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Tag: Renovation

Aircon with Gain City (Review): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Aircon with Gain City (Review): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

This review of our air-conditioner (“air-con”) is a long time coming. However, I have learned that for most household appliances, especially big ticket items, it takes a while for true colours to show. At the time of our purchase, Mitsubishi Starmex was a popular choice […]

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 […]

Curtains or Blinds? | Recommended Curtain Maker

Curtains or Blinds? | Recommended Curtain Maker

One major renovation decision to make is the type of shade to put up at your windows. Choosing curtains or blinds considerably affects the house both in function and aesthetics. About Curtains and Blinds Curtains Nowadays, it’s common to install both day and night curtains. […]

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 […]

Toilet Doors in Singapore (Bi-Fold Doors)

Toilet Doors in Singapore (Bi-Fold Doors)

We didn’t opt for HDB’s OCS fittings and had to find our own bedroom and toilet doors in Singapore. The decision turned out to be good. We had the liberty to choose door designs that fit our theme, and not have doors that look like everybody else’s. […]

Bedroom Doors in Singapore (Siong Door and YonTat)

Bedroom Doors in Singapore (Siong Door and YonTat)

There are quite a few notable suppliers for bedroom doors in Singapore. You can start by looking at the catalogue of the usual suspects: Yongfang, YonTat and Siong Door. You will then realise that there are many types, designs and material used for bedroom doors […]

Painting Services in Singapore

Painting Services in Singapore

Looking for painting services in Singapore? Painting is a huge part of renovation. The colour you choose will set the overall tone and theme of your house. Hence, I was quite stressed on the colour choices. I didn’t know how the different colours would look […]

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 […]


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