MAY 2016 - Nic & Wes Builders Pte Ltd Newsletter (Issue 72)
Subject: MAY 2016 - Nic & Wes Builders Pte Ltd Newsletter (Issue 72)
Send date: 2016-05-01
Issue #: 72
MAY 2016 ISSUE 72
PROJECT SHOWCASE: BARE ESSENTIALSBy Nicole Kow
The Nic & Wes brand has long specialized in the forte of designing and building private landed residential properties. Throughout the years, we have showcased our works which have garnered interest of homeowners from all sorts of house types. The vision in each Nic & Wes home is not to just create a house but essentially a home that reflects the owner’s taste. As taste is subjective to each individual, so becomes that tailor-making process of working with the owner to turn concept into reality. Taking that into account, we wanted to further spread that essence into every project we embarked on no matter the size. Our most recent project completion under Nic & Wes Creative Living hails from a newlywed couple who purchased 5-room BTO HDB unit. A popular trend within this demographic, minimalism was the choice with pops of color to liven the place. Minimalism stems from the characteristics of fuss-free and easy-to-maintain setting that makes home maintenance convenient for homeowners that are mostly out of the house.
Situated on a high floor, this unit already boasts a scenic view of the newly developed estate. As a BTO, the unit comes with most of the shell complete such as white painted walls and bathroom tiling leaving the rest open to tweaks. An originally designated kitchen space, walls were hacked for an open concept feel. The lack of walls reveals an exceptionally spacious visual scape of the kitchen, dining and living room.
Long and narrow, the galley style kitchen boldly stands out in a strict black and white palette. Homogeneous tiles laid in long strips further exaggerate the length while subtle black bordered cabinetry fuse the look together.
Opting for white as the primary choice, any colour deviation stands out as a feature point. This very feature is channeled in the living room’s tv cabinet. Playing with shapes and color, bright hues of electric blue, sunshine yellow and tomato red liven up the minimalistic space.
In between the living and dining, a corridor leads to where the rooms of the home are. Bedroom one doubles up as either a music jamming room or guestroom. On the opposite side, a common bathroom is situated. Part of the BTO, the bathroom tiles came existing.
Originally as part of the layout, a bedroom two sits just after bedroom one but was requested by the homeowners to be hacked thus expanding the space of the master bedroom. The massive sized master bedroom becomes a conducive spot to encourage the couple to spend as much time with each other as possible. Upon entering a set of desktop computers are placed next to each other while a custom designed bookcase complete with sitting area makes for a cozy corner to catch up on work or light reading on the weekends.
Opening up the space allows the maximization of the master bedroom footprint allowing built-in cabinets to line the entire length freely. To keep the master warm in the midst of its minimalist palette, light-hued wood style laminate compliments the bare pastel blue walls.
Much like the common bath, the tiles came as a pre-set while cabinetry was installed to tie in the look and pelmet for diffused light.
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