We live in a capitalist world that has, over the years, equated more space to more cost, which means it’s gotten much more expensive to buy or rent a spacious home. Gone are the days when a 2 bedroom HDB could mean 1,200 square feet of space, and all at an affordable price.
But in the era of Google images, Instagram, and Pinterest, it’s become so easy for us regular folks to build ourselves our mood boards, and work towards getting our dream home too. Extra space is good, of course, but when we have constraints, the best thing to do is to work around it.
Here are some of the smart hacks that you can use to maximise your living space.
1. Underneath storage container
These storage boxes that you can use to stow away clutter under your bed.
2. Nicetree Jewelry Cabinet with Full-Length Mirror
Items that serve more than one function mean you need fewer things taking up space in your home. This mirror that serves as a jewellery storage keeps clutter out of sight.
3. Medicine Cabinets For Bathroom With Mirror
Mirrors create the illusion of space, so intersperse your wall decorations with mirrors, like this round one that works well inside the bathroom or in the hallway. And the best thing of all, keep your bathroom essentials stored away behind this mirror with ease.
4. Furinno Jensen Living Room Wooden Leg Lift Top Coffee Table
This coffee table features hidden storage space beneath the tabletop and exterior shelves that provide extra storage space to better allocate and organise your living space.
5. HelicesBridge Classic and Minimal Bamboo Bookshelf
Lines draw eyes upwards, so use these bookshelves, fill them with books, and your eyes will be drawn to the vertical lines creating the illusion of a ceiling that is taller than it really is.
6. Macrame plant hanger
Using hanging plants in your home does a few things at the same time: it draws eyes upwards, simultaneously softening a space, creating cosiness; and you’re also making use of air space instead of floor space! Get a macrame holder and hang the potted plant of your choice.
7. Fabric Ottoman Storage Box
Put away toys or stationery in this ottoman storage box.
8. Aubin Toilet Rack
Limited bathroom space? No problem, just add this rack to keep bath products from the floor.
9. No Drill Bathroom Storage Shelf
If you don't have a vanity area, keep all your beauty essentials atop this storage shelf.
10. Washing Machine Rack Space Saver Organiser
Keep your wash products and towels neatly above your machine on this useful rack.
11. Cavsoir Slim Storage Shelf Cart Removable 4-Tier Rolling Trolley
Not enough kitchen cabinets? Store spices at arm's length with this rolling kitchen trolley.