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A spacious and cat-friendly flat for a family

Cat-friendly features and greenery have been brought into this spacious flat designed by SPIRE.

Home Type: 4-room HDB flat

Floor Area: 1,022sqft

Text by Janice Seow

A family of three (and cat!) get to live it up in this 4-room HDB flat, despite its modest size. For one, the designers from SPIRE have removed almost all the non-structural walls in this home, which greatly enhances the sense of space and improves the functionality of the different living zones.

cat-friendly flat SPIRE

The neutral scheme is also beautifully warmed up by the dark wood-patterned laminated flooring, creating a home that is cosy and welcoming.

cat-friendly flat SPIRE

For their new home, the homeowners envisioned a retreat space where they could unwind at the end of the day; they also wanted to be close to nature. To give them the calm and greenery they desired, the SPIRE design team incorporated a vertical garden in their balcony that’s easily visible and can be enjoyed from the main living area.

The resident cat has also not been forgotten! The feature wall’s strikingly graphic design serves another purpose aside from displaying objects – it’s been built such that the cat can move up and down this feature wall freely and treat it like it’s very own playground.

cat-friendly flat SPIRE

To draw more natural light into the kitchen and improve the airflow, the designers have removed the walls at the entrance to the kitchen, while a dark and moody colour scheme sets the tone for a very modern cookspace.

cat-friendly flat SPIRE

Given the owners’ need for a work area and a larger wardrobe space, the master bedroom has been spatially enhanced by integrating it with an adjacent room to accommodate their needs. The study space now serves to demarcate the sleeping area from the dressing zone. And in consideration for their pet, the door of the master bedroom has also been customised with a special opening to allow their feline to enter the room.

cat-friendly flat SPIRE


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