Actual Project in SCANDINAVIAN style at 54 Havelock Road, Singapore | Budget: $65,000 | Work Scope: Hacking, Tiling, Plumbing, Painting, Carpentry. "We chose neutral and warm colours to form the colour palette, to make the home cosy and inviting. As the clients wanted a full stretch of storage cabinets from the entrance to the kitchen, we decided to use open shelves to break up the middle portion, so that the area still looks inviting instead of being visually heavy and clunky. We also continued the tile backsplash along the dry kitchen area, to visually connect the wet and dry kitchens, so that it looks consistent and connected, rather than being two separate spaces. For the master bedroom, we used a different colour of paint to create visual interest at the wall behind the bed, which is a cost-effective and good way to spruce up the aesthetic of the room. It’s not always necessary to build up big carpentry feature walls, which may make the space feel smaller, which is counterintuitive to the original intention of keeping the two bedrooms open to enjoy a larger space. What was particularly helpful to ensure a smooth renovation was that the clients were clear about what they want, so it was easy for me to understand the brief and deliver accordingly."