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An Eye For Design

This resale HDB flat bucks interior design trends and focuses instead on having adaptable spaces for a young family

Home Type: 4-room HDB

Floor Area: 914 sqft

The best interior designers will tell you to forget the hottest trends when renovating your home. Instead of designing a home based on what is popular and “in fashion” can be a disaster down the road. What if, five years later, you get tired of looking at that brick wall or cement screed floors? Instead, interior design should always be about personal taste and how it fits into your everyday life. JOW Architects understand this completely, and designed this 4-room HDB resale flat to perfectly accommodate the homeowners’ lives.

“Design isn’t simply about the aesthetic,” says designer Joseph Wong. “We see it as a way to solve problems, albeit in an aesthetic way.” In this home, the biggest problem was the lack of space. To squeeze out more from this 914-sqft apartment, the designers compartmentalised the home, making sure that each room can exist as a self sufficient zone.

This is best seen in the living and dining areas, where an oak veneer feature wall takes up the entire length of the home and conceals the bedroom doors and television set. The other rooms are just intuitively designed: the study room is fitted with customised shelves, plenty of storage cabinets and cove lights; the bedroom is simply conducive to rest and relaxation with its light colour palette.





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