HDB considering offering open-plan flats to give home buyers flexibility

Meeting Singapore's growing needs and evolving aspirations in a finite city with land constraints will be challenging. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Home owners could in the future be able to decide if they want their new Housing Board flat to have a home office or larger but fewer bedrooms, with the Government mulling over allowing people to choose their home layout.

"We're thinking along the lines of designing HDB flats with more open floor plans so home owners have flexibility to configure the various spaces according to their needs," Minister for National Development Desmond Lee told The Straits Times.

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