16 Space-Maximising Floor Plans for the Dec 2023 BTOs

  • Jan 11, 2024

As we wrapped up 2023, HDB gave us eight BTOs in the Dec 2023 launch. There were two PLH BTOs, including Alexandra Peaks and Ulu Pandan Vista. Northies were given Urban Rise and Woodlands Beacon, both of which were very well-received thanks to their location next to Woodlands MRT. In the extreme ends of Singapore, we have Jurong Arcadia and Petir Park Edge in the west and Chai Chee Green in the east, all of which were nestled in relatively muted neighbourhoods. Then there’s Sin Ming Residences in Bishan, another popular BTO located adjacent to Upper Thomson.

If you're considering a unit at one of these BTOs, we've compiled some floor plan ideas that might come in handy when mapping out your space. Carefully considering the available area, we made sure these ideas optimise space while adding a touch of creativity so you can stand out from the crowd.

Urban Rise @ Woodlands
Woodlands Beacon
Sin Ming Residences
Jurong Arcadia
Chai Chee Green
Petir Park Edge
Alexandra Peaks
Ulu Pandan Vista

1. Urban Rise @ Woodlands (2-room Type 2)

Designing a 2-room space can be quite challenging due to its limited size. As such, we considered a platform storage in the bedroom to help you maximise floor estate. Rather than go for a built-in or freestanding TV console, a projector TV will make every inch count.


Design: Starry Homestead

2. Urban Rise @ Woodlands (5-room)

The area behind the living room in a 5-room unit is often recommended as a study space. Place the work desk directly behind the couch to create a natural division in the room and maintain an open and airy feel. By doing this, you will have an entire wall on the opposite side available for installing built-in storage to keep all your belongings organised.


Design: Inizio Atelier

3. Woodlands Beacon (3-room)

In this floor plan, the kitchen has a long and narrow layout. Carving out a slice of glass window helps to invite light in. Instead of opting for lower cabinets, you might want to think about setting aside space for counter-height stools, allowing for a casual dining experience.


Design: Massing Design

4. Woodlands Beacon (4-room)

We re-oriented the layout of the bed in the master bedroom in this floor plan so you get a walk-in closet within the space without having to sacrifice a room or hack down walls. Plus—a full dressing table for your morning/night routines!


Design: Happe Design Atelier

5. Sin Ming Residences (3-room)

By moving the bed and positioning it on a platform against the window in our master bedroom, we created extra storage space. Not only that, but the raised height also adds a level of sophistication and clearly defines the separate area for our closet, giving it a more exclusive feel.


Design: Chapter 13

6. Sin Ming Residences (4-room)

Here’s a wet and dry kitchen design for this 4-room floor plan. The dry kitchen includes a built-in dining area to maximise space and create a seamless look. Behind the dining table, the built-in storage could serve as a convenient pantry space or a spot for preparing breakfast.


Design: Fineline Design

7. Jurong Arcadia (3-room)

This floor plan idea is a great option for those that have extra room. We got rid of the hackable wall between the two bedrooms, which allowed us to create a larger master bedroom for added luxury. In addition to having ample closet space, you also have the opportunity to position your bed in the centre and even create a small workstation area.


Design: The Local Inn.terior

8. Jurong Arcadia (4-room)

Attention Muji fans, here’s an idea you'll love: Since the living room in this floor plan is quite compact, why not create a low platform to define the space and make the furniture seem less heavy visually? Not only does this help create a clear distinction, but it also allows you to add some floor cushions and transform it into a cosy Japanese-style retreat. Plus, when you need it, you can easily convert it into a multipurpose area.


Design: Charlotte’s Carpentry

9. Chai Chee Green (3-room)

Don’t need the extra room? Remove the wall in between the two bedrooms and combine them into one large bedroom. This oversized suite comes with plenty of closet room, a swivel door and wood panels for ventilation.


Design: Authors Interior & Styling

10. Chai Chee Green (5-room)

If you're someone who enjoys having an eat-in kitchen or loves to host gatherings, then this floor plan idea is perfect for you. Set up an island in the kitchen, which can also be used as a prep space when needed. Then, utilise the extra space behind your living room for a dining area.


Design: Chengyi Interior

11. Petir Park Edge (4-room Type 1)

Extend the kitchen counter beyond the confines of the kitchen to create a convenient space near the foyer for setting down keys and other small items. On the opposite side, a built-in dining nook with bench saves space and provides ample seating.


Design: Brickwood Studio

12. Petir Park Edge (4-room Type 2)

Unlike the previous layout of Petir Park Edge, the bomb shelter now opens into the kitchen instead of the foyer. To optimise kitchen storage, consider constructing an L-shaped counter that also doubles as a breakfast bar with the addition of stools.


Design: BuildBuilt

13. Alexandra Peaks (2-room Type 1)

A secret door in this 2-room floor plan not only adds a touch of Narnia but also enhances the overall seamless design and reduce visual clutter, important in a small space. The bedroom features a projector TV, providing the perfect setting to enjoy your favourite dramas in the comfort of your own room.


Design: The Makers Design Studio

14. Alexandra Peaks (2-room Type 2)

Bet you thought a walk-in wardrobe wasn’t possible in a 2-room floor plan! Here, part of the closet doubles as a divider to help maximise storage.


Design: The Makers Design Studio

15. Ulu Pandan Vista (4-room Type 1)

Consider using a built-in dining bench instead of a traditional living room setup to maximise seating and eliminate the need for a separate dining area. This is ideal for hosting gatherings. This layout also allows for a dedicated foyer, adding storage and an element of privacy.


Design: Charlotte’s Carpentry

16. Ulu Pandan Vista (4-room Type 2)

If you're not a fan of the bomb shelter near the entrance of your home, a solution could be to hide it behind storage. Incorporate a rounded edge to create a softer transition from the entrance to the rest of the home. In the kitchen, you could also consider using a low wall to separate the space while still allowing light and air to flow through, maintaining an open and airy atmosphere.


Design: Yang’s Inspiration Design

Tags :

Meet Interior Designers. Get Quotes.

Get in touch with our listed renovation companies. They will provide you with a free non-obligatory estimate for any of the Renovation Packages included in their services.

Related Posts

Crafting Colour Harmony, A Complete Guide to Choosing the Perfect Palette for Your Home

Crafting Colour Harmony, A Complete Guide to Choosing the Perfect Palette for Your Home

Design: Metre Architects Embarking on the journey of transforming your living space with a fresh coat of paint can be both exciting and daunting. The colour pa...

10 Small but Super Aesthetic Bathrooms in Singapore Homes

10 Small but Super Aesthetic Bathrooms in Singapore Homes

When you’re not restricted by size… Bathrooms in Singapore apartments are not typically spacious. And with a whole lotta restrictions in place (whether by HDB...

These are the 2024 Interior Design Trends to Follow in Singapore

These are the 2024 Interior Design Trends to Follow in Singapore

It’s that time of the year again for trend predictions! And no one is as excited in the office as I am (as the official trend person). Our track record of accur...

16 Space-Maximising Floor Plans for the Dec 2023 BTOs

16 Space-Maximising Floor Plans for the Dec 2023 BTOs

As we wrapped up 2023, HDB gave us eight BTOs in the Dec 2023 launch. There were two PLH BTOs, including Alexandra Peaks and Ulu Pandan Vista. Northies were giv...

A Beginner's Handbook on Home Carpentry: 17 Laminates to Steer Clear Of

A Beginner's Handbook on Home Carpentry: 17 Laminates to Steer Clear Of

Design: Notion of W For those who are new to the world of homeownership, embarking on carpentry projects can be an exciting yet daunting journey. The corners...

Renonation
GET FREE QUOTE