We look at apartment overhauls that go above and beyond your average renovation
While storage is usually stowed away in most homes – out of sight, out of mind, they say – designer William Chan of Spacedge Designs bucks the trend and places storage front and centre in the design of this apartment at The Centris.
Decluttering the original layout (the apartment came with a full spectrum of programmes – living and dining areas, wet and dry kitchens, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a maid’s room, and a balcony – that the 1,152-sq ft floor area could not afford)William set a storage unit, referred to as the Centrepiece, where the dry kitchen previously stood.
An all-in-one storage unit, the Centrepiece is a striking wooden sculpture that also accommodates a dining table that can be pivoted out when required. It also extends to the back of the apartment and efficiently defines two corridors: one to the kitchen, and another to the bedroom.
Separate study unit
The other spaces have also been adapted to the homeowners’ needs. For example, the master bedroom has been afforded more space by moving wardrobes into an adjacent walk-in wardrobe cum study area. The latter space is lined with flushed wardrobe panels in bright cobalt blue, an anchoring colour in the home due to feng shui requirements.
When work needs to be done, one of the wardrobe doors opens up to reveal a modest study unit. It is with well-thought-out gestures like these that William and his team have given this home muscle when it comes to matters of efficiency.
Article first published in Lookbox Living #36 May/Jun 2014
Lookbox Living #39 is out now!
Available at major bookstores and news stands.
For more interior projects, visit www.lookboxliving.com.sg