10 Secret Doors and Sneaky Storage for a Clutter-Free HDB


HDBs are usually not very spacious, so it’s crucial to keep them clutter-free and well-organised to avoid feeling cramped and make the most of the available space. And hey, if you can also have some fun with it by adding secret doors and sneaky storage, why not? We’ve incorporated some exciting interior design hacks into our clients’ homes that will make you feel like you’re living in a never-ending game of hide-and-seek.

1. Bomb Shelter Begone

Ah, the bomb shelter door, a familiar feature in every HDB flat that tends to be quite an eyesore. But fear not, here’s a solution: Hide it in style by introducing a trendy fluted panel that will feel oh so tres chic.  

HDB interior design in Clementi Ave 6, designed by Steven

2. Entryway Enigma 

Given the limited space for front entrances in HDBs, we came up with a streamlined and concealed storage solution that efficiently tackles clutter without occupying much physical or visual space. You won’t find any bulky handles or knobs protruding here! The panel’s intricate lines also help to create the illusion of a wider space. 

HDB interior design in Bukit Batok West Ave 8, designed by Stephanie 

3. Concealed Rubbish Chute

Looking to avoid the sight of unsightly rubbish chutes if you live in an older HDB flat? Conceal them by seamlessly integrating a kitchen cabinet panel that blends in together with the rest of your cabinetry. 

HDB interior design in Bedok North Rd, designed by Ivan

4. Murphy Bed

If you frequently have overnight guests, it might be worth considering a Murphy bed. This clever solution allows you to tuck it away when not in use, saving space and allowing you to keep a guest bed in the living room. That way, you can still make full use of your living room even when your guest has left.

HDB interior design in Bedok South Ave 3, designed by Ken 

5. Hidden Shoe Cabinet

Are you a shoeholic with a crazy amount of shoes? Well, we’ve got you covered! Our designer came up with a genius solution to create some shoe storage right by the living room feature wall. They cleverly hid it behind some beautifully designed panels, making it look like a stylish addition to the room rather than just plain old storage.

HDB interior design in Tampines St 61, designed by Abby 

6. Secret Bathroom

You may have missed it at first glance, but this master bedroom’s en-suite bathroom entrance is quite the hidden gem. Designed with a handle-less door, it seamlessly blends into the surrounding walls, leaving you wondering where it could possibly be. It’s only when you take a closer look that its clever disguise reveals itself.

HDB interior design in Segar Rd, designed by Jason Koh

7. Wardrobe Door Surprise 

Yet another secret bathroom! This one is tucked away behind a closet door, but here’s the exciting part—before you reach the en-suite bathroom, you actually walk through the walk-in wardrobe. It’s like a hidden gem within a hidden gem! 

HDB interior design in Woodlands Dr 14, designed by Ken 

8. Cabinet Camouflage

This beautiful curved cabinet has the appearance of a bathroom light (or a structural column!), but it’s actually cleverly designed to hide storage space for all your bathroom essentials!

HDB interior design in Gloucester Rd, designed by Abby 

9. Trolley Tuck 

By creating an empty compartment within the lower kitchen cabinets, you can easily slide in a mobile kitchen trolley, which is a great way to hide any clutter and maintain a clean and organised kitchen.

HDB interior design in Bedok Reservoir, designed by Sky 

10. Pull-out Nightstand 

Nightstands can really hog a lot of space, especially in small HDB bedrooms. That’s why it’s a great idea to opt for a pull-out nightstand. It’s perfect for storing your bedside essentials when you need them, but can easily be tucked away when you don’t, freeing up some much-needed extra space.

HDB interior design in Jurong West St 64, designed by Steven
Yang's Inspiration Design