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.
article from Renotalk Magazine
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