The Making of GBR: Check-In 1

As some may have noticed, at the moment we only work on residential renovation and make over projects as it suits our passion and process. However, there may be request to do more commercial endeavours that interests us from time to time.

This is one of them. An office set-up for a new start-up (something I could personally relate to), in the creative or more specially gaming industry, a request for a more home-ly feel throughout. That was sufficient to get us started.

Most importantly, I feel that some of the lessons or intentions from this project can be applied and learned for home renovation. Hopefully you guys that are reading this feel the same and can take something away from this.

The Cast

Location: Geo Bukit Rimau, Bukit Rimau Shah Alam

Property Type: 1st Storey Shop Lot

Notable works: To have a platform/ loft to take advantage of high ceiling

Client brief: An office for a start-up in the gaming industry

The Design


Small and simple shoe area upon entry, with pocket door to work area for privacy.
Sleek feature wall to greet entry, with another pocket door to meeting room, flanking the entry way.


Work area with a prominent display and storage, further extended by concealed door and feature wall to store room.
Partition wall wrapping entrance foyer, with a feature staircase going up the open Loft.


Entry to toilet splitting the Pantry and Meeting Room


Play area at open Loft, overlooking play area and entrance Foyer.

The Progress

As always, the first portion of any renovation projects is laying the foundation and structural works, especially concealed items, namely electrical works. And you can imagine how much of that is required for office makeovers.

Electrical works.
Cable tray above to align and mount light fittings.
Coordination of staircase to the open Loft.
Once platform is up, electrical works resumed.
Concealing of electrical points with plaster ceiling.

Apart from building up the habit of documentation, this type of post is meant to help readers. Do leave a comment on information you'd like to know more of or types of post you would like to see more.


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