A room is converted into a mini dance studio with full-height and full-wall mirrors. To maintain flexibility, curtain pelmet and curtains are installed to hide the mirrors when the room is not used for dancing.
Having the luxury of large bathrooms allows this expat couple to inject grandeur in their landed home renovation, using marble-like tiles and complete with couple sinks and bathtubs. In the kitchen, a long island and a full L-shaped top and bottom cabinets were customized to the satisfaction of the wife, who is an avid cook and enjoys hosting parties at home.
When you have a kid, storage space is never enough. A full-height storage TV console was customized just for that. The household shelter at the kitchen is cleverly concealed in a seamless design incorporating the oven and adjacent shoe cabinet.
A specially designed TV console cum storage cabinets of white, brown and beige gives the living room a very tranquilizing feel. The wooden borders and straight lines are not only aesthetically pleasing but also double up as handles to access the storage space.
The kitchen is often the heart of a house and this BTO is brightened up with the vibrant yellow high-shine laminates used in the kitchen area, while the adjacent areas are kept neutrally-coloured. Glass doors to the kitchen and full-height mirror against the dining table create openness and bounce off the cheerfulness of the kitchen. A wall between 2 bedrooms was demolished for a larger Master Bedroom, where the young couple can work while supervising their child at the same time.
The highlight of this EC is the aquarium-cabinet which can be viewed from the living space. Complemented by soft lighting, the water feature evokes sense of tranquility and surrealism. In the bedrooms, a bay window space is fused to form a raised platform, cleverly maximizing the space for ample storage space for bulky items. The top of the platform steps includes an element of surprise – a lid supported by hydraulic action offers a storage compartment. Custom-built raised platform and bed frame are illuminated with recessed light to conjure a soft and floating effect.
The living area has a slight country feel as a result of the TV console integrated with CraftStone feature wall. The back of the wall was structurally reinforced and fixed with a layer of wall panel to hide the suspended TV’s electrical wirings and cabling. In the study room, the work table is integrated with a sturdy full-height storage to stash away the doctor couple’s thick medical books. It also features a piece of glass whiteboard handy for important notes and messages.
A 5.4 metre-high CraftStone wall was done up at the stairwell of a duplex apartment and an old Vespa scooter head spray-painted baby-blue by the owner was mounted on it, turning up the cool-factor by several notches. Special light fittings were also installed at the Vespa’s headlights to illuminate the stairwell in the dark.
The owner wanted a sophisticated and fuss-free flat so new homogenous floor tiles, plastered walls and new false ceiling in white were chosen. Even the customized TV console, storage and light fittings were coordinated in white to bring out the contrast of the red sofa and black ceiling fan and dining chairs.
Craftstone feature wall erected on the rooftop garden transforms the space into a cozy haven for chit chats and catch ups. This series of Craftstone is suitable for both indoors and outdoor usage as these Craftbricks are resilient to the harsh weather elements.