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Newlywed Designers Turn Old 3-Room Flat Into HomeDesigner: StudioMyteAn architect and an interior designer transform their ageing flat into a fresh, new matrimonial homeRead more
3. Pro: Architect Terence Tang and interior designer Yap Mei Ying of StudioMyteHome: Three-room HDB flat in Marine ParadeDesign concept: The newlywed couple needed a multi-functioning home: “Spatial flexibility is something important to us, as our home needs to be many things at once: a cosy studio apartment for two; a workplace on weekdays; and a space for hosting family and friends on weekends,” says Tang.
The original unit had a relatively large kitchen given the flat’s small size. We decided that this was unnecessary, so the kitchen was made smaller in order to create a larger dining area. The resulting dining is able to accommodate an oversized 2.2-metre-long marble dining table alongside a pantry. This makes the space perfect for holding large dinner gatherings. This is also where we work on our laptops on weekdays. We customised the light so that we can control the brightness and colour temperature to create different types of ambience.
What does a renovation contractor do? And how do you know if you need one? When it comes to changing, updating or improving your home, you will need someone to do the work - unless you already have those skills. In Singapore, particularly for HDB flats, you need to have a registered contractor, or builder, to carry out your renovation. What you can and can’t do in an HDB renovation