10 HDBs that are better than private homes

By EdgeProp Singapore / Qanvast | December 4, 2017 4:00 PM SGT
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.
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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.
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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!)
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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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