You can tell a lot by a home account’s Instagram name sometimes, and today’s feature twohermits.sg is no different.
As you can probably tell, E and XN are the sort that love to stay at home. And if you are going to be spending a lot of time at home, having a nice, comfortable, and cosy home would definitely be a big priority.
And while the couple preferred a minimalistic home, they didn’t label it as pure Scandi, Industrial, or Boho.
What they did was piece together different elements from varying designs but with the aim of keeping their decor more on the minimalist side.
Their home is a 25-year-old resale HDB flat located in Boon Keng, which they decided to buy because of its location.
The couple liked how it’s within walking distance to three MRT stations from three different lines.
With Boon Keng’s relatively central location, it’s also close to all parts of Singapore. Plus, the flat is only a short walk away from Jalan Besar and its many cafes.
“Also, the flat’s location allows us to qualify for HDB’s Proximity Housing Grant as it’s located within four kilometres from XN’s parents’ home,” E added.
But the flat’s convenient location is not the only thing that made them buy this old resale.
“We also love how spacious the flat feels due to its unblocked rectangular layout,” she said. “This allows for a continuous flow from the kitchen to the living area, which was perfect for something we have always wanted – an open kitchen.”
Currently, they’re enjoying the flat just for the two of them. Let’s take a look at how their renovation journey turned out.
How the renovation journey turned out
E and XN are first-time homeowners, so they didn’t know what a realistic renovation budget