A condominium that is more than a decade old goes from dated to very definition of class with clever space planning
A 4 + 1 bedroom condominium at Hindhede Walk that spans 186.2 square metres and is home to a family of four.
The scene that greets guests as they enter Adrian and Lillian’s personal living space is one that’s understated yet polished. It’s a far cry from the dated and uninspiring interior that the couple first laid eyes on – a space that hasn’t been revamped for more than ten years. An overhaul was definitely in order, and this was only made possible with the help of Ken, their design guru from Faith Interior Design and Renovation. We embark on a tour of their revamped residence, and find out how Ken played a pivotal role in their condominium’s radical transformation.
A wall of white bricks adorned with a striking gold mirror is the focal point of the entryway. But who would have thought the adjoining wall is actually a door to the owner’s storeroom?
This feature wall wasn’t in the original floor plan. It has been constructed to demarcate the living room from the dining area, and is now used as a backdrop for the television. Wrapped in Imported laminates that appears like leather, it infuses the space with an air of sophistication.
A Look Into Layout
In a house that’s sprawling yet sports narrow passageways and odd angles, space planning is crucial. However, the couple knew what they wanted from the get-go – an airy interior with clearly defined living zones. Adrian even marked out the areas on the floor pan where he wished to completely overhaul. But nothing beats an expert’s opinion, creativity, and years of experience. After sharing his ideas with Ken, the interior designer worked upon those suggestions and came up with nifty solution that resulted in more walking and storage space for the family.
The closet that was present in the original layout was too tiny to be fully utilised. Plus, it jutted out into the passageway and made it narrow. Adrian’s idea was to remove it to free up walking space. Ken did just that, and fixed huge framed photographs of the family on the walls ala an art gallery.
One of the more significant structural alterations that were made to the condominium was the kitchen. Some parts of the walls were hacked away to open up the area between the kitchen and the living areas. The false ceilings built by the previous occupants were removed to imbue this area with a loft-like feel. Glass sliding doors were chosen in place of regular ones to achieve an open-plan layout while preventing fumes from escaping. With the larger space, Adrian finally managed to fulfil his dreams of owning an island.
A small change can also make a huge difference when it comes to layout. With two kids in tow, a spacious shower area is important. The door to the bathroom was originally placed right at the shower area, hindering the kids from enjoying a bigger space to wash up in. After moving it to the new spot at the opposite end of the bathroom, space is magically created and the little ones can now shower to their hearts’ content!
It was one of Lillian’s overseas stays that inspired the look for the pair’s master bathroom. The black tinted glass doors, retractable mirror that lights up, as well as vast wall mirror are reminiscent of an en suite hotel bathroom.
The wardrobe that reaches up to the ceiling takes advantage of wall space, granting the homeowners more room for their belongings. Cove and down lights were fixed on only one side of their master suite to make way for this massive closet, and give a loft-like appearance to the area.
Pay It Forward
It was Lillian’s friend who recommended Ken to the couple, having worked with the interior designer previously on her own home at Zion Road. She was immensely pleased with the outcome of the renovation, and it’s of no surprise that she gave him rave reviews.
“Both of us liked working with Ken because he’s very flexible with his ideas and isn’t pushy. Plus, he’s really prompt and works fast.”
says Adrian of the design expert. In fact, the couple was so happy with the makeover that Lillian recommended him to her sister who was also looking for a reliable interior designer.
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BTO Standard 4 Room : A newlyweds home transformed into a palatial apartment.
Mr Gerald and Ms Mandy only have an undying bliss that expresses their appreciation for their newly remodelled home. The apartment was just an ordinary 100 meter square HBD Standard Flat, which had no glamour to portray their newly crowned marital status. The just married couple love it warm and cosy. They also knew that the perfect bunch for this task is Faith Interior Designs and renovations. Indeed, they were certainly proved right since through their design guru, Mr Chinfei, an excess of what they had in mind was put in place. Yes, Mr Chinfei actualize this. Below is a tour into the couple’s palatial home and an insight of the magic that Mr Chinfei worked
It is certainly easy to rush into a ‘wow’ expression upon walking into the contempo kitchen area.
I mean, there is everything to love about it, from the ceiling down to walls which also flows into magnificent floor tiles. This is certainly what comes to mind when you think of what the future holds. At the top of the kitchen sink, stands a dish drainer with lift up door system. Directly below it , a black tinted tempered glass backing. Additionally, the top mount granite kitchen sink from Germany, a perfect compliment with the glass backing. The consistency for the best materials is evident all over the kitchen. A quick glance is enough to tell that the designer is in check with modernity as well as understands class and elegancy.
One word describes the dining room, epic. Yes, it is all minimalistic, but the simplicity and the blend in of the colours, without doubt, make it the house that anyone would wish to be associated with.
The designer was quick to incorporate the timber feel as the couple wished.
