15 Pieces Of Furniture Every Small Home Needs - Picket&Rail Singapore's Premium Furniture Retailer

15 Pieces Of Furniture Every Small Home Needs

The Singapore home is getting tinier and tinier. This makes the buying of furniture much more complicated. We have curated 15 pieces/types of must-haves for apartment living that will help you narrow down your buying decisions.


1. The Original Kuka 1372 Multi-Functional Leather DaySofa 

Every home needs a striking sofa to greet its occupants whenever they step through the front door. Something they cannot wait to throw themselves on after a hard day's work. Forget the modern L Shape, forget the standard three seater and forget the usual sofabed designs. Kuka was the first to introduce a new range of sofas that have created their very own category, the DaySofa. Its a sofa that looks like no other and functions like no other. Its a daybed when you just want to laze around and read a book. Its a sofabed when relatives come around from overseas. Its a recliner when you want to raise your legs and lean your head back. Its a Sofa that seats three or four or more when the crowds come in during the festive season. It is the DaySofa.

Kuka's original design has been copied by the many of our competitors but nothing beats the Original in quality, proportions and comfort. It's contemporary functional design with elegant stainless steel feet and legendary quality has made this a classic. Its ingenious mechanisms allow adjustments to its backrest, arms and headrest. We only use 100% full top grain and semi-aniline leather with  more than 200+ different European leather colors and type to choose from. 

Find out more about our KUKA Leather Sofas here: https://goo.gl/986byK



2. Customizable Space-Saving Shoe Cabinet

Homes are getting smaller smaller and even smaller. doorways of new condominiums and apartments are getting narrower. Trying to have a neat doorway is now a major home improvement challenge. You need to maximise your doorway space and storage. The only practical alternative is a customized show cabinet. A customized show cabinet can utilize every inch of space. You can build the cabinet all the way from the floor to the ceiling. With e-commerce and ever lower prices, the number of shoes owned by every family member is skyrocketing.

The Picket&Rail Custom Shoe Cabinet is made from anti warp engineered wood that makes it  sturdy and durable. The choice of 14 different finishes makes it easy to blend with most decors. There are also options for a drawer that can hold your small yet necessary items like socks, shoe polish, cleaning equipment, or other required shoe related items. There are also options for door knobs, closing mechanisms, glass doors, sliding doors and more.

Find out more about P&R Custom here: https://goo.gl/a0VKxN



3. Industrial Style Storage Bed

The Chicago Queen Bed with Storage Drawers is one of most popular bedframes. Its industrial style is warm and inviting and features drawers at the foot board end.They have ample space to store away pillows, blankets, duvet and other bedroom accessories. Complementing Chicago's fascinating, rough handsomeness, all drawers are graced with a touch of swank - lined with voguish black velvet, an unexpected, clashingly perfect complement that denies contradiction by reason of style. Be surprised by what Chicago has to offer inside out. Further complementing the bed are matching nightstands, chests, sideboards and mirrors. Available in both King and Queen sizes.

Find out more about our Chicago Beds with Storage Drawers here: https://goo.gl/FWOXBv




4. Extendable Dining Set

The Brandon Extension Table is different. It needs only one person to open up. Most of our competitors in this price category need two persons to open the extension. The secret is in the patented mechanism. This simple yet elegant dining table fits comfortably a family of four and can be further extended to fit a maximum of 6-8 pax. This table is available in two sizes, 1.2m and 1.4m in length.The center of the table has an easy to clean tempered glass and framed by a substantial solid wood frame.

All our dining table wood surfaces have UV-polymeric coating which provides better heat, scratch and stain-resistant. Our table frames are made using 100% Malaysian Oak solid wood which is kiln-dried and uses premium stains, oils and waxes which is environmental-friendly and have a longer color-fastness.

