House Tour: New loft level and functional features make this 400sqf apartment feel much larger than its actual size

Faced with a space 400sqf large (or small, in this case), Annie Tan of The Interarch Design had to make the footprint work for her clients’ lifestyle.

This apartment in Balestier might be short on floor space, but it more than makes up for it in vertical height with the 4.8m-high ceiling. This height allowed Annie to create a new loft, connected to the lower floor by a spiral staircase – the loft increased the usable space in the home by about 350sqf.