This family room was created from former under-utilised space in the basement. The Tannio Alameda Wood laminate of the shelves gives the space a cosy feel.
Perennially stylish homes are built on proven design formulas which do not date with time. One such magic formula is that of wood tones with white – the contrast and balance of warm and toasty rustic woodgrains, with the smooth coolness of white surfaces looks great in any space, from living rooms to bathrooms. Take for example, the wood-look Tannio Alameda Wood (WYA 1240X) laminate from Lamitak used in the renovation of this two-storey house with a basement which houses an intergenerational family of four adults and three children. Designers Alissa Chan and Ashlynn Lee of Home Guide Interior selected this laminate for use across most of the home’s five bedrooms and in the master bathroom, to give the spaces a uniformed look that is clean and current, yet timeless as well.
The wood-inspired pattern of the Tannio Alameda Wood laminate on the TV console and shelving adds texture and dimension to the flat surfaces.
The extensive renovation work helped reconfigure the spaces in the home, which has a built-up area of about 3,000 sqf, to better serve the needs of its occupants. The designers share that their clients wanted a better layout for their home in order to create more rooms and bathrooms for family members, as well as an open-concept dry kitchen, and more storage spaces too. From the original four bedrooms, the family now has the luxury of a master bedroom and a junior suite, each with an attached bathroom, three regular bedrooms, plus a room for the helper.
This challenging task was made possible largely by utilising the previously under-used basement level to create a generously-sized master bedroom with attached bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, a bedroom and a family zone for entertainment. Each of these spaces feature green views and connect to the landscaped outdoor garden through sliding glass doors.
The staggered pattern of the shelving and wardrobe in one of the children’s rooms features the distinctive woodgrain of the Tannio Alameda Wood laminate laid vertically.
This eye-catching bookcase by the door of this bedroom is clad in the Tannio Alameda Wood laminate to create a unified look across the whole home.
It took many brainstorming sessions with the clients to produce the ideal layout, says the designers. The design of the home reflects the duo’s penchant for clean, uncluttered aesthetics which are simple, bright and airy, using a palette of natural hues paired with white. The designers used Lamitak laminates for all their built-in furniture, such as the cabinetry in the living area, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms.
Lamitak has a wide range of laminates and woodgrain designs that look natural, they explain. Plus the chosen laminates match the compact wood-look material they had selected for the tabletop surface of the kitchen island and for the vanity countertops in some bathrooms.
The design team managed to rejig the former wet and dry kitchen to create this welcoming sunlit space with Collins Marcello Walnut (WYA 5240D) laminate in the niche where the microwave is placed, to match the wood surface of the island counter and back wall.
The designers are especially delighted with how the dry kitchen turned out, as it is a stark contrast from how it looked before. The removal of a wall carved out a larger footprint for the dry kitchen, now big enough to accommodate an island counter and plenty of storage space, with an adjoining wet kitchen. This new improved open-concept space is also great for family interaction with its bright interiors, spacious dimensions and breakfast counter.
The new layout of the house has given the family a home which can accommodate the needs of the family over time. With its simple but pleasing design scheme and cosy appeal, this is also a home that will continue to look stylish into the future as well!
The wet kitchen sports a more utilitarian look with the Dove (SCA 1137D) laminate on the upper cabinet and Taupe (SCX 1150D) on the lower cabinets.
The horizontal application of the Tannio Alameda Wood (WYA 1240X) laminate helps visually lengthen the cabinets in the master bathroom.
The versatile Collins Marcello Walnut laminate goes with light colour palettes (such as in the kitchen) as well as with darker hues, such as in these bathrooms of the home.
See the Lamitak laminates featured in this post at the Lamitak Studio at 114 Lavender Street, CT Hub 2 #01-61, Singapore 338729. For more information, contact the studio at 6592-5200 and firstname.lastname@example.org; or drop by during the opening hours below:
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