Home Renovation

How To Pick The Right Sofa For Your Living Room

A sofa is like a little black dress- a must have for your living room-an absolute staple. Couch or sofa surfing is an exciting process and once you find the right fit-it will get you through good times and bad! Read on for important tips on how to pick the right sofa.. […]

By |August 24th, 2015|Creative, Home Renovation, Interior Design Tips|Comments Off on How To Pick The Right Sofa For Your Living Room

8 Steps to Renovating Your Kitchen

Renovating a kitchen is both an exciting and a daunting prospect, more so if you have never renovated before. In this step by step guide, we will cover 8 important steps to creating the dream kitchen. This guide is an endeavour to help simplify your renovation journey –no matter whether you are stuck on planning, budgeting, colour application, appliances or their installation. […]

By |August 20th, 2015|Home Renovation, kitchen renovation|Comments Off on 8 Steps to Renovating Your Kitchen

Differences Between An Interior Designer and A Contractor

Now that you have purchased a new home, it is time you turn it into a sweet home. Renovation and redesigning the interiors of a property take up major finances. The complete overhaul or makeover of a 5 room flat could easily run into amounts of $40K-50K. Apart from these money matters, you also need to be aware of rogue contractors and designers who are known to scam innocent Singaporeans of their hard earned money. So, you must take all possible measures to ensure that the work is up to the mark and that you are indeed getting value for money you spend. […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Home Renovation|Comments Off on Differences Between An Interior Designer and A Contractor

What You Need To Know About Laminate Cabinets

 When it comes to getting cabinets made, it is a good practice to know and check how a particular material will lend itself in terms of durability and maintenance as different areas in your home will need different kinds of cabinets and finishes. Contrary to popular opinion, laminate cabinets need not be restricted only to the kitchen and instead can be used in the living room and bedroom too. Here we are going to tell you what you need to know about laminate cabinets. […]

By |August 16th, 2015|Home Renovation, Interior Design Tips|Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Laminate Cabinets

5 Flooring Materials You Can Use For Indoor Spaces

The flooring you pick for your home will have a fairly big part to play in how your home looks because let’s face it; it is going to cover a major portion of your home. If you feel spoilt for choice or overwhelmed by the several different options available to you in the market today, take some time and think about which type of flooring will work well for your home and for every room in it. After all, this is one part of your home that you will live with for a long period of time and not something that can be changed too easily. As far as flooring is concerned, tackle it one room or one part of the house at a time because different parts of your home will have a different set of requirements. You will also need to give some thought to what kind of flooring will withstand Singapore’s humid weather long term. You will also have to consider the renovation package you get. So read on for some options: […]

By |August 8th, 2015|Home Renovation, Interior Design Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Flooring Materials You Can Use For Indoor Spaces

How to Renovate Your Home On a Budget And Not Break The Bank!

You have finally zeroed in on a home – one that you don’t exactly love how it looks at the moment but one that you see some great potential in. You think to yourself – “No problem, there’s always scope for renovation. I can make changes, remove this, add that, purchase new things and make it reflect our personalities”. Famous last words? Hopefully not. If you plan your renovation well and follow some of our pointers, you can renovate your home on and within a budget and not necessarily break the bank. Here’s how: […]

By |August 6th, 2015|Home Renovation|Comments Off on How to Renovate Your Home On a Budget And Not Break The Bank!

10 Simple Tips To Spruce Up Dull Interiors

No matter how inexpensive it may seem right now to buy a new home, it can still cost a pretty penny to do so. Same is true about hiring renovation contractor for sprucing up the interiors. The last thing most homeowners wish to do is spend their hard earned savings on interior decoration and new furniture. But- the good news is that it does not have to go down that way; there are many tips and DIY styling tricks you can implement to spruce up dull and boring interiors. […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Creative, Design, Home Renovation, Interior Design Tips|Comments Off on 10 Simple Tips To Spruce Up Dull Interiors

Dos & Don’ts of HDB Redevelopment And Alterations

The renovation guidelines and dos and don’ts listed below will provide you with all necessary information about the nature and extent of HDB redevelopment work that residents are allowed to conduct on their flats. We have divided this guide into parts consisting of general advice, best practices as well as dos and don’ts homeowners must follow when altering/redeveloping their homes to meet their changing needs. We have assumed that you have already set up a SP services account to activate water and electricity for your flat. Do note that most new BTO flats come with 3-year waterproofing warranty on bathroom tiles. The HDB approves tiling over these existing tiles using adhesives, but, in case you plan on ripping everything apart for the purpose of retiling, you must ensure that you are not voiding this 3-year warranty. […]

By |August 2nd, 2015|Home Renovation|Comments Off on Dos & Don’ts of HDB Redevelopment And Alterations

How Much Do You Understand About Renovation Contracts?

You are soon going to move into an apartment but would like some renovations done to suit your taste and needs, so you have rounded up a list of contractors. Before you give the go ahead to your contractor, one important detail that should not be overlooked is that the contractor is HDB (Housing and Development Board) licensed. The reason being hiring an unlicensed HDB Registered Renovation Contractor (RRC) can attract a fine of up to $5000 and other penalties. Besides a list of dos and don’ts that include rules about what kind of structural changes are allowed, the time period etc, you also need to be aware of the contracts that you sign up for.

Here are some guidelines that you need to know before and after you sign the dotted line:  […]

By |July 29th, 2015|Home Renovation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Much Do You Understand About Renovation Contracts?

Handling Disputes With Your Renovation Contractor

When it comes to remodelling your home, the last thing you’d want is a dispute with your chosen contractor. There are many ways of avoiding disputes and several ways of resolving them, should they arise. This guide will cover some of the most important considerations to make when handling disputes with your chosen remodelling contractor in Singapore. […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Home Renovation|Comments Off on Handling Disputes With Your Renovation Contractor