Utilize skylights in order to improve headroom.
Stairways with limited head rooms can be uncomfortable to use. At times, this low clearance is a problem only for much smaller areas at the top landing. Adding a dormer or raising the roofline can be expensive solutions for such a little area. What you can do is place a skylight to raise ceiling height. This can also brighten the room, and provide for better home ventilation.
Add another door to the only bathroom.
Dealing with bathrooms can be quite complicated, so when it comes to this, you may want to seek the help of a professional from an architecture company in Malaysia. A single bathroom is a common challenge to a lot of older houses. Is it still possible to have a master bathroom if that is the only bathroom in the entire house? Why not add a door between the reconfigured bathroom and the bedroom?
Go easy on the upper cabinets.
We are all used to seeing wall-hung cabinets above the kitchen counters. It is a common kitchen design, but several households make the mistake of putting too many upper cabinets in their small kitchens. This makes the space feel so confined. Consider replacing all the blank boxes with windows or open shelving.
Consider adding a Juliet balcony.
At some point, budget limitation or proximity to the property line may restrict your ability to create an outdoor deck or balcony. An in-swing patio door or big sliding door with a little railing can establish a micro outdoor space, delivering a connection to the outside world. Just remember that the railing of your Juliet balcony must be attached to the wall in order to meet building code requirements.
Fake a foyer.
It’s possible to create the vibe of a foyer by providing unique space-defining elements. For instance, incorporating an oversized post, and partial-height wall can keep your entryway from spilling into your dining area. Moreover, decorative light and lowered ceiling can further define your space within a bigger room.