7 Great Ways to Live Large in Your New Shoebox Apartment

By City Suites / Brought to you by SingHayi Group | July 21, 2017 11:01 AM SGT
For the busy working professional or couples living together, chances are a smaller living situation in a vibrant location would be the ideal living situation. These one- or two-bedroom shoebox units are also a lure for investors who hope to rent out these units.
Slated for completion in 4Q2017, SingHaiyi’s City Suites on Balestier Road could be just what buyers and occupants are looking for.
City Suites is a freehold 56-unit development that is unique due to its wide range of one-bedroom units ranging in size from 452 to 527 sq ft. ft. Assuming an average selling price of $1,800 psf and a monthly rent of $2,500, investors can achieve a gross rental yield of 3.1% to 3.7%.
Occupants would enjoy fully-fitted kitchen appliances appliances and cabinetry, bathroom accessories, as well as a built-in wardrobe.
Here are 7 smart ways you can decorate further and maximise your new home.
1. Use multifunctional furniture
With space at a premium, carefully consider every piece of furniture you introduce into the unit. The best kinds are those that perform double duty. For example, a sofa that transforms into a bed for overnight guests. Also handy are retractable furniture, such as chairs and tables that fold or slide into a wall or shelf. In the kitchen, an induction cooktop can double up as prepping surface when not in use.
2. Bespoke is the way to go
To maximise the square footage, consider engaging an architect, interior designer or contractor to customise every inch of your home. A professional will be able to advise you how best to configure the space to your specific needs. This is true even if the unit is brand new, because everything is interdependent. If a piece of furniture is an inch too large, it could throw off the entire...