Review of showflat unit layouts and floor plans at Tenet EC
Tenet EC showflat: 3 Bedroom Premium + Study - Type C2b, 980 sq ft (91 sqm)
Total no. of units:
Who is it suited for:
- Families with one or two children
- Couples planning for children in future
The 3-bedders are the predominant unit types in Tenet, making up 59% of all units. There are five types of 3-bedroom units and the show unit, 3 Bedroom Premium + Study (C2b), is the largest 3-bedroom unit.
Dining and living area
The unit opens up to the dining area, which is just outside the kitchen and adjacent to the corridor to the bedrooms.
The built-in oven in the dining area replicates a “dry kitchen” concept. There are also built-in tall timber cabinets with laminated doors for storage. The oven is by the high-end appliance brand Bosch, which is a rare provision for an EC. While there’s a fridge in the showflat unit, do note that it won’t be provided.
In line with the “dry kitchen” concept, the ID has placed a high bar table to show that you can entertain guests or enjoy some drinks and light snacks.
But of course, you can also choose to have a conventional dining table instead. The space can accommodate up to a six-seater table. However, if you want more space, you can opt for a four-seater table or an extendable table.
It’s refreshing to see a “dry kitchen” concept in a 3-bedroom unit, as it is usually only seen in 4 and 5-bedroom units.
This layout is similar to Copen Grand’s 3-bedroom Premium floor plan, and it’s great to see ECs stepping up to provide more premium offerings.
The kitchen is L-shaped, and it’s pretty spacious for two to three people to be in the kitchen at the same time. There’s ample storage space in the upper and lower timber cabinets, and the developers have gone with classic earthy tones to portray a calm vibe with an emphasis on nature. The kitchen countertop and backsplash are made from durable and low-maintenance quartz.
All units have a gas hob and integrated cooker hood by Bosch. As Tenet’s unit mix caters to larger families who tend to cook more often, it makes sense for the units to have a gas hob instead of an induction hob.
The kitchen in all units is naturally ventilated as there’s a window. So you won’t have to worry about the lingering smell after preparing your meal.
We love these thoughtful compartments and pull-out shelves in the cabinets to maximise storage and keep your items less cluttered.
All of Tenet’s 3-bedroom units come with a yard, and household shelter but only the C2a and C2b unit types have a WC. Like in most ECs, do note that a washer-dryer is not included in the list of provisions.
Living area and balcony
The living area can accommodate a four-seater sofa yet still have room for a storage shelf at the side. The “sofa-to-TV” distance is substantial even with a coffee table.
It is quite a versatile space too as the ID has chosen to place the dining table here. If this is a concept you fancy, this could be an extension of the dining area and an additional space to have your meals. However, doing so would mean less room for those in the sofa area to watch TV.
Alternatively, if you don’t need to accommodate many people, you can free up the dining area by not placing any table there.
Like most 3-bedroom units, the balcony feels like an extension of the living space. It can accommodate a seating area for two.
A key highlight of Tenet’s units is this study area that you’ll find along the corridor to the bedrooms. Out of the 10 layouts at Tenet EC, eight of them come with a study area. Only the 4 Bedroom Deluxe units (Types D1 and D2) don’t have them. The study area in some layouts even comes with a window.
This layout is efficient for buyers who just need a study or work-from-home area but can do without a proper room. Alternatively, if you don’t need a study area, you can also install a cabinet for storage space.
However, this layout might not be suitable for buyers planning to double up a study room as an additional bedroom. You’ll also need to consider that it might get quite disruptive for the person in the study area when other family members move in and out of their bedrooms.
The master bedroom and bathroom have a combined size of 181 sq ft (16.8 sqm) which is pretty decent for a 3-bedroom unit. There are full-length windows and it’s able to accommodate a king-sized bed with adequate walkway space around it. There’s also enough room for small side tables.
The master bedroom comes with a built-in timber wardrobe and sliding doors. The doors have a laminate finish which looks elegant and easy to clean and durable too.
The wardrobes come with adjustable shelves for flexibility and an accessories drawer where you can store small items like belts and jewellery. This is useful since you won’t be able to fit a dressing table in the bedroom.
The master bathroom has fixtures from renowned brands such as Hansgrohe and Roca. A plus point here is a rain shower, something you don’t often see in an EC. There’s also a quartz countertop and a mirror cabinet where you can store your bathroom essentials.
Like the kitchen, all bathrooms are naturally ventilated as there’s a window.
The common bedrooms are around 95 sq ft (8.8-8.9 sqm), slightly larger than average.
As the Quick Facts section mentioned above, you can hack the bedroom walls, so the space is flexible. In this show unit, the ID has combined the master bedroom with one bedroom and turned the latter into a nursery. This is a suitable arrangement for couples who are just starting a family.
The good news is that this layout is reconfigurable to cater to future needs. If your child grows up and you want a separate bedroom, you can put the wall back up.
Alternatively, you can also turn the room into a walk-in wardrobe, an entertainment space and more.
All bedrooms (except Bedroom 4 in the D1 and D2 unit types) can fit a queen-sized bed. However, you can also place a single bed, and a study table like the ID has done with the show unit.
A bonus point is that all bedrooms in the 3 Bedroom show unit have full-length windows, so there’s plenty of natural light.
