By Janice Heng (My Paper, Jan 29, 2015)
SINGAPORE – Flat buyers can get fresh design ideas from the Housing Board’s new show-flats at the My Nice Home Gallery launched yesterday.
Located on the third floor of the HDB Hub in Toa Payoh, the gallery was previously known as the HDB Habitat Forum and had mock-ups of two- to five-room flats on display.
These units have now been renovated with modern, themed interiors, including open-concept kitchens that HDB has introduced as options for new flats.
A studio apartment show-flat has been added, and there is an interactive display allowing visitors to design and furnish their own virtual flat.
Visitors can take photographs of themselves “inside” the flat they have designed in a special photo booth, and then receive the photos via e-mail.
Particularly stylish flat designs were highlighted in HDB’s My Nice Home photo contest last month, with 15 winners announced at yesterday’s launch.
Winning designs included a two-room flat with a white-brick feature wall and a mini counter instead of a dining table, and a minimalist four-roomer with white walls and pale wood.
The My Nice Home Gallery is open to the public from 8am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays, and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.