The Healthy Minimalist Home Tour | Singapore 3-Room HDB

The Healthy Minimalist Home Tour | Singapore 3-Room HDB


Hi, welcome to our home, which is also our office, and our playground, and we’re really excited to show you our humble
space. We moved into this 700 square foot (65sqm) space earlier this year, and upon
stepping in, I think the most common comment that we get is that it’s pretty
empty. But it’s definitely by design as we’ve been trying to be more conscious
about the stuff that we own. When conceptualizing, having the space be conducive to living an active, healthy lifestyle, was kind of a defining feature
of the home. And we only 700 square foot (65sqm) to work with, we decided to make the
living room a flexible space. On most days, this is how the living room looks
like, with just a couple of bean bags for lounging, a bare-bones media rack, a
utility shelf where we house our everyday carry, and some plants, more
plants, and an open space for us to work out in. We forgoed the conventional couch and TV combination, instead we use a portable projector when we are in the
mood for some movies, and this is also where Glo occasionally relax and listen to some music. When we are expecting guests, we’ll set up our dining
table and chairs. The table has easily detachable legs, so we can keep it in our
storage when not in use. When it’s just the two of us, we’ll have our meals over at
the bar counter instead, which brings us to our open kitchen. Yes, this is probably the space I spend the most time in, as we prepare our own meals almost every day.
Our friends at Komorebi has done a really impressive job with
the design and execution of the kitchen, as it usually gets the most attention and
praise from our guests. We also have a peg board system, which is very versatile
and takes up very little space. There’s not much to say about the laundry area, but
here is where we have the habit of separating our trash and our recyclables.
Moving on to the other rooms, we decided to use the smaller room for our bedroom as we don’t spend a lot of time in here other than for sleeping. The low oak bed
provides additional storage space, and we are totally in love with the looks and
functionality of it. Our wardrobe, I think, could be considered pretty minimalist. I think
it’s quite common to have more clothes than necessary and because we’re trying
to be more conscious about what we buy, limited wardrobe space kind of forces us
to be more mindful about the clothes that we purchase. Over in the next room is our office. What stands out is probably that we don’t have regular height desks and chairs. Yes, we actually prefer sitting on the floor instead. For us, this is
basically a variation of the standing desk. We all know that sitting in one
position for too long isn’t good for our health, and this setup allows us to adopt multiple different positions when working at our desks. We’ll probably make a future video talking more about why we choose to sit on the floor. Over at the
side we have some storage, this is where we keep our work related items, like our cameras and lenses. And that just about concludes this quick tour of a home. Hope you enjoyed the tour if you have any questions, just leave them in the comment section and we’ll do our best to help. Thanks for watching! Hello! You’ve come to the end of the
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100 thoughts on “The Healthy Minimalist Home Tour | Singapore 3-Room HDB

  1. 500,000+ views update!

    When we made this video, we never expected it to be viewed more than half a million times 😱 it was just meant to be a quick look at the design of our apartment. There is now a follow up video where we talk a little more about our 'minimalist lifestyle' that you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANoPlz7-cUI

    *This is not a complete home tour! We do own stuff, like normal people do 😅 Our two very bland bathrooms, and a small storage room were not shown in this video. We will do a complete home tour in the future :)*

    A huge thanks to everyone for watching and commenting!

    P.S. we're swarmed with questions asking about where we get some of our furniture. They're all either from Muji or IKEA 🙂

  2. You have a cute recycling bin. Love ure house layout. 1st thought of the house was Wah so easy to clean n mop the house. Just zoom up n down with a mop can already.
    Agree with you on sitting on the floor, I love to sit on the floor also.

  3. I prefer living in unorganized way rather than have to pay attention to every small details to make sure that it is minimalist.

  4. Imagine being so boring and attached to work than all you have to think is the essential to live in the little free time you have.

