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HDB toilet renovation for open concept hotel style bathroom

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by HummyDutty

I saw this open style bathroom design that looks very hotel vibey by one of the projects by Design 4 Space . Anyone knows if it is possible to do that for a new BTO 3-room? Main concerns are hacking the bathroom walls and if the regulations allows.

by SereneWee

Wow this open concept is kinda "too open" haha, well unless you are a young couple 😂 Maybe the glass here can be frosted, or there are some external curtains to be add-on. Trust me you don't want to be that "open" when you have big businesses going on inside..

by minionsgang

Yes, you should at least try to add some of these blinds. Can adjust to your required openness as desired.

Back to your original question, I remember reading somewhere that for BTO you are not allowed to replace or hack your walls and floors of your bathroom for the first three years. The reason for this is that the waterproofing membrane installed by HDB needs time to stabilise, so water leakage doesn't occur.

Might need further confirmation for the above.

by Bigcow

It definitely can be done! Been to a friend's newly renovated 4br today and thats exactly that they did. The walls between the master bedroom and the bathroom was hacked. Because of this they manage to fit a pretty decent size oval bathtub too! But do note that if you are taking hot showers often, the room can get humid if you do not have a decent appliance for dehumidifying.

lasan marikuz
by lasan marikuz

Regarding the open-style bathroom design, while it is possible to achieve a similar look in a 3-room BTO flat, it is essential to consider the practicality and functionality of the design. Open-style bathrooms require careful planning to ensure that the space is used efficiently, and there are no issues with privacy and hygiene.

In summary, if you are considering renovating your BTO flat and making any structural changes, it is crucial to engage a licensed contractor or interior designer who can advise you on the feasibility of your ideas and ensure that any changes comply with local building regulations.

Rena Smith
by Rena Smith

When it comes to renovating an HDB toilet for an open-concept hotel-style bathroom and interior design, there are several key factors to consider.

Firstly, it's important to create a sense of space and openness. This can be achieved by removing any unnecessary partitions and opening up the layout of the bathroom. You may also want to consider installing glass shower screens instead of traditional shower curtains, as they allow more light to enter the space and create a feeling of openness.

In terms of interior design, a hotel-style bathroom often features a clean and minimalist aesthetic. This can be achieved by using neutral colors such as white, beige, or grey, and incorporating sleek fixtures and fittings. Consider using large format tiles on the floor and walls to create a seamless look and minimize grout lines.

To add a touch of luxury to the space, consider incorporating high-end materials such as marble or quartz into the design. These can be used for countertops, flooring, or accent walls to create a sense of opulence and sophistication.

Lighting is also an important consideration when designing a hotel-style bathroom. Consider installing recessed lighting or pendant lights to create a soft and ambient glow, and using mirrors strategically to reflect light and make the space feel larger.

Overall, when renovating an HDB toilet for an open-concept hotel-style bathroom and interior design, focus on creating a sense of space, simplicity, and luxury. With careful planning and attention to detail, you can transform your bathroom into a stunning and inviting oasis.

by becca

Perhaps you can seek some inspiration for your dream bathroom from this video. I found it is very informative and useful video that gives you some idea how you can choose your sanitary ware more practically, at the same time look stylish with high performance, and most importantly is built to last.

Take a look at this, and hope it helps in your reno journey !


by gabrial_lee

Not sure if this would help you as it isn't really open concept bathroom, but it definitely is more hotel feel. Came across it recently when I was googling for my own toilet as well. Wanted it to feel more hotel style like recent trendy designs.

Met with this ID to do my own toilet and he is pretty knowledgeable and actually advised me accordingly to HDB standards and also help me to save some unnecessary costs. The waterproofing mentioned by minonsgang above is true. I have engaged them and will update here when it's done.

Can check their tips out here: https://renoloft.com.sg/2023/06/14/transform-your-hdb-toilet-5-star-hotel-bathroom-design-tips/

Samuel Houston
by Samuel Houston

Yes, it is possible to create an open style bathroom in a new 3-room BTO. However, as you rightly pointed out, there are a few things to consider before getting started.

Hacking bathroom walls

If you want to create an open style bathroom, you will need to knock down the existing walls that separate the bathroom from the rest of the apartment. This can be a costly and time-consuming process.

If you are not sure whether you can handle this task yourself, it is better to contact a professional.

Use transparent or translucent partitions to divide the bathroom into zones. This will help maintain the feeling of open space.

Choose a neutral color scheme for the walls and floors. This will help create a feeling of calm and harmony. I recommend making the walls using adhesive wall murals. They look stylish and make the room more spacious.

Add plants and other decorative elements to add coziness and warmth.

lasan marikuz
by lasan marikuz

When it comes to adopting an open-style bathroom layout in a 3-room BTO flat, it's important to balance aesthetics with practicality and functionality. Creating an open-style bathroom necessitates meticulous planning to optimize space usage and address concerns related to privacy and hygiene.

To recap, if you're thinking about renovating your BTO flat and making structural alterations, it's imperative to enlist the services of a licensed contractor or interior designer. They can provide valuable insights into the feasibility of your ideas and ensure that any modifications adhere to local building codes and regulations.

by 泉布

Great idea, this can better utilize space. But you need to do something less transparent. It can also be made into a wardrobe, passing through the middle of the wardrobe

HDB toilet renovation for open concept hotel style bathroom

Updated on 8 July 2022