Tag: Renovation Planning

What Kitchen Appliances to Get? (Reviews included)

What Kitchen Appliances to Get? (Reviews included)

We had to consider the kitchen appliances we were getting as we designed the kitchen cabinets. Here’s a list and my review of kitchen appliances: electrical appliances, power points, and miscellaneous items such as the sink. What model to get? Where to place them? Before…

Kitchen Cabinets Design for HDB Flats

Kitchen Cabinets Design for HDB Flats

Kitchen was a big part of our renovation process. From an empty space with only HDB flooring to a well-equipped kitchen for whipping up delicious home cooked meals, much thought was put into the kitchen planning. Other than to look good, a kitchen has to…

HDB BTO Toilet Acrylic and Lighting

HDB BTO Toilet Acrylic and Lighting

We bought our toilet ceiling lights from Taobao, a minimalism square of white light, at a fraction of Singapore’s price. The design was nice but we should have bought the warm white instead of cool white. We loved the warm lighting in our previous rented…

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

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

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness, and with my review of roller blinds’ installation. Refer to BTO Service Yard (Part 2) for layout and storage ideas for service yard. Windows and Grilles With…

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…

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…