JULY 2018 - Nic & Wes Builders Pte Ltd Newsletter (Issue 98)
Subject: JULY 2018 - Nic & Wes Builders Pte Ltd Newsletter (Issue 98)
Send date: 2018-07-01
Issue #: 98
JULY 2018 ISSUE 98
PROJECT SHOWCASE: SIMPLE ADDITIONS By Nicole Kow
This year has been quite a fruitful one thus far. While we have been busy with our rebuild projects, we have also had the opportunity to develop our cabinetry department’s portfolio. Our most recent handover stems from an already existing condominium unit. Being taken over by its latest owners, improvements to its current state were required to suit the needs of its homeowners. While still well-maintained the owners needed their home to accommodate the lifestyles of its youngest and eldest member of the family. Thus, practicality and safety are of the utmost importance.
With minor modifications, the Nic & Wes team brainstormed as how to optimise the current space within a reasonable budget. In sight of the safety priority, the first step was installing invisible grills. Secondly, the team turned to the current master bathroom included a foldable seat to accommodate the eldest family member. A simple yet practical addition, such foldable seats allow older members to still remain as independent as possible with minimal assistance. In addition, foldable seats are an effective accessory to easily convert an existing bathroom from conventional to elderly-friendly.
When a place has existing cabinetry installed what else is there to do you may ask? As each family has specific requirements, in this instance additional cabinetry was needed to make the space conducive to their living. The living room’s clean walls became the ideal storage location. A wide wall spanning across one end to almost the other end of the condo unit allowed the team to maximise the cabinetry along that width while blending in with the home into a feature wall. On one end a TV console with glass display cabinets breaks the singular choice of laminate while the narrow overhead cabinets spanning the rest of the wall are a lighter visual option. Designed within a rather compact common area, a mirror located at the dining space wall gives the illusion depth.
Within the kitchen, counter top cabinetry remained while wall hung cabinetry skirt above for additional storage. Opting for contrasting white cabinetry laminates blend in with the cream walls opening up the space rather than burdening it with the sight of a heavy use of cabinetry.
Similarly, with the bedroom spaces, a singular wall hung cabinet was added to each room to expand the storage from its only available wardrobe.
Simple yet effective, tailoring storage additions to merge with the existing can be just what one needs when moving into a new home. If you would like to see how this home's living and dining spaces transformed from basic to homely with simple decor, keep an eye out for our upcoming episode of Same Room Different Look on your Youtube page.
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