16 Resale HDB Makeovers in Choa Chu Kang We’d Move to the West For
Makeovers done right.
The showdown between East and West is about to get more heated with these contenders (read: homes) from Choa Chu Kang. Not only are they spacious, but the resale flats you’re about to see also range from the classic Scandinavian interiors to luxurious hotel-like ones – or even callbacks to the European countryside.
What’s for sure is that you don’t want to miss out on the great ideas incorporated into these home renovations!
1. 5-room resale flat at Choa Chu Kang Avenue | The Alchemists Design | Renovation cost: $84,400
This 5-room flat balances deep shades of brown with glossy whites for an elegant first impression.
Used sparingly, gold accents like those on the TV feature wall and decor add a touch of elegance while a mix of softer textures – like the sofa and the bar stools – add a relaxing and welcoming vibe.
2. 5-room resale flat at Choa Chu Kang Crescent | Le Interior Affairs | Renovation cost: $90,000
The living room paints a picture of a cosy communal space, but the real star of this 5-room resale flat is the kitchen, which is longer than the typical BTO flat’s.
The homeowners took advantage of this to fit pastel blue cabinets along with their washer-dryer – and even had space to comfortably fit a peninsula. The blue-and-white palette helps to create an even more airy look.
3. 4-room resale flat in Choa Chu Kang | Third Paragraph | Renovation cost: $58,000
With his interior designer’s help, the owner of this 4-room resale flat took on the task of transforming his childhood home into a hotel-like bachelor pad!
Some highlights: the sleek dry kitchen for the owner’s baking needs, the bold open-concept master bathroom and a classy walk-in wardrobe that uses some of the original kitchen space.
4. 5-room resale flat at Choa Chu Kang Loop | Charlotte’s Carpentry | Renovation cost: $48,000
After a previous renovation with a contractor left this home with multiple layout and space planning issues for years, the homeowners decided to engage an interior designer to give it the revamp it deserved.
Post-renovation, the home has transformed into a far more cheerful and functional space, making the most of every nook and cranny for plenty of hosting space, storage areas and a home gym.
5. 4-room resale flat in Keat Hong | Posh Home | Renovation cost: $50,000
This 4-room resale flat’s kitchen is outfitted with dark green cabinets with metallic accents for a mid-century modern flair. Wood – used for the flooring and the kitchen backsplash – adds warmth, while the textured booth and the tapered ends of the dining area furniture create a cosy vibe.
The palette takes a dark and luxurious turn elsewhere, particularly in the bathroom. There, you’ll find the perfect example of living large in a small space: a freestanding bathtub that’s further highlighted by the scalloped feature wall.
6. 4-room resale flat at Keat Hong Close | InsideLookz Interior | Renovation cost: $60,000
With floor-to-ceiling fluted panels that also conceal doors, this home’s all about the white-and-wood look – but with a twist.
Black is used as an accent colour and to frame/demarcate spaces for visual contrast with the warm wood tones.
Take, for example, the kitchen’s two-tier peninsula that uses black for the fluted panels: this not only separates the kitchen from the dining area, but also adds depth.
7. 4-room resale flat at Keat Hong Link | The I-Plan Studio | Renovation cost: $42,000
A no-frills renovation doesn’t equate to a boring one – just take notes from this home!
A blend of textures adds visual interest to the simple colour palette, like wainscoting and subtle panelling along the TV console edges. Not to forget, the marble-like surfaces used for the nesting coffee table and the TV console.
Another subtle detail: the reeded glass panel at the entryway partition.
In the bathroom, the dark and glossy veined tiles add a classy feel while the big mirrors visually enlarge the space.
8. 4-room resale flat at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 | Ultra Space Design | Renovation cost: $55,000
An unconventional (but creative) study space design steals attention in this 4-room resale flat. The seat is carved into the built-in, which doubles as storage. Its use is flexible too, since the table can be moved away whenever the homeowners or guests want to lounge at the nook to chat or watch TV.
Given the Scandinavian-style concept, the homeowners also infused plenty of wood tones, including in the bathroom where wood-look tiles demarcate the shower area.
9. 5-room resale flat at Choa Chu Kang Crescent | Flo Design | Renovation cost: $90,000
This resale flat goes big on fun: it’s got a foosball table in the living area and a whole other room converted to an entertainment spot with display space for iconic figurines from the Avengers franchise.
In the bedroom, the wood panelling and contemporary lighting cocoon the room in cosy and relaxing vibes.
10. 4-room resale flat at Keat Hong Close | Key Concept | Renovation cost: $45,000
With 123 sqm of floor area to work with, this 4-room resale flat (yes, you read that right) took on an open-concept approach for the communal spaces.
The walls of the junior bedroom next to the living room were replaced with sliding glass panels for a versatile space; even when closed up, it can let light in to brighten up the room.
Meanwhile, the highlight of the kitchen/dining is the aesthetic island that serves as both a prep space and dining area – no more cramping up the space with a separate dining table!
11. 5-room resale flat at Choa Chu Kang Crescent | Ethan Interiors | Renovation cost: $100,000
Using a classic Scandinavian-style approach as a base – think muted colours, lots of light and wood – this home also incorporates modern elements for an enduring makeover.
Compared to a typical 5-room flat, this flat has a whopping floor area of 130 sqm and it shows, thanks to the uncluttered spaces. The design also maximises space, like with the mini built-in bench next to the dry kitchen, and display shelves at the niche in the bedroom.
12. 4-room resale flat at Keat Hong Close | Forefront Interior | Renovation cost: $56,000
The trick to instantly transforming your home into a warm and welcoming one, as this 4-room resale flat proves, is lighting. The bohemian pendant lights used in different parts of the home create a relaxing atmosphere for both socialising and rest, while accent lighting emphasises the simple decor.
In other words, don’t underestimate the power of lighting in your home!
13. 4-room resale flat at Choa Chu Kang Central | Darwin Interior | Renovation cost: $80,000
We assure you that this home is a 4-room resale flat blessed with a really high ceiling – and not a maisonette in disguise. Naturally, the homeowners made design choices to draw attention to this unique feature.
This includes a half-wall fluted panel design in the living room (to maintain a ‘light’ look), and a full-height feature wall in the bathroom. The dark and textured tone sharply contrasts the rest of the bathroom’s glossy white look to make it bigger visually.
14. Resale maisonette at Choa Chu Kang Central | MET Interior | Renovation cost: $112,000
It’s the concept of dining with a view that checks our boxes in this maisonette! The homeowners changed up the original service yard space into the dining room – complete with skylights – for an experience like no other.
Protip: painting the window frames black like so creates a high contrast with the rest of a light-coloured room, almost like a picture frame.
15. 5-room resale flat at Keat Hong Close | Weiken.com | Renovation cost: $80,000
Here’s an idea for the suggested study area in your 5-room resale flat if you host often: using it as the living/entertainment area, while leaving the main living space flexible for gatherings, like in this home.
The kitchen features fun details like geometric pattern tiles and a unique backsplash while the bedroom has more functional fixtures like a walk-in wardrobe and vanity, thanks to the multi-functional fluted panel partition.
16. 5-room resale flat at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 | Mr Designer Studio | Renovation cost: $70,000
Situated far from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, this 5-room flat in Choa Chu Kang embraces some serious countryside vibes, from the exposed wooden rafters in the living room to the flat white planks lining the curved nook in the living room.
This is even more apparent in the kitchen: we’re loving the warm green cabinets and gold hardware against the black-and-white floor tiles.
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