Space 3-room HDB BTO flat
Home to Married couple
Reno budget Undisclosed
The path to acquiring and then living in their marital home didn’t quite run smoothly for these newlyweds. For starters, time was not on their side as it took years before they secured their ideal HDB BTO flat—a high-floor unit at this prime estate in Alexandra. As they looked forward to the renovation after collecting the keys, the progress was delayed by strict COVID-19 regulations. Undeterred, the couple remained optimistic about the situation as they entrusted the renovation to Design Principal Derrick Lim and Project Designer Fook Han Rong from D’Marvel Scale.
Derrick reveals more of the design brief: “The challenge was creating a spacious abode out of this petite 667sq ft flat. We needed to also consider the homeowners’ lifestyle needs which required having a well-equipped kitchen and a guest-friendly set-up.” Keeping those stipulations in mind, along with the homeowners’ dream of having a Muji-inspired aesthetic, the team got to work by first hacking away a common bedroom, integrating the unutilised area with the current living and dining zones to significantly upsize the home’s communal space.
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