3 Designer’s Secrets to Make Your Condo Interior Appear 2X Bigger


Thankful for bestinsingapore for featuring us as the Top 8 firms for the best condo interior design in Singapore.Whether is it due to HDB restrictions, or investment purposes or simply because one enjoys the amenities provided in a condominium, most new condo homeowners face a common problem-space constraints. With most executive condominium and executive condominium having an average size of 62sqm- 121sqm(including balcony area), there is limited space to work with.  Not to mention the build-in carpentry for new condo (which will be costly to remove).  Thus, the challenge for designing condo interiors has always been ergonomic space planning to physically and visually expand the working space available. Facing the same problem? Read on to get insider designer tips before you kickstart your condo renovation.

 1. Leverage On Vertical Space 

Most condominium and executive condominium (EC) have a higher ceiling height as compared to HDB flats. Thus, there is plenty of vertical space to tap on. When we think of vertical space, people commonly think of platform storage beds. However, there are several ways to maximize vertical space in condo interiors without making the place look bulky and claustrophobic. By leverage on vertical spaces, it creates less clutter without invading on floor space.

  Interior Designer Tips: 

  • Customized Storage Settee – Aside from being an area which you can laze around with an afternoon cup of tea, it can also double as a space to declutter your living space
  • Storage Floating Cabinet and top-hung cabinet – Floating storage cabinet or commonly known as a top-hung cabinet could be great for condo owners with young children.  It can function as storage space for items that should be out of reach of children while freeing up more floor space.
small-condo-interior-design-singapore
condo-interior-design-singapore

Photos adapted from Seasons View | The Interior Lab 

Modern Luxe condo Living Room Interior Design 14

2. Use Mirrors Strategically 

Mirrors are commonly used by interior designers to visually expand a space. However, given the small working space for the condo interior in Singapore, the strategic use of mirrors is essential.

Mirror Feature Wall

With less than 45sqm of space left in the communal area, the interior designer has to find a way to include a dining area and a communal space for the family of 4 to watch TV. Not to mention the toilet which is awkwardly close to the dining area. To resolve this problem, our interior design did a bronze-tinted mirror feature wall to conceal the bathroom door. Besides adding on to the interior aesthetics of the home, it also serves as a full-length mirror for the homeowners to check themselves before leaving their homes. Great for OOTD too!

Photos Adapted from : TRE RESIDENCES| The Interior Lab

Mirror- Home Decor

Photos Adapted from: The Minton| The Interior Lab

Interior Designer Tips:

  • A mirror is a versatile and multi-functional interior design tool. Don’t confine it to your vanity area. Aside from visually expanding space, it can be used to conceal doors. Locate it strategically and it can be part of you can double it as a full-length mirror to check your OOTD before stepping out of your home.
  • Get them tinted. The tinted mirror is one of the trendy interior design and home decor tools. Tinted mirror usually comes in black, rose-gold, and bronze. Get your interior designer’s opinion on which to opt for to suit your home’s general design theme.
  • Not a fan of paintings, try using a mirror as a statement piece. With mirrors that come in all shapes and colours, you can find one that is functional or simply act as a focal point of the design.

 

 

3. Think Vertical!

Create spaces that can serve multiple functions.

Photos Adapted from The Palette| The Interior Lab

 

This simple lifting mechanism transforms the platform storage into a multi-functional space- area for afternoon tea, a guest room, and a chit chat corner!

Interior Designer Tips:

