The designers from Artistroom tore down walls and completely reconfigured the floor plan to accommodate a growing family
8 November 2016
Home Type: 4-room HDB
Floor Area: 1,000 sqft
The owner of this 4-room HDB flat has stayed here with his parents for over 30 years, but when he got married and his wife moved in with the family, the designers from Artistroom were engaged to completely overhaul the flat.
To give it a sense of openness Katy Chong from Artistroom removed as many walls as possible to open up the floor space. When it came to the flooring, Katy wanted to try something different, so she specially treated the cement screed floor with grouting powder, resulting in a raw finish with a splattering of white specks.
The revamped kitchen now stretches across the entire length of the apartment and brings to life the homeowner’s dreams of having a truly open concept kitchen. Katy combined turquoise cabinet fronts, mosaic tiles, powder-coated handles and a white countertop into a single galley kitchen. For the top hung cabinets, she used grey cabinet fronts and frosted wired glass to make the space look and feel lighter.
One of the spare bedrooms was “sacrificed” to create a larger storeroom, hidden next to the dining room. The structural column that stands in the middle of the apartment has also been repurposed as a smart storage solution. One side houses a bookshelf, another holds small kitchen appliances like the kettle and rice cooker.
Boring white walls can make a bedroom feel cold and unwelcoming, so in the master bedroom, Katy cladded two walls with grey craft bricks to bring texture to the space. She also customised a long study table for two, and matching top-hung cabinets for storage.
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