Review of unit layouts at TMW Maxwell
Unique selling points of TMW Maxwell's units
Around 62% of TMW Maxwell are its Flip/Switch units, while 1-bedders make up around 23% of units and 2-bedders make up around 15% of units. This suggests that TMW Maxwell is targeting singles, couples and potential investors.
There are two showflat units at TMW Maxwell's sales gallery - the Flip/Switch and a 2-bedroom unit.
Flip/Switch concept allows more flexible and versatile spaces
The Flip/Switch units are 474 sqft (44 sqm), which is larger than typical studio units and more like the size of a standard 1-bedder we've seen in other developments.
Flip/Switch literally means to "flip" the furniture in the unit and "switch" it to become another space, depending on residents' needs at different times of the day.
This way, the living spaces are more flexible and versatile, as shown in the graphic above. There are five provisions included in the Flip/Switch concept.
The first provision is the movable walk-in wardrobe. During the day, you can close the wardrobe and pull out a desk so it becomes a workspace.
Once you finish work, you can fold the desk and open up your walk-in wardrobe.
There's also a flip-down ironing board that is integrated with the movable wardrobe. This is a thoughtful provision, as it's compact and helps you save space.
The living room with day sofa
The living room with the Murphy bed
In the living area, you'll find a queen-sized Murphy bed seamlessly integrated with a built-in sofa. Whenever the need arises, you can effortlessly pull down the bed. Otherwise, you can keep it hidden to free up additional space.
The balcony has a flip-down table which you can utilise as a reading corner/workspace or an alfresco dining and drinking area. When it's stowed away, the balcony can be turned into a fitness or yoga corner.
The kitchen has space-saving features as well, such as a pull-out counter which you can use for preparing meals. Cutlery trays in the kitchen cabinets will also be provided.
What's interesting is that buyers can choose between two colour schemes for the kitchen, dark grey or black.
In the showflat, the ID has also installed a flip-down table in the dining area. Although this is ID treatment, it gives buyers an idea of how to utilise the space.
Overall, we love the Flip/Switch concept as you can have more living space in the day when you don't need the bed or wardrobe. When all the furniture is hidden, you have quite a generous space in the living area, making it great for hosting guests. This is ideal for singles and couples who might not always spend time at home but need the flexibility of space.
What's great is that the furniture is provided, so the unit is almost in a move-in condition and buyers don't have to fork out additional costs for major renovations.
In a city like Singapore, where space is limited, we foresee that this will pave the way for future developments in the CBD.
Removable walls in 2-bedroom unit
The 2-bedroom unit at TMW Maxwell is about 786 sqft (73 sqm), which is larger than average for a 2-bed-2-bath configuration. The unit suits couples who want to live in the city and need a larger space. It could also be ideal for small families (with one child) who prefer living close to amenities in the city. However, we feel that this scenario will be less probable.
Master bedroom in the 2-bedroom showflat unit
While it doesn't have a conventional dumbbell layout, it's still suitable for tenants as both bedrooms have access to a bathroom.
One highlight of the 2-bedroom unit is that certain walls are removable, so it's more flexible for buyers to reconfigure their unit. In the showflat, the ID has hacked part of the bedroom walls to create a corridor from the living room through the common bedroom and master bedroom (as shown in the floor plan below). This arrangement is more suited for couples or singles who might want to use the common bedroom as a hobby room or workspace.
2-bedroom floor plan. The blue circles indicate the walls which have been removed in the showflat unit layouts.
You might notice from the floor plan that Bedroom 2 doesn't come with a wardrobe. However, buyers can opt in to have a wardrobe installed at no extra cost.
Like the Flip/Switch, the 2-bedroom unit also has a flip-down ironing board and a pull-out kitchen counter. Buyers can also opt to have the flip-down table in the balcony. While this is only reserved for Flip/Switch units, buyers can opt for the flip-down balcony table at no additional cost for a limited time period.