This, as they put it, has its way of arousing warmth and cosiness. On top of that, the timber effect gives the room a welcome home look, besides breaking the colour monotony. The wall unit with a shoe cabinet with a display, a seat as well as a laminated TV feature wall with hidden cove light is completely stunning. The room also entails a false ceiling with a recess cove light.
The furnishing of the dining area is certainly one to note. Top notch dining seats and table speaks out class, loud and clear. In addition, the floor was graced up with High resilient 5mm Vinyl material.
The tinted black mirror wall panel completes the whole look, making it breathe-taking.
The designer pulled out a self-explanatory look, which is mostly angelic.
The master bedroom is also armed with its fair share of the glamour. Turns out the designing expert was just the perfect man for the daunting task. What he did with the master bedroom pulled out the most welcoming mode into the newlywed’s bedroom. The minimalism in the bedroom makes it quiet yet extremely stunning. From the flooring designs, to the wall paint and the ceiling, all a part of the designers plot to achieve the best look.
You will also be in for a pleasant surprise upon landing on the master and the common bathroom.
The details incorporated are contemporary making it rhyme with the rest of the apartment.
To spice up the look of the master bathroom, new comely wall and floor tiles were also in the plan. Justice was also done to the common bathroom which was gifted with a 90 degrees corner shower screen. This does not only save on space but also makes it child friendly and sleek.
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The delight that Mr. Yap and Ms. Stella harbor, is not only about their just ended espousal, but also the modish face up that their apartment has seized. Elegance would be an understatement but it is all that that runs around this home. The new dashing designs fused into their home, are ones that could literally snatch your breathe. It is these kinds of dreams that are actualized by Ken, a design expert from Faith Interior Designs and Renovations. His personal touch up has seen their plain home, sire a stylish, polished and fashionable apartment. Here is a close insight of how Ken made this a reality.
A simple quick glance of the new home is enough to tell you that he understands what it means by complementing the ecstasy that accompanies newlyweds. His team of skilled craftsmen were up to the task when it was time to pick up their tools. Nothing was left to chance as it is evidenced by the new face that Mr. Yap and Ms. Stella’s house conformed into. Not afraid to get their hands dirty, Ken and his team were determined to put in place the Modern Scandinavian theme into the couple’s home.
The kitchen was treated to a series of huge alterations. The old wall was the first to go down, which brought into light an open concept kitchen. There would be no better gift to the couple who are lovers of crowds and hosting parties. Since the kitchen is a commonly used area during such instances, they found it worthy to open it up, making it bigger and child friendly.
The kitchen wall was engulfed with subway wall tiles from Lian Seng Hin Pte Ltd. To grace up the floor they acquired the timber look alike ceramic tiles, also from Lian Seng Hin Pte Ltd. The counter was as well dressed up with Timber look alike Composite top. Also covered with a white wall emulsion, was the tip-on store room door in order to achieve a uniform look all around. With everything in its place, the design guru was able to pull out a catchy and up to date kitchen arena.
The living room beam was obviously proving to create a nuisance to the whole room especially the TV area. This was why they flushed the TV wall to silence it.
The old doorway was clearly traditional and all humdrum.
The doorway into the study room is one that has seen a tremendous refinement. The old one was nothing out of ordinary and would easily be confused with a glass wall rather than a slide door. All these was easily turned into a different tale when the new flashy fresh door with a black powder coating finish was installed. It does not just make it alluring, but also makes a bold black statement portraying a doorway.
Unequaled ideas are what you should expect with Ken in charge of your house’s renovation. The couple’s master bathroom was furnished with materials from top notch companies. Quartz Vanity counter is a clear indication that the designing guru does not settle for less.
The old uninspiring master bedroom was clearly nothing to display the couples newly crowned bedroom. Within a short time, all the tables were turned and Ken’s presence was evident all over the bedroom. First, in order to create a niche for display and conceal the air cone pipe, they partitioned the wall behind the bed. What was then a hallway-like bedroom underwent serious level ups and culminated a walk in closet. The closet was by itself a bold statement as it was made using modern designs making the whole composition mouth dropping. Mr. Yap and Ms. Stella have now more reasons to be joyful about walking into their bedroom. It is mainly because Ken stirred up the simplicity of their bedroom by incorporating a warm and welcoming mood.
The walk in closet created by partitioning the room into the closet area and bedroom section.
Faith Interior designs and Renovation is the company to run to when the desire to actualize your dream house is in your wish list. Many home owners, just like Mr. Yap and Ms. Stella, can attest to the fact that they do a good job at settling in a palatial look into your aging home. Their ability to keep up with the latest trends in designs has allowed them to bring smiles to many home owners. The company’s designing master, Ken, has had his glory sang by the people whose houses have witnessed his competency. Many couples have acknowledged his prowess, confessing that he is flexible with his ideas, very prompt and also works fast.
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This apartment renovation project was undertaken for Ms Carolyn, who works as a Regional Sales in a multinational company based in Singapore. She lives with her husband and travels most of the time. She wanted a sleek minimalistic style for her apartment to suit her lifestyle and aesthetic taste.
