5-room Tampines flat transformed into airy 'British colonial style' home with sneaker vault

Unrecognisable.

Mandy How | June 20, 2020, 12:56 PM

A five-room resale flat in Tampines has undergone extensive renovation from an old-school HDB design to a British colonial style home.

Post-renovation, the clean, airy space makes the flat seem bigger than before.

Photos of the project were uploaded to Andre Interior on Facebook.

Here's the flat before the overhaul:

Foyer. Photo via Andre Interior/Facebook

Foyer. Photo via Andre Interior/Facebook

Living room. Photo via Andre Interior/Facebook

Kitchen. Photo via Andre Interior/Facebook

Kitchen. Photo via Andre Interior/Facebook

Main bathroom. Photo via Andre Interior/Facebook

Bedroom before it became a sneaker vault. Photo via Andre Interior/Facebook

After

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

The patterned tiles were chosen to "add some personality and jazz."

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

The kitchen can be extended into a dining table.

Steel bifold doors are installed to seperate the kitchen during cooking, but allows the house to retain an open layout when folded.

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Sneaker vault

Sneakerheads will probably lust after this impressive vault:

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Different levels of lighting are available to illuminate the collection:

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

The proposed layout, if you're interested:

Photo by 5th Avenue via Andre Interior/Facebook

British colonial style

According to Homes To Love, the style originated in the West Indies, Caribbean, India and Africa in the era of the British Empire and colonisation.

The result is a blend of traditional British style with a tropical flair.

Design company KWD (Kate Walker Design) notes that some of the key elements of such a style include dark timbre, shades of white, natural textures, plants, and tropical accessories, among others.

In this instance, though, the design appears to be rather low-key with its predominantly white interiors.

Here are some other distinctly British colonial style houses:

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