Transitional Loft at Fajar Road
Fajar Road (HDB executive 5-room Apartment)
Design areas: Living Room, Dining Area, Kitchen, Master Suite with en-suite, Study Room, Kids Bedroom and Common Bathroom | Project target completion: May 2017 | Renovation budget: more than one hundred thousand
This resale HDB apartment is getting a complete makeover – shifting walls, moving designated areas around and creating a loft feel, while still adhering to a transitional feel. Inspired by the classic lofts in the meat packing district in New York, this apartment will straddle industrial chic elements and classic architectural detailing. The result will be a cohesive design that oozes personality and uniqueness.
The living spaces will be redefined with various areas like a lounge area, dining area and kids play area, while we are shifting the store room to a dead corner in the house to allow a much needed larger kitchen.
In line with our philosophy that living spaces need to feel open and bright, yet have some sense of seclusion – the kitchen will be closed off with a glass wall. This enables the owners to close off the kitchen when there is cooking, yet still have the contemporary lifestyle concept of open plan living.
The master suite will become a retreat for the owners, with their own study area, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite. We proposed to relocate the entrance door to the bathroom, so the bedroom feels more secluded and private. The kids bedroom will feature a custom built-in bunk bed with additional storage. By shifting the wall into the study area, we can create more floor space for the kids room.
When doing space planning, it is important to understand what functions you want to have out of a room and plan the room accordingly. This sometimes means making some compromises, but in the end you will end up with a home that is catered to your needs.