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General Renovation

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 […]

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 […]

Renovation in Singapore (Research, Plan and Search)

Renovation in Singapore (Research, Plan and Search)

Doing renovation in Singapore? While waiting for the keys to your BTO flat or condominium, it’s good to start researching. Start early so that you don’t get overwhelmed by the insane number of decisions at the last minute. Don’t stress yourself out with a tight timeline. A […]