7 Apr 2017
Hong Kong has some of the smallest average apartment sizes of the world!! Typically a family of 4 squeezes into just 60sqm.
So here are 4 hacks to maximize storage and space into a teeny tiny apartment or even a larger apartment. Maximizing space is always a good idea.
Victoria Bishop – Interiors & President of Queens Interior Decorators Association says –
“If you have a small apartment you really need to think about custom pieces because the standard furniture that’s out there is made for the standard Australian home, which is obviously a lot larger than a small apartment”
- Custom Made Furniture bespoke is something Hong Kong does well. Tailoring everything from couches, beds to dinning tables. Even TV cabinets & shelving can be custom made to save space.
- Under Bed Storage locals make the most of space under the bed in Hong Kong. Drawers, gas-lift beds and loft beds for kids are popular space saving solutions. Tip: IKEA & Forty Winks have a large range of beds with storage underneath, a new trend for Australia.
- Correct Size & Scale the size of your living space does not mean your furniture needs to be equally tiny. Its about right size & scale. A good sized rug for example will help the room look bigger. Place the front legs of your furniture on top of the rug to make the space look larger.
- Kitchen racks & rails Hong Kong kitchens generally have no oven! So cleverly positioned racks & rails make the most of vertical space and free up valuable room in cupboards. Attach racks above the bench to store spices & rails from which to hang pots & pans. This is a smart kitchen solution for every kitchen, large or tiny.
Source: realestate.com.au Victoria Bishop – Interiors & President of Queens Interior Decorators Association