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Classic Monotone with a Recurring Splash of Colours

Personal Assistant Angela Goh celebrated a milestone by purchasing a 48-year-old flat at Marine Crescent. This location suited her well; it offered a breezy transport to her 8-year-old daughter’s school, as well as her office. To match the lifestyle of a working mum, Angela requested for a home that is simple, functional and easy to maintain. We decided to go for a modern industrial take in her spacious 3-room flat made for two people.

Size of Home: 3 Room HDB Resale
Renovation Period: 2 months
Location: 32 Marine Crescent
Home to: 1 Adult, 1 Child

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Among our solutions is the use of 5mm interlocking vinyl tiles as flooring overlay instead of the quick-to-crack concrete. For the palette, we chose the classic monotone with a recurring splash of colours to balance off the stringent, masculine décor. Since her daughter loves pink, we stuck to this hue and it created a bright, youthful energy against the black-and-white motif.

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Joseph was very attentive to my renovation needs and always patient with my last min changes or requests.

Angela, Homeowner

One of her must-haves is an unobtrusive storage in the living room. This we fulfilled by crafting an upholstery vinyl banquette that also doubles as a plywood laminated shoe cabinet. As for the dining room, we constructed an open kitchen to satisfy Angela's desires of having a roomy place to cook. A clear tempered glass was installed as a divider to create distinctive spaces without hindering the light. The cabinetry is made from solid plywood added with BLUM soft closing for safety precaution. We topped the décor off with a self-stick-on 5mm PIVOT wall tile overlay.

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This same wall treatment was done in the shower area and the toilet. Old tiles were hacked, then redone with water-proof floor tiles before we added the stylish white ceramic sink and toilet.

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Structured black track lights and bright pink cabinetry made the bedrooms more feminine but modern. In the master’s bedroom, the pièce de résistance was the bed, crowned with a red cushioned headboard and an angled side table. The other bedroom was given the same minimalist treatment; we only switched the bed with a narrower variant and a higher headboard to give an illusion of more space.