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10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days

July 26, 2016
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If your growing family is finding it cramped in your 90 sqm (970 sqf) apartment, and you’re on the hunt for a larger flat to keep everyone happy, here’s your solution. These “older-style” HDB flats have layouts that give your kids their own zones for sleep, play and homework, and a space for you to unwind after a long day at work. Marry it with a great interior design, and you’ve got yourself the perfect place you’ll be staying put for a long time.

1. 100 sqm

Some urban spaces seem casually thrown together. But it takes a careful eye to balance all the edgy elements. This homeowner chose timeless materials for the living room and kitchen, including timbre, bamboo blinds and stone to add to the industrial feel.

10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days

Interior Designer: Green And Lush
Location: Boon Lay
Cost of renovation: $25,000

2. 102 sqm

Who’d believe this is just a 4-room flat? The vinyl flooring gives the living room a snug look. The lime green sofa add a Scandinavian touch and that extra touch of colour. The room oozes a relaxed, comfortable feel, thanks to warm colours and furniture.

10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days

Interior Designer: The Orange Cube
Location: Yishun
Cost of renovation: $49,000

3. 113 sqm

There’s a sense of casual living in this home where the living area, open kitchen and study share the main space. The owners opted to cement screed the ceiling and paint the indestructible beams and pillars black to pull the industrial look together.

10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days

Interior Designer: Sponge
Location: Serangoon
Cost of renovation: $100,000

4. 115 sqm

The expansive living area offers plenty of dinner guests and large get-togethers. While a muted colour palette enhances the uncluttered feel of the apartment. A tiled floor to wall feature emphasises on its sheer size.

10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days

Interior Designer: Habit
Location: Boon Tiong
Cost of renovation: $60,000

5. 120 sqm

At face value, a palette of grays might seem bleak, but it’s actually sophisticated, with a hint of luxury, even. To add an understated elegance, the homeowner of this 5-room HDB flat complemented it with industrial pendant lights, teak wood and invisible chairs.

10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days

Interior Designer: Edge Interior
Location: Hougang
Cost of renovation: $68,000

6. 121 sqm

Nailing the right layout is the key to success here. The living room enjoys an abundance of daylight thanks to a see-through study that also makes the entire space looks spacious.

10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days

Interior Designer: Free Space Intent
Location: Bishan
Cost of renovation: $95,000

7. 125 sqm

The homeowners opted for an almost-white scheme to maximise brightness. Tall, built-in cabinets plus an island make the best use of space. To elongate the space, the owner picked a refrigerator with mirrored surfaces and matched it with cabinets of similar shiny surfaces – how smart!

10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days

Interior Designer: Project File
Location: Bishan
Cost of renovation: $80,000

8. 130 sqm

When you have a space as big as this, go big on creating cosy nooks for work and entertainment. The quirky and whimsy decor bring an unexpected dash of surprise to the dark-toned interiors.

10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days

Interior Designer: Aart Boxx Interior
Location: Pasir Ris
Cost of renovation: $80,000

9. 139 sqm

Some original elements of this aged five-room flat were retained – the balcony, kitchen, and the owners sourced retro furniture, tiles and art to match its classic style. The sofa bed is a practical solution to house guests or for a full-on movie night.

10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days

Interior Designer: Hue Concept Interior Designer
Location: Hougang
Cost of renovation: $40,000

10. 160 sqm

It’s modern convenience meets the serenity of minimalism in this jumbo flat. The homeowner gave his ultra-large HDB a streamlined look with a straight-lined media console, chaise lounge and sofa that looks super comfy.

10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days
10 Huge HDBs That’s Rarely Seen These Days

Interior Designer: Reno Cube
Location: Jurong East
Cost of renovation: $71,000


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