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SingaporeThe open-plan layout was interpreted differently in this Singapore kitchen to suit the owners’ entertainment and lifestyle needs. The condo’s existing open-concept kitchen had an island that divided the cooking space from the living and dining area. There was a cavity for the fridge, and the stove top and oven were built into the same worktop as the sink, galley-style. Priscilla Tan from Styledbypt designed a storage column next to the island, filling the open gap between it and the balcony wall, and relocating the oven within that. A flat induction hob was built into the island (now peninsula), creating a triangle workflow. She used Silestone Et Calacatta Gold from Cosentino for the waterfall and kitchen countertops as well as the backsplash. The owners wanted an eat-in kitchen as their main dining space, says Tan. “There’s only the two of the them (although now they also eat in the living area while watching TV). When they have friends or family over, they’ll eat in the balcony, where we have an alfresco dining area.” The Escher-esque graphic flooring is vinyl, and “helped to shape and ground the kitchen area and ties the palette together beautifully,” Tan says.What made this kitchen so popular? It’s a cleverly designed small kitchen that doesn’t sacrifice its big, statement-making style (courtesy of its bold floor pattern) just because of its compact size.