Two designers build a home together, and the result is as well-executed and stylish as you’d expect.
After helping many clients realise their dream-home visions, Steve and Sandra of Cozyspace Interior finally got the exciting opportunity to work on a project close to their hearts, their very own new 1,012sq ft flat located in Bedok. Instead of rushing into things, the pair spent three months distilling and refining their favourite ideas for the space, taking into account their likes and dislikes when coming up with the concept.
Unsurprisingly, with two designers co-helming the renovation, narrowing down the options proved challenging at times, shares the couple, but the resulting look nails down an ideal combination of all their wants— Sandra’s liking for soft tones and Steve’s preference for a modern-classic dwelling with a touch of nordic style.
To suit their current lifestyle, the pair opted to create plenty of concealed storage, but to avoid making the home look small, they decided to hack two bedrooms. The living area now extends into the previous common room while two adjacent bedrooms were merged to create a commodious primary suite, allowing the couple to incorporate a sizeable vanity-cum-study and a walk-in wardrobe within the space.
As a testament to their professional background, the duo levelled the service yard with the kitchen and carried through the same wood-textured flooring, creating a sense of continuity that makes the area seem roomier than it is, a genius little tweak that many homeowners wouldn’t think to do.
For convenience, Steigen’s automatic laundry-drying system was installed, along with smart switches throughout the home. Another clever move they pulled was elevating the kitchen, subtly delineating it from the foyer and living hall while giving the HDB interiors their own unique character.
Like everyone else, renovating during this difficult period wasn’t the easiest of tasks. Further, works were to be carried out at the end of the year, approaching Lunar New Year when their design firm would be at its busiest.
However, by meticulously planning and coordinating every step with their supportive Cozyspace Interior family, sub-contractors and suppliers, the designers were able to pull off their ambitious overhaul in just two and a half months. Now they get to enjoy the ultimate luxury, living in a home they’ve perfectly customised and love coming back to.
This post was adapted from an article originally published in the November 2021 issue of SquareRooms.