La Costa

Designed by Pocket Square

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The brief set out for this project was to create a boutique themed interior, seeing that the property is in an upcoming part of the town with Universities, Malls & Hospitals in the vicinity to attract young professionals for rental purpose. The first reaction would probably be the surprise that the client is someone who was ready to relatively splurge and fully furnish a rental unit. The norm for property owners in KL & Malaysia over the years has always been to spend minimally to avoid major maintenance cost in the future and thinking that potential renters “will always have their own stuff to bring in anyway”. For us, making a house or any residential unit look good and desirable has always been good business. Rental yield percentage increases (as asking price for rental can be above the market rate) & the refurbishment cost can also be recovered when the unit is sold, if that is in the long term plan. Also, the desirability of a turn-key residential unit means it would not stay in the open market for long, taking into account potential lost of income due to vacant unit. So you can say that designing & refurbishing a unit makes good business sense and not just to be enjoyed by designers or design savvy enthusiasts. The design aims to create a mature and neutral color palette which is also specific to future tenants and blend in with their belongings. Due to cost constraints, fixed cabinets also needed to be minimalist in style but maximise in terms of usage, function & practicality. The furnitures are also custom made & upholstered to compliment the interior and function of the spaces. Carefully selected artworks also aims to add depth to the timber cladded interior.
The brief set out for this project was to create a boutique themed interior, seeing that the property is in an upcoming part of the town with Universities, Malls & Hospitals in the vicinity to attract young professionals for rental purpose. The first reaction would probably be the surprise that the client is someone who was ready to relatively splurge and fully furnish a rental unit. The norm for property owners in KL & Malaysia over the years has always been to spend minimally to avoid major maintenance cost in the future and thinking that potential renters “will always have their own stuff to bring in anyway”. For us, making a house or any residential unit look good and desirable has always been good business. Rental yield percentage increases (as asking price for rental can be above the market rate) & the refurbishment cost can also be recovered when the unit is sold, if that is in the long term plan. Also, the desirability of a turn-key residential unit means it would not stay in the open market for long, taking into account potential lost of income due to vacant unit. So you can say that designing & refurbishing a unit makes good business sense and not just to be enjoyed by designers or design savvy enthusiasts. The design aims to create a mature and neutral color palette which is also specific to future tenants and blend in with their belongings. Due to cost constraints, fixed cabinets also needed to be minimalist in style but maximise in terms of usage, function & practicality. The furnitures are also custom made & upholstered to compliment the interior and function of the spaces. Carefully selected artworks also aims to add depth to the timber cladded interior.Read MoreHide
Property Type
Condo
Property Status
New
Area Size
1507 sq. ft.
Cost
MYR150000
Bedrooms
3
Style
Minimalistic
Renovation Duration
8 weeks
Year of Completion
2015
Design Fees
MYR10500
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Works included

  • Carpentry
  • False Ceiling
  • Electrical Rewiring
  • Feature Wall
  • Painting
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
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About Pocket Square

Pocket Square, often seen as an accessory to be slotted in the top pocket by using a handkerchief, is used to enhance the aesthetic touch of a real man’s outlook. However charming as it is, adorning a handkerchief has undeniable practical purposes. As with design, space planning & surface treatment should be done with honour rather than just being fashionable. Personal touch & taste is unavoidable, but to design is to form an entity that is of integrated artistry rather than awesome illusion.
Pocket Square, often seen as an accessory to be slotted in the top pocket by using a handkerchief, is used to enhance the aesthetic touch of a real man’s outlook. However charming as it is, adorning a handkerchief has undeniable practical purposes. As with design, space planning & surface treatment should be done with honour rather than just being fashionable. Personal touch & taste is unavoidable, but to design is to form an entity that is of integrated artistry rather than awesome illusion.Read MoreHide
4.8
Based on reviews left by homeowners
Professionalism4.9 / 5
Workmanship4.7 / 5
Project Management4.8 / 5
Design4.9 / 5
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Reviews (10)
Yu Jen Lai
Made our life easy!

Reviewed by Yu Jen Lai・Submitted 15 Feb 2020・Project completed Jul 2019・Designer Nick

We met Nick after trawling through the web and meeting designer after designer at various home fairs. Thank goodness we found him because he really made our life so much easier! Ours was an old 40 year old double storey terrace house in KL and the designs and ideas he gave made our home just right to our taste!

Never one to say no, he proposed ideas, colours, furniture etc till we were satisfied.

We paid for what we got and we were definitely happy customers!

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Yu Jen Lai
Made our life easy!

Reviewed by Yu Jen Lai・Submitted 15 Feb 2020・Project completed Jul 2019・Designer Nick

We met Nick after trawling through the web and meeting designer after designer at various home fairs. Thank goodness we found him because he really made our life so much easier! Ours was an old 40 year old double storey terrace house in KL and the designs and ideas he gave made our home just right to our taste!

Never one to say no, he proposed ideas, colours, furniture etc till we were satisfied.

We paid for what we got and we were definitely happy customers!

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Property Status
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