Lamitak offers more than 400 laminate designs to choose from. But sometimes it only takes one to create impressive interiors. Interior design firm Wee Studio turned this 1,465 sqft four-bedroom apartment at The Interlace into a contemporary, yet luxurious abode which exudes swish hotel-like aesthetics.
You might have heard would-be HDB flat homeowners whooping for joy when news broke earlier this year that all kitchens in new HDB flats would be open-concept. The Housing Board will no longer be building walls that divide the kitchen from the rest of the home. This gives homeowners more flexibility and creativity in planning and using their space, plus the bonus of having common areas that look and feel larger. But being open means cookspaces face the pressure now to look good, as they’re put on show for all to see.
Laminate designs have evolved far beyond the contrived wood grains and marble veining of a generation or two before. But besides constantly improving the realism of wood grains and marble swirls on laminates, advancements in printing technology has also seen laminates break through and mimic other materials such as textile, leather, stone, concrete and metal, and with textures to match! If you can print it, you can turn it into a laminate – and Lamitak has done just that with a huge range of designs to please all preferences. Here’s a taste of what’s available in their plethora of patterns.
The popularity of the industrial look for homes has a lot to do with their ‘edgy’ appeal, thanks to the raw unpolished surfaces seen in actual industrial spaces, such as unplastered concrete and oxidised or rusted metal. But did you know that ‘rusted metal’ can conjure up a completely different, classy look for your home? Here’s the proof!
In the first of this series, we speak to interior designers to get their top tips on using laminates, and how they have used the material in their projects for maximum effect.