Best of Qanvast 2020: A Round-up of Your 10 Favourite Reads
Homes that you fell for this year.
Whether you’re a homebody or not, having a functional and comfortable home should be at the top of any soon-to-be-renovating homeowner’s list, especially after being cooped up at home all day during the Circuit Breaker period.
To inspire you a little, we gathered our 10 most popular content on Qanvast to see which of these homes captured your hearts!
Interior Firm: Free Space Intent
Apart from being our 10th most-read article of the year, this ‘mini-museum’ in Joo Chiat was also one of the 12 most-liked homes on our Instagram in 2020. Vintage wood furnishings, brass accents, and exposed trunking make for a gorgeous, mid-century-cum-industrial renovation.
It’s a common dilemma: You’ve just bought a new apartment but just because it’s the two of you (for now), there’s a spare bedroom that you have no idea what to do with.
But instead of letting it go to waste, why not turn it into a functional space? From cosy home cinemas to walk-in wardrobes, here are 11 ways you can put that extra square footage to better use.
Interior Firm: Free Space Intent
Combine cute pastel aesthetics and a love for BTS: what do you get? This extra-cheery 4-room HDB in Tiong Bahru that captured the hearts of many on our Facebook. Making bright colours work so well together is not an easy feat — which is why you have to check out how Free Space Intent pulled off this out-of-the-norm proposal!
Interior Firm: The Local INN.terior 新家室
Sure, resale HDBs indeed have larger rooms and more spacious designs, but some come with awkward layouts that require clever space planning to solve.
Evidently, it’s a common problem that many homeowners in Singapore resonate with, so check out these 5 real-life examples that you can learn a thing or two from.
At 128 sqm, Shyan and Joy’s home is one of the biggest 5-room resale flats that we’ve seen. Plus, it has… a ‘hamster tunnel’ and a ‘command centre’?
In particular, Shyan had a hand in creating the apartment’s lighting scheme, so there “will always be a nice contrast no matter where you are”. An extra-creative HDB home, if we ever saw one.
Interior Firm: 19 Eighty Three
Just try to convince us that this home doesn’t look like something straight out of a fairytale. From arched doors, rattan panels to soft pastels, it’s easy to see why so many people fell for this whimsical 4-room BTO in Telok Blangah.
Interior Firm: Zenith Arc
Touted as the ‘next Bishan’, Bidadari BTO flats are seriously sought after. If you’ve managed to snag a unit, lucky you! Impressive amenities aside (there are three MRT stations and an underground bus interchange!), these 3- and 4-room flats also come with pretty unique layouts.
Interior Firm: Fifth Avenue Interior
A departure from the typical white-and-wood or Scandinavian look, this all-black HDB maisonette was also a hit on our Facebook! Home to seasoned interior designer, this multi-generational apartment’s layout was carefully planned to ensure enough privacy for the 3 couples staying under one roof.
Interior Firm: Charlotte's Carpentry
Built with their two young children in mind, Jo and Ben's 30-year-old, 5-room resale flat in Yishun is a real crowd-pleaser. Think: A spacious living room with minimal built-ins that their kids can ‘run around and play in’ and a ‘bright and airy’ look that is also ‘healthier’ for the little ones.
Interior Firm: Habit
Forget staycations, we imagine staying in this hotel-like 3-room BTO makes it feels like we’re on vacation-mode, 24/7. It’s no wonder that this gorgeous apartment also topped our charts as the most-liked home on Instagram for 2020!
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