A luxurious home can be one that is sleek and chic furnished with expensive textiles and decor items. it can also be one that is in a prime district. No matter which definition you hold sway, the common impression of a luxe apartment is one which has ample space. Now how do you achieve that when you have a small apartment? We take a peek into this three-bedroom condominium apartment, owned by a newly-wed couple to see how they have maximise the space of their marital home.
1. The dream design
The design was based on a cosy home with a touch of hotel luxury, where the couple could settle down and start a family. They requested design firm The Orange Cube to create an inviting home with plenty of storage space and to adhere to fengshui requirements provided by a fengshui master.
2. Neutral colours
Throughout the apartment, the designers made use of a neutral colour palette comprising of beige, grey and black, in line with their clients’ desired modern theme. Rose gold accents also help to imbue an understated luxe look.
3. One kitchen space
Separate spaces for the dry and wet kitchens meant each space was limited, so the homeowners decided to convert them into a full wet kitchen leading from the foyer to the dining area. To get rid of odd corners and maximise storage space per the clients’ request, the designers chose to include built-in appliances, such as the oven and wine chiller.
4. Customised storage
As for the unused space by several bay windows in the bedrooms, the designers converted those areas into comfortable settee spots with customised storage.
5. Smart bathroom decor
In contrast to the master bedroom, dark grey tiles were used throughout the bathroom. Potted plants were added to the bathroom for a touch of nature, to lend a resort-like ambience.
6. Choose sliding doors
As the homeowners felt that the hinged swing door was cumbersome, the designers shifted the bathroom entrance slightly to accommodate a sliding door – a much sleeker option.
7. Use the window space
The renovation of this 1,250 sqf apartment, furniture and appliances included was $85,000. For those who are keen on getting their own furniture and decor, find out how this couple furnished their home for just $8000.
Text: Home & Decor Additional Reporting: Seah Pei Jun