We all know how important space is to us, especially when land is so scarce in Singapore. From tiny HDBs to gargantuan bungalows, we are always negotiating space. Since our lives revolve around the spaces we live in so much, why not consider these space-saving tips for your home?
This is arguably the best way to eliminate or hide the mess! You’ll definitely have cabinets somewhere in your home, so it’s always important to use them wisely. Spacious sliding drawers can help to hide some of your miscellaneous clutter. Most people use cabinets to keep cooking essentials or their wine collection, but you could also use them for other household items too. Full-length cabinets are a popular choice too.
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Shelving in walls goes a long way in keeping your abode neat and tidy. With shelves, you essentially create more room. This gives you space to play around with! Whether you choose to leave it empty or not, we think it’s a unanimous agreement that more space is always desirable.
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A kitchen island is a great way to use space for multi-purposes. It could be the table for both your dining and working needs. You can also create open shelves in the kitchen island itself for more storage space. This could be where you keep your mugs, spices and powders or even books!
Raised platforms have grown in popularity in recent years, especially so since houses are getting smaller and smaller. With a raised platform, you get even more storage space – a great option for keeping things organised. Platforms are also more discreet than cabinets and shelves, making them ideal for bedrooms.
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We all know how lazy we can get on some days. Installing drawers under your bed can help you sort your closet out instead of squeezing your clothes in the wardrobe. This is also a suitable alternative for homeowners who do not want to build a platform in their house.
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If you’re not a fan of huge dining tables and would prefer a more minimalist look, foldable tables can be something you can add to your shopping list! A murphy table, to be more specific, is somewhat similar to a pull-out table, except that it’s a pull-down one. Having friends over? Simply pull down your murphy table and fold it back up once the party’s over! You get more space again!
The same concept applies! On top of a murphy table, murphy beds could be an interesting, space-saving addition for your home. This is a multi-functional furniture, allowing people to fold their beds back into the wall when the bed is not in use.
Sounds like an eccentric concept? Probably, but this is a secret tip that many do not know. You can create even more space in your cabinets or home with doors. Things such as over-the-door hooks can be installed to hang cooking utensils, clothes, bags, the possibilities are endless!
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Food containers are probably underrated, in our opinion. There are many stackable containers in the market now that allow consumers to maximise the vertical space available in their kitchen cabinets. An extra benefit is that containers keep your cabinets clean and tidy, so you’ll know where to find whatever you need!
We can’t stress enough on how useful these are. Collapsible or foldable essentials are the new thing now, and they’re perfect for saving space! You can open these up whenever necessary, and when not in use, simply fold them down and keep them hidden away. From buckets to clothes hangers and even kitchen bins, a myriad of options are available for every storage need.
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