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5-Room BTO Flat Renovations in Singapore: From $25K to $130K

September 2, 2021
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A closer look at 5-room HDB flat renovations in Singapore – from most affordable to most pricey!

It might not be as fun as letting your imagination run wild with design ideas but budgeting for a renovation is just as important as having a firm vision of what your future home will look like. Maybe even more important, actually.

If you’re renovating a 5-room HDB flat, you could be spending as much as $130,000. Yes, you read that right: that’s how high the cost of making over a 5-room flat can be.

5-room BTO flat renovation cost

But as with making over a 3-room HDB flat or a 4-room BTO flat, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to fork out more than the typical cost of renovating a new 5-room HDB flat, which is $45,000 to $52,000.

Here, we share 10 examples of 5-room HDB flats with different renovation costs and ideas so that you can find the best look at the right price!


1. 5-Room BTO Flat at Anchorvale Lane (Renovation Cost: $25,000)

Anchorvale Lane by Starry Homestead

Interior Firm: Starry Homestead

While it isn’t a splendid home decked out in all manner of premium materials, this 5-room BTO flat at Anchorvale Lane does have a renovation price tag of just $25,000 which is pretty impressive, considering that the typical cost of renovating a (much smaller) 3-room BTO flat ranges from $38,850 to $44,000.

Anchorvale Lane by Starry Homestead

Throughout the flat, a blue-and-white palette brings a feeling of serenity to every room while serving as a soft backdrop for bespoke built-ins dressed in contrasting wood tones. Perfect for a calming home? We think so.

Anchorvale Lane by Starry Homestead

2. 5-Room HDB Flat at Pasir Ris (Renovation Cost: $28,000)

Pasir Ris One by ELPIS Interior Design
Pasir Ris One by ELPIS Interior Design

Interior Firm: ELPIS Interior Design

Although it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, adopting the monochrome look like the owners of this Pasir Ris 5-room BTO flat did is one way to make it stylish. Here, white walls become empty canvases that can be filled up with all manner of dark colours, textures, and shapes to create a more characterful home.

Pasir Ris One by ELPIS Interior Design

However, if you’d like a brighter aesthetic for your personal spaces, there’s no one stopping you from switching things up. Dress up your master bedroom with off-whites and accessorise it with blonde wood furnishings for equally clean but more soothing surroundings.

Pasir Ris One by ELPIS Interior Design

3. 5-Room BTO Flat at Woodlands (Renovation Cost: $30,000)

Woodlands Street 13 by Great Oasis Interior Design
Woodlands Street 13 by Great Oasis Interior Design

Costing $30,000 to renovate, this pastel-hued 5-room HDB flat in Woodlands now has energetic, light-filled spaces after a makeover lasting 8 weeks.

Soft furnishings, such as bright pink poufs and a fringed throw, join well-placed colour accents in the living room to give it a comforting vibe. The same goes for the open-concept kitchen, which has its own set of cutesy fixtures: a trio of pendant lamps strung over a country-style island/breakfast counter.

Woodlands Street 13 by Great Oasis Interior Design

4. 5-Room HDB Flat at Bukit Batok West (Renovation Cost: $36,000)

Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 by ChengYi Interior Design
Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 by ChengYi Interior Design

This 5-room HDB flat at Bukit Batok cost $36,000 to renovate and it’s proof that a budget-friendly home makeover can work beautifully.

Fans of minimalist and Scandinanvian-style will certainly appreciate the abundance of clean-lined furnishings as well as sleek built-ins, including a curved wraparound structure that conceals the household shelter.

Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 by ChengYi Interior Design

For a conducive working environment, one of the bedrooms was also converted into a study/walk-in wardrobe with a minimalist aesthetic that’s similar to the living room’s own. Take notes from it, especially if a stunningly sleek private space is what you’re looking for.

Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 by ChengYi Interior Design

5. 5-Room BTO Flat in Sengkang (Renovation Cost: $45,000)

Sengkang West Road by Metier Planner
Sengkang West Road by Metier Planner

Interior Firm: Metier Planner

As this 5-room BTO flat in Sengkang with a renovation price tag of $45,000 shows, sometimes the best way to create a cosy haven is to simply fill it with wood tones.

