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Read This Before Collecting Your Keys This Q3/Q4 In 2017

August 22, 2017
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You’ve been counting down the days to this moment. No arduous balloting, exhausting grant applications or tireless daydreams could prepare you enough for this - the day when you finally collect your keys!

Read More: When Should I Start Planning My Renovation?

Besides prancing about (you should, you deserve it!) in your new, bare home, it's also time to start seriously thinking about what you’d like to do to your space. Not sure what designs would suit your unit's layout? With similar floor plans, we check out 10 real home ideas for 4 popular BTO developments (Admiralty Grove, SkyPeak @ Bukit Batok, Toa Payoh Crest and Yung Kuang Court) that are up for key collection this Q3 and Q4 2017.


North

1. Admiralty Grove

BTO Key Collection Homes

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Bounded between Woodlands Avenue 6 and Woodlands Drive 62, Admiralty Grove offers 993 units, ranging from 2, 3, 4 and 5-room configurations. A convenient stone’s throw away from Admiralty MRT (500m/ 7 minute walk), the development will also house a coffee shop, supermarket and RC Centre. Like most BTOs today, each Admiralty Grove unit will come with three-quarter length windows by the living area, and homeowners can get to choose from an open-concept kitchen or a partitioned one.

Key Collection Status: Some blocks have already received their keys in Late July to August. Others may only be able to collect their keys from September 2017.

Here's What Your New Home Could Look Like:

2-Room (Type 2), 47 sqm

BTO Key Collection Homes

With less than 50 sqm to work with, this two-room HDB in Boon Lay with an almost identical layout strives to keep things uncluttered and simple, due to its limited space. To add a sense of volume and cosiness, sepia-toned dark mirrors were used, alongside simple, fuss-free carpentry and neutral tones.

BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes

Interior Designer: Absolook Interior Design

3-Room, 68 sqm

BTO Key Collection Homes

Set entirely in monochromes, this timeless-looking space is filled, but not too squeezy. The trick is using bright, spacious-looking white walls with other bleached elements - like the pale wood finishes and bright furnishings, for a light, airy vibe. No need for hacking here - instead, make the most of your four walls with concealed storage all over, from the living room console to the master bed frame.

BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes

Interior Designer: AR.K Interior Design

4-Room/5-Room, 93/113 sqm respectively

BTO Key Collection Homes

Here, this home in Compassvale has cleverly hidden away the rather unsightly looking bomb shelter wall with wooden panelling - and a recessed shoe cabinet to store your kicks. A nice touch! Meanwhile, the home's fun, Scandinavian theme carries on, with standout features including a floating platform, functional chalk board panels and a lavish, walk-in wardrobe. (They probably combined the adjacent bedroom in to this).

BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes

Interior Designer: Meter Square


Central

2. Toa Payoh Crest

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One of the tallest developments in the mature Toa Payoh estate, Toa Payoh Crest brings about an additional 1007 units to the neighbourhood, ranging from studio apartments (specially for those 55 years and above) to 3 and 4-room flats. A prime location that’s a mere 6 minutes walk away from Caldecott MRT station, the development is also set to house an RC centre, minimart, childcare and senior care center within its vicinity.

Key Collection Status: Though the official key collection date released by HDB was Q3 2017, some units (in particular those in Blk 131A and 131B) have been allowed to collect their keys since late/end-June.

Here's What Your New Home Could Look Like:

3-Room, 68 sqm

BTO Key Collection Homes

Keeping it simple and sophisticated is the key to this home's timeless theme in Punggol. Sticking almost entirely to the original layout, take note of how they used mirrored overlays to mask up the bomb shelter, whilst doubling it as an eye-catching feature wall piece. Likewise, awkward pillars and corners were put to good use, such as the mini seating corner by the doorway.

BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes

Interior Designer: Vegas Interior Design

4-Room, 93 sqm

BTO Key Collection Homes

Here's something you don't see often in HDB flats - the country chic style! Gridded panelling take center stage here, from the masked up Bomb Shelter, to the glass-encased study area standing side-by-side. There's an idea for your open concept kitchen too - create a small ledge that helps to demarcate the dining and cooking spaces, and it can work as a convenient bar counter too.

BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes

Interior Designer: Fifth Avenue Interior


West

3. Yung Kuang Court

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Nestled in a quiet area by Corporation Road and Boon Lay Avenue, Yung Kuang Court offers a total of 588 units an easy stone’s throw away from main amenities like West Point Hospital, NTUC and Jurong Lake Park. A short bus ride away from the nearest MRT, Lakeside, the development consists of 4 and 5 room flat types with open-concept kitchens (partitions optional) for home buyers to select from.

Key Collection Status: Estimated release of keys for collection is said to be in Q3 2017. However, keys have been given out earlier for some blocks back in June/July 2017.

Here's What Your New Home Could Look Like:

4-Room, 93 sqm

BTO Key Collection Homes

When your bomb shelter and foyer creating a thin, dark walkway into your living area, make the most of things by dressing the space up! In this case, this HDB in Punggol decided to go with a mirrored overlay that reflects light and creates an illusion of space. However, the standout is definitely the dining/kitchen area. Rather than leaving your open-concept kitchen well, wide open - why not create a cosy eating nook packed to the brim with handy storage spaces?

BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes

Interior Designer: Artmuse Interior

5-Room, 113 sqm

BTO Key Collection Homes

A far cry from the usual cookie-cutter HDBs, this dim, industrial-style apartment in Sumang Walk pulls off that city loft look to a tee. Keeping most of the original layout, the home's relatively big living area was put to good use, as bare, exposed finishes lend an air of vastness to the space. If you fancy a personal walk-in wardrobe, follow the lead of this home's master bedroom, which partitioned off an area with glass panels to form a wardrobe area.

BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes

Interior Designer: Posh Home

4. SkyPeak @ Bukit Batok

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A highly anticipated development in Bukit Batok that towers across the neighbourhood, providing unprecedented views, the SkyPeak is one of the larger BTO offerings in recent times - about 1430 units are up for grabs, ranging 2, 3, 4 and 5-room flat types. The cluster of flats is a short bus ride away from Jurong East and Bukit Batok MRT station, and is set to house a whole range of amenities, including a supermarket, eating house, heartland shops and an education centre.

Key Collection Status: While the development seems mostly built up and completed, key collection date is expected to fall around Q4 2017. However, depending on its progress, homeowners may be able to collect their keys slightly earlier in Q3.

Here's What Your New Home Could Look Like:

2-Room, 47 sqm

BTO Key Collection Homes

Dark finishes and ample carpentry isn't the death of any home short on space! Take cue from this minuscule 2-room condo apartment, which still manages to keep things looking sleek (yet functional) with a slew of cool hidden storage features - bet you didn't think the TV feature wall could fit a double Murphy bed!

BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes

Interior Designer: Habit

3-Room, 68 sqm

BTO Key Collection Homes

SkyPeak's 3-room units will feature an elongated (albeit slightly cramped) living cum dining area. How can you beat these odds? Simply follow what this flat in Tampines has done; keep the essentials, and flush everything to the walls, including the bed frames and TV console (fitted in with extra concealed storage!).

BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes

Interior Designer: DB Studio

4/5-Room, 93/113 sqm respectively

BTO Key Collection Homes

Bring a hint of zen tranquility through a Japanese-themed interior, like this abode in Punggol. Here, the entire flat takes on a white and wood palette, with built-ins and furnishings set in clean, crisp lines. Additional features like the small platform area is reminiscent of tatami mats, giving the 'extra' space by the living room (which is usually utilised as a study area) an alternative function - as a corner for relaxation.

BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes
BTO Key Collection Homes

Interior Designer: DB Studio


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