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Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhouse

What I’m going to present today is a project by one of our readers ( Max Tay : Uberdesignhouse , an interior designer based in Singapore ). I’ve found his website in the comments section in this post where I was overhelmed by the number of comments ( 218 until now – WOW ) …Thank you all ! Now Max will tell us a few words about how he transformed a “Horror House” into a very beautiful place, so let’s begin …

The homeowner sought out my services after coming across one of my previous work featured in a local design magazine. It was something of a challenge for me because the apartment was in a deplorable state when I 1st viewed it! The 30-year-old apartment had been rented out to various tenants over the last decade and very sadly, the abuse was showing. Now let’s see some before and after pictures with the living room.

living room before Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhouse

Paying homage to the age of the apartment and the homeowner’s love for bright funkily coloured objects sourced from various flea markets around the regent, we set out to put together an interior that’s greatly influenced by the Austin Powers movies!

living room after Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhouse

With a tight budget, we focused most of the built-in carpentry work in the kitchen and bedroom wardrobe area. Not surprisingly, bright funky colours takes center stage throughout the apartment. To give the living area an interesting focus, I painted ribbon strips of brown, orange and yellow that draws the eyes across the pristine white background. Painting the strips in glossy enamel paint allows them to further pop out from the matt emulsion paint on the walls! To complete the look, I designed a free-formed ceiling cut-out in bright orange and a good polish returned the marble flooring to its glory days!

living room after2 Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhouseliving room after3 Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhouse

Built-in carpentry installed over a decade ago has not stood the test of time. Existing floor and walls tiles in the bathrooms and kitchen were cracked and broken in numerous areas. Leakages and spalling concrete ceiling in the bathrooms was simply horrible! However, amongst all these nightmares, the homeowners and I agreed that the one redeeming element of the apartment was the fabulous marble flooring in the Living Area. Not surprisingly, the marble flooring was the only thing we kept during the demolition works! Now let’s see some before and after pictures with the kitchen area.

kitchen before Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhousekitchen after Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhouse

kitchen after2 Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhouse

A decidedly darker and more sophisticated style was opted for the bedroom to allow for a more restful atmosphere. To give it a sense of connection to the rest of the apartment, I continued the use of wall colours in strips here. Wallpaper in a matching colour serves as a focus for the bed-head area. I designed and commissioned a dual-purpose writing desk that allows a flat-screen TV to be hung facing the sleeping area. A small crystal chandelier in the wardrobe area completes the look. Now let’s see some before and after pictures with the bedroom area.

bedroom before Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhousebedroom after3 Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhousebedroom after2 Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhousebedroom after Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhouse

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16 responses to “Apartment Interior Design : Before and After Pictures by Uberdesignhouse” - Add yours!

  1. Joe said:
    October 3, 2008

    AMAZING. Gorgeous work.

  2. Aerosol can said:
    October 6, 2008

    Too many TVs make any home or apartment ugly.

  3. October 6, 2008

    This is really cool! I especially like the lighting. There’s a company in LA called Designers Call that is amazing at redesigns and I like them because they do eco-friendly renovations and you can have anything from one room redesigned to having your whole space redone, and they are really affordable.

  4. October 7, 2008

    nice stuff
    i love it all

  5. Mer said:
    October 13, 2008

    Great work!!! really inspiring…

  6. George said:
    November 10, 2008

    what did you use for the turnings of the ribbon strips?

  7. kazandra said:
    November 16, 2008

    its so beautiful! youve done an amazing job with a very limited apartment space..it looks huge! im planning to redecorate my apartment..thanks for these ideas!

  8. freda said:
    March 9, 2009

    stepping back outside of the house would be like culture shock over and over.
    :P

  9. Sajith Chandran said:
    May 17, 2009

    it’s awesome really amazing good work, excellent. need some heolp form you i am planning to redesign my old one bedroom aprtment, i need your help. i staying in a apartment which have one bedroom, one bathroom, one small sitting room and one medium size kitchen, could u please tell ow can i redesign ths apartment, please.

  10. Eric said:
    July 16, 2009

    Incredible Job. Looks great.

  11. manya said:
    August 24, 2009

    amazing!!! i dont know that real estate is amazing!!!
    its price maybe 1000X the real price of d old buildinG!!!

    its incredible!!!

  12. Ar. Vijaykumar M. Khut said:
    January 21, 2010

    Dear,
    Respected,
    You send to livindroom P.o.p. design’s photo.

  13. Kinshuk Mathur said:
    August 3, 2010

    it’s too good to be true! I am overwhelmed!!!

  14. Zizi said:
    February 8, 2011

    WOOOW, so there is hope to make something look beautiful :)

  15. Casey Kenney said:
    February 28, 2011

    I love the before and afters they are all really great!

  16. saban said:
    May 19, 2011

    it is amazing
    you do it very well
    i like bedroom
    and absulutly
    the living room
    can i ask
    how much is cost at end for you?

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