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Bishan Street 24 Marine Parade Road New Market Road Punggol Drive Punggol Place Robin Road Seletar Green View

May 28, 2012

HOME REJUVENATED!

The owner of this 550 sq ft one-bedroom HDB apartment located in the heart of town is a successful lady who had stayed here since childhood. Currently staying together with her mother, she finally found the timing right to give her home a rejuvenation after so many years.
While she is not exactly living alone, we wanted to create a chic and functional 'semi-bachelorette pad' which would reflect her personal style as much as possible. We wanted to transform the once ho-hum dwelling into a serene and cozy retreat that she could escape to at the end of a busy day. One which will also not be too feminine.
Hall - before 
 Hall - after
Starting with a simple shell and an unified color scheme, we tidied up the layout in each room and layered on artful accessories, fun details, unfussy lighting and fabulous fabrics to spruce up the space. Mirrored walls bounces light into the flat, so awkward dimensions and low light levels are less noticeable in the hall. A dining area, previously missing in the house, finds its way back into the rejuvenated space.

A self-made lady should have a beautiful and hardworking home too. It is with that belief that we made sure each piece of customized furniture serves more than one function. A lengthy white, wall-mounted storage unit conceals messy cables and multitasks as a whimsical light source apart from its intended use in the hall. Joining up to this unit is a shoe bench which doubles up as additional seating for guests while holding shoes down below. This multipurpose idea extends into the bedroom which the owner shares with her mum, where a partition that comes in the form of a wardrobe divides the tiny room in such a way as to offer each person her own personal space.
 Bedroom - before
Bedroom - after
In the kitchen, every corner is utilized in the best way possible to maximize storage. An awkward recess at the far corner of the kitchen has been turned into a mini store room, and this integrates with a storage cabinet on its side for a seamless look. White finishes in many parts of the kitchen cuts down visual clutter and makes the room look much spacious due to the consistency in tone from the ceiling to the walls to the cabinetry.
 Kitchen - before
 Kitchen - after
The utility room, located right at the back of the kitchen, has been turned into a private play-and-work room for the owner. A centerpiece wood lounge deck (for watching TV and as an extra bed for guests to sleep over) and plenty of book storage and light contribute to an inspirational space in which one can truly indulge.
 Utility room - before
Utility room - after
In any case, every one of us need to get away from the preaching of our mums occasionally don't we? This would be the perfect room to escape from it all, ha!


Stan

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31 comments: on "HOME REJUVENATED!"

Anonymous said...

What stunning transformation!

jon said...

Brilliant colour play!

hammock lover said...

i cant believe at the transformation!! the best 'botox' rejuvenation i have ever seen for crappy old house

missymelissa said...

It's not only botox hl, it's removal of all toxins in this house!

Clear Brook Rae said...

thumbs up! amazing transformation...

Anonymous said...

Stylish, sleek, very tasteful design; I like it very much. Congratulations, Christine...

Walter said...

Stylish, sleek, very tasteful design; I like it very much. Congratulations, Christine...

Anonymous said...

A very beautiful home..and well designed too. :-)

Anonymous said...

A very beautiful home..and well designed too. :-)

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful and lovely home...nicely designed. ;-)

Anonymous said...

The transformation is amazing! The color selection is very soothing and pleasant. I like the minimalist design. Very creative! ( I won't come out of this place, if it were mine :-))

Anonymous said...

A chic bachelorette pad!

Anonymous said...

Love the flow. It has transformed into a nice cozy home

Anonymous said...

New cool look.... A good place to relax n chill.

Bala Thana said...

Great space utilization with nice colour co-ordination.

Rajat Panda said...

Amazing.It now looks completely new.I like the color pattern,sleek design.The living room looks cool ,peaceful and pristine.A worth waiting for treat!...Happy living..
Rajat

Jaz Koo said...

How much for the overall cost??

Jaz Koo said...

How much does the overall cost??

Peter said...

I think it looks lovely, is it expensive? I would like to my home as well.

Yam Khoon said...

Nice home...

Habib P. said...

Excellent upgrade.....home sweet home

Anonymous said...

Great transformation. The color scheme and clean lines make the place look spacious.

Jose Ibay said...

nice, modern and zen

Shan said...

Beautiful !!! Excellent work ...

WWX said...

I like the simple design of the house.

Anonymous said...

Excellent usage of space! Clean, simplistic and modern style makes for a perfect retreat from the outside world.

Min Hui Koh said...

Very well said indeed. Kudos to the rejuvenation team & owner. I think what makes this home even more beautiful is the gift of love which fills and dwells in it; otherwise, it would just be another lovely piece of work to be admired. This makes all the difference. Amazing...

BG Goh said...

Major transformation! Love the new look. Peaceful and invitations,

Anonymous said...

Oh what stunning beauty. Love it many times over.

Kan L F said...

It's magnificent and what a vast difference! Look so spacious and well designed.

Roger said...

Any false ceiling to install down light for this apartment?