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New HOS Design

Recently, there have been several announcements of lottery results for new homes, most of which cater to small families. The general desire is to maximize every inch of space, ensuring comfortable living for every family member. A particular challenge is to accommodate the domestic helper in a limited space, ensuring she has her private area. DECOLAND presents a simple design for a 494 sq ft new home with two and a half rooms for your reference!

There haven't been major spatial changes in the unit. First, the wall near the entrance of the kitchen was slightly modified, ensuring enough space for both the washing machine and refrigerator. The master bedroom, guest room, and living room all feature windows, ensuring plenty of natural light. The helper's room is located near the entrance and is designed with a bunk bed, providing ample private and storage space for the domestic helper.

Design-wise, the primary colors are white, light wood, and light brown. The chosen furniture follows the popular wood trend, and when combined with the natural light in the unit, it gives a very soothing and natural ambiance. The master bedroom door is designed to be concealed, and wooden slats visually separate the living room and dining area, extending as part of the TV cabinet. The proportion of wood and white is just right.

The master bedroom continues the living room's design, equipped with a wardrobe, dressing table, and platform bed. Every inch of space is utilized, with ample storage without unnecessary decor – very practical.

In the bathroom, the wall and floor tiles are primarily in light gray. The sink cabinet is designed to be floating, with LED lights below, greatly enhancing the sense of space.

For the kitchen, designing to accommodate both a washing machine and refrigerator can be challenging. However, slightly pushing back the kitchen wall considerably increases the usable space.

This new home renovation, including design fees, costs approximately $395,000. Typically, if you engage a designer for such a project, it might cost $500,000 or even more. So, besides aesthetics, the designer also considered practicality and the homeowner's budget. After all, owning a home is already a significant expense; it's ideal if renovation costs can be minimized. Thus, major spatial changes are minimal, and there's limited custom-built furniture. Even when choosing off-the-shelf furniture, color coordination is straightforward.

For new homeowners interested in learning more, feel free to reach out for assistance! Get a quote now.

Project Details

- Demolition of existing cabinets, sinks, toilets, walls, floor tiles, doors, and frames in the kitchen and bathroom.

- Removal of one kitchen wall.

- Kitchen and bathroom renovation.

- Bathroom waterproofing.

- Wall installation between the master bedroom and the sandbrick room.

- Laying of stone-plastic flooring in the living room.

- Custom kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

- Custom master bedroom platform bed, wardrobe, and dressing table.

- Custom guest room bed, wardrobe, and study desk.

- Installation of a concealed door and frame in the master bedroom.

- Partition room and custom tall bed and storage cabinet for the helper's room.

- Whole house paint and floor scraping.

- Interior design and project management.

Total project cost: $395,000.


For many, renovation isn't an easy task. Aside from cost considerations, the process can be quite vexing for homeowners. That's where DECOLAND comes in with its all-in-one service approach. Whether it's finding the right renovation team, designers, getting accurate quotes, or managing the project, DECOLAND is here to support.

DECOLAND is here to help you solve all your renovation worries effortlessly!

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