modern dark interior

Modern, dark and alluring. 

These are words used to describe the transformed HDB resale home post-renovation. Shedding its predecessor’s flamboyant mix of brightly coloured interior design, the freshly installed modern dark interior is surprisingly refreshing. The dark walnut coloured vinyl flooring pair well with the warm grey painted walls. Similarly, darker hued furniture complement the interior design theme. 

A budget of $55K was used to complete the HDB renovation transformation at Punggol Topaz.


Living Room Dark Modern HDB Resale Interior Design Punggol Topaz
Entryway Table Dark Modern Interior Design Ideas Punggol Topaz


Rather than an imposing full height custom built shoe storage cabinet along the entry, the homeowners opted for a medium sized free-standing shoe cabinet. The contrasting oak coloured laminate and round decorative items soften the bold look of the room.


The HDB living room design is a careful balance between light and dark elements. In addition to the hanging bar light, cove lighting design limited to the length the hall sufficiently illuminates the modern dark interior.
Living Room Dark Modern Interior Design for HDB Resale
Custom-Built-Carpentry-for-Bar-Counter-and-Dining-Table-Island-for-5-room-HDB Resale at Punggol Topaz in Dark Modern Theme

modern dark hdb resale kitchen renovation

In the long, narrow HDB kitchen, interior designer Natasha Koh suggests for a galley kitchen. Ample top and bottom shelving units and niches provide lots of storage. Moreover, the extended L-shaped bar counter with lower storage extends into the living room for additional seating space.

Thus, effectively creating a cohesive open concept solution between the kitchen, dining and living rooms.

True to modern design, clean lines from the kitchen HDB carpentry impress a clean, sleek look. Add to this, the dark walnut wood with black kitchen cabinet laminates, and the grey white-veined marble backsplash. That’s how an alluring modern dark interior design is achieved!


Wood Vinyl Flooring for Galley Kitchen at Punggol Topaz Resale HDB in Modern Dark Interior Design



Custom Built Carpentry for Bar Counter and Floating Shelves with LED strip lighting in Black Laminate 5 HDB Resale


modern dark HDB master bedroom and bathrooms

At the end of the hallway is the revamped HDB master bedroom. Notice the doorframes and doors have also been painted in glossy black to create a moody atmosphere. 

Dividing the room into a bedroom and a vanity area is a customised, full height wardrobe. This configuration of space makes up for the lack of space in the HDB for a dedicated walk in wardrobe. 

To minimise any potential visual cramping effect, mirrored sliding doors help to double up the space. Furthermore, light bouncing off the LED mirror and downlight help to breathe life and air into the dimly lit space. 


Extensive hacking was carried out to remove the original HDB tiles in both bathrooms. In its place, are grey veined marble tiles which adds a level of sophistication.

5 Room HDB Resale Dark Modern Toilet Renovation-Punggol-Topaz Custom Built Vanity
Common Toilet HDB Toilet Renovation Punggol Topaz


Both HDB toilets are fitted with a customised vanity mirror cabinet and a floating tic tac storage cabinets beneath the sink. These bespoke solutions not only maximise space in the small toilets but their suspension further emphasises the illusion of space.

hdb renovation transformation: the before

From a cacophony of colours, to a dark and brooding visual masterpiece. Here are pictures of the 5 room HDB resale apartment before renovations.The home retained most of the original HDB fittings and fixtures. Hence, major works were done to replace and install carpentry solutions where there were none.



Punggol Topaz Before Living Room Renovation HDB Transformation Hall
HDB Resale Renovation Transformation Kitchen


HDB Toilet Renovation Transformation
5 room HDB resale renovation Punggol Topaz Dark Modern Interior Design

design your dark modern home

Finally, ready to start your renovation journey? Get in touch with our team of professional interior designers today. 

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