Whether you’re a young couple, single or part of a large multi-generational family, there are different HDB BTO flat types to meet your budget and lifestyle needs. If you are purchasing a Build-to-Order (BTO) flat from HDB, you can choose from 2-room Flexi, 3-, 4-, 5-room, to 3Gen flats.
For Young Couples/ Families
One of the most common HDB BTO flat types is the 4-room flat, which offers a comfortable living space for young couples and families. With 3 bedrooms, there is adequate space for rest and play.
Families looking for a bigger home can consider a 5-room flat. Though it has the same number of bedrooms as a 4-room unit, the living/ dining area is more spacious. Home owners may consider converting part of the space to a study room, or walk-in closet.
For those who don’t need such a big space, 3-room flats make cosy homes. These come with 2 bedrooms, including a master bedroom with an attached bathroom.
When purchasing a BTO flat, single home buyers aged 35 or above can choose 2-room Flexi flats in non-mature estates from HDB. Each unit includes a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and a storeroom-cum-household shelter.
? From the second half of 2024, HDB towns will no longer be classified as “mature” or “non-mature”. Instead, individual HDB projects within each town will now be classified as Standard, Prime, or Plus flats, depending on their locational attributes. Eligible singles would also be able to enjoy more housing options, including applying for a new 2-room Flexi BTO flat in all locations, across “Standard”, “Plus” and “Prime” housing projects.
Seniors who want to buy a home to live independently can consider the short-lease 2-room Flexi flats, which come with elder-friendly features such as grab bars. Alternatively, Community Care Apartments (CCA) are 32sqm and adopt an open layout, with sliding partitions to separate the living room and bedroom. As each unit comes with built-in wardrobes, cabinets, a furnished kitchen, and other senior-friendly designs, home buyers need not renovate the units before moving in. Each floor of the CCA block also comes with a furnished communal space for residents to mingle!
Seniors also have the option of living with their children for mutual care and support— 3Gen flats come with 4 bedrooms, including 2 with attached bathrooms.
If you would like to get a feel of the living spaces and design features in BTO flats, check out our online show flats via the MyNiceHome Gallery. You can also read our guides to learn more about buying, moving into, renovating, and maintaining your flat.