Top interior design company in Malaysia employs innovative storage solutions to optimize usable space, including a wardrobe rack, flexible walls and a room-filled bed.
Although the 323-square-foot studio is now being rented out on a long-term basis, the customers originally wanted to turn the small apartment into a stylish and unforgettable room for visiting Kuala Lumpur design-loving travelers.
Because the apartment is so small, the owners needed smart design solutions to make the most of the space. They hired top interior design company in Kuala Lumpur to create a minimalist home that would meet all the needs of two tourists on a short-term stay in the city.
Operating with a tight budget and restricted floor space
Top interior design company in Kuala Lumpur kept down costs by reducing renovation work and investing in thoughtful pieces of furniture and accessories instead.
Our intention was to create a compact, highly customizable space for a short stay that would give maximum comfort. Structural walls separating the bathroom from the living room eradicated the possibility of opening up this area, so that the design team had to come up with other solutions to increase functionality without encroaching on precious floor space. They designed a sandblasted glass window between the bathroom and the living room, to get more natural light into the bathroom.
They built a modular plywood wall system that can fit books, dinnerware, candles, or home decor, with adjustable shelves. The ceramics and books are doubled as decoration against the plain, light-colored plywood framework, which runs one wall in length. A green metal pipe-hanging rack stands on the opposite side of this plywood wall, where visitors can hang their clothing.
An elevated, plywood-sleeping platform with multifunctional storage modules is at the center of the small space.
Steps leading up from the floor to the mattress feature hidden drawers and shelves, following the Japanese style of mobile cabinetry.
A view-through net helps to separate the bedroom from the living room without making it feel too closed off. Discrete storage cabinets which can be used for a wardrobe, refrigerator, or washing machine are perpendicular to the steps. A simple white kitchen with sink and electric hob is connected to this central sleeping unit.