Tenet EC Showflat: 4 Bedroom Premium + Study - Type D3, 1367 sq ft (127 sqm)
Total no. of units:
Who is it suited for:
- Families with two or three children
- Multi-generational families
The 4-bedders make up 34% of the units in Tenet. There are three types of 4-bedroom units and the show unit, 4 Bedroom Premium + Study (D3), is the largest 4-bedroom unit.
The living and dining areas have a combined size of 413 sq ft (38.4 sqm), which is impressive. This is the size we usually see in luxury condominiums, so having this much space in an EC is a bonus.
Like the 3-bedroom show unit, the dining area resembles a “dry kitchen” concept. There’s a built-in oven by Bosch, but the 4-bedder has more storage cabinets than the 3-bedder.
The dining area can accommodate a six-seater table or up to an eight-seater. One thing to consider is getting a suitably sized table to fit into the space between the kitchen’s entrance and the walkway corridor to the bedroom. If you get a table that’s too large, it will disrupt the entrance to the kitchen.
The kitchen and yard are slightly smaller than the 3-bedroom show unit. We would have expected a larger kitchen for a bigger unit, but this might have been a trade-off for having a huge living/dining area.
However, it’s not a significant concern as the kitchen can still fit about three people.
The Bosch integrated cooker hood and gas hob are right beside the window, so it’s perfect for ventilation after cooking.
While the washer-dryer won’t be provided, there’s a dedicated area by the window. If you need an idea of how to maximise the space, the ID has installed some shelves. The WC is just beside it, and a shower set is provided.
The household shelter can double up as a storage space and/ or an ironing room since it’s just in front of the washer-dryer area.
Living area and balcony
When you step into the living area, you can immediately feel how spacious it is. It’s designed for gatherings with family and friends.
It’s impressive that the living room can fit two sofas facing each other with a sizeable coffee table. If you don’t plan to have a TV, this could be an arrangement you’d want to consider.
However, most households would install a TV console, and you can place it against the wall adjacent to the entrance to the unit. If you do this, you’d likely face the sofa towards the TV.
You might consider getting an L-shaped or three/four-seater sofa together with side couches.
With ample space in the living area, there’s a lot of room for flexibility, depending on your needs and preferences.
If you wish to keep the “dry kitchen” space free, you can have both the living and dining areas side by side, as suggested in the floor plan below.
Alternatively, you might also want to place a kitchen island or bar counter in the “dry kitchen” area.
By doing so, you’d still be able to fit a six to eight-seater dining table, but this would mean you have less space in the living area.
We love that the balcony spans the entire living room length and even extends to one of the bedrooms (more on that later).
The balcony is 187 sq ft (17.4 sqm), one of the largest we’ve seen. To put things into perspective, this is even larger than the master bedroom in the 3-bedroom show unit.
With this much space, you can consider placing another table here for alfresco dining if you wish to. You can also turn it into an exercise area or a home garden.
Only the type D3 4-bedroom units have a huge balcony. The balcony in the D1 and D2 4-bedroom units is similar to the 3-bedroom units.
The study area is beside the shared bathroom, along the common corridor to the bedrooms. Compared to the study area in the 3-bedroom show unit, this one has a full-length window. Besides making the study area seem more spacious, the window also helps brighten the corridor.
The master bedroom and bathroom have a combined size of 218.5 sq ft (20.3 sqm), slightly larger than average.
You can easily fit a king-sized bed and side tables yet still have ample room around the bed. If you wish to have a dressing table, there’s also sufficient space in front of the bed. However, you’d have to be mindful of the size of your dressing table so you’d still have enough walkway space.
We like the generous space in front of the wardrobe and master bathroom as it gives off a “walk-in wardrobe” vibe.
Unlike the 3-bedder, the wardrobe in the 4-bedroom show unit master bedroom has swing doors instead of sliding doors. One advantage of having swing doors is that you can see a complete view of your wardrobe when it’s open. You can also add things like hooks or mirrors on the inside of the doors.
Other provisions are accessories storage spaces and adjustable shelves, which add to your convenience.
The master bathroom feels a little more luxurious than the one in the 3-bedroom show unit. It’s fitted with marble character porcelain tiles, so it looks more elegant.
The mirror cabinet is also double-panelled, so there’s more storage space, making the bathroom roomier.
Other provisions similar to the 3-bedder are the quartz vanity countertop, rain shower and a window for natural ventilation.
In the 4-bedroom show unit, the ID has hacked the walls and combined two common bedrooms to highlight how it could be a kids’ bedroom and playroom. If you have young kids, this might be a design that’s suitable for you.
The benefit of having reconfigurable layouts is that you can put the walls back up once your children grow up and need their bedrooms.
One of the common bedrooms is also adjoined to the balcony.
As demonstrated in one of the bedrooms, all the common bedrooms in the 4-bedroom show unit can fit a queen-sized bed.
While two common bedrooms come with full-length windows, the last one only has half-length windows due to the AC ledge.
One thing to note is that the three common bedrooms will share one bathroom. Hence, it may be inconvenient for more prominent families in the morning when most of your family members are getting ready to get to work or school.
The shared bathroom has almost similar provisions to the master bathroom, but it has less storage space behind the mirror cabinets, and it’s not equipped with a rain shower.