the organization ideas that will make the most sense for you.
Experienced interior designers will help you understand your living space better and enhance its storage capacity.
Home Guide’s team has carried out multiple home interior design projects throughout Singapore. We understand the challenges that the owners of small flats deal with. We also work hard to offer each customer a tailor-made solution that’s specific to their case, budget and needs.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today in order to transform your living space in 2019. Just because your flat is small doesn’t mean you have to live in a cluttered environment. We have the knowledge and the skills to give you more space, order and cosiness.