Thursday, February 26, 2009

Before and After

Press Release : This project was selected to be featured in Designer Concept Oct '09 issue simply for the reason that it's a very daring play of colours!

I love this home! The lady owner loves flamboyant colours and this experimentation of colours really makes this home very different from the rest. The pictures here show how exciting new colours can totally transform a tired looking second-hand condo.


This ardent diver loves to bring the colour of the big blue ocean into her bedroom. She asked to have an open bathroom by removing the door and removed the tired bathtub to be replaced with a shower.


The available wall space in the living area is for the owner's collection of books and memorabilia from her travels. As someone who is active and believes in nurturing the mind through reading during quiet time, she does not own a tv set so there is no need for a tv cabinet.


The owner loves brightness so we took out the kitchen door and replaced it with aluminium louvre door with wider gaps to allow plenty of fresh air and light. She chose not to use a separate dining table but to turn the island unit into something multi-functional - for dining, work-area with plug point for a laptop and with some storage beneath. Why want to have a breakfast counter, a work table and also a dining table when you can combine all and save premium space?


She removed the bathroom door to be replaced with frosted glass sliding to allow natural brightness in. For those who are hesitating…it's okay to have frosted glass as toilet door, no one can see inside.


A diver as well as a hobby photographer, she turned both walkways to the MBR and the other rooms into a display area for her photos.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Before and After

Press Release : This project was selected to be featured on Reno & Decor Nov '09 issue!

Black and white...these are simple colours but combine well for a masculine environment. Today I'm writing about using black and white for a bachelor's pad. This client prefers warm and cozy lights for a relaxed environment. The concept is modern minimalist with least effort in maintenance.

The Kitchen

This kitchen will use lots of black aluminium framed glass with coated glass used in between the wall and base cabinet units. The overall look will be glossy elegant black. To tone down the over-powering black, the 4-inch solid surface top shall be white.


The Black and White theme carries until the bedroom. An interesting idea came from the houseowner who wanted the wall-hung storage cabinet for CDs and players to be BOTH ACCESSIBLE from the living hall as well as the bedroom !

This kitchen costs :

a. Black coated glass doors, aluminium edges, aluminium profile handles
Wall unit - RM 2,350
Base unit - RM 5,605
Tall unit - RM 2,128
b. Tap : Dorex RM 150
c. Gas lift (6 x RM30) RM 180
d. Aluminium framed frosted glass doors RM 360
e. Coated glass in between wall and base RM 1,188
f. Solid surface top - Acelite RM 3,520
g. Solid surface sink (2 x RM600) RM 1,200

This Living Area costs :

a. 2-way access CD cabinet - RM 810
b. To hack and replaster wall for 2-way access cabinet - RM 450
c. Plaster ceiling - Light top ( 90FR at RM18 ) - RM1,620

This Bedroom costs :

a. Wardrobe in HPL sliding doors, anti-jump system RM 8,185
b. Backdrop with light and 2 side shelves RM 2,600