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Are you looking for some easy renovation ideas that can transform your 5 room flat into a comfortable and practical home?

We all know that in order to be successful in life, we need to surround ourselves with the things that we enjoy. And for most of us, that is a home. If you are someone who is living in a 5 room HDB flat in Singapore, it may be time for you to consider making some renovations.

If you’re like most people out there, you’ve lived in a HDB flat for many years. And if you’re like me, it has become a bit of a rat-race, where you’re constantly having to upgrade, change, and improve.

In this article, I’m going to share with you 4 simple ways to transform your HDB flat into a place you’ll truly call your own. But first, I will give you brief explanations about 5-room HDB features and a 5-room HDB renovation cost.

So if you want to learn how to bring the cosy, comfortable feeling you long for to your own home, then read on…

How Big is a 5 Room HDB?

A 5-room HDB flat suit for a family consists of 4 to 5 members. The size is about 110 square metres. It features 3 bedrooms (1 is a master bedroom with an attached bathroom), 1 common bathroom, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a household shelter, a suggested study, a service yard, and some are complemented with a balcony. The living/dining area is more spacious than a 4-room unit and can be converted into an additional room. 

5-room Renovation Cost

When you plan a renovation for your 5-room HDB, there’s a lot to consider. The most important thing is your budget. For a new 5-room HDB unit, the cost usually takes up to $52,300 while a resale 5-room HDB generally takes up to $63,500. However, your renovation depends on the size of renovation required, how much work needs done, property type, and your personal taste in design. Carpentry, furniture, flooring and appliances are the areas that take up most of your budget. If you have a limited amount of money, it’s essential to prioritise which ones that need to get done the most.

After knowing basic information about the 5-room HDB and the renovation costs, I’m going to give you 4 simple renovating ideas for your 5-room HDB flat to enhance it’s value.


Build Walk-in Closet

As we know, a 5-room HDB flat is complemented with a spacious living/dining area. With a lot of space, you can build additional room in HDB. For instance, a walk-in closet. If a wardrobe is enough to put your clothes, a walk-in closet can also store your shoes, bags, and even accessories with an ample space to move around. It’s such a modern and unique feature when you own a 5-room HDB flat. When you transform some of your space into a walk-in closet, you don’t need to clutter your living space with a lot of wardrobes.

Combine White and Wood

The combination of white and wood will make your living area look appealing. You can paint your wall white and bedding, rugs, pillows are also in shades of white. Then add wooden floor and furniture such as desks, chairs, cabinets, or shelves. Combining white and wood will enhance the feeling of cleanliness and freshness in your home. It will also give the depth to the space and emphasise the interior details.

U-Shaped Kitchen

This type of kitchen features three walls that are lined with cabinets and appliances. The fourth side is usually left open for an entry door. A U-shaped kitchen is a perfect type when you own a 5-room HDB flat because it usually needs a lot of space. And it’s such an efficient way to maximise your kitchen space. The layout design is also ideal since it provides uninterrupted efficiency and safety when you’re preparing meals.


Mini Garden in Your Balcony

If your 5-room HDB is complemented with a balcony, then you can pour your creativity by transforming it into something mesmerising. My suggestion is to convert it into a mini garden because greenery will make your living area fresh and alive. You can put your favourite plants there. Hang them on the wall, or just simply put them on the wooden table, on the ground, or on the railings. Add artificial grass turf to give natural vibes.


Home Renovation with My Reno Diary

There are plenty of ways to transform your HDB flat into a stunning place to live in. If you are looking for similar ideas for your 5-room HDB flat renovation, you can check out My Reno Diary’s portofolio. We offer the best HDB BTO renovation services for any homeowners in Singapore at an affordable price. For further information, you can contact us to book a meeting.