House Tour: Metallic accents and a dark palette gives this five-room HDB flat a futuristic vibe
If you identify as a homeowner with unconventional, even avant-garde tastes, then Kelvin Teo is a handy name to remember for the next time you renovate your home.
Known for delivering an edgy, minimalist look that has become his signature style, the founder of Space Sense Studio showcased his design chops once more when he was tasked to create a stylish yet functional abode for this five-room resale HDB apartment in Redhill. It's home to a family of three with their helper.
The original layout of the flat segmented its capacious 1,500sq ft floor area into a number of designated spaces – an entrance foyer, living cum-dining area, kitchen, three bedrooms, a study and balcony. While this proved functional, the prevalence of walls made the entire home feel claustrophobic, so Kelvin took some of them down.
An all-black sink located close to the dining area makes it accessible to guests and residents at meal-times.
Carved from the back of the living room, the study was given a half-wall with glass windows to allow lots of natural light to penetrate.