Reconfiguring the space from top to bottom, this house was turned into a more welcoming abode for its large family in the hands of Grace Chua from Notion of W, with plenty of communal areas for quality time.
While the hard-working parents in this family of six lead busy working lives, they also love to come home and enjoy precious moments with their kids.
That’s why it was so important to incorporate spacious and inviting communal areas throughout the home when they embarked on their renovation, where they gather to play games, do crafts and read together.
The attic of this semi-detached house underwent a particularly charming transformation, converted into a bright and airy home library and lounge.
Crisp lines, neutral tones and a modern style were adopted throughout the property, with darker hues lending certain spaces heightened definition.
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The low ceiling height and awkwardly placed structural beams required some clever reworking of the downstairs area. “We had to come up with ways to make the ceiling look taller without exposing the beams,” shares Grace.
“There actually used to be a structural column right where the sofa is now, which we had to move out of sight without compromising the structural integrity of the house.”
In terms of furnishings, the elegant Grafunkt sofa is nicely complemented by a coffee table from Greyhammer.
Originally dark with few windows, the attic had a gloomy vibe and was also much smaller before Notion of W swooped in to extend the area.
More windows were added to increase the natural light in the space, and some flattering detailing work was done to emphasise the pitched ceiling. A custom Blafink sofa makes for both a cosy reading area and a colourful statement piece.
The family requested a functional kitchen that would accommodate their daily cooking and bonding over meals, resulting in this grand Dekton island that allows for efficient meal prep and wholesome dinners.
Generous storage space can be found behind the kitchen cabinets, including a stretch of concealed full-height cabinets on the left. That same wall on the left-hand side also hides doors to the wet kitchen, a guest bathroom and a couple of bedrooms.
Kept modern and minimalist, the various bathrooms were clad in tiles from Rice and fitted with Geberit flush plates, ensuring these areas are both aesthetically pleasing and very low-maintenance.
This post was adapted from an article originally published in IdealHomes 2023.