10 HDBs That Are Better Than Private Homes 28

Think HDB apartments are boring, dull and cookie-cutter? Well, all you need is a little creativity and a personal touch to break the mould and create a stunning home with heaps of character. Take cue from these 10 homes that don’t look and feel like a typical HDB one bit.

1) GOING NATURAL

Clean, minimalist and cosy – this HDB is the ideal place to kick back your legs after a long, hard day - we’re in love with the woody, Japanese-inspired theme.

 

 

 

 

 

Interior designer: Prozfile Design
Location: Marine Terrace
Cost of renovation: $77,000

 

2) SLEEK MONOCHROME

Nothing like a black-meets-white interior for a stylish, uptown chic vibe. Contrast that with slightly vintage furniture for extra charm.

 

 

 

 

Interior designer: The Scientist
Location: Rivervale Crescent
Cost of renovation: $60,500

 

3) BOUTIQUE HOTEL-ESQUE

Anyone else getting that Ernest-Hemingway hideout feel? Old-school furnishings are balanced with a play on prints and patterns against solids for a modern update.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interior designer: Third Avenue Studio
Location: Ubi Avenue
Cost of renovation: $62,000

 

4) VINTAGE COOL

With a treasure trove of vintage keepsake, and cool features like exposed pipes and louvres, this HDB unit gets major style points. 

 

 

 

 

 

Interior designer: The Interior Lab
Location: Queenstown
Cost of renovation: $42,000

 

5) SLEEK MODERNIST

Make your space pop with a bold feature wall. The cobalt wall, against cement slabs, gives this industrial-themed apartment an interior edge. 

 

 

 

 

 

Interior designer: Fuse Concept
Location: Bendemeer Road
Cost of renovation: $65,000

 

6) FIVE-STAR SUITE

Imbue your home with an Upper East Side Manhattan elegance - beige palettes, classy furniture and chic accessories for sophistication.

 

 

 

 

Interior designer: Mr Shopper Studio
Location: McNair Road
Cost of renovation: $140,000

 

7) MINIMALIST MAGIC

Less is definitely more with this minimalist HDB that’s all about an easy breezy lifestyle. A cool grey and pastel palette makes it absolutely dreamy!

 

 

 

 

 

Interior designer: Reno Cube
Location: Waterway Cascadia
Cost of renovation: $60,000

 

8) RYOKAN AT HOME

Love the Japanese approach to living? Try wood for that Zen approach and tatami rooms for a calm living environment to recharge every day.

 

 

 

 

Interior designer: D5 Studio Image
Location: Upper Serangoon View
Cost of renovation: $47,000

 

9) CLASSICALLY CHARMING

Wooden floors, clean-cut lines and contemporary art pieces give this home a classic look. (P.s. Check out that see-through walk-in wardrobe!)

 

 

 

 

 

Interior designer: Space Atelier
Location: Saint George Road
Cost of renovation: $50,000

 

10) DARK HORSE

Dark and swanky, this HDB gives off an uber-cool metropolitan vibe. The sleek furnishing with leather, wood and glass? Ultra-posh.

 

 

 

 

Interior designer: KDOT Associates
Location: SkyVille@Dawson
Cost of renovation: $80,000

 

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