Spacious And Streamlined Family Home
SquareRooms|November 2020
A little light goes a long way, and for this 4-room HDB resale flat, it brings out the unit’s true potential as a spacious and streamlined family home
Disa Tan

Space 4-room HDB resale flat

Location Bedok Reservoir View

Reno Period 10 weeks

Home To Family of four

Chancing upon this light-filled resale flat during their house-hunting days, the homeowners were pretty much sold. “Ample sunlight is something that can’t be bought,” exclaims Director Kevin Teng from The Safe Haven Interiors, “so they made a wise choice in snapping this unit up.” Taking charge of the renovation for their “sun trap” of a home, he was briefed to create a timelessly contemporary abode with lots of storage.

He enhanced the roominess and daylight in the communal area by first hacking away the kitchen’s boundary wall, thus effectively creating an open-concept space. With that, daylight spills into the entire length of the communal zone and emphasises the spacious connection between the shared sections.

With the kitchen now in plain sight, Kevin worked in patterned tiles for the backsplashes to deliver that wow factor. The monochromatic details of the tiles perk up the galley kitchen setting and, with a peninsular counter fronting the cooking space, it adds a layer of depth and warmth. Explaining this design choice, Kevin reveals “the lady of the house specified for some pattern play.” These backsplashes serve as the perfect canvas to highlight these striking details without upsetting the sleek setting.

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