Designers Ken Goo and Kenneth Lee planned the layout and interior design of this apartment. This wasn’t an ordinary apartment to work at—it was exciting and challenging, as their job was not only to design the apartment but also to oversee the purchasing and delivery of materials and soft furnishing eg., curtains, etc.
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The choice of colours, textures, materials, art work, accessories, and storage, etc.,was made after careful market research, the latest interior design trends, and the client’s requirements and preferences. While most of the material for renovation was purchased, some was even custom made by the designers themselves to give a personal touch to this apartment.
The designers wanted to make sure that the apartment opens up to a foyer which features enough visual space. Hence, glossy white finish was opted for to create a sense of expanse. There are no distinct boundaries between the foyer, the dining space, and the living area—however; there are subtle thresholds between each of these spaces. The rendering of each space has been done a thoughtful process on part of the designers. The entrance mirror and the adjacent artwork used for display are features that do not take up space but provide ambience to this area. It gives a glimpse of the kitchen through the semi glass wall. It also leads the eye to the far end of the living room which opens up to balcony. This is how the apartment welcomes its residents every time they enter it.
The combination of black and white colour imbibes energy to this living room. The designers have made sure to add both colours equally. If the ceiling is white, the fan has to be black. White comfy couches has been placed next to the balcony, the crystal clear sliding doors enhance the ambiance of the living area. The brick wall of the living room has been custom made by Faith Interior Design. The idea was to introduce subtle texture in the walls of this room to balance other design elements and also to create visual interest in the room. The full length mirror with sleek black frame and paintings on the brick wall create liveliness in this room.
The TV unit offers smart storage solution for your media equipment.
KITCHEN & DINING
A rectangular dining table with glossy finish paired with contrast black high chairs exudes simplicity and elegance. The curved arms rest of the chairs produce a fluid design balanced by the straight, sleek lines of the space. The built in space for the refrigerator and oven saves a lot of space and provides easy access to the basic amenities. Featuring pendant lights just above the dining table, its design scheme flows into the living room.
This space was to be transformed into a dream bedroom for their client. The transformation to a great looking bedroom was a result of our designers’ passionate creativity.
This is one room where you want to invest special efforts to make it more comfortable, and a place where you are going to relax. Most of us base our perfect home design on things we like to be surrounded with, which is why there is no better place to speak in favour of our personality than our bedroom. The common approach should be to look for the contemporary bed, the huge beds are not necessarily comfortable, even smaller ones can do a good job when space is limited.
The placement of a bed is a very critical point in the designing of a bedroom. The bedroom’s layout won’t be perfect without the appropriate lighting. Here the designers have taken the selection of lighting to another level. The use of three-round crystal chandelier in the bedroom has made the feel of it very classic. Choosing the colour of the curtains or choosing whether the blinds will do justice with the bedroom, or the curtains will give tranquility is a hard to make decision. The placement of the bed near the window with soothing coloured curtains is also well designed. Who doesn’t want to open their eyes and see Nature’s beauty just by lying on a comfortable bed? The purpose of adding little but basic elements on your side tables and headboard to give airy and inviting look to the bedroom. The fewer you add, the cozier it looks. The textured leather headboard in brown colour provides contrast to the walls and curtains as well as space for artwork, photo frames, and side lights.
The owner required a quiet little corner, which could work as her home office. Maintaining the same minimalistic look, a wall mounted work station with ceiling hung shelves was selected. Absolute natural lighting from the French windows floods the space and fills it up with energy. This small space was gradually converted into a comfy study place where creative ideas float with the city view on one side.
The grey curtains with a layer of sheer white curtains gel in with the colours of the grey wall with white shelves and create a mixture of deep, yet spacious look for the room. The wooden flooring required something extra to personalize the space and a connection to the colour scheme of this space. Kenneth and Ken selected a round grey rug and placed it in the middle of the room. The comfortable couch with a rounded low back is the perfect place to recline with a book, or even ‘case studies’.
Here is a picture of the study after renovation. Notice the spectacular ceiling light that is enough to fill the study with the required amount of light for this room.
The bathroom is divided into dry and wet zones with clear glass walls. The huge mirror is mounted up till the ceiling to create visual space. A window opens into the shower zone and its frosted glass allows diffused sunlight to enter the bathroom for natural light.
"Faith Interior Design is a great reliable company to work with! Kenneth has been most helpful and patient. As I am required to travel frequently for business, Kenneth never fail to accommodate my schedule and provide updates which we are grateful for. Thank you Kenneth , Faith Interior ! God Bless " . say MS Carolyn
About Us: Our company name, Faith Interior Design and Renovation, says everything about us and our dedication towards our work, which builds a relationship between us, our employees and our customers. Our record of completing our tasks within the time duration provided by the clients is unbeatable. We have a small team, but that does not affect the quality of our work. As we love what we do, we are always in business. Kenneth and Ken are integral members of our core team and the ideas they come up really convince our clients.
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