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One of the most pressing needs was for storage spaces that can hide clutter – the designer came up with the idea to build cabinets into the television feature wall

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One of the most pressing needs was for storage spaces that can hide clutter – the designer came up with the idea to build cabinets into the television feature wall
One of the most pressing needs was for storage spaces that can hide clutter – the designer came up with the idea to build cabinets into the television feature wall
[dropcap]S[/dropcap]pace has always been a pressing issue for the family of five living in this 3-bedroom apartment. When the clutter started piling up, the owners finally decided to renovate and rejuvenate their home.

Design firm Habitat One stepped up to the plate and worked hand in hand with the family to create a more spacious interior for the entire family.

Behind Closed Doors

One of the most pressing needs for this home was for storage spaces that can hide clutter – Designer Jana Wang came up with the idea to build cabinets into the television feature wall.

“The white laminates on the wall are actually doors,” he revealed “When you open it up, the entire height of the feature wall holds storage shelves,” he said.

As a vertical accent, Jana and his team incorporated strips of bronze mirrors to the design of the feature wall.

 

The double-framed mirror mounted against a plywood board makes an accentuated feature wall
The double-framed mirror mounted against a plywood board makes an accentuated feature wall

Clearing The Table

Previously, the three children would sit around the dining table to do their homework. The kids would mess up the dining room, and the family wouldn’t be able to have their meals there.

With the renovation, Jana made sure that each kid has his or her own study table in the bedrooms, and that the dining room would be kept clear. He also created a double-framed mirror mounted against a plywood board that makes an accentuated feature wall.

 

Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom

Bigger and better

Even the wardrobe in the master bedroom has been given a makeover. Jana stripped away the old wardrobe and created a larger and roomier one.

Sliding doors lead into the 10-ft-high wardrobe.

 

 

The feature wall that extends to a corner also acts as a study table
The feature wall that extends to a corner also acts as a study table

Special Study Corner

A few slight improvements were made in the master bedroom.

“We approached it in a very practical manner,” said Jana. His team created a feature wall opposite the bed that extends to a corner of the room, that also acts as a study table. Topped with a piece of glass, this desk is the ideal spot for the husband to retreat to if he needs to get work done at home.

 

The master bathroom was very crammed as there was a bathtub that was never used –  the designer converted it into a shower stall and created more space
The master bathroom was very crammed as there was a bathtub that was never used –
the designer converted it into a shower stall and created more space

Bathroom Redress

“The original master bathroom was very crammed,” said Jana. “There was a large bathtub that took up a lot of space but the owners never used it. We decided to remove the tub and convert the space into a shower stall. This helped to free up some space to the bathroom as a whole,” he said.

Jana also replaced all the fixtures and gave the bathroom a new face of warm grey tiles.

 

By Redzman Rahmat

Article first published in Lookbox Living #36 May/Jun 2014

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