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3-Room BTO Flat Renovations in Singapore: From $30K to $150K

Here’s what your 3-room BTO flat could look like based on your renovation budget.

Although you can expect the median cost of a 3-room BTO flat renovation in 2023 to increase to a range of $45,800 to $55,700, it’s possible to shrink (or stretch) your renovation budget to find a balance between your financial goals and aesthetic ones.

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In any case, to give you a better idea of what you could achieve based on your home makeover budget, here’s a closer look at ten 3-room BTO flats across Singapore with renovation costs ranging from $30,000 all the way to $150,000!


1. 3-Room BTO Flat in Queenstown (Renovation Cost: $30,000)

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This homely, no-frills 3-room BTO flat in Margaret Drive cost just $30,000 to renovate, showing that it’s possible to achieve a suitably comfortable space without breaking the bank. Renovation costs were kept down by retaining its original layout (i.e. no hacking/structural works involved) as well as the internal doors.

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While simplicity is the goal here, there’s also a number of personalised features, like a panelled wardrobe and TV feature area that adds visual appeal to its all-white facade.

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2. 3-Room BTO Flat in Geylang (Renovation Cost: $38,000)

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Achieving a picture-perfect home is still doable on a budget! Proof: this 3-room BTO flat in Tampines, which was renovated using a modest budget of $38,000.

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Here, carpentry works are kept to a minimum, while still providing clever storage solutions. For instance, the simple TV console functions as a storage area as well as bench seating for the dining table, while the floor-to-ceiling wardrobe in the master bedroom doubles up as a room divider, creating a walk-in wardrobe without hacking a room.

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3. 3-Room BTO Flat at Queenstown (Renovation Cost: $49,000)

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White-and-wood homes are generally simple yet elegant, so it makes sense that adopting this look could allow you to achieve a stylish, but inexpensive interior.

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This BTO flat at Margaret Drive, which was renovated at a cost of $49,000, brings together various wood accents and soothing off-white walls to create a tranquil abode. Like the previous home, built-ins are kept to a minimum, with the most extensive remodelling occurring in the kitchen.

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4. A 3-Room BTO Flat at Dawson (Renovation Cost: $55,000)

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What makes this 3-room BTO flat at Circuit Road special is also what justifies its $55,000 renovation price tag: an eclectic Pop Deco-inspired theme with custom-made doors that suit the theme.

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However, the owners chose to retain the original layout and also kept their built-ins simple, thus helping to keep the renovation costs within a reasonable amount.

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5. 3-Room BTO Flat at Woodleigh (Renovation Cost: $60,000)

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Custom carpentry coupled with decorative details tends to be one of the costlier items in renovations and this shows in the comparatively higher price tag of $60,000 for this Alkaff Crescent BTO flat’s makeover.

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While not extensive, there are numerous built-in storage areas – particularly in the foyer, kitchen, and bedroom – that no doubt add to its accessibility and storage functionality.

On top of that, decorative details such as an arched entryway and recessed wall, as well as wainscoted walls, give the space additional visual oomph.

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6. 3-Room BTO Flat at Depot Road (Renovation Cost: $68,000)

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Costing $68,000 to renovate, the price tag attached to this Kallang BTO flat’s makeover is certainly above the average price of a typical 3-room BTO flat renovation – but it also has the looks to match its more premium price tag.

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“Playful” is perhaps the best word that best sums up this whimsical, colourful home, which also features a dizzying array of tiles like subway, ice cream, and mosaic tiles.

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Also worth noting are the paneling details on the custom built-ins, such as the slim shaker-style kitchen cabinets and bedroom wardrobe with beadboard exterior, which will undoubtedly add to the home’s overall renovation costs.

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7. 3-Room BTO Flat at Circuit Road (Renovation Cost: $150,000)

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If you’ve a bigger renovation budget than the rest of us, this is the home makeover you’re looking for. With its sophisticated spaces – which by the way, cost an impressive $150,000 to create – this stately-looking apartment at Circuit Road is probably the closest that a 3-room BTO flat can get to becoming a posh condominium.

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On the outside, an open-concept kitchen as well as a stylish living room convey a sense of ease and elegance, whereas on the inside, a sumptuous bedroom filled with plush layers makes for the perfect place for rest and repose.

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