Small homes are ubiquitous in cities like ours, so Taipei is no exception. This tiny apartment in the Taiwanese capital received a complete makeover by A Lentil Design, and is now a cosy home to a young couple and their cat. Read on to find out how the designers turned the small space into a bright and spacious-looking home:
Lots Of Natural Light
The initial layout featured lots of partitions, which not only caused a lack of sunlight in the home but made it difficult to experiment with different types of furniture as well. To combat this, the designers “reorganised the lines and patterns throughout the home to maximise natural light and ventilation.”
This creates an open, free flowing space which totally makes the apartment look huge. Built-in shelves and a clean white kitchen also add to the spaciousness. Track lighting is also a clever way of making sure that all parts of the home are well-lit at night.
A mezzanine level beside the kitchen allows under-stair storage. Its location in the middle of the home also provides easy access. The clean white woody aesthetics gives the home a Muji-esque feel.
A Compact Kitchen
A view of the kitchen cum dining area from the mezzanine level. A bar counter with bar stools is a chic way of replacing the usual dining table and chairs set, especially in small homes. Plants are a great way to liven up the space too!
A sliding glass door separates the bedroom from the communal space, giving you privacy when needed. When guests are over, simply open up the panel to unite both spaces and your home will look much larger.
White instead of black sliding doors were chosen to complement the now-bright apartment.
Make Use Of Odd Corners
The designers utilised the odd corner as a wardrobe. Every inch of space is valuable in a tiny apartment!
A platform bed offers more storage, while printed duvets and cushion covers add a bright, youthful and modern vibe to the space.
Text: Eliza H, Home & Decor Singapore / Additional Reporting: Elizabeth Liew
Photos: Home & Decor Singapore