Find out more about P&R Dining Sets here: https://goo.gl/Sq6HB9



5. Hanging Wall TV Cabinets - Forget Feature Walls

Forget the TV feature Wall that almost all local designers recommend religiously. These feature walls have very little function and storage space. Enter the Norya Hanging Wall TV Cabinets in American Walnut & Dark Oak. Hanging Cabinets save floor space and increase storage capacity. Floor space in Singapore is expensive real estate. With houses getting smaller and smaller, what pieces of furniture you decide to put onto the floors have to serve multiple functions. Else, that's not smart furniture space planning. That's why hanging cabinets are in. The walls are by far the most under-utilize area in most homes. With over 1,000+ configurations of hanging cabinets to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice! Forget the outdated expensive TV Wall recommended by many local designers.

Find out more about Norya products and services here: https://goo.gl/fOQUqd




6. Swing Study Table

The Virginia Swing Study Desk possesses unique architectural style in spades. Its airy-lightness looks belie the serious functionality it has going on. An open S-shaped shelving unit in a contrasting white underneath the walnut-colored wooden table top is underpinned by two wooden posts that match the table top. These center posts, along with the base of the shelving unit, keep the desk very stable. The straight legs of the Virginia Swing Study Desk, with a unique taper at the very end, are braced further with a stretcher beam.

The Virginia Swing Study Desk instantaneously doubles its surface area for studying when you swivel it out and use the revealed shelving platform top as a desktop. You and your study partner can swing the table top out a complete 180 degrees to sit side by side or even closer together, as the swing design allows for a myriad of positions. The Virginia Swing Study Desk maximizes space in your home, as well as your funds.

Find out more about our All Wood Study Desks here: https://goo.gl/E6IEU8


7. Bunkbeds That Meet Safety Standards

The Bunk Bed is by far the most dangerous piece of furniture for children in the home. Designs of bunkbeds are regulated in the USA, Canada and the EU.  In the UK bunkbed safety is governed by the Bunkbeds (Entrapment Hazards) Safety Regulations 1987 Act. Unlike many of our competitors, all of our bunkbeds meet these standards.

The first step in having a safe bunkbed is to have a solid structure. Our structures are made with the highest grade of Solid Wood. Secondly the stains used in our beds are lead-free. Children biting on bed rails is a common occurrence. Lead poisoning can lead to brain damage and other health problems. Many bright-colored paints from unregulated factories in East Asia contain lead. Thirdly the spaces between rails, headboard and foot board are meticulously designed and manufactured to surpass Safety Standards. This reduces the chances of your child's arms, legs and head from being trapped. 

Find out more about our Solid Wood Bunk Beds here: https://goo.gl/MYKX4Z



8. Storage Bench

The KUKA #1788 Leather Storage Bench is the perfect compliment to your KUKA sofas as it not only acts as a bench but also a clever coffee table with storage space in it. Over 200+ choices of that same luxurious leather used for KUKA sofas and other models of storage benches and ottomans of various are also available.

Find out more about our KUKA Stools, Benches and Ottomans here: https://goo.gl/rZC2Dy  




9. Customizable Bedroom Furniture

Bedrooms are getting smaller. Architects today are shifting precious floor space to the living areas and minimizing bedroom space. Customizable furniture in the bedroom is the future. With customization you can fit in a bed, wardrobe, nightstand, dresser,  bookcases and shelves all in small room. The plethora of customization options allow home owners to really maximise every little floor space. With customization you can also mix the best of fixed-size/ready-made furniture with customized ones.

Home owners are often misguided that customized furniture are expensive. Here at Picket&Rail, we have made customization affordable and personal. It's your home, you decide what furniture you want. No furniture can decide for you.

Find out more about P&R Custom here: https://goo.gl/a0VKxN




10. High Dining Set (Sometimes called a Pub Set)

The Envy Pub Dining Set sets you immediately thinking of parties and a more casual dining setting. But not many realize that this pub set is in fact highly recommended for older folks with back problems and weak legs. Now, they need less effort to get up from the seats instead of your conventional dining chair. You can double up this pub set as a makeshift study desk when not dining. Also, it's great to keep your pets from jumping onto the tables!

