EU habitat was planned to be a family home. We have 3 growing teenagers with different needs, tons of family activities and gatherings to cater to. Sounds straight-forward enough.
One key and a very obvious requirement was storage. So, we incorporated the shoe cabinet, TV console and whatever that is running in between as a full piece storage solution.
As we wanted a more livable space in the living room, we moved the dining table out in the balcony which was a natural decision. (Strangely if u see balconies in Singapore, it’s either half-dead plants, wet laundry or some messy storage space. Dining is a great choice.)
We added an old cabinet in the balcony, that they had from their previous house and it became a great storage solution for board games, it also became an accent piece in the balcony. Adding some color also makes the space look more chirpy.
The girls’ room was kind of a challenge. Trying to fit the study, wardrobe, bed, makeup area was tough especially because it was two girls. (Double trouble!) As u can see in the images, we have bunk beds above with a study below and a wardrobe in the front.
We also managed to fit a makeup area in the wardrobe changing area and all these in a 100sqft room. ( just in case, you guys were thinking this was a massive house, it really isn’t)
An interesting comment my client made was that if she could, she would place all 3 children in one room, to let them grow up together to create more memories. That is something that struck me and made me feel that my job as a designer can really be meaningful. As a designer, I have the power to help clients live better lives. (side-track)
Grey and white scheme for the boy can never go wrong.
A warm schemed bedroom provides a cozy setting.
Some artwork by the client’s talented daughter.
Finally, some takeaways I have. A family home should not be so overly obsessed with trendy designs or some frivolous, lofty ideal. I think a family home is a space that should focus on communication and improving family relationships. I think great space planning can achieve that. Also, I believe heart is a very important aspect of a good designer and I want to strive to be that.
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