A comfortable home should have two things: ample storage and functional spaces. This four-room HDB flat in Sengkang has no lack of both, and its streamlined design gives the home a sleek look. Designed by Terence Neo, director of interior design firm Eightytwo, the contemporary minimalist home has mainly white walls and built-in cabinetry – as white is the homeowners’ favourite colour. 

The $70,000 renovation included expanding the living area by using the space of the former study, as well as hidden storage and display shelves throughout the home. One interesting feature is the long kitchen counter, which sits in the open-concept common area; the real cooking takes place behind glass doors. A white Kompacplus panel was used for the kitchen countertop.

To bring out the white, Terence chose Evorich Flooring’s dark wood vinyl flooring (the high-end resilient flooring is water- and termiteproof!), and a range of greyhued accessories, such as the bar stools and sofa from Grafunkt. Textures that help “warm up” the look of the home include that of the white brick feature wall and Journey East wooden TV console, both in the living room, as well as subway tiles in the kitchen.