The appointment of interior designers Karen and Kelvin Gan to this project came about as happenstance. The husband-wife team are the co-founders of design firm KGID, and typically obtain clients via word-of-mouth; they were pleasantly surprised when they were contacted by the homeowners, who had discovered the firm’s work on social media. As soon as the family received their keys from the developer, they tasked the designers to start on the renovation of their new abode.
The seven-bedroom bungalow is a newly constructed 11,600 sq ft property in northeastern Singapore. Its interior was to be updated to suit the personal tastes and lifestyles of a multigenerational family of six, with the floor plan adjusted to maximise the use of space in the house. The original orientation of the master bedroom wasn’t ideal, either, as it would bear the brunt of the afternoon sun.
“The family likes the ‘modern luxury’ look, which we matched with a warm and earthy colour scheme,” says Kelvin. “The home’s existing interior design needed more character and the overall spatial planning had to be improved; the family also wanted the basement to become an entertainment space.”
Looking at the house as a whole, the designers felt that the attic could be better utilised by transforming it into a 2,100 sq ft master bedroom with amenities that take a cue from luxurious hotel suites; these include a gym, steam room, his and hers wardrobe areas, a pantry and a spacious balcony. Smart home features have also been cleverly integrated throughout the property for the family’s convenience.
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