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How This 4-Room HDB Flat At Dawson Road Transformed After A $50,000 Renovation

Contemporary, classy, and statement-making interiors.

Contemporary, classy, and statement-making interiors.

Contemporary, classy, and statement-making interiors.

Why settle for a feature wall you can have a feature ceiling that extends to both your living and dining spaces? In this four-room flat at SkyVille @ Dawson, the show-stopping centerpiece of the home are wood-clad walls and a feature ceiling that extends from the living room to the dining room. The end result is a cosy yet elegant living area that the homeowners, a couple in their 30s and 40s, can enjoy.

Renovations for the 893 sq ft flat cost about $50,000 and took close to three months to complete. Interior design firm Starry Homestead, which helmed a webinar at the recent Singapore Property Show, was entrusted with the job of turning the six-year-old flat into a space that was “masculine, stylish and contemporary”, according to interior designer Ryan Linardy. As such, warm wood accents and darker tones were used throughout the home.

1 of 4 Living room

One of the bedrooms was hacked away to make the living and dining area more spacious. The enlarged space was the perfect canvas for a statement-making point of visual interest: wood-clad walls that extend all the way to the ceiling and across to the dining space. This is balanced out with light marble gum floor tiles to brighten the area.

  • 2 of 4 Dining area

    This space boasts a showstopper of its own: a feature wall customised with a wine cabinet, mini bar area and bookshelves that the homeowners requested for. Installing the feature ceiling and wine cabinet turned out to be the most challenging part of the project “as it needs to be precisely aligned”, says Ryan.

    The feature ceiling and wood laminate walls seamlessly connect the living and dining spaces together, while keeping things visually interesting. Perfect not only for entertaining guests, but also IG-worthy photos.

    3 of 4 Kitchen

    In contrast, the look of the kitchen was kept minimal with simple clean lines for the carpentry, a complementary sleek induction hob. White wall and floor tiles helped to brighten the space.

    4 of 4 Bathrooms

    While it wasn’t an old flat to begin with, the bathrooms were in need of a makeover as they were “too dark and uninviting”. Neutral tones, like light and dark grey marble tiles, were selected to mirror the tiles used in the living room.

    The Singapore Property Show 2021 has ended, but webinars, including Starry Homestead’s ‘7 Tips You Must Know Before You Renovate’, can still be viewed at

    Photos: Starry Homestead

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