Mr Jeric Leong and Ms Stephanie Seet purchased this government condominium from its earlier proprietor as a result of they appreciated how spacious the 1,367 sq ft four-bedroom unit was, however in addition they felt there was a number of “wasted house” and that the format might be extra environment friendly.
“Performance was our precedence. We additionally needed it to be cosy and enjoyable so we will spend the entire day at house on weekends,” say the house house owners, who work within the banking trade.
They discovered home-grown inside design firm Think about SK66 on-line and entrusted the duty of reworking the residence in Sengkang to designer Kriszha Mae Soriano.
Ms Soriano says: “They got here ready with inspirational photos that gave me an understanding of their preferences.”
In addition to their two daughters, aged three and 11 months, Ms Seet’s father additionally lives with them, making them three generations below one roof. However this didn’t make the design any more difficult.
Mr Leong says: “My father-in-law could be very easy-going. He had just a few necessities for his room and left the design of the remainder of the house to us.”
The scope of the renovation, which took three months and value $85,000, was pretty in depth.
In addition to facets and work on the ceiling, flooring and partitions, the house was reconfigured and partitions have been eliminated.
An island on the entrance of the kitchen was eliminated and the freed-up house grew to become the eating space. The result’s now a much bigger residing house for the ladies to play in.
Eradicating the partitions of the storeroom allowed Ms Soriano so as to add extra built-in cupboards and a washer within the kitchen space.
Because the house owners shouldn’t have a helper, the room meant for the helper and the bathroom have been transformed into a brand new storeroom that, whereas now smaller, nonetheless gives enough storage.
One of many bedrooms is now each a examine and a playroom.
Mr Leong says: “I’ve all the time needed this. After we host household and pals, the ladies are inclined to occupy the residing and eating areas whereas the boys often find yourself within the study-cum-playroom.”
Two partitions that shaped an L-shape have been changed by mounted in addition to sliding-folding glass panels. This opens up the room and connects it bodily and visually with the residing space. “It additionally makes the house look larger,” says Ms Soriano.
The distinctly enjoyable vibes are a becoming reflection of the room’s function. The wall above the desk has a vibrant paintings depicting American artist-designer Kaws’ iconic characters. “I like road artwork and picked this up from an artist in Chatuchak Market in Bangkok,” says Mr Leong.
One other necessary merchandise on his want checklist was a built-in show cupboard for his Jordan shoe assortment. He received the concept whereas shoe procuring: “The sneakers are all the time so properly displayed within the retailers, so I believed it could be good to have one thing like that at house.”
The transient was to accommodate greater than 20 pairs however, since transferring into the residence in March 2019, his assortment has outgrown the show in the lounge.
Main modifications additionally occurred in the master suite. Because the previous en-suite rest room took up about half the complete house, Ms Soriano felt it could be higher utilised as a walk-in wardrobe. The newly designed house not solely has a show case for the proprietor’s watch assortment, but in addition doubles as a spatial transition from the sleeping space to a spacious rest room.
The house owners are happy with the trendy design with a contact of road type. They are saying: “We actually respect Kriszha’s experience, particularly her nice sense of color. The impartial shades of gray and white made furnishings choice a breeze for us. She has created precisely what we desired.”
• This text first appeared within the January 2021 situation of House & Decor, which is printed by SPH Magazines.
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