Everything You Need To Know About 3Gen Flat Interior Design

Are you looking for a new flat interior designer?

Or are you just looking for some inspiration on where to start?

As a flat interior designer, I can tell you that flat interior design is something that has always fascinated me. And I know that I’ve always been attracted to it because my family is full of amazing art and furniture collectors. So my interest in the subject started from an early age.

But unfortunately, flat interior design has become so popular, that it is hard to find a good flat interior designer who knows their stuff. And it is even more difficult to find one who also knows how to take clients through the process of designing their own flat interior.

In this article, I’m going to show you how you can learn everything you need to know about 3rd generation flat interior designers. So if you want to start building your portfolio, or just looking for some inspiration on where to start, read on…

What Is a 3Gen Flat?

Singaporeans have long been drawn to these kinds of apartments. A 3Gen flat is a brand-new class of HDB property that offers more space than previous HDB flats. A 3Gen flat, as its name suggests, is made to accommodate many generations of families comfortably. A 3Gen HDB apartment often contains the following characteristics: 

  • approximately 115 square meters, or 1,237 square feet. 
  • There are two linked baths and four bedrooms. 
  • additional crucial spaces, such as the kitchen, bathroom, and living/dining areas 
  • storage facility 
  • servicing area

What Advantages Come With a 3Gen Home?

A HDB 3Gen apartment has the following benefits: 

  • Compared to other HDB flats, a 3Gen apartment is considerably larger and more roomy. 
  • Due to the Married Child Priority Scheme’s reservation of up to 30% of BTO units, it may be simpler to obtain a 3Gen BTO. 
  • The decor of a 3Gen apartment is ideal for both young people and the elderly. 
  • Due to the fact that you may share all utilities with other residents, you can save money by not needing to employ caregivers for your children or elderly parents.

What Are the Requirements for a 3Gen Flat?

To be eligible to apply for a 3Gen apartment, you must meet one of the following requirements: 

  • married couple and a child (s) 
  • couple courting with a parent (s) 
  • Widow or widower with a child and their parent (s) 
  • a parent and a divorced person (s) 
  • At least one parent must be a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore.

What to Know Before Buying a 3Gen Home?

Limited Resale Potential3Gen flats come with a minimum occupancy period of 5 years, post which you can only sell or sublet to eligible multi-generational families.
Parent’s Income Included in Monthly Household IncomeWorking parents’ average monthly salaries will be included in the monthly household income. Since this makes it difficult to access grants (as you exceed income ceiling, HDB raised the income ceiling for 3Gen flats to S$21,000.
Parents Must Be Registered As OccupiersParents needs to be registered as occupiers and occupiers cannot own another property locally or abroad.

Sample Floor Plan of a 3Gen Flat Interior Design

Grandparents Lim and Lim, parents John and Audrey, and two kids, Jessie and Joy, who are 8 and 5 years old, are all expected to benefit from this 3Gen HDB makeover. This is the “family tree” that our designer Vidati utilized to create the 115 sq. m. 3Gen apartment, which is decorated with IKEA items. 

You pass the threshold and walk into an open-concept living, dining, and kitchen space. The grandparents’ bedroom is next to the living room, while the other bedrooms are beyond.


How Many Rooms Are There in a 3Gen Apartment? 

A 3Gen apartment will feature two linked bathrooms and four bedrooms. 

How Do You Get Approved for a 3Gen Apartment? 

To be eligible for a 3Gen apartment, you must be: 

  • a couple in marriage with a child (s) 
  • a couple in love with their parent (s) 
  • a parent and kid of a widow or widower (s) 
  • a parent and a divorced person (s) 
  • At least one parent must be a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore. 

What Is a HDB of a New Generation? 

A new HDB option available to Singaporean homeowners are 3Gen flats, or HDBs designed for multi-generational families.

How Do I Purchase a 3Gen Apartment? 

You must determine your eligibility before applying for a 3Gen apartment through the Public Scheme or Fiancé/Fiancée Scheme.

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