Custom-built structures and unique design solutions make the most of the limited space in this family home
Space: 5-room HDB
Size: 1,200 sq ft
Designer: Chen Yan from Richfield Integrated
Reno period: Eight weeks
With soft, indirect lighting and subdued colours, this family’s living and dining areas show off the cosier side of modern design, keeping the space warm and welcoming despite the prevalence of straight lines. Custom-built features take centre-stage in this part of the house, ranging from the laminated TV feature with illuminated storage to the sleek coffee and dining tables. A horizontal mirror was built into the feature wall underneath the TV, helping to brighten up the room and create the illusion of extra space with its reflective surface. Glazed porcelain flooring rounds off the overall look.
While most of the rooms in this HDB flat are fairly small in size, the living area is comparatively large, offering plenty of space for both living and dining. Hence, the right-hand side of this room was dedicated to a dining area and a few extra appliances and cabinets that couldn’t fit comfortably into the main kitchen. A sliding glass door offers a glimpse of the rest of the kitchen on the other side of the wall, separating the two spaces while still giving the split kitchen a sense of cohesion, all without the need to tear down any walls.
The kitchen was built out of dark brown laminate cabinets and glass door panels, its layout functional and spacious enough for a family of five. Sturdy engineered quartz countertops from Casa Stone grace both sides of the room, providing lots of square footage to prep meals for the whole family. Ceramic tiles make for durable flooring that is fuss-free to maintain on even the most hectic of days.
Bathed in soft tones and fabrics, the master bedroom in this HDB flat was turned into a cosy paradise, conducive to rest and relaxation. Not only was the headboard crafted using padded fabric for that extra gentle touch, but even the shelves opposite the bed were also taken into consideration, the rounded edges further softening the overall ambience of the room. Engineered wood floors finally round off the look of this chic relaxation zone, maintaining the feeling of warmth and comfort even underfoot.
After what turned out to be the greatest challenge of this project, the kids’ bedroom now showcases a host of clever design solutions in its unique layout. Bunk beds for the children were constructed out of wood and metal and then connected to a study area on the right-hand side of the room. This maximises the available space, limiting the bulk of the room to a single structure that functions as a sleeping area, storage unit and study desk all at once. The choice of a light wooden tone further helps to brighten the small room as much as possible, providing the kids with a multifunctional and airy space.
About Richfield Integrated
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122 Eunos Ave 7 #05-16/17
Richfield Industrial Centre Singapore 409575
Tel: 6841 7701
This post was adapted from an article originally published in the November 2020 issue of SquareRooms.