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House Tour: Loft-style interiors in this cat-friendly home

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This three-bedroom private apartment in Sembawang is home to a couple and their four cats.

When the couple renovated their new home, the felines' needs were part of the design brief. Roping in designer Alan Choo of Project File, the couple proceeded to convert the apartment into an airy studio fit for entertaining friends, while catering to their pets.

To achieve a clean-lined style, Alan incorporated white epoxy-painted floors, plain walls, a whitewashed brick feature wall, and white ceilings to help create a smooth, visual flow of the rather complex layout.

Touches of timber add a rustic element to the design, such as the solid wood dining table and bench.

Personal items placed strategically throughout the house double as accent pieces or furnishing accessories.

His and her reading lights are mounted on the wall to maximise the space in this compact master bedroom.

The master bedroom has an adjoining walk-in closet. Alan built a cat door into the wall of the walk-in closet which gives the animals access in and out of the master bedroom to the kitchen or their litter box in the laundry area.

A side chair crafted from branches makes for a relaxing nook by the corner window - if one of the owner's cats, Taco, allows you to sit in it. Another of their cat, Brownie holds court on the bed, while Pepsi hides under it. And Smokey spends more time in the walk-in closet. Their toys and scratching post adorn the master bedroom.

The renovation cost $50,000 excluding furniture.

More images of the home here.