Condo Interior Design

Similar, but different; unlike HDBs, condominiums often feature exclusive communal facilities or services (e.g. 24-hour security, gyms, tennis courts, swimming pools or steam rooms) in a wider variety of residential offerings. Some condominiums offer a combination of the usual apartment-style units, alongside studios, penthouses, townhouses or SOHOs. Usually, condominiums will also come with basic fixtures, such as a kitchen hob/oven, built-in dryers/washing machines and bathroom fittings.

Likewise, renovating your condo can be a totally different ball game from doing up an HDB flat. Here are some important things to note before jumping into your own condominium overhaul:

  1. Different condos have different renovation guidelines: Depending on the developer, each condominium has a different set of rules and workable areas where you can renovate on. Always check with your condo’s management office before starting works.
  2. For any renovation permits/approvals to be made, go to BCA: Especially if you’re doing major structural changes like making a loft, private properties (which include condominiums) will need to seek approval and a relevant permit from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA).
  3. New condos in general cost less to renovate: Why so? Remember that most condos already come fitted with the basic kitchen and bathroom fixtures, sometimes flooring. That already cuts back a chunk of what you’ll need to work on - resulting in lower renovation costs.
  4. Resale condos however cost more to renovate: Nevermind the fact that resale units cost more - for condos, additional works are required to conceal cables for that sleek look, unlike HDBs where you can have exposed cables or pipes.

Even so, there are so many ways to make the most out of your condominium space. Check out these articles to help you get started: