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7 Innovative Space-Saving Tips for HDB Interior Design Singapore

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Whether you live in a 2-room HDB or a 4-room BTO flat, space constraints can often be a concern. But the good news is, you don't have to compromise on style or functionality.

With thoughtful interior design, you can transform your HDB home into a functional and visually appealing oasis that allows you to live out your dream lifestyle.

Just ask erstudio! Our seasoned interior designers are masters at crafting living spaces that align with your lifestyle. Our goal is to ensure your home becomes a sanctuary where you not only survive but thrive, finding joy every day.

So if you're eager to make the most of your space in the Lion City, here are some innovative HDB interior design ideas to try out today.

Factors to Consider Before Starting Your HDB Interior Design Project

Space Constraints

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Due to the limited space of HDB flats, we often have to break free of the common HDB layout which may incur additional renovation cost.


This might include breaking down partition walls or completely transforming existing spaces such as the service yard or bomb shelter to create a bigger space, especially if you are opting for an open concept kitchen that merges with the living and dining room.

HDB Guidelines and Approval

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Before beginning the renovation process, you must get approval from the Housing Development Board; during the entirety of the project, you must also ensure you are in accordance with HDB regulations.

Luckily for you, erstudio is well-versed with HDB regulations and we always keep up-to-date with any new changes.


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Figure out your renovation budget.

Make sure you've got a good grip on your money situation and how much you can allocate to different parts of the project, like design, materials, labour, and any unexpected costs.

Interior Design Style Restrictions

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There are many interior design styles that require more room to shine.

For example, industrial design often incorporates large, raw materials like exposed brick walls, steel beams, and oversized furniture. These elements may overwhelm a small space and make it feel cramped rather than open and spacious.

But that doesn't mean you will have to forego your dream interior design or get boring results! Rest assured, erstudio knows how to curate your dream home for maximum impact.

7 Space-Saving Interior Design Ideas for Your HDB Flat

1. Open Concept Living

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Breaking down partition walls can open up your living space and create a sense of spaciousness.

Consider merging your living and dining area for an open-concept layout. This not only maximises space but also fosters a modern and airy feel.

2. Multifunctional Furniture

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In HDB flats, every square inch counts.

Invest in multifunctional furniture pieces like sofa beds, foldable dining tables, wall-mounted desks, and even sliding doors.

These items can adapt to different needs, making the most of your limited space.

3. Built-In Storage

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Built-in storage solutions are a game-changer in small spaces.

Customise cabinets and shelves to fit your needs, whether it's for books, clothes, or kitchen utensils. This not only reduces clutter but also adds a sleek and seamless look to your home.

4. Vertical Spaces

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When floor space is limited, think vertically.

Install tall bookshelves, wall-mounted cabinets, or even hanging planters to make use of vertical space for storage and decoration.

5. Light and Neutral Color Palette

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Light and neutral colours, such as whites, creams, and light greys, can make a small space appear larger and more inviting.

Use these colours for walls, furniture, decor, and even entire spaces, such as the common bathroom, to create an open and airy atmosphere.

6. Mirror Magic

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Mirrors are excellent for creating an illusion of space.

Strategically place mirrors on walls or closet doors to reflect light, visually expanding your living areas and creating even more space.

7. Minimalist Design

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Embrace minimalism in your HDB interior design. Declutter your space by keeping only essential items and choosing clean, simple lines for your furniture and decor.

This approach not only maximises space but also creates a serene and calming environment.

Live Your Dream Lifestyle with erstudio's Exceptional HDB Interior Design Services

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Your home should be more than just a place to live; it should be a reflection of your unique lifestyle and preferences.

Thus, no matter your interior desires, your lifestyle takes centre stage in our process.

We are committed to crafting personalised solutions that cater to your distinct way of life, regardless of space constraints. We promise to over-deliver, going above and beyond to surpass your expectations.

Additionally, we provide complete turnkey solutions for clients who prefer to leave everything to us. In fact, many satisfied returning clients now prefer a hands-off approach after seeing the magic we can do with our work.

Start your journey with a FREE, no-obligation consultation!

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