One-bedroom apartment transformation case study
Before this one-bedroom apartment transformation, the property was a dull and scruffy space and provoked a feeling of sadness and abandonment. After the renovation, it transformed into a sun-lit, relaxing place that worked efficiently despite its small size.
Efficient space use is crucial for small homes
The hallway, as well used as the main storage space, was outdated and dark. It was the first thing visitors see and was neither inviting nor evoking positive emotions.
To create a better mood from the front door on, We’ve designed the space to have texture and be brighter. The choice of colours and materials made the hallway look more spacious. We used the whole-wall built-in wardrobe more efficiently and made the inside storage easier to access. Now, this wardrobe houses not only shelving and hangers’ sections but also hides in the washing machine, the cleaning supplies, iron and iron board as well as the small vacuum cleaner.
The living/bedroom became a multifunctional space with a pinch of grandeur
The main room in the apartment is big enough to allow multifunctionality. We used the high ceiling and the large window to preserve its old-world style while making it feel modern and well organised. The queen-sized bed is nestled in the corner and the work desk adorned with wall frames create a feature wall and a focal point.
There is a seating set by the window and shelving/tv area along the back wall that adds more storage space and streamlines the use of the wall.
From a cluttered unused room to an enjoyable functional kitchen
The little kitchen, used by the previous owner mostly to dump clutter, had a direct sight to a little courtyard where an old fountain was snugged in the middle of the squire. A big leafy tree made the outdoors lush in Spring and Summer and gave the apartment the so much needed shade in the hot months.
To make the best of the natural light and have direct sight of the courtyard, we set the dining table in the corner. Before that, we created a feature wall to optically separate the dining area from the rest of the tiny kitchen. The wall also had the task to create a sense of depth to make the small space feel bigger.
From claustrophobic to restful
The one-bedroom apartment transformation helped make this sad and outdated space a home that was easy to use and felt inviting and relaxing.