10 Huge HDBs Flats That You Don’t Get To See These Days

If your growing family is finding it cramped in your 90 sqm (970 sqft) apartment, and you’re on the hunt for a larger flat to keep everyone happy, here’s your solution. These “older-style” HDB flats have layouts that give your kids their own zones for sleep, play and homework, and a space for you to unwind after a long day at work. Marry it with a great interior design, and you’ve got yourself the perfect place you’ll be staying put for a long time.

1. 100 sqm

Some urban spaces seem casually thrown together. But it takes a careful eye to balance all the edgy elements. This homeowner chose timeless materials for the living room and kitchen, including timbre, bamboo blinds and stone to add to the industrial feel. Interior Designer: Green And Lush

Location: Boon Lay

Cost of renovation: $25,000

2. 102 sqm

Who’d believe this is just a 4-room flat? The vinyl flooring gives the living room a snug look. The lime green sofa adds a Scandinavian touch and that extra touch of color. The room oozes a relaxed, comfortable feel, thanks to warm colors and furniture. Interior Designer: The Orange Cube

Location: Yishun

Cost of renovation: $49,000

3. 113 sqm

There’s a sense of casual living in this home where the living area, open kitchen and study share the main space. The owners opted to cement screed the ceiling and paint the indestructible beams and pillars black to pull the industrial look together. Interior Designer: Sponge

Location: Serangoon

Cost of renovation: $100,000

4. 115 sqm

The expansive living area offers plenty of dinner guests and large get-togethers. While a muted color palette enhances the uncluttered feel of the apartment. A tiled floor to wall feature emphasizes on its sheer size. Interior Designer: Habit

Location: Boon Tiong

Cost of renovation: $60,000

5. 120 sqm

At face value, a palette of grays might seem bleak, but it’s actually sophisticated, with a hint of luxury, even. To add an understated elegance, the homeowner of this 5-room HDB flat complemented it with industrial pendant lights, teak wood and invisible chairs. Interior Designer: Edge Interior

Location: Hougang

Cost of renovation: $68,000

6. 121 sqm

Nailing the right layout is the key to success here. The living room enjoys an abundance of daylight thanks to a see-through study that also makes the entire space looks spacious. Interior Designer: Free Space Intent

Location: Bishan

Cost of renovation: $95,000

7. 125 sqm

The homeowners opted for an almost-white scheme to maximize brightness. Tall, built-in cabinets plus an island make the best use of space. To elongate the space, the owner picked a refrigerator with mirrored surfaces and matched it with cabinets of similar shiny surfaces – how smart! Interior Designer: Project File

Location: Bishan

Cost of renovation: $80,000


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8. 130 sqm

When you have a space as big as this, go big on creating cozy nooks for work and entertainment. The quirky and whimsy decor bring an unexpected dash of surprise to the dark-toned interiors. Interior Designer: Aart Boxx Interior

Location: Pasir Ris

Cost of renovation: $80,000

9. 139 sqm

Some original elements of this aged five-room flat were retained – the balcony, kitchen, and the owners sourced retro furniture, tiles and art to match its classic style. The sofa bed is a practical solution to house guests or for a full-on movie night. Interior Designer: Hue Concept Interior Designer

Location: Hougang


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Cost of renovation: $40,000

10. 160 sqm

It’s modern convenience meets the serenity of minimalism in this jumbo flat. The homeowner gave his ultra-large HDB a streamlined look with a straight-lined media console, chaise lounge, and sofa that looks super comfy. Interior Designer: Reno Cube

Location: Jurong East

The cost of renovation: $71,000


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