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8 Mind-Blowing Minimalist HDBs Under $45,000

May 14, 2019
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Contrary to popular belief, minimalist homes don't always equate to minimal makeovers or cost savings. Still, a stunning minimalist interior can still be achieved even within a set budget — just check out these 8 HDBs are easy on both the eyes and wallet.

Telok Blangah Street 31 by Authors • Interior & Styling
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1. With its sliding doors and handleless cabinets, this home embodies sleek functionality to a T. Aside from these features, the home also has several raised platforms with hidden storage pockets that act as mini sitting and dining areas.

Toa Payoh East by D5 Studio Image
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Toa Payoh East by D5 Studio Image
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Toa Payoh East by D5 Studio Image
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Interior Firm: D5 Studio Image

Cost of renovation: $37,000

2. In the process of making the floor space efficient, we often overlook the walls in the process. This Tampines home, however, features a series of mounted cabinets and shelving solutions, all flushed to the sides of the rooms, that make every square inch of it work for the homeowners.

Tampines (Block 349) by Mink Design
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Tampines (Block 349) by Mink Design
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Tampines (Block 349) by Mink Design
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Tampines (Block 349) by Mink Design
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Tampines (Block 349) by Mink Design
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Tampines (Block 349) by Mink Design
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Interior Firm: Mink Design

Cost of renovation: $45,000

3. Relying on white and wood doesn’t always guarantee a breathtaking makeover. Check out how this apartment at City Lights changed it up using marble accents and dark fittings to contrast against the stark walls, elevating the simple look and imbuing chic vibes.

City Lights by Design 4 Space
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City Lights by Design 4 Space
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City Lights by Design 4 Space
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City Lights by Design 4 Space
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City Lights by Design 4 Space
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City Lights by Design 4 Space
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Interior Firm: Design 4 Space

Cost of renovation: $39,000

4. The best bit about having a white backdrop: The ability to conceal your household shelter with a fresh coat of paint. Authors • Interior & Styling then stylises it with a few muuto dots - not only do they look like decor, they also break apart the monotony and double up as nifty, inconspicuous hangers.

Telok Blangah Street 31 by Authors • Interior & Styling
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Telok Blangah Street 31 by Authors • Interior & Styling
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Telok Blangah Street 31 by Authors • Interior & Styling
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Telok Blangah Street 31 by Authors • Interior & Styling
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Telok Blangah Street 31 by Authors • Interior & Styling
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Telok Blangah Street 31 by Authors • Interior & Styling
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Cost of renovation: $44,000

5. The introduction of other elements such as brick detailing, hexagonal tiles and colours don’t make a home any less minimalist. In fact, incorporating additional features prevent the home from looking too clean and unfeeling.

Henderson Road by Zenith Arc
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Henderson Road by Zenith Arc
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Henderson Road by Zenith Arc
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Henderson Road by Zenith Arc
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Henderson Road by Zenith Arc
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Interior Firm: Zenith Arc

Cost of renovation: $35,000

6. Another key hallmark of minimalism is symmetry and this home has it in spades - from the furniture to the fittings and furniture, all of them are streamlined and smooth, resulting in a space that looks pleasing to the eye.

Clementi Avenue 1 by Omni Design
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Clementi Avenue 1 by Omni Design
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Clementi Avenue 1 by Omni Design
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Clementi Avenue 1 by Omni Design
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Clementi Avenue 1 by Omni Design
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Interior Firm: Omni Design

Cost of renovation: $40,000

7. While all these storage solutions sure keep your clutter at bay, it’s hard to display decor or accessories. Check out how this apartment worked around it by building pocket spaces within the cabinetry.

Bukit Batok Street 22 (Block 296C) by Absolook Interior Design
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Bukit Batok Street 22 (Block 296C) by Absolook Interior Design
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Bukit Batok Street 22 (Block 296C) by Absolook Interior Design
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Bukit Batok Street 22 (Block 296C) by Absolook Interior Design
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Cost of renovation: $40,000

8. A variety of eye-catching features were installed into this home, all of them equally functional in their own way - from open and sleek bookshelves that keep collectibles proudly on display to unique tiles on the backsplash and floor, this minimalist HDB is stylishly simple.

Keat Hong (Block 812A) by KDOT
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Keat Hong (Block 812A) by KDOT
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Keat Hong (Block 812A) by KDOT
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Keat Hong (Block 812A) by KDOT
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Keat Hong (Block 812A) by KDOT
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Keat Hong (Block 812A) by KDOT
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Keat Hong (Block 812A) by KDOT
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Interior Firm: KDOT

Cost of renovation: $35,000


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