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5 Ideas to Steal from a Family Home in Singapore

Be inspired by the modern tropical house designed by Michael Cu Fua of Ong & Ong

Photography: Bai Jiwen Design Consultant: Ong & Ong - Michael Cu Fua

Building or renovating the home could be one of the most important things that you could ever do! It is a milestone because you are creating a haven that you and your loved ones will cherish everyday for many years. 

If you are planning to take on a construction process soon or someday, you should check out this modern tropical house designed by Michael Cu Fua of Ong & Ong! Here are the 5 things that you should take note of in this family home in Singapore:

Build an L-shaped home

Michael Cu Fua of Ong & Ong built an L-shaped house so that the homeowners can appreciate a view of the swimming pool from every room. This layout could also help promote better air circulation for an airy, breezy, and cool place.

Create open spaces

You may also want to create outdoor spaces for you, your family, and your friends! Outdoor spaces can provide you with a spot for sharing stories, enjoying merienda, and simply basking in the presence of those you love.

Invest in artworks

If you are still saving up for your construction and renovation, you can just start by looking for artworks! You don't always have to purchase expensive or valuable pieces. You just need to find items that attract you, bring you joy, or tug at your heartstrings.

Look for furniture and decor

You can also start thinking about the furniture and decor that you will have. For example, if you spot great pendant lamps or an interesting dining table that could be difficult to find in the future, you may want to purchase the piece already.

RL Tip: If you're afraid that you might change your mind or that the item may not fit in your future home, you should simply take a lot of photos. You may also want to take note of the dimensions, materials, and other details. 

Find master bedroom pegs

Many homeowners pay attention to the shared areas like the living, kitchen, and dining areas, and forget about the master bedroom! However, since the bedroom is the first place that you see in the morning and the last place that you see at night, you should think about what your bedroom will look like. 

To help you create the ideal bedroom, you can save bedroom design pegs and make a list of the colors, patterns, and furniture pieces that you want to have in your personal space.

RL Tip: See 600+ bedroom photos in Filipino homes that can inspire you.

Click here to view more photos of this modern tropical house in Singapore!

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