和室 Japanese Style Home
TIA Home Design
This apartment incorporates clever space-saving features to cater for the most junior to the most senior family members.
Owned by a young couple, the 1,000 sq ft flat at Ho Man Tin was redesigned on a limited budget to incorporate two extra rooms – a master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, and tatami area that can be closed off as a fourth bedroom. Corridor space was also minimised by reconfiguring the space that separates the master and child’s bedrooms.
The kitchen was also made to appear more spacious with a wall constructed of glass at the bottom and wooden panels that pivot at the top. This allows the wall to virtually disappear to create the feeling of more space. This concept was continued in the walk-in-wardrobe which features a mirrored door that opens 180 degrees to provide something akin to a dressing-room.
The new layout was undertaken while keeping in mind that the husband’s parents often visit and needed their own private areas. Safety features were also added for the couple’s new baby, with custom-made wall cabinets hung high and rounded corners for those on the ground. For the older parents a handrail, which also doubles as a picture rail, was hung along the length of the corridor.