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A fun and functional BTO flat

Designed by Chapter 13, this brand new flat is spacious, visually impactful and practical – a perfect abode for a photographer and a DIY enthusiast.

Home Type: 4-room HDB BTO flat

Floor Area: 1,030sqft

Text by Disa Tan

With one homeowner being a photographer and the other a DIY enthusiast, the designers from Chapter 13 proposed a fun and functional style bearing a modern Scandinavian aesthetic. And it proved the best fit.

A mix of gentle pastels and symmetrical outlines puts together a relaxed yet distinct style for the shared living and dining zones. Says Principal Designer Melvin Ong: “The homeowners wanted a spacious, clean and neat home and we achieved that by hacking away one of the common bedrooms.” Visual demarcation was then established with a strong focal point of honeycomb-shaped forms on the wall of the dining room, painted by the hands-on female homeowner.

Swathed mostly in white, the clean-lined aesthetics of the living area is punctuated by woodgrain accents and Craftstone wall panels. This creates a cosy backdrop for the living zone. It also helps that the adjoining room has been torn down and the home now enjoys a good flow of light and space.

Full-height mirrors flank the space near the front entrance, and a mirrored door panel with a push-to-open mechanism hides the entrance to the bomb shelter. “This gives the illusion of more space,” says Melvin. The walls of the common bedroom have been replaced by bi-fold doors. Instead of following the previous L-shaped configuration, Melvin created a symmetrical layout for the multi-purpose room.

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