8 HDB Maisonettes With Modern Makeovers

July 14, 2016
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8 HDB Maisonettes With Modern Makeovers

Their spacious size and the ability to adopt flexible floor plan has made HDB executive maisonettes to be highly attractive for homeowners. Hence, it would be a pity if these spaces are not fully utilised. So here are 8 ideas to help you with that! Be it open concept kitchen and large dining and living areas, steal these tips for your space.

1. Make It Classy

A see-through staircase leads to the family’s sleeping quarters upstairs. The staircase’s full glass panels enhances the sense of light that’s usually limited in these “corridor” units. A marble and wooden feature media wall with illuminating back light adds a warm touch to the subtle colour scheme.

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Interior Designer: Darwin Interior
Location: Pasir Ris

2. Make It Vintage

Vibrant Peranakan floor tiles bring excitement into the black and white space in the hallway and kitchen. The trick here is to set small patterns against large ones, and include big solids, such as the sofa, white country-style kitchen cabinets and subway tiles.

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Interior Designer: Design 4 Space
Location: Toh Yi Drive

3. Make It Stunning

The two walls dividing the living room from the kitchen and the balcony were torn down, creating one large open-plan kitchen-dining-living concept. What stole the show though, was the skylight that was installed where the old balcony was, creating a classy, breezy dining area that lets in the sun, sky and stars.

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Interior Designer: DISTINCTidENTITY
Location: Serangoon North Avenue 1

4. Make It Monochrome

Black and white is a classic colour combination that makes any room sophisticated, timeless and chic. This maisonette, which brings to mind Singapore’s heritage black and white bungalows, shows it’s possible to form a balance of old English charm with modern comforts.

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Interior Designer: Dyel Design
Location: Jurong West

5. Make It Intentionally Raw

Primary elements such as steel, cement screed floors and walls, and a simple monochrome colour scheme extend to the clean lines and geometric silhouettes of the interior. The palette flirts with organic colours – browns from the caramel sofa and the teak dining table; and splashes of greenery – but is predominantly neutral.

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Interior Designer: Free Space Intent
Location: Serangoon Ave

6. Make It Effortless Chic

This maisonette boasts a Spartan, almost contemporary simplicity of line and texture, and a narrow material and colour palette which creates a robust, yet pretty backdrop. The full-length bookshelf is smartly erected on the blank wall that separates the kitchen and the living area, and makes for a good focal point.

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Interior Designer: Space Concepts Design
Location: Jurong West Street 42

7. Make It Decorative

While the homogenous floor tiles and minimalist cabinets lacked zing, character came to the rescue in the form of a vintage sewing machine, relics from the past, and a small wall of Peranakan tiles. Now their treasured pieces blends comfortably with new pieces in a mix that’s part vintage, part contemporary.

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Interior Designer: Space Define Interior
Location: Bishan

8. Make It Eclectic And Fun

The brick wall, timbre floor and decorative pipes gives this maisonette a strong character and a lived-in, homey vibe. The juxtaposition of the sloping ceiling above the brick wall creates striking architectural interest in this urban living room. The addition of exposed light bulbs ties the design together.

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Interior Designer: Space Sense Studio
Location: Bedok Reservoir Road


If seeing these homes makes you feel like updating your own HDB maisonettes, drop us a free quote request and we’ll link you up with five interior designers who matches your style preferences and budget.

Be it a masionette or apartments, more design ideas can be found in the Qanvast app. So download the app from the App Store or Google Play now to source for more inspirations for your own home!

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