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.
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.
Interior Designer: The Orange Cube
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.
Interior Designer: Sponge
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.
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.
Interior Designer: Edge Interior
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.
Interior Designer: Free Space Intent
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!
Interior Designer: Project File
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.
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.
Interior Designer: Hue Concept Interior Designer
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.
Interior Designer: Reno Cube
Location: Jurong East
Cost of renovation: $71,000
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