  • Create areas that are multi-functional – Dimension especially height matters.
  • For example: Instead of opting for a bar counter which is slightly taller, opt for a breakfast nook with a wine rack so it is comfortable for both dining and a drink with your friends.
Fields marked with an * are required
Modern Contemporary Interior Design Singapore 312 Tampines St 33 The Interior Lab12
312 Tampines St 33
Contemporary Meets Victorian Classic: Nailing The Jane Austen-Inspired English Cottage Home - Modern Contemporary Interior Design Thoughtfully designed in quaint decorative features, opulent gold accents and classic qualities of austere...
Modern Contemporary Skyparc Dawson The Interior Lab 25.jpg
Skyparc @ Dawson
A Modest BTO Apartment Sprouts Wood-Clad Pockets Of Spaces With Maximised Functionality - Modern Contemporary Interior Design The sense of modern sensibility and simplicity spun along with distinctive contemporary touches...
Modern Eclectic Interior Design Serangoon Green The Interior Lab12
Serangoon Green
Color Me Bold & Beautiful: Designing A Glitzy Home Bar - Modern Eclectic Interior Design Step into this glamorous bar-inspired modern eclectic interior design, designed to indulge the budding bartenders...
Modern Farmhouse Interior Design Singapore 404 Serangoon Ave 1 The Interior Lab17
404 Serangoon Ave 1
A Peek Into A Modern Farmhouse Dwelling Tinted With Warm Timber - Modern Farmhouse Interior Design Caressed by a charming concoction of soft woodgrain textures and sandy beige-white tones, the...
Contemporary Interior Design Singapore Condo Interior Design The Interior Lab26
Le Merritt
French Lilac Blue Splashes This Light-Filled Seemingly Minimalist Haus - Contemporary Interior Design A whimsical french lilac blue sweeps through the light-filled open living space, imbuing this contemporary condo apartment...
Modern Contemporary Interior Design Singapore Guilin Breeze The Interior Lab13
Guilin Breeze
Chasing Away The Blues In This Jazzy Multifaceted Contemporary Luxe - Modern Contemporary Interior Design The blurred boundaries between the living spaces open up endless paths of possibilities in this...

Love what you read? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates for The Interior Lab’s articles and projects !

Looking to renovate your home? Click here to make an appointment with our interior designers so we can discuss how to materialise the ideals of your kitchen/home given the unique space and layout of your house without compromising on functionality.

Book A Consultation with our Designer



    Modern Contemporary Interior Design Singapore 312 Tampines St 33 The Interior Lab12
    312 Tampines St 33
    Contemporary Meets Victorian Classic: Nailing The Jane Austen-Inspired English Cottage Home - Modern Contemporary Interior Design Thoughtfully designed in quaint decorative features, opulent gold accents and classic qualities of austere...
    Modern Contemporary Skyparc Dawson The Interior Lab 25.jpg
    Skyparc @ Dawson
    A Modest BTO Apartment Sprouts Wood-Clad Pockets Of Spaces With Maximised Functionality - Modern Contemporary Interior Design The sense of modern sensibility and simplicity spun along with distinctive contemporary touches...
    Modern Eclectic Interior Design Serangoon Green The Interior Lab12
    Serangoon Green
    Color Me Bold & Beautiful: Designing A Glitzy Home Bar - Modern Eclectic Interior Design Step into this glamorous bar-inspired modern eclectic interior design, designed to indulge the budding bartenders...
    Modern Farmhouse Interior Design Singapore 404 Serangoon Ave 1 The Interior Lab17
    404 Serangoon Ave 1
    A Peek Into A Modern Farmhouse Dwelling Tinted With Warm Timber - Modern Farmhouse Interior Design Caressed by a charming concoction of soft woodgrain textures and sandy beige-white tones, the...
    Contemporary Interior Design Singapore Condo Interior Design The Interior Lab26
    Le Merritt
    French Lilac Blue Splashes This Light-Filled Seemingly Minimalist Haus - Contemporary Interior Design A whimsical french lilac blue sweeps through the light-filled open living space, imbuing this contemporary condo apartment...
    Modern Contemporary Interior Design Singapore Guilin Breeze The Interior Lab13
    Guilin Breeze
    Chasing Away The Blues In This Jazzy Multifaceted Contemporary Luxe - Modern Contemporary Interior Design The blurred boundaries between the living spaces open up endless paths of possibilities in this...

    Inspired by some of the interior design solutions which we suggested follow us on our social media platforms – Facebook , Instagram , Youtube

     

    What to consider when renovating a condominium or an executive condominium?

    The size of the Condominium can range from 74sqm to 764sqm, both face the same issue of space planning. Space planning is essential for the interior but even more so in small condo interiors.

    These are the few factors which one should consider:

    • Proper space planning and ergonomic interior design
    • Condo Management Rules and Regulation

                  – NO permanent fixtures on the balcony

                  – Design of the balcony should not look too different that it affects the exterior of the condo
     

    Loft or no Loft (for high ceiling)

                     – By BCA rules and regulations, any loft or upper deck larger than 5sqm has to be approved by BCA

                      – However, in order for the upper and lower deck to be functional, it has to be customized for its activities. 

    Overwhelmed with information, would love to have a modern luxe condo interior or perhaps a minimalist condo interior or perhaps both? Let our interior designers help you with the ergonomic design of spaces, and with proper space planning. Simply look forward to your dream condo interior.

    [/vc_column_text]

    Best Interior Designers Singapore
    Best Interior Designers Singapore