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Parquet flooring in Singapore

Parquet flooring in Singapore

Parquet flooring in Singapore has the reputation of being expensive. However, when we told people the price we did ours, they were shocked that it’s not as expensive they expected. It’s almost on par as tiling. There are many types of flooring available, but we […]

Which type of flooring is best in Singapore?

Which type of flooring is best in Singapore?

Flooring is a major part of the renovation because once it is done, it will stay with you for years. It’s just too inconvenient to change at will. And of course, flooring is also one of the most expensive line item in your quotation. So […]

Should you opt for HDB Flooring and OCS?

Should you opt for HDB Flooring and OCS?

Opt for HDB Flooring and OCS? When balloting for a BTO flat, one of the major decisions to make initially is whether to opt in for the optional component scheme (“OCS”). Basically, you have to decide whether to “purchase” and include optional items such as […]

Guide to Buying a Mattress in Singapore

Guide to Buying a Mattress in Singapore

One year before we got our keys, we were already shopping for a new mattress. That was because hubby was having back pain every morning when he woke up. Hence we suspected it was the old mattress that was giving him the problem, also because it was […]

Buying a Washing Machine in Singapore

Buying a Washing Machine in Singapore

The average lifespan of a washing machine/washer is five to seven years. Therefore, it is very important to choose the right model suitable for your household needs. Here are a few questions to ask before buying a washing machine in Singapore. 1) Front Load or […]

Instant, Gas or Storage Water Heater in Singapore

Instant, Gas or Storage Water Heater in Singapore

  I love hot showers even in hot and humid Singapore. Do you? If yes, you would definitely at some point need to choose a water heater in Singapore. Read on to find out which type suits you the best. 1) Gas, Instant, Storage or Smart […]

BTO Service Yard Design (Part 2): Layout and Storage Ideas

BTO Service Yard Design (Part 2): Layout and Storage Ideas

BTO Service Yard Design Layout Service yard is usually one of the neglected areas when it comes to renovation planning. However with flats becoming smaller these days, it’s good to maximise this small space. Before conceptualising your design, know the locations of the different pipes […]

BTO Service Yard (Part 1) – Windows & Grilles or Outdoor Blinds?

BTO Service Yard (Part 1) – Windows & Grilles or Outdoor Blinds?

BTO service yard Windows and Grilles I wonder why HDB doesn’t install windows for BTO service yard. Wouldn’t the service yard feel naked? As a result, it’s common to find owners putting up windows and grilles at the service yard for these reasons: Grilles provide […]

Singapore Renovation Quotation Sample

Singapore Renovation Quotation Sample

Do you know the right questions to ask about the line items in your renovation quotation? What are the loopholes that the contractor or ID will exploit after you sign? I came across a Renotalk thread by “Mr Contractor”, a retired contractor sharing his experience. However, […]

Should you choose ID or Contractor? How to pick a reliable one?

Should you choose ID or Contractor? How to pick a reliable one?

At some point during your renovation, you need to make a decision, that is whether to engage an ID or contractor. Or if you have lots of time to spare but want to save on money, you can go for the do-it-yourself (DIY) route. So what’s the difference between […]