Granted, this project started as a fix-me-up rather than a Home Rejuvenation one. With a tight budget which is largely limited to the revamping of 3 bathrooms and a kitchen, this Home Rejuvenation project almost didn't happen.
Under such circumstances, it's important to help the client allocate his resources on only the most essential. If you have always wondered whether a design can be re-designed, you've got your answer in this case study here.
Frankly, the owner and I weren't too pleased with what was already built-up inside the house, although I had a feeling I could work some magic with those trellis doors on the shoe unit the moment I saw it. The high ceiling (this unit is on the top floor) also meant I could possibly create something interesting above the usual ceiling level. In addition to that, the lush greenery in the vicinity suggests that I should try think of a way to allow the occupants to capture the view as much as possible.
I seek to blend the contemporary with tropical elements here, which is apparent from the integration of flora and fauna and the use of various natural textures in the home. It is hoped to inject a sense of openness, freshness and peacefulness to the space. And no, we don't have to tear the whole house down in order to do that. It's often the simple touches that make all the difference.
The original bathrooms are a nightmare to step in. To achieve a contemporary feel without breaking the bank, we had all the original tiles laid over by new glossy, textural ones, saving much on hacking and disposal works.