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Mr Zach Lim needed his 1,100 sq ft bachelor pad to feel like a resort.

To realize that, the 29-year-old local community supervisor of a tech firm hired Mr Joey Khu, director of property-developed Joey Khu Interior Design and style.

Mr Khu says: “My style and design for this property is extremely life style-pushed simply because Zach is a bachelor. It also usually takes into thing to consider that he has family and close friends above really frequently, so there really should be a lot more open up spaces.”

This led to a full reconfiguration of the structure of the three-bed room condominium apartment in Flora Drive, which include getting rid of the kitchen area partitions and combining the place with the adjacent dining spot.

The new format also observed two of the three bedrooms turned into an extension of the living home and a stroll-in wardrobe.

With the kitchen walls taken out, Mr Khu designed an open-notion kitchen area-cum-dining spot.

In the residing place, furniture is organized at an angle. Aside from incorporating visible curiosity, this is also for realistic considerations.

Mr Khu states: “Placing the furniture diagonally boosts the circulation stream. It also better complements the free of charge-standing Television set stand Zach purchased as he did not want a standard crafted-in console.”

A bed room that employed to be adjacent to the dwelling home is now aspect of the living room.

Extending the existing bay window to accommodate a huge daybed turns it into a cosy spot where by Mr Lim can examine or chill out.

The unique passageway and a different bedroom, alongside with the current master bed room and lavatory, had been reconfigured. They now form section of a master suite comprising the bed room, walk-in wardrobe, study, toilet and vainness place.


Designed into the stroll-in wardrobe, the research (earlier mentioned) is cosy however practical. Pictures: SPH Journals Art Course: KRISTY QUAH

The examine, which sits in the walk-in wardrobe, was asked for by Mr Lim.

With the old bathtub eradicated and the vanity counter relocated to the wander-in wardrobe, damp locations this sort of as the toilet and shower now occupy a smaller sized footprint.

Mr Khu suggests: “This frees up extra house in the wander-in wardrobe for lots of storage cabinets and drawers.”

The home is also embellished with art pieces developed by Mr Khu himself. Alternatively of a attribute wall in the living place, he painted the wall grey as a backdrop for a graphic artwork.

As his work can be frantic, Mr Lim, who moved in in July 2019, wished a dwelling he could arrive again to and loosen up in. The renovation took 21/2 months and expense among $170,000 and $200,000.

“I appreciate possessing good friends and family members, as effectively as their young children, more than. The open-program and fluid spaces work extremely very well and are youngster-friendly way too,” he claims.


• This short article very first appeared in the December 2020 concern of House & Decor, which is released by SPH Magazines.

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