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Home Repair & Maintenance: When to Call for Professional Help

No matter how well your home is built, there are bound to be incidents that require maintenance and repair. There are tasks that should be part of every homeowner’s living skills 101. Nonetheless, complex home repair and maintenance jobs should only be handled by professionals. Below are 5 home repair and maintenance tasks that require …

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7 Mistakes that Devalue Your Home

Your home a source of pride and also a heavy investment. Hence, it makes sense that you would want your home to appreciate in value, especially if you have plans to sell it in the future. There are many guidelines out there on how to put your home at a competitive edge. But do you …

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6 of the Most Attractive Kitchen Sink Designs in 2019

As the year is drawing to a close, let’s review the most attractive kitchen sink designs for the year 2019 that is wowing the market.  Before we get there, do you know what makes a kitchen sink attractive? If your answer is purely aesthetic qualities, you are only half correct. Today, it takes more than …

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4 Common Causes of a Leaking Kitchen Sink

A leaking kitchen sink is much dreaded by many homeowners depending on the severity of the leak. Visible and audible leakages can be sorted out immediately with professional help because you are well aware of it. But those hidden leakages underneath the kitchen sink are ticking timebombs. Statistics show that homeowners spend an average of S$2,750 for …

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Things to Buy During the Singles Day 11.11 Sale

Excitement is building up as Singles Day 11.11 Sale draws nearer. Unless you have been hibernating, you will notice that sales teaser ads are everywhere. Singles Day 11.11 Sale started as a shopping trend in China, with Alibaba at the forefront. Today, it has become a phenomenal sale event that outshines both America’s Black Friday …

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Understanding the New HDB Grants

The recent announcement on the new HDB grants comes as a pleasant surprise to Singaporeans who are planning to buy their first HDB. Effective 11 September 2019, these revisions will help make HDB ownership more affordable for first-timers. What are the latest changes to the HDB grants and how does it impact you? Increased Income …

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Why Dekton Countertops are Perfect for Your Kitchen

In the world of premium countertops, Dekton is the latest member to join the ranks of man-made materials such as quartz and solid surfaces. Engineered using the latest cutting-edge technology, this new material has created a buzz in the market with huge potential to be used across various industries. So, what exactly is Dekton? And …

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Myths and Facts of Quartz Countertops

Busted: Thicker is Better and Other Quartz Countertop Myths

Have you walked into a showroom or store, only to be greeted by enthusiastic salespeople? They are always keen to sell you their wares because it’s their job. However, when they start exaggerating or overselling, it’s time to take a step back. Evaluate their pitch and claims. Are they sharing facts or over-stretching the truth? …

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8 Easy Home Maintenance Tasks Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do

Homeownership is a huge responsibility. It is a significant milestone to achieve, but it takes continuous effort to maintain a clean, happy and comfortable home. As homeowners, there are many household tasks that need to be done. While you may be tempted to engage professionals to ease your life, this option may not necessarily be …

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5 Practical Ways to Design A Child-Friendly Home

For many young couples who have taken the leap of faith to be co-owners of an HDB unit, starting a family is one of the most natural progressions. Being young and independent, you may be blown away by the cool industrial designs that many ID magazines boast. While you may gravitate towards the sleek lines, …

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8 Budget-Friendly Ways to Refresh Your Home

New things excite us. Remember the day you received the keys to your new house? That empty canvas held all the possibilities for new adventures as a homeowner. But after staying in the same place for some time, the very same walls do not generate the same excitement as it did when you first painted …

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Natural Stone, Quartz or Wooden Countertops – Which Is Right for You?

When it comes to kitchen décor, the material used for your countertop can set the theme for your kitchen. Do you love the grand vibe of marble, the boldness of granite, the versatility of quartz or the rustic warmth of wooden countertops? We have shortlisted three highlights of each class of countertop material below. Natural …

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Pros and Cons of Natural Stone Sinks

Natural stone sinks offer homeowners an alternative to bathroom and kitchen décor. There are many types of natural stone materials that make beautiful sinks, from the common stone sinks like granite, marble, soapstone, to the rarer ones like travertine, onyx and even petrified wood. Before you get blown away by the beauty of these classic …

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10 Essential Items to Buy for a New Home

When it comes to preparing your home for the final move-in, you would have checked off all the major items in your to-do checklist. Beyond the bigger picture, lies smaller essential items that complete your home. Below, we have shortlisted 10 essential items to buy for your new home. 1. Cleaning Supplies Hygiene is a …

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5 Cost-Saving Hacks for New Homeowners in Singapore

A new home signifies a new beginning and marks a significant milestone for many young couples. However, buying a new home is a major financial commitment for many Singaporeans. On top of applying for the available HDB government grants, you can also employ cost-saving hacks to reduce your home expenses. Your bank account will thank …

