New launches such as Treasure at Tampines, Parc Clematis and Penrose have clinched the top 5 spots of the best-selling projects in 3Q2020. Many upgraders or investors are snapping up these private properties even in the midst of a pandemic.
Ever wondered what makes a condominium show flat so inviting and impressive to potential buyers? Here are 5 tips and tricks of condo show flats that you can bring to your HDB; even if private property is a little out of reach for you at the moment.
Make sense of the floorplan
When distractions such as soothing music, alluring scents and attractive decor are removed from show flats, what’s left are the barebones of the apartment.
Before you purchase your flat, study the floorplan to see if it makes sense to you. Look out for inefficiencies of space, odd corners and long corridors. These are always covered up well in show flats, so looking at the floor plan can help you imagine the space more objectively.
Of course, you can add the bells and whistles after that to give your HDB a show flat vibe.
Adding open rooms
Many show flats take out walls to make the room look bigger. Similarly, you can also do that to your flat to create an optical illusion of bigger space.
If you have the means, replicate the exact materials that you can find in show flats. But be aware that every show flat is kept in pristine condition and shown to you in the best light. You will have to ask your interior designer (ID) or contractor how these materials will react to wear and tear in the long run. Be aware of the exact materials you are paying for.
A clever trick that IDs use in show flats is to play around with furniture.
For smaller units, dining tables are usually flushed to the corner with bench seating to create an illusion of space. Small couches are also used in living rooms.
Use these tips to help you think and plan for the space in your flat.
Mirrors and reflective surfaces
These are the most common features in any show flat today. Unsurprisingly, as it can really make a space look bigger than it actually is.
Take some tips from show flats on where to place mirrors in your HDB flat to make the space look bigger!
These are some ideas you can bring to your HDB flat to make it look like a condo!
Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.