From chalkboard paint walls to kids’ playroom, Kai and Jillian clearly designed their maisonette in Choa Chu Kang with their 2 young children in mind, when they moved into their home about a year ago.

The couple had chosen the resale flat due to its proximity to schools and nature. Yew Tee Park is right on their doorstep, while Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, their favourite weekend hangout, is only a short drive away.

Kai and Jillian entrusted the renovation of their flat to a friend, with only a few requests. “We wanted our home to feel warm and welcoming, and have plenty of storage space, especially for the kids’ toys,” Kai said.

Colourful bar stools transform the kitchen island into a perfect spot for entertaining guests

While the renovation took about 4 months to complete, the results are definitely worth it.

A combination of light wood and monochromatic decor accents gives the home a cosy feel, even as there is ample room for the children to play and move about.

The kitchen island is where the family spends quality time, from cooking and baking, to entertaining guests. A dining table that doubles as a table tennis table add delight to the space!

The couple also grows plants, and irrigates them with condensate water from their air-conditioner. “We hope to inculcate good recycling habits in our children from young, by showing them how to do it,” Kai explained.

Twice a week, Kai will whip up delicious meals in their wet kitchen

Jillian shares her passion for baking with her children

The long bench ensures enough seating when the couple’s parents visit

A unique and artsy light fixture adorns the stairway

A custom-made two-in-one dining/ table tennis table

The kids’ playroom is bright and breezy

The master bedroom also houses the couple’s walk-in wardrobe

Marble walls give the spacious bathroom a classy vibe

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