Home & Decor (Singapore)
NEW AND IMPROVED
New HDB flats come with sleeker, more modern interior fittings.
From 2019, new HDB BTO flats will come with sleeker and more modern fittings to keep pace with changing lifestyles and help reduce renovation costs for homebuyers. For example, glazed porcelain tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms, coupled with betterlooking bathroom amenities instantly give these rooms a polished and contemporary look. Simply build in your carpentry and you’re ready to go! Check out the range of new features in HDB flats.
UPDATED, BETTER QUALITY BATHROOM FITTINGS
Bathrooms get a facelift with a range of new quality fittings to kit out the whole area. Designer- looking glazed porcelain tiles for the walls and floors, together with modern- looking taps, showerheads, toilet cisterns, concealed floor traps and a sleeker tophung window instead of the previous louvered vent windows cohesively refresh the space and comes close to what you get in private developments. Even better, all the tap and sanitary fittings are water- efficient, helping you to save as you use.
LARGE, BETTER QUALITY TILES
Ceramic tiles have given way to nicer- looking and better quality glazed porcelain floor and wall tiles for the kitchen and bathrooms. Not only do these tiles look sleeker and more modern, they are also more resistant to wear and tear and make cleaning a breeze.
For a flushed and seamless look, floor tiles for the kitchen and living room will be upsized to 600mm by 600mm and 300mm by 600mm respectively. The use of larger tiles gives the space visual continuity and added elegance as there will be fewer grout lines between tiles, helping to create the illusion of spaciousness.
STREAMLINED DESIGN FOR DOOR AND WINDOW SET IN KITCHEN
Enter a more contemporary looking kitchen and service yard, as the door/window set which divides the space will now feature top- hung windows that replace the previous louveredvent windows. Top- hung windows are easier to clean and more streamlined since they will be flushed to the walls. This also gives you more options in the configuration of your kitchen cabinetry.
NEW LOOK INSIDE, AND OUT
There’s more! New flats will also come with a nicer entrance courtesy of a new main door and grille gate. A better quality, scratchresistant laminated timber main door replaces the timber-veneer door, and a modern steel grille gate complete with a thumb-turn knob on the inside replaces the previous older- looking wrought iron gate.
With a new home that comes with these refreshed features, you can now focus on building the cosy nest that you have always dreamed of.
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