See It To Believe It: HDB Renovation Projects Below $30,000!

You’ve got your keys to your HDB!

Now on to your next project – your home renovation.

Some may think that it is a big hurdle to climb before actually moving in. However, we want to let you know that your home does not need to cost a bomb. While it should look nice, remember that it is the people living in it that makes a lovely dwelling.

Therefore, we are unveiling five HDB renovations that are well below $30,000. Yes, you saw that right. A smaller budget does not mean a less-than-satisfactory, it just means more creative challenges for your interior designer.

Many talented interior designers in Singapore love a challenge. Scroll down and check out their stunning home designs.

Retro Fever

The eclectic style of interior design has no rules. It can swing in almost any direction, but the outcome always surprises and enlightens. Check out this 38 meter square HDB Studio in Buangkok. The coordinated mess is stunning!

Designed by Free Space Intent, this whole refurbishing only costs $25,000. The outcome presents a natural homey vibe with trinkets of art and decor that give the home character.

From the outcome of this unit, we can say that the more, the merrier. From the plants to the colour scheme, patterns and textures, this is an artist’s nook!

Credit: Free Space Intent
Credit: Free Space Intent
Credit: Free Space Intent
Credit: Free Space Intent
Credit: Free Space Intent
Credit: Free Space Intent

Black and White Beauty

Contrary to popular belief, monochrome is not boring – instead, it is classy! If you’d like to recreate a modern regal space, consider monochromatic hues as the decor. Balance the black and white depending on how much natural light is in the room.

Contemporary minimalist designs are injected into this four-room HDB located at Bukit Batok at Skyline 1. At first glance, you’d think the owners must have spent a bomb to renovate the unit. However, the total cost that included carpentry, flooring, hacking of walls, painting and tiling for this 128 square meter home amounted to $25,000.

The wall of the first room was demolished to make way for a glass partition that allows more light to stream into the hallway and dining area. The same is done with the wall and door that separates the kitchen from the living area.

Credit: Home Reno Pte Ltd
Credit: Home Reno Pte Ltd
Credit: Home Reno Pte Ltd
Credit: Home Reno Pte Ltd
Credit: Home Reno Pte Ltd

Working with space can be tricky, but the designers have defied the norms by replacing walls with sliding glass doors, reducing the waste of space and bringing in natural light into the enclaves of the home.

Credit: Home Reno Pte Ltd

Grey Brown Hues of Home

Our home is a place of refuge from the troubles of the world. It would be ideal to leave work and worry out at the door before we enter our home. However, that can seem pretty tough when the going gets tough.

One way to create a calming atmosphere at home is to paint the walls grey. It is calm, soothing, and when used wisely, will project a classy contemporary vibe. Brown depicts nature and promotes relaxation. Now, wouldn’t you want this to be the theme of your home?

ChengYi Interior Design has taken this 96 square meter three-bedroom HDB unit at Canberra Street and evolved it to an attractive contemporary home with oriental touches. After a series of wall hacking, electrical rewiring, attaching new tiles and wallpaper, the unit is presented to the owner.

The cost? Only $23,000!

Credit: ChengYi Interior Design
Credit: ChengYi Interior Design
Credit: ChengYi Interior Design
Credit: ChengYi Interior Design
Credit: ChengYi Interior Design
Credit: ChengYi Interior Design
Credit: ChengYi Interior Design

Nature’s The Best Inspiration

Using wood is always ideal when it comes to interior design. It keeps the home looking overly cold and sanitised. Depending on the size of the home and its layout, colour of the wood chosen to decorate your flooring and furniture plays a big role.

In this 93 square meter HDB unit located at Bukit Batok West Avenue 9, an almost zen-like design has been incorporated. Pale coloured wood-like vinyl is used for flooring. The same is applied on furnishings like the coffee table, round frame of the moon gate mirror, and shelving.

All credit goes to Swiss Interior Design in creating such a seamlessly homey yet classy design for this home. The best part, however, is the price. At $28,000, you might want to start drawing inspiration from this project.

Credit: Swiss Interior Design
Credit: Swiss Interior Design
Credit: Swiss Interior Design
Credit: Swiss Interior Design

The dramatic contrast between the dining area and kitchen is gorgeous. Both are functional and still adheres to being minimalist, but drama is always welcomed.

Credit: Swiss Interior Design
Credit: Swiss Interior Design

When it comes to the bedroom, natural colours are advised, so you get a more peaceful sleep when you are ready to switch off for the night.

Cosy Up In Simplistic Styles

Do you often find yourself telling your partner that you want a simple style for your home, but you don’t exactly know how to explain the ‘simple’ you want?

Maybe this unit designed by E+e Design & Build will make you go “YES, I want it like this!”

Simple with clean lines, this three-room HDB at Tampines Street 61 boasts modern functionality and comfort. At 93 square meters, it looks larger than what it should be. It’s space contributors can be credited to the colour palette used, lighting, diffused natural light, and layout of furnishings.

This is proof that less is better. Less can also mean cost. The cost incurred to renovate this space is only $20,000. Reasonable and remarkably gorgeous!

Credit: E+e Design & Build
Credit: E+e Design & Build
Credit: E+e Design & Build
Credit: E+e Design & Build

A walk-in closet does not always need to be within an enclosed space. Opening up space makes the bedroom larger and airier.

Credit: E+e Design & Build
Credit: E+e Design & Build
Credit: E+e Design & Build

If you are shopping around for interior designers, I hope you are enlightened that renovations do not have to be exorbitantly expensive.

Communicate your budget and ideas to your interior designer. Are you convinced that you do not need to spend a bomb to create a beautiful home for you and your family?

An important aspect when it comes to renovating your home is choosing an interior design company that understands your vision, tries to make full use of the space and furniture you have and provides options for you. It is not easy, but it is not impossible as well.


At Renodots we advise everyone to consult interior design companies and ask for a quotation first. You can do all of that on this platform. Renodots connects you with the best interior designers in Singapore. If you’re looking for more inspiration, browse our good reads!

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