The abundance of natural browns makes for inviting spaces that are both pleasant and stylish. Take for example the living room and kitchen, which respectively feature herringbone floor and panelled drawers that bring life and texture to naturally lit surroundings.

Sengkang West Road by Metier Planner
Sengkang West Road by Metier Planner

6. 5-Room HDB Flat at Canberra Street (Renovation Cost: $49,000)

Canberra Street by Third Paragraph

Interior Firm: Third Paragraph

Like the #2 entry on this list, this 5-room HDB flat at Canberra Street features a monochrome look, but that’s where the similarities end. Aside from a higher renovation cost of $49,000, this dramatic home also proves that black and white alone are enough to create a stylish abode – even if it’s one that feels a little stark.

Canberra Street by Third Paragraph

To balance out the harshness, see-through partitions with tall glass panels were installed in the yard as well as common bathroom, allowing natural light to pass through unhindered between spaces and creating seamless environments with a sense of continuity.

Canberra Street by Third Paragraph

7. 5-Room HDB Flat in Tampines (Renovation Cost: $55,000)

Tampines GreenView by Versaform
Tampines GreenView by Versaform

Interior Firm: Versaform

Although it features a contemporary look with modern-day furnishings, there’s an organic quality present in this 5-room HDB flat in Tampines, owing to its choice accents as well as earthy materials.

In the communal area, a well-placed planter joins a live-edge dining table in bringing the outside indoors, whereas the private areas of the apartment showcase a walk-in-closet-cum-study separated from an adjoining bedroom by the perfect rustic statement feature: a sliding barn door with a classic double Z design.

Tampines GreenView by Versaform
Tampines GreenView by Versaform

8. 5-Room HDB Flat at Tampines North Drive (Renovation Cost: $55,000)

Tampines North Drive 1 by Jialux Interior
Tampines North Drive 1 by Jialux Interior

Interior Firm: Jialux Interior

There’s one thing to be said about this 5-room HDB flat at Tampines North Drive, which cost $55,000 to renovate: it’s a home that’s not afraid to be different.

While it’s indeed posh – no thanks to veiny black marble flooring and sleek built-ins – this apartment is also fun. Pockets of space in various parts of the home are dedicated to displaying quirky collectibles, including the study as well as the entryway, which features a subtly playful diamond-shaped glass enclosure and matching recessed lights.

Tampines North Drive 1 by Jialux Interior

9. 5-Room HDB Flat at Tampines GreenWeave (Renovation Cost: $98,000)

Tampines GreenWeave by Mr Shopper Studio
Tampines GreenWeave by Mr Shopper Studio

Interior Firm: Mr Shopper Studio

Sporting a renovation price tag of $98,000, this Tampines GreenWeave 5-room flat is as luxurious as it gets. Aside from a posh living room with an accompanying private study, there’s also a stylish kitchen that nails the monochrome theme perfectly with white marble-look countertops and cabinets clad in black.

Tampines GreenWeave by Mr Shopper Studio

However, the most impressive area in this flat is without a doubt its master bedroom. Directly connected to a roomy walk-in wardrobe next door, it’s here where you’ll find fine finishes, bespoke storage solutions, and a sophisticated space that’s on par with a swanky suite in a five-star hotel.

Tampines GreenWeave by Mr Shopper Studio

10. 5-Room BTO Flat at Tampines North Drive (Renovation Cost: $130,000)

Tampines North Drive 1 by ARK-hitecture
Tampines North Drive 1 by ARK-hitecture

Interior Firm: ARK-hitecture

Even at a glance, it’s clear why this 5-room BTO flat at Tampines North Drive cost $130,000 to create. Go past the impressive entryway that’s flanked by full-height mirrors on both sides and you’ll be met by an elegant living room with a flowing curved ceiling and walls clad in slabs of veiny stone.

Tampines North Drive 1 by ARK-hitecture
Tampines North Drive 1 by ARK-hitecture

Further into the house, there’s also a spacious bedroom with a custom double-sided closet; a home highlight in its own right, this bespoke fixture features a TV wall with inlaid metallic accents on one side, and on the other, a series of wardrobes, open shelves as well as a nifty dressing table. Talk about having the best of both worlds!


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