Entryways in HDB foyers are either small or non-existent, which is no surprise why many homeowners overlook this area of the house when it comes renovation. Because of the limited space, it is challenging to define the entryway as well.
Even if your HDB does not come with an entryway, you still can create your own! The entryway is important as it is the first area that you step into as well as the last area before you leave your house. The entryway can be transformed into a very useful area given the right storage space and other items, such as having a mirror for you to do a final check before leaving the house.
If you think that having an entryway is impossible given the HDB’s layout, get inspired by these examples of narrow entryway below!
#1 Built-in Shoe Bench
This simple and minimalist shoe cabinet in Singapore offers an area to sit and put on your shoes before leaving the house. Make full use of your space by including sliding doors on the bench so you can store your shoes you wear frequently there for easy access. It also acts as a partition to section the entryway from the rest of the living room.
Most of the time, we are rushing out of the house especially in the morning. If a seating area to put on your shoes is not that important, get a built-in cabinet with sliding doors where you can store all your shoes. Opt for mirror doors for your cabinet in Singapore so you can perform that final check before leaving your house for that important interview or business meeting. It also creates the illusion of a bigger entryway.
Another way you can better define your space is by choosing different floor tiles for the entryway and the rest of the living room. This homeowner has chosen a wooden floor vinyl, while it white marble tiles for the living room, clearing segregating each space from the other.
Partition is also another great idea to section your entryway from the rest of your living room if your HDB simply opens up to the rest of the living room. They will be a better option compared to building a fake wall as it still allows natural light into your entryway. They also add a nice element to your space, like this one where the partition lends a British Colonial look.
When space is really tight, a sleek and narrow bench with some hooks on the wall to hang your jackets or bags can easily turn the entryway into a functional and practical space! The yellow bench adds a nice focus point to the white and wooden themed entryway.