elementech.me-Averaging 400SQF in size, hotel rooms are the best place to look for space-saving solutions. we check out some of Singapore’s most chic boutique examples.
At the new Park Royal on Pickering, space-saving sliding doors are used to partition the bedroom and bathroom, giving you the option of a private bathroom or an open-concept living space
concealed cabinets at the top of wardrobes are sometimes too small to place anything in, and you might forget what’s in them. instead, do what Park Royal on Pickering has done and make it a framed open space instead (left). use it as a shelf for decor, or tuck a storage box right at the top!
The complete integration of your bedroom and bathroom is made possible by placing the shower smack in the middle of the room, much like the circular shower at klapsons (pictured left).
For a decorative punch, choose tiles that stand out and enhance the decor of your space. take a leaf from the design of this shower enclosure at wanderlust (above). you can add a shower curtain for privacy if needed
just a simple mirror strip across the wall of this room at naumi makes a big difference to how the space outside scenery, functioning as a second “window” and also becomes a design feature in the room
Make use of the bay window by tuming it into a desk, you’ll have plenty of workspace with a long tabletop, as in this room at studio M (right, bottom). if you don’t want to be distracted by the view, extend the desk perpendicular to the window, as in this room at park royal on Pickering (right, above, and far right), propping it up with a drawer beneath. this way, you’ll still get a great view with your working area
rooms at naumi employ a hollow below the pull-out desk to conceal power points and wires (below), keeping the workspace clutter-free and tidy.
BELOW THE BED
Naumi makes use of the space under its beds to tuck away the iron (above) you can build these drawers to store bed linen and towels.
open-concept wardrobes are great for folks with an eye for fashion. this room at studio M shows how clothes can even become the focal point of space (below)
CONCEAL WITH CURTAINS
curtains are decorative and hide a plethora of structures. in this room at the new majestic hotel, the wardrobe has a built-in tabletop and drawers that can be used as a workspace or dressing table and is easily concealed behind the curtain. A stool can be tucked away easily, too.
Instead of a bulky minibar, the rooms at Naumi House all their drink accessories in a tall, pull-out larder that slides away and out of sight when not the other side organize smaller items. This is great for small kitchens and has the bonus of letting you see everything at a glance.
If you shy away all-glass, see-through bathrooms, polarised glass will offer privacy whenever you need it. this room at Naumi has a high-tech glass pane that turns opaque when an electric current runs through it (right). it’s also easily operable with a light switch (above).
Rather save space on your nightstand for your gadgets? enclose the light within the wall, letting it shine through a cut-out shape. As seen at Klapsons (above) and wanderlust (above right), it becomes an interesting decor feature and saves space, too
The long, spindly legs of this floating bed at the new majestic hotel (below) almost make it seem like the slim platform is suspended in mid-air. it’s high enough for light to shine through space beneath the bed, lending a sense of spaciousness.
Instead of using loose shelves, consider wall-mounted ledges. in the Pantone yellow room at wanderlust, the ledge flows seamlessly from the window and joins the platform of the bed to make it as unobtrusive as possible (above)
At Naumi, the washbasin has been brought out from the bathroom’s footprint and into the room itself (left). the sexy-looking island hardly looks out of place, the structure was custom-made of quartz and can be lit from the inside
As seen at New Majestic Hotel, a small ledge affixed to the wall (above) is a great space-saving way to keep necessities close to your bed.
Marking different zones with a hanging partition will keep the floor clean and open, as in this room at the new majestic hotel. if you plan for an open-concept bathroom, use the partition as a mirror on one side, and mount the TV set on the other side, facing the bed.