Living in a HDB flat doesn’t mean that your creativity should be stifled and put into a box, because it definitely shows when your home ends up looking like one of the other thousands of HDB flats. Open up your mind and give your eyes a visual treat with these 10 homes that defy the design expectations that most people typically have of HDB flats.
1. Swanky Manhattan Apartment
Gone are the days when you would spend Friday nights chilling at the bar with your colleagues and friends. Why not throw a party in this swanky Manhattan-themed apartment that has a deliciously dark and urban vibe?
Interior Designer: Third Avenue Studio
Location: Jurong West
Cost of Renovation: $85,000
2. A Modern Life in the Tropics
Torn between relaxing Bali resorts and the laid-back atmosphere of the service apartments in Cairns? Take the best of both worlds with this peaceful home that blends minimalist aesthetics and function in a way that makes it easy to emulate.
Interior Designer: The Design Abode
Location: New Upper Changi Road
Cost of Renovation: $55,000
3. Keep Calm and Rock On
In this man cave, there’s no need to ask for permission. You can do whatever you please. With a kickass collection of guitars and DVDs among other funky paraphernalia, who says you can’t live the life of a rock star in your HDB apartment?
Interior Designer: Starry Homestead
Location: Anchorvale Street
Cost of Renovation: $50,000
4. New World Charm
From the dark carpentry to the clean structured lines, this apartment is an instant classic. We love how the owners attempt to jazz up the place with quirky accessories and contemporary art pieces that help to add personality to the house.
Architect: JOW Architects
5. A Statement in Monochrome
Most people tend to shy away from dark ceilings, but not this home. If you’re a bold soul with a love for statement pieces, this unconventional home with black-painted ceilings packs a powerful punch. Who needs to visit an observatory when you can gaze at the twinkling night sky while lying in bed?
Interior Designer: Free Space Intent
Cost of Renovation: $45,000
6. White and Raw
The simplicity of this minimalist home is what draws many to it. Create a statement in the living room by contrasting bare, neutral tiles against white subway tiles. What this house truly succeeds in is the creation of spaces that are clean and clutter-free.
Interior Designer: Habit
Location: Boon Tiong
Cost of Renovation: $60,000
7. Wonderland Loft
This Pinterest-worthy apartment is the stunning result of creativity and function. The home’s resident grizzly bear has found the perfect spot for a nap on the platform, which also provides many wonderful storage possibilities.
Interior Designer: DISTINCTidENTITY
Location: Jalan Kayu
Cost of Renovation: $42,000
8. Finding Persia
From the pretty arched doorways to the striking tiles, this modest apartment has been transformed into an exotic Persian-inspired haven! The gorgeous gold-toned wood furniture and accents lend it an extra touch of glamour, dazzling anyone who steps in.
Interior Designer: Fatema Design Studio
Location: Serangoon North Ave 4
Cost of Renovation: $130,000
9. Fit for a Modern Princess
Vintage and girly, this luxurious apartment is definitely every woman’s dream! With a house bathed in pastel blue and adorned with ultra sparkly chandeliers, you can’t help but imagine yourself as a modern princess living a fairytale life.
Interior Designer: Green and Lush
Location: Montreal Link
Cost of Renovation: $35,000
10. Sunshine Days
Show your friends the sunny side of life in this block-coloured home with bright yellow hues that will make all the difference to your mood. With such a bold and playful look, it’s hard not to feel uplifted in this home.
Interior Designer: The Association