  5. Not meant as a critique but more as an alternative thought against the current of trending minimalism. If I remember correctly, there was a quote that went "A well made home is a sign of a misspent life." A measured approach to home living might be useful against over consumption and having a home that is lived in – clutter made by children, loved ones and pets. Still I do respect their beginnings of a home.

  6. Love your no-clutter flat. Can imagine plenty of good energy and vibration in it. Well done!
    I cant seem to simplify. I have given away books, clothes and shoes. My flat still looks cluttered. I am hoping to eventually hv a Zen-like place like yours.

  7. 700 sqft seems like a large space when there is such little amount of furniture. I used to live in a 200 sqft apartment when I was single and a 450 sqft home with an ex-boyfriend
    700 sqft at that time would have felt like a mansion for us. Lol
    Eventually I bought (and lived in) homes that were 1,200, 1,500, 1,600, 1,800, 2,400 and 2,800 sqft and currently renting a 2,500 sqft home. My husband and I decided that for us anything above 1,700 sqft is just too much wasted space. So we are looking to buy our last home this year in the 1,500-1,700 sqft range.

  8. Unbelievable. I have one very confusing question that came to my mind after this amazing video: I have always thought I wanted to become an architect, and this video re-created this feeling. However,… since September 2019, I have been feeling so sure and excited about becoming a Psychologist. I am really into people and psychology but also into Drawing, Sketching, Design and Maths. How should I think..?❤

  9. Love the place (and wish my place was that clutter-free!), but they could probably do without those blue floor mats that look like bathmats in front of all doorways. Too much clutter! 😉

  10. I love it! I ve been working very hard the last 3 years try to declutter my space but failed. I cling to too much things. I never knew why I want to become minimalist. Now I know. In last days I suddenly knew it. Now I am sure I will achieve it.
    and I know it is necessary for me, Im sure it will be life changing once I achieved it.

  11. So boring. No color. No life. I get not keeping many things but color can’t hurt. Bring some personality to that home. 😒

  12. Make another video about sitting on the floor! Health benefits? 🙂 lové this video I’m going to go through all my belongings now!

  13. That desk is way too short for the guy! the screen needs to be on eye level. I am a tall person myself and I have a desk like them, but mine has extendable legs and a laptop stand as well. It's much healthier for your neck to look at screens on eye height (:

  14. Wah lao eh people being so negative leh, I'd prefer this setup than my current one, less clutter, less time taken to search for things cuz it's organized, super clean and spacious

  15. Thank you for this video. I don't think minimalism is something new, something hard to learn.
    I live in post-communist country. In the past, you couldn't buy cheap, worse quality goods (product quality was controlled strictly) like nowadays in IKEA for example. You had to work and save a lot to purchase a cabinet, a washing mashine, a bed, kitchen utilities,… When a newly married couple started living together, they had very few things, but they valued them greatly.
    I am not a fan of communism. I think it shaped my nation in wanting A LOT and CHEAPLY. Nowadays, when someone buys a house, in two months they purchase everything needed/not needed.
    I think we should DECIDE and think more, and rather than buying everything now+in worse quality, we should save for a few months and buy something better.

  16. this is actually really cool and i'd totally design my house like this if i was single i'd love to come home to a house that screams stress free but if i was planning on a family i'd probably want a design that's more personal

  17. My issue with that kind of spaces is the acoustic comfort of living. When there is nothing on the wall and on the floor there is a lot of echo. It makes it very unpleasant to talk and listen to music or watch tv. Every noise that you make gets amplified, if you ever painted empty room you will know what I'm talking about. And if you have neighbours next, below or above, you will be hearing them a lot even if they are not especially loud.Thats because your room acts as resonating chamber. Let's say it's like living in acoustic guitar.

  18. I like that apartment. The floor desk looks uncomfy tho, I‘d get a desk to stay and sit on. You can easily work 2 hrs on a PC while staying, then switch back to sitting pose for another 2-4 hrs.

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