Whether you’re still waiting for your BTO to arrive or thinking of giving your current home a facelift, get inspired with these local flat designs!
Even if you are blessed with space, it doesn’t mean you have to overcrowd your rooms with things. Leaving it wide and open evokes a classy feel, just like this living room where the homeowner has incorporated space as part of the interior. Furniture is strategically located to create an airy feel while minimal décor gives it a simple yet luxurious look.
HDB homeowners face fewer renovation restrictions compared to condo owners, so knock down that wall to the spare room and expand the living room space. A raised platform is a great way to visually enlarge the room, and bean bags are perfect to give a charming, relaxed vibe.
Consider a modern open-concept kitchen with a bar counter that’s great for entertaining guests and making your home look more sophisticated.
Location: Circuit Road
Cost of renovation: S$30,000
Here’s one way to make a brick feature wall look chic and not standard: use a warm beige/taupe tone that instantly adds ambiance to the surroundings. This is complemented by the wooden blinds and stark black frames that add to the industrial look.
Visually expand your home by incorporating lots of windows and glass panels even to separate rooms. Introduce pops of colour by decorating with practical items such as a cosy rug!
Unique light fixtures can really light up a room in more ways than one, so be sure to put some thought into it. Click here to check out some simply stunning ways to use pendant lights in the dining room!
Location: Waterway Woodcress
Cost of renovation: S$42,000
It’s not the most common colour, but blue can be strikingly sophisticated when applied correctly. This home complements gorgeous grey-blue walls with dark brown furniture and a matching Peranakan-tiled floor. A concrete dining table with raw finishing gives the home an added edge.
This is a clever and chic way to add texture and detail to a tiny bedroom – strips of white wood for the wardrobe give the space a rustic feel.
Location: Skyville @ Dawson
Cost of renovation: S$30,000
When space is an indulgence, why not go all out and make it look ultra posh. Take cue from this homeowner who has fitted his apartment with all things fancy – from the leather sofa to the plush rug.
A vintage chest can be upcycled and used as decorative storage space too! And who says dark interiors are suffocating? Just make sure to use large mirrors and a contrasting floor colour so it doesn’t get too overwhelming. It’s all about balance.
Location: Waterway Brooks
Cost of renovation: S$60,000
When you have ample space to play around with, the possibilities are endless. However, take note not to overcrowd the common areas. Make use of essential pieces that really make the space stand out – like how this homeowner went with a bright lemon sofa as its living room centrepiece.
Unique industrial-like finishing adds a cool factor overall. From the raw concrete-finished walls to the suspended dining table and matching black-framed chairs, this space is super stylish.
Our favourite piece? This exotic bicycle-wheel stool that is sure to spark conversation!
Location: Yishun Street 51
Cost of renovation: S$55,000
A mainly wood interior lends a Nordic feel to this home (a fluffy white dog helps too!). Go big on the floor with larger than usual tiles to create an illusion of even more space.
A great idea to copy? The blackboard wall that functions up as a to-do list board.
Run the look throughout the home to keep the decor cohesive and uncluttered. You can’t really go wrong with wood and monochromatic colours.
Location: Upper Serangoon Crescent
Cost of renovation: S$70,000
Love the mix of different wood colours and textures, especially in the living room where the centrepiece teak table really stands out. Simple finishing such as the minimalist lighting creates a cosy feel.
Peranakan-style tiles make their appearance again – there are so many designs and style to choose from nowadays. Mix and match different styles and colour schemes for a quirky, colourful look or keep it more monochromatic like this one for a more minimalist feel.
Location: Clarence Lane
Cost of renovation: S$50,000
Make full use of the spacious white walls by decorating it with unique art pieces and/or installing a floating built-in cabinet. This homeowner chose a batik-inspired theme for the décor (see the frames above the piano), which works to mix-and-match with the modern furnishings. (Psst, notice the Peranakan-style tiles again?)
Add some personality and flair with typography. You can use removable wall decals which makes it easy to change when you get tired of it!
Wood elements overall add a nice homely touch.
Location: Choa Chu Kang
Cost of renovation: S$35,000
There are so many things to love about this five-bedder apartment concept! For one, the cool pipe-line lighting is functional as well as trendy. The unfinished brick wall design brings character and charm too. For this home, different spaces are delineated by design, so while the living room is warm and laidback…
…the all-black kitchen exudes a bold modern charm that’s completely different but works all the same. Keep the rest of your equipment stark to continue the effect.
Do you love the classic Scandinavian vibe in this five-room flat? The most outstanding piece has to be the living room table that’s suspended from the ceiling – unique and functional (makes cleaning the floors so easy!). Keep your floor in the same colour theme to give the entire apartment and airy feel, complete with floor to ceiling windows for natural lighting.
Keep the decor clean and minimal. Simple wall moldings are really picturesque and an almost fussfree way to instantly make your home look much more expensive.
A platform or raised bed lets you create more streamlined storage space in the floor, reducing visual and physical clutter!
Location: Edgefield Plains
Cost of renovation: S$45,000
Text: Qanvast / Additional Reporting: Elizabeth Liew
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