No, we haven’t bought a flat yet.
A while back, Kai and me decided to pay the HDB Hub a visit, where people get to see all the models of upcoming BTOs, and also visit the Habitat Forum, where they had the showrooms for the typical studio apartments, 2-room, 3-room, 4-room and 5-room flats.
As we are not interested in the smaller apartments like studio, 2 or 3 rooms, we visited the 4 and 5 room flats. I believe there are people who don’t know or don’t have the time to visit the showflats, so perhaps the pictures I’m about to post can serve as a rough guide for you if you’re interested! *PS: I must declare that the photos are taken by my trustworthy S95, so they’re in no way distorted. What you see is what you get. There is no wide-angle distortion to make the rooms look bigger.
We started off with the 5-room showflat, as we thought given the size of current day new flats, a 5-room would look much like an old 3-room flat.
I think the glass and mirrored walls in the show flats always make them look ginormous, and when you actually get the actual flat, you’ll go “wtf so small?” So, we kinda decided to mirror some walls in our future house :D
Now, moving on to their bedrooms…
Now, the master bedroom, which we are most concerned with! Hahaha.
And lastly, the kitchen.
So, in a nutshell, here are the plans and list of things that comes with your flat if you choose to get a 5-room:
110 square meters is actually quite reasonable for a 5-room, but given that it’s always on very high demand, we took a look at the 4-room flats too.
And finally, the information and plans of the 4-room flat:
Given the fact that 5-room flats are so high in demand now (and not forgetting you pay more), the 4-room might be feasible if you are not that hard up for the extra space in your living/dining area. Sure, the house will look smaller, but I think there’re other ways to ‘beef’ it up so that it looks big! Just takes a little bit of creativity.
The Habitat showroom also had a few panel samples of the common equipment you will get in each flat, such as shower heads (I didn’t know they come with it!), door locks, window grilles and frames…etc
It’s kinda fun when visit show flats and get rough ideas of what you can do to decorate your flat in future – we already have some ideas in mind, but then again, it depends on HDB as to how kind they are or how lucky we are in securing one >.<
Well, until then, another update will follow :P To those who were looking for a sneak preview of the Habitat show flats but didn’t have the time to head down, or especially if you’re intending to try for the May 2012 bids, hope you found the pictures and information useful!