Take inspiration from these thoughtfully crafted designs, created to maximise space

Oversized bay windows are a design notoriously seen in many Hong Kong apartments. They can sometimes take up valuable real estate inside bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces alike.

Instead of letting bay windows go to waste, however, many designers have ingeniously converted them into spaces that combine style and function. Take a look at three Hong Kong residential revamps profiled by Tatler Homes, featuring some of our favourite bay window transformations. 

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Converted into a Vanity and Storage Space

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Photo: Philip Vile
Above Photo: Philip Vile

In this 2,800 sq ft apartment in the Mid-Levels district, concealed storage was important for the owners. Architect Thomas Griem, whose London-based architectural and interior design practice TG Studio spearheaded an overhaul of the property, created clever solutions throughout the home. 

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Photo: Philip Vile
Above Photo: Philip Vile
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Photo: Philip Vile
Above Photo: Philip Vile

In the living room, an oversized bay window is transformed into a hidden storage unit. Another, in the master bedroom, became an extended make-up vanity.

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Transformed into a Cosy Breakfast Nook

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Photo: Tracy Wong
Above Photo: Tracy Wong
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Photo: Tracy Wong
Above Photo: Tracy Wong

Rowena Gonzales, founder of Liquid Interiors, led the renovation of the 1,800 sq ft, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home, which is located inside a colonial-style apartment building in the Mid-Levels district. 

In the kitchen, a beautiful breakfast nook was created out of an oversized bay window. This was built out of a desire to offer the live-in domestic helpers who worked in the home a space to relax and enjoy meals, says Gonzales. “It’s also a nice place to have your informal breakfast, have your morning coffee, sit and read and maybe also work.”

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A Space for Working or Lounging

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Photo: Almond Chu
Above Photo: Almond Chu

A revamp by Hong Kong-based Adapa Architects of this four-bedroom, five-bathroom Wan Chai penthouse, which offers 2,500 sq ft of interior space as well as a 1,500 private rooftop garden, means it is now a place dedicated to work and play.

Ada Leung, the founder of Adapa Architects, transformed a large bay window in one of the bedrooms into a lounge area-slash-work desk. With beautiful views of the downtown skyline, this is a space made for working, reading—or even napping, says Leung. 

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