Tag: Renovation

Invisible Grilles | Review of Invisible Grille Concept

Invisible Grilles | Review of Invisible Grille Concept

“I think it’s time for window grilles,” I told hubby. Just the other day, I saw my toddler carrying her stool to reach the kitchen countertop, and a few steps away is the service yard with no windows and grilles. He nodded and replied, “Yes! 

Air-con room with novita Humidifier NH890 (Review)

Air-con room with novita Humidifier NH890 (Review)

I wiped away the clear mucus from my 5 month old’s runny nose. I was concerned about her occasional dry cough, especially in this Covid-19 era. Recently, fellow mothers have shared that anyone, including babies, displaying Covid-19 symptoms will be swabbed. I don’t want that 

DIY Renovation with Sub-Contractors in Singapore

DIY Renovation with Sub-Contractors in Singapore

How much does it cost to engage sub-contractors directly? If you are asking this question, it means you are thinking of acting as the interior designer and contractor. You have to design the whole place yourself. Then you will find, arrange and supervise the various 

Guide to Choose the Right Aircon in Singapore

Guide to Choose the Right Aircon in Singapore

Air-conditioner (“aircon”) is fast becoming a necessity rather than a luxury in Singapore. Many are willing to pay more for the cool comfort. Yet, it’s still a luxury because installing aircon takes up a big chunk of the renovation budget. Depending on the number of 

Aircon with Gain City (Review): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Aircon with Gain City (Review): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

This review of Gain City and 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. Same for big companies. At the time of our 

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