After A $130k Reno & Major Layout Changes, This Apartment’s Master Bedroom Has Been Turned Into A Home Bar
Meanwhile, the kitchen was turned into a master bedroom.
When it comes to big changes in a home renovation, it doesn’t get any bolder than this. We’re not just referring to how this Jalan Besar apartment went from a cookie-cutter condo to a modern chic contemporary abode, mind you.
This 893 sqft two-storey condo is home to a couple that loves to entertain — and what better way to host gatherings than to have your own full-fledged bar at home? That’s exactly what Karen Tan, 39, a senior PR & social manager, and Lendl Chong, 47, an ICT consultant, had in mind when they totally flipped the floorplan of penthouse unit around to accommodate a stylish home bar that could very well pass off as the latest speakeasy in town.
The entire home transformation cost $130k, and the sum also covers white goods, furniture and a smart home system. Despite the massive scope of the overhaul, Lendl and Karen handled the five-month-long reno themselves from last July until November, liaising with their contractor and carpenters (they did, however, hire a freelance interior designer to do the drawings).
Still, they’re both happy with the final result, which reflects the homeowners' shared love for hosting gatherings, as well as their individual preferences.
For Karen, her penchant for arch design elements can be seen throughout the house, from the sublime archway at the foyer that greets guests as they enter (below), to the photo-worthy light feature installation upstairs.