Find out more about P&R Dining Sets here: https://goo.gl/Sq6HB9






11. Storage TV, Coffee, Console & Side Tables

Storage is king today. TV, Coffee, Console and side tables with sturdy drawers are a must for the modern apartment.The drawers are useful organizing small items such as remotes, keys, manuals, coasters and stationary. Our cabinets are made using premium woods such as American Walnut, European Dark Oak, American Poplar, Malaysian Oak and German White Oak. We also have matching sideboards, cabinets, dining sets and sofas.

Find out more about our TV Coffee, Side & Console Tables here: https://goo.gl/H3llka 





12. Environmentally Friendly and Healthy Wardrobes

Norya Wardrobes are environmentally friendly. There are no harsh eye tearing gas-offs that typically found on locally customised wardrobes and cheap wardrobes. These gas-offs can last for decades. That is right, decades!  The plywood and glue used by local carpenters are not regulated in Singapore. You do not want your clothes and textiles to absorb this dangerous chemicals. It can lead to health problems for family members in later years.

Our Norya wardrobes are different. They are built to the highest safety standards. They are fully-finished at all sides in oil and wax. Premium wood finishes such as American Walnut, European Dark Oak and German White Oak are available. We also also use premium quality spare parts such as Titus drawer rails from UK and Heittich door hinges from Germany. Wardrobes are available all the way from 2-doors to 10-doors. 

Find out more about Norya wardrobes here: https://goo.gl/MUkccX



13. Multi-Functional Lap Cabinets

Is is a Bookcase? Is it a Study Desk? Is it a Dresser? Is it a Display Shelf? Its all of them. Its whatever you want it to be.

Norya brings a world of duality to its furniture with multi-purpose, functional cabinets that sometimes can double up as both a study desk and a dining set. Norya offers great space-saving, money-saving and functional ideas. We use premium woods such as American Walnut, European Dark Oak and German White Oak. All surfaces including the insides and back are waxed, oiled and finished.

Find out more about Norya multi-functional purpose lap cabinets here: https://goo.gl/ek41Tt



14. Quality Made-To-Measure Wardrobes

After your bed and mattress, the Wardrobe is the most important piece of furniture in the bedroom. The ever shrinking bedroom makes it financially impractical to install a ready made wardrobe. The waste of such space is almost criminal in land scarce Singapore. 

Many people want ready made factory quality without the risk of quality related to local carpentry. This is possible now, made to measure factory quality wardrobes.

Most people use their wardrobe everyday. So it is important that your wardrobe is reliable with quiet and smooth sliding doors and with a sturdy built. Our wardrobes are really silent; our wardrobe sliding doors only emit 20 decibels of noise during use. the lowest in the market today. All external & internal surfaces are anti-scratch, anti-stain and anti-heat resistant

What's more you have the
- choice of contemporary wood colors
- choice of doors designs
- choice of add-on options such as drawer locks, soft-closing doors, accessories tray, etc
- choice of wardrobe types (example: built-in, stand-alone, full ceiling-height, etc)

Find out more about P&R Custom here: https://goo.gl/a0VKxN


15. Tatami Beds

Unlike platform beds, most tatami beds don’t come with a headboard. The mats are typically sold separately as well, which should be taken into consideration when determining a budget. Many tatami beds are compatible with modern mattresses though, which is great for those who aren’t willing to give up their memory foam. If you’re having trouble deciding between a platform bed and a traditional Japanese futon, the tatami bed might be right for you. Tatami beds combine the minimalist features of a futon with the modern benefits of platform beds. They raise the sleeper off of the floor (making a little room for under-bed storage) but still allow an individual to place a shikibuton directly on tatami. Our tatami beds are made-to-measure and comes with a slew of customizable storage options like hidden drawers and flip-top hidden compartments.

Find out more about P&R Custom here: https://goo.gl/a0VKxN

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