Minimalism has been the fast growing trend in home and decor in the recent times. Interestingly, for this simple yet beautiful house in Kozhikode, Kerala, the designer who owned the house reworked the concepts and designs a couple of times before finalizing the current style.
Instead of building a brand new house, the designer decided to give his old house a modern makeover. The old house had smaller spaces with just two bedrooms. Though renovating the old structure is more expensive, he didn’t want to dismantle the house that is filled with nostalgic memories.
The V-shaped roof that looks like a flying bird is the highlight of the exteriors.
The house designed in 1500 sq ft stands on a 6 cents plot. There is a car porch, sit out, living and dining areas, kitchen with work area and three bedrooms in this double-storey house. The design focusses on storage facilities which makes the house extremely efficient. An attractive and a chic square theme is generally followed in this house.
The old sit-out has been transformed into a spacious car porch. Meanwhile, the new sit-out is built adjacent to the living area. The old stairway was dismantled to extend the dining area by 1 metre. Now, this area became more spacious and vast. The new stairway is built following industrial design. Meanwhile, the steps are made in timber. The wash area, meanwhile, is arranged beneath the stairway. This is a fine example of efficient space management in this house. An inverter unit has been arranged here.
New tiles were pasted using gum without actually taking out the old flooring. The new flooring done in vitrified tiles grants a stylish look to the interiors. A few pieces of custom-made furniture have been newly added. The old ceiling plastering in the bedrooms got replaced with stylish gypsum false ceiling. Meanwhile, the old mud tiled ceiling has been retained in the rest of the house. Exposed wiring method has been newly added by enhancing the unique features with spot lights. The designer admits he was initially skeptical about switching from the white ceiling to black coloured one. However, this has now become one of the most eye catching features of the interiors.
The kitchen cabinets, meanwhile, are done in multi-wood by pasting laminate sheet. The nano white counter top adds a sheen to the kitchen. A part of the kitchen has been turned into a multipurpose area where the refrigerator and the washing machine are kept. A breakfast counter in the middle completes the kitchen area. Marine plywood has been used for furnishing the interiors.
The bay window is an attractive feature in the master bedroom. A wall here is highlighted using attractive wall paper. A small working space has been arranged near the TV unit. Storage spaces are arranged under the cots in the bedrooms. The family is thrilled that they could give a stylish makeover for their house and update the features by retaining the beloved memories that are associated with the abode.
Designer: Midarp Builders