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12 HDB Apartment Renovations You Have To See

Transform your humble HDB abode by taking inspiration from these stylish renovations

Text and Images: Courtesy of Qanvast

Space is a luxury in Singapore but if you have it, you should go all out and renovate your four- or five-room apartment. These chic transformations are functional and yet modest.


1. Check out that stunning showcase kitchen! White offers an overall clean look, but the brown panels add a Japanese-esque feel that’s both modern and chic despite the minimal effort. The whole white-meets-brown concept is used throughout the apartment for a seamless flow.

Interior Designer: DB Studio
Location: Tampines


2. 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.

Interior Designer: KDOT Associates
Location: Circuit Road
Cost of renovation: S$30,000

3. Another example of why a stunning brick feature wall works! This time, the wall has a warm beige/taupe tone that instantly adds ambience to the surrounding. This is complemented by the industrial look using the wooden blinds and stark black frames.

Interior Designer: Aart Boxx
Location: Waterway Woodcress
Cost of renovation: S$42,000

4. Whether you have a tiny or a spacious flat to deck out, one colour that always works is white. In this four bedder, a white brick feature wall in the living room adds some texture while the grey finishing completes the minimalist urban look.

Interior Designer: The Scientist
Location: Skyville @ Dawson
Cost of renovation: S$30,000

5. Super luxe feel! When space is an indulgence, why not go all out and make it look ultra posh. Take a cue from this homeowner who has fitted his apartment with all things fancy – from the leather sofa to the plush rugs.

Interior Designer: Mr Shopper Studio
Location: Waterway Brooks
Cost of renovation: S$60,000



6. When you have ample space to play around with, the possibilities are endless. However, do 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. Our other favourite piece? The exotic bicycle-wheel stool that is sure to start conversations!

Interior Designer: Versaform
Location: Yishun Street 51
Cost of renovation: S$55,000

7. 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.

Interior Designer: Uno Interior
Location: Upper Serangoon Crescent
Cost of renovation: S$70,000

8. 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.

Interior Designer: Voila
Location: Clarence Lane
Cost of renovation: S$50,000

9. Make full use of the spacious white walls by decorating it with unique art pieces. This homeowner chose a batik-inspired theme for the décor, which works as a mix-and-match with the modern furnishing. Wood elements overall add a nice homely touch.

Interior Designer: Inspire ID
Location: Choa Chu Kang
Cost of renovation: S$35,000

10. So many things to love about this five-bedder apartment! First up, the cool pipeline lighting that is functional as well as trendy. And the kitchen! Going all black is a bold move but it really works in this concept. Keep the rest of your equipment stark to continue the effect. Here’s another brick feature wall concept but this time with an unfinished look for that raw feel.

Interior Designer: Fuse Concept
Location: Fernvale Link
Cost of renovation: S$70,000

11. Love the Nordic vibe in this five-room apartment! The most outstanding piece has to be the living room table that is suspended from the ceiling – unique and functional. 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.

Interior Designer: Space Atelier
Location: Edgefield Plains
Cost of renovation: S$45,000

12. Strong black lines, raw cement and masculine details – all of these truly define a space that makes it an ultra contemporary bachelor pad or a boutique homer the urbanite.

Interior Designer: Starry Homestead
Location: Punggol Drive
Cost of renovation: S$25,000

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