MET Interior designs a spacious and airy home for a young couple to enjoy their personal pursuits.
5 May 2020
Home Type: 4-room HDB BTO flat
Floor Area: 990sqft
Text by Janice Seow
The young couple living in this four-room BTO flat wanted a spacious and airy home. Along with those requirements came a more personal request. “The husband desired a gaming room – one that his wife, an avid reader, could co-share as a reading space,” reveals designer Young Tay from MET Interior.
To help the couple realise their dream home, Young has pushed the creative envelope in this BTO flat by incorporating thoughtful details to make it both functional and comfortable.
A colour palette of woody browns and pristine white is offset by shots of grey and other cheery colours. At the foyer entrance, a pebble wash flooring (top left) creates textural interest. “It also allows the owners to step in with footwear without damaging the vinyl floor,” Young explains. To its right, the door to the household shelter is beautifully camouflaged by a fluted panel feature wall, making it less visible.
Further in, the flat is bright and spacious, with full-height custom cabinetry providing ample storage space for household items and the wife’s books. The dining area sits right next to the open-plan kitchen, so dishes can be moved from one to the next with ease, and conversations can take place even while cooking.
For the gaming room, Young has torn down half a wall so more light can penetrate the space. This move also opens up the flat further, enhancing visual connection between the different zones.
The gaming room has been specially designed as a shared space. One side accommodates the husband’s gaming hobby, while the other has storage bench seating where the lady of the house can relax with a book, and store it away easily afterwards. The designer also incorporated a pivot door. “The intention was to design a seamless door with no handles. This way, it can be pushed open easily on both sides,” says Young.
The master bedroom enjoys a simple and pared-back aesthetic. The bedhead connects smoothly to the wardrobe, with the chamfered handles on the latter adding an interesting detail to the seamless design. Keeping true to the room’s restrained style, the multi-tiered dresser cum side table offers great function on a small footprint.
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