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9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos

July 28, 2016
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Executive condominiums (ECs) are gaining popularity among discerning, young first-time homeowners in recent years. Not only are they 20 per cent cheaper in price than a private condominium, offers the same club facilities and go private at the 10th year, they also come with superior fittings and features. The only gripe: many owners complain of the boring, squarish layouts. Here are some EC home designs with innovative designs that are anything but square.

TWIN WATERFALLS

This owner was lucky enough to secure a unit with such high ceiling, so he hung statement chandeliers to help bring the eye down to create a more snug feeling. Dark, oversized cabinets remind us of Paris apartments and grand French style.

9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos

Interior Designer: The Scientist
Location: Punggol
Cost of renovation: $43,000

WATERCOLOURS

In true Scandinavian style, the vapourous blues, soft grays and milky whites in this home captures light (and our attention) in the most remarkable ways. The classic combination of powdery blue with some earth in it, and brown from the wood is always so calming.

9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos

Interior Designer: 82
Location: Pasir Ris
Cost of renovation: $39,000

ESPARINA

Most of us dream of a minimalist home, but unique features of a time gone by still deserves pride of place in our home. This homeowner shows us how to embrace retro chic by working in vintage-inspired pieces (his parquet feature wall and green mosaic tiles) and bold colours into his living room without looking like a home from the 80s.

9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos

Interior Designer: Fuse Concept
Location: Sengkang
Cost of renovation: $50,000

PRIVÉ

This condo has a relaxed 1930s-era industrial underground warehouse vibe. A vintage camera light, travel suitcase and distressed word signs nod to the era of the home while fitting in nicely with the industrial theme.

9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos

Interior Designer: H Klassic
Location: Punggol
Cost of renovation: $30,000

AUSTVILLE RESIDENCES

Create a dark and dreamy home where you can wind down in style without a major overhaul. This unit boasts the look of total luxe with sophisticated black, shiny surfaces and luscious textures like faux fur. All these while retaining the original homogenous flooring.

9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos

Interior Designer: i-Bridge
Location: Sengkang
Cost of renovation: $51,000

BELYSA

No sloping roofs? You can still add wood ceilings and rafters to your flat ceilings to create that industrial look. Scandinavian furniture sits within this raw decor and makes it feel like most contemporary spaces.

9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos

Interior Designer: ProzFile Design
Location: Pasir Ris
Cost of renovation: $28,000

HERON BAY

It’s very easy to recognise the classic Scandinavian signatures here: A majestic wood feature wall, light and simple colour palette with touches of turquoise, and vintage and traditional elements such as the retro-looking media console. Kudos!

9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos

Interior Designer: Renocube
Location: Upper Serangoon View
Cost of renovation: $40,000

THE CANOPY

Here’s how to pack a lot into your living room – large cupboards and even a dining set – without the furniture weighing the space down. Skinny chairs, wall shelves and a wide entrance looking into the kitchen keeps this living room feeling cramped.

9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos

Interior Designer: Space Define
Location: Yishun
Cost of renovation: $45,000

ARC AT TAMPINES

A simple retro décor like this can make a big difference to any living space. Can you spot our childhood favourite charms in every corner: the “five stones” beanbags, coffee shop lights, retro Smeg refrigerator and the so-must-have Le Creuset Oval French Oven!

9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos
9 ECs That Look Way Better Than Condos

Interior Designer: The 80’s Studio
Location: Tampines
Cost of renovation: $35,000


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