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Permanent staycation: A Scandinavian aesthetic in a five-room HDB flat

Clean lines and lots of wood create a Scandinavian aesthetic in a five-room HDB flat

Published on May 10, 2014 11:37 AM

Ms Catherine Cheung and Mr Elvin Too bought a standard five-room, 1,200 sq ft HDB flat in Ghim Moh when they were looking for a new home last year.

However, the married couple decided to use sliding panels to create a nook which can double as a cosy study, when the panels are closed, or an extended living space when the panels are opened. Working with interior design company AO Studios, they opted for these sliding doors, which are covered in a light wood laminate, instead of traditional swing doors.

Ms Cheung, 33, owner-founder of Small Space Sprouts, a start-up gardening company, says: "It's one of my favourite things about the house. We wanted a lot of space for entertaining and this was a perfect solution to making a small space bigger.

"It's also very flexible because, for example, I can hide the kitchen or close off the study if I don't want to be distracted."

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