“Don’t throw away my A Level notes ah! Must keep in case of emergency…”

“Eh why you keep buying new things! This house no space liao, no space!”

You know you hate that feeling when you’re forced to throw away something you’re really sentimental about just because there’s no more space in your house. Or when you have to get rid of a furniture even though it’s been with your family since…like…forever.

As you spring clean for the upcoming Chinese New Year, I know many of you are wondering how can you possibly keep everything and yet still have enough space for people to walk through. Storage has become a more important concern ever since HDB flats started getting smaller. Now there’s just not enough space to fit all your sentimental keepsakes.

With that, we’ve decided to compile a list of furniture you could use to maximize the space in your house so you wouldn’t have to part with your treasury or perhaps allows you to create more space for future belongings.

Bedroom Design Ideas

1. Under The Bed Storage

If you need an extra closet for your new clothes and shoes, then this is perfect for you! Flip the bed up and it reveals a hidden storage compartment for you to store anything you want. It’ll also keep dust out so your clothes wouldn’t get dirty. Now you can get all the clothes you want without ever having to worry about closet space.

2. Loft Beds cum Walk-in Closet

A walk-in closet is every girl’s dream (or at least it’s my dream). Unfortunately, it’s usually difficult to accommodate that in a regular HDB flat. So, why not build loft beds and a walk-in closet underneath? It takes up less space and its sure to make dreams come true.

3. Makeshift Study Table By Your Bedside


If there’s no more space in your room for a study table, you can create a makeshift one by installing shelves by your bedside. Use your bed as a chair and if you ever need a break from all that studying you’ve not been doing, then just lie down and take a nap on your bed.

4. Three Beds In One Space


This clever piece of furniture manages to fit three beds in one space! If you’re sharing a room with your siblings or if you have children who are sharing a room, this is a great way to minimize the space occupied by beds alone.

5. Under-bed Train Table


Calling all train enthusiasts and kids, whether you’re young or just young at heart. This is for you. Train tables usually take up a lot of space. With an under-bed train table, you can set it up and pack it away easily. With drawers for spare tracks and carriages, it’s no longer a hassle for you to use.

Of course you could always transform the train table into something else such as a board games table and keep all your card games in the drawers. How neat is that?

6. Flip-out Guest Bed



This flip out guest bed is suitable for those who love having friends over. In the day it acts as an office table and at night, it can be turned into a guest bed (without messing up the table!!!). Your friend no longer has to sleep in uncomfortable sleeping bags and you don’t have to worry about messy rooms anymore.

7. Platform Bed With Built-In Drawers


Building a platform bed with lots of cupboards and drawers underneath is perfect for concealing all the junk that you want to keep especially if you’re a very disorganized person. Just throw all your books, notes, papers, files and what-not into it and no one can tell that you’re that guy.

8. Closet Bed


A closet bed is a space-saving alternative to a reading nook. There’s plenty of storage underneath and it can also double up as a guest bed. If you’re looking for a unique reading nook to create in your small house, then this would be something you might want to consider.

Kitchen Remodelling Ideas

9.Kitchen Pegboard


Inspired by Julia Child’s famous kitchen (which is now an exhibit at the Smithsonian), placing a pegboard in your kitchen is a practical way to store all your pots, pans and kitchen items. It also minimizes the time you spend searching for that mini pot to cook your maggi noodles at 2am in the morning.

10.Canned Food Cabinet



This is for those with an annoying space between your fridge and the kitchen wall who just don’t know what to do with it. One way you could maximize the space in your small kitchen is if you build a canned food cabinet like the one pictured above. It’ll get rid of clutter in your kitchen cabinets and is a very organized way for you to keep your canned food.  – See more at: http://thesmartlocal.com/read/17-space-saving-ideas-for-your-home#sthash.fu0fH7xy.dpuf




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