A who’s-who of Singapore designer firms that create customised carpentry in-house.
It goes without saying that built-ins, like cabinets, shelves and drawers, are absolutely essential for every home. Function-wise, they provide a convenient place to stow away seldom-used belongings, and sometimes, they even play a role in enhancing the aesthetic of your rooms.
However, this guide isn’t just about highlighting the usefulness of these features. Instead, we’ll also be telling you who to look for if you ever need some handy built-ins installed. So, keep this list of 10 Singapore interior design firms with in-house carpentry services handy just in case!
1. Aart Boxx Interior
In the years that it’s been established, Aart Boxx Interior has transformed many a ‘box’ into a dream dwelling that’s a piece of art. Naturally, this dedication to their namesake motto has resulted in many creative carpentry solutions, from loft beds to in-wall cabinets, that are a fit for humble flats and luxurious condominiums alike.
The firm has also created a walk-in wardrobe for a Marsiling Rise home which was customised with rows of clothing racks, see-through drawers, and even a sliding door facade that keeps the entire space separate from a vanity.
Priding itself in not just its team’s ability to create built-ins with fine detailing, Aestherior also has a track record for delivering end-to-end renovation solutions. For proof, look no further than the firm’s portfolio, which showcases innovative facades for household shelters as well as space-efficient kitchen set-ups.
For this cosy Yishun home below, which was brought to life with the help of VR technology, Aestherior’s in-house carpentry service made it possible to realise the owners’ vision of an open-concept kitchen consisting of a convenient preparation island-cum-dining area.
3. Charlotte’s Carpentry
With a company name that has ‘carpentry’ in it, it stands to reason that woodworks are the speciality of this renovation firm. Founded by brother-sister duo, James Lim and Wendy Lim, Charlotte’s Carpentry offers a variety of bespoke design services, which of course, includes conceptualising and creating custom carpentry built-ins.
Notable examples of Charlotte’s Carpentry’s work include living room platforms (that make for great cosy corners as well as storage solutions), as well as TV consoles/bay window seats with a play area, worked in for the young ones.
4. Dyel Design
Approaching each project with the aim of creating something unique is what the team at Dyel Design does, and one way they do it is by creating useful built-ins that are specially tailored to the homes which they work on.
Aside from outfitting a luxurious landed home at Joo Chiat with various fixtures befitting of the size and scale of its spaces, Dyel Design’s portfolio also includes an innovative project that involved converting a bungalow’s upper floor into a ‘studio apartment’ for two with the help of space-efficient built-ins.
5. Fineline Design
In any liveable home, form and function go hand in hand as they play a role in ensuring that the surroundings work just as well as they look good. Armed with a decade’s worth of experience, Fineline Design has plenty of knowledge on how to pair the two to create turn-key dwellings that are move-in ready.
Examples of what their in-house carpentry service offers include floor-to-ceiling bookcases as well as storage racks that are customised for easy wine storage/display; the same goes for the study area shelves and wall-to-wall wardrobe of this minimalist Bishan home.
6. Fuse Concept
One of the benefits of having custom carpentry for your home is the ability to maximise what would be otherwise ‘unusable’ areas, such as awkward corners or stretches of wall that are too tall.
Fuse Concept is one interior design firm that’s capable of solving such issues with practical built-ins. Examples of their handiwork include a space-maximising full-height bookcase that’s accessible with a ladder and a custom storeroom (not an existing household shelter) for a couple’s Yishun home that hides its clutter in plain sight.
7. Happe Design Atelier
At Happe Design Atelier, homes with small square footage aren’t seen as a challenge. Instead, the Happe team views them as opportunities to showcase their ability to create great spaces that are great for work and play!
And just like the rest of the firms featured in this guide, custom carpentry is one of the many tools in Happe’s repertoire that it uses to transform basic rooms into useful spaces. Case in point, a TV cabinet that turns into an understated feature wall (above) as well as a Japanese-style platform (below) that make for neater, more comfortable homes.
8. Space Factor
While Space Factor is a full-service boutique interior design firm that’s capable of taking care of your renovation from start-to-end, it also offers standalone carpentry services on a case-by-case basis. Plus, according to their website, they are confident of creating “whatever you may have you have in mind”.
Looking at Space Factor’s portfolio, this entails anything from a loft shelf/TV wall that turns your home into a ‘maisonette’ to a concealed study corner that comes equipped with its own nifty desk with drawers and sliding doors.
9. The Interior Lab
Dry kitchens are a valuable feature especially if you entertain frequently, but they aren’t the only things that The Interior Lab’s in-house carpenters are capable of creating. With their help, a variety of built-ins (elegant feature walls included!) as well as bespoke furniture pieces can too be customised based on the needs of your home and the people who live in it.
10. Zenith Arc
Have a power box that you want concealed? Or wish to add a touch of natural, cosy warmth to your living room’s ceiling? Zenith Arc is one interior design firm that you may wish to get in contact with as their in-house carpentry service enables them to create such features (and more!) for your home.
Why pick an interior design firm with in-house carpentry services?
Hiring an interior design firm with an in-house carpentry team can be advantageous for your renovation – aside from getting customised storage solutions, you can also expect better quality control, which could mean longer-lasting built-ins.
So, if you’re keen on finding a firm offering in-house carpentry services, simply let us know and we can recommend you some (not just the ones on this list)!