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4-Room HDB Design for the Beginner

If you are looking for a way to find your footing in the real estate market, this article is perfect for you. I will cover what it means to be an HDB owner and how 4-Room HDB Design can help. This article is written by someone who has experience design – so they know the ins and outs of the housing industry! If you want to design your HBD but don’t know where to start, read on!


Create Your Own Platforms and Storage

Building custom platforms with your 4 room HDB flat is another way to combine, maximize, and visually expand a specific space. This improves the function and space of a room in a variety of ways–but let’s break it down for you.

Our designers create custom shelving that blends into walls and partitions to provide extra storage without taking up extra space or appearing bulky in your small apartment. This eliminates clutter while also creating more space! Furthermore, outfitting your room with a ceiling to floor shelf instantly makes the space feel grander and larger.

A similar argument can be made for having raised platforms within a room. A quick glance at the floor plans above reveals that 4-room HDBs are typically square and angular in design, which can make your home feel cramped and one-dimensional. Raised platforms create layers within a room, adding dimension and intrigue and making the room look and feel more impressive.

Add a walk-in closet without overcrowding your space.

A walk-in closet is possibly every woman’s dream. Most of us, however, believe that it is impossible to achieve in a 4-room HDB. However, ask and you shall receive! Having a walk-in closet in your room isn’t as difficult as it sounds–just it’s a matter of space! For example, you can have our designers create a customized nook that blends in with the wall space in your room so that it does not appear that the closet is taking up space.

Another charming layout option includes a walk-in closet behind your bed, with the partition serving as your bed’s headboard! This divides the bedroom into sleeping quarters and a closet area while still making the space appear larger in proportion. It also maintains a continuous flow in the bedroom, making it appear larger.

Make the most of your guest room.

If, on the other hand, you’d prefer to have more space in your bedroom and have a spare guestroom, you can convert that spare guestroom into a multi-purpose room! Take, for example, this stylish and modern interior design, which uses sleek elements to create an impressive walk-in wardrobe that also serves as a study! This way, you get the best of both worlds from a single room!

Remove that sink from there.

We spend nearly 60 hours per year in the shower, so it should be one of your favorite places to relax and unwind after a long day at work. In some floor plans, a bathroom with all utilities such as a sink, shower, and toilet may be too small.

However, like this modern Scandinavian home, you can position your sink outside of your bathroom, creating more surface area in your bathroom as well as storage options both inside and outside. You no longer have to compete for the bathroom just to brush your teeth!

Build a false ceiling to demarcate your communal zones

While open communal zones may not be your “thing,” they are a feature found in the majority of BTOs.

Hide your household shelter and gain more storage space!

Though the household shelter is an eyesore in terms of design, there are strict rules in place when it comes to renovating it.

Work around the restrictions by building outwards with cabinetry – not only does it conceal the bomb shelter, it offers additional storage should you need it,


Construct a convertible kitchen with bi-fold doors.

If your kitchen is heavily used, consider installing bi-fold windows atop a half-wall. This way, you can keep the cooking fumes contained and ventilate the area after you’ve finished cooking up a storm.


The 4-room HDB design may seem limiting at first, but with a little creativity and some sound advice from the experts here at Singapore Property, you can find ways to make your space feel larger without compromising on quality or style. We hope these ideas have helped inspire you!

If you are looking for more guidance in this area, please don’t hesitate to reach out–our team is always happy to help.