OMG: 9 Insane HDBs That’ll Ruin Expectations for Life

These days, HDB apartments are not just a roof over our heads. These 10 jaw-dropping HDB homes that don’t skimp on style, cost or cool factor - definitely prove that Singaporeans pull at all the stops when it comes to creating their dream spaces.

The Ultimate Bachelor’s Pad

Interior Designer: Aart Boxx

Tall, dark and handsome, this 2-room HDB is sheathed in sultry, matte black all over. Its sleek and cosmopolitan vibe culminates with the ultimate daredevil standout – a glass encased bathroom that overlooks the master bedroom, leaving nothing to the imagination.

The Next Best Thing to Versailles Palace

Interior Designer: Fifth Avenue Interior

This HDB maisonette came straight out of a chateau in France! Opulent and unabashedly extravagant, the only difference between it and a Baroque palace is the hints of modern touches – from the clean-cut cabinetry to minimalist glass paneling.

The Urban-Bohemian Jungalow

Interior Designer: Create

Vintage curios sit alongside iconic, modern furniture pieces, while flourishing plants bring a lush contrast to the home’s otherwise white-washed space. Every inch of this worldly jungalow is a insta-worthy spot.

The Pineapple Under The Sea

Interior Designer: Icon Interior Design

Besides the obvious Spongebob-references, this fun-loving HDB flat takes it a notch further by incorporating nautical themed elements throughout. It almost feels like you’re already living in Bikini Bottom.

The House of Sliding Doors

Interior Designer: Asolidplan

Now you see me, now you don’t! The fun never ends with this 2-room HDB. Working around the flat’s odd, angular layout is a series of sliding doors which conceal and camouflage different ‘areas’ of the house.

The Avant-Garde Art Installation

Interior Designer: Asolidplan

Equal parts Japanese Tatami room and ultra-modern industrial crib, this home looks more like an art installation than someone’s house. Its unique built-ins pack a practical punch too – doubling as lighting holders and storage shelves or compartments.

The Open Concept Hipster Loft

Interior Designer: Linear Space Concepts

The future of flexi HDBs is having no walls – save for the ones at the bathroom and the kitchen, allowing for a seamless transit from dining, living to bedroom in just a matter of steps.

The Old-School Classroom

Interior Designer: Museum Homes

Cement floors, frosted glass louvre windows and metal sliding gates take us back to our good ol’ classroom days.

But there’s more to this utilitarian HDB than giving us major throwback vibes. The living room features a raised daybed-cum-storage compartment for lazing the day away in, and the kitschy kitchen’s bottle green cabinets double as nifty chalkboards.

The Oriental-Inspired Presidential Suite

Interior Designer: Bowerman

Oriental accents match impeccably with the rest of the space’s relatively clean and modern fixtures, creating a luxurious enclave that’d put any five-star hotel suite to shame.

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