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8 Things to Do When Moving into a New Home

The joy of owning your first home is an exciting milestone for every young adult. For many people, a new home brings new energy and a new start. From getting your keys to completing the renovation, the final step is moving in. Unless you have purchased a fully furnished home, planning a move can be …

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Quick Guide to HDB Government Grants in Singapore

Owning a new home is a major milestone for most Singaporeans. Whether you are buying a BTO or resale HDB, there are HDB government grants available to subsidise the high cost of home ownership. The CPF housing grants are there to aid home ownership for the lower to middle-income group, young couples who are starting …

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How to Care for Your Granite Countertop

Granite is a natural stone that is mined in quarries. Known for its hardness, durability and unique aesthetics, granite is one of the favourite natural materials for countertops. Like most natural stones, maintaining your granite countertop requires more care unlike engineered stones like quartz. Nonetheless, it is possible to keep your granite countertop in tip-top …

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10 Bathroom Renovation Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Renovating your bathroom is a great way to increase the value of your home. There are many beautiful bathroom designs that you can take inspiration from. However, when designing your bathroom, there are many factors to consider before starting the bathroom renovation project. While at it, take note not to make any of these 10 …

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6 Bathroom Renovation Tips for A Stylish Home

The bathroom is one of the most used areas in the home to rejuvenate and refresh ourselves daily. It is also an intimate reflection of our personal style and taste. When you plan to conduct a bathroom renovation, there a many well thought out details for a comfortable and stylish bathroom to consider. Each fixture …

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6 Types of Popular Bathroom Countertops

When visiting a home or checking into a hotel, many of us head straight to the bathroom first just to get a glimpse of what’s to be expected from the rest of the accommodation. The bathroom isn’t just a place to cleanse and refresh yourself. It is an intimate reflection of your home’s core values. …

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Quartz vs Granite Countertops – Which Is Right for You?

Whether it is time to upgrade your kitchen or renovate your new HDB, a beautifully designed countertop will make a difference to your kitchen. Among the favourites in the premium countertop range are the darling of kitchen designers, the quartz countertop, and the bold and beautiful granite countertop. Before jumping into the bandwagon, understanding your …

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6 Types of Kitchen Faucets & Taps for Your New Kitchen Sink

The tap is the gateway to the liquid of life, i.e. water. From cleaning, cooking and drinking, we turn on the tap for our daily hygiene and refreshment activities. Yet, it is also one of the most overlooked and taken for granted feature of the sink. What good is a sink without a kitchen faucet …

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How to Conduct a Home Handover Inspection

Buying a new home is one of the biggest financial decisions for most of us. As property prices are appreciating, the cost of home ownership is also increasing in tandem. When you have forked out a large sum of your savings for downpayment and taken an expensive mortgage to finance your purchase, it comes along …

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4 Types of Common Kitchen Sinks in Singapore

The kitchen sink is one of the main functional features of the kitchen. From prepping food to washing dishes, all matters of food hygiene happen mostly at the sink. Kitchen sinks come in varying sizes and materials – from the most common stainless-steel sinks, stone sinks to ceramic sinks. Selection of your kitchen sink depends …

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BTO vs Resale – How to Decide

The HDB flat is the home to the majority in Singapore. It’s like a right of passage for most Singaporean adults who are planning to settle down and start a family. However, buying a HDB unit entails having to pick one of the two options – Build-To-Order (BTO) vs resale. Each has its own pros …

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Why a Cheap Kitchen Sink May Cost You More

The kitchen sink is one of the most used areas in the kitchen. If you have the intention to save money, getting a cheap kitchen sink is certainly not the way to go. All food hygiene matters begin at the sink. Food preparation starts by cleaning the raw ingredients at the sink. After cooking, there …

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5 Tips on Choosing a Renovation Contractor in Singapore

You have shortlisted the perfect home interior design that best matches your lifestyle and personality. The excitement of seeing your new home spring to life is beaming all over your face. What’s next? To execute your plan, of course! Here is where you’ll need a reliable renovation contractor in Singapore to help you turn your …

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5 Kitchen Design Ideas to Steal for Your Next HDB Renovation

Are you looking for an opportunity to refresh the look of your HDB kitchen design? Or perhaps, you want to renovate the basic kitchen of your new HDB? Many homeowners will jump with excitement over the prospect of renovating their kitchen. With so many amazing designs out there, it’s almost impossible to not be overwhelmed. …

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Using Marie Kondo’s #Konmari Method to Declutter Your HDB in Singapore

In a country where land size matters, Marie Kondo’s simple yet effective home organizing techniques are something that many Singaporeans can relate to and benefit from. Readers of Marie Kondo’s popular book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” will be familiar with Marie Kondo’s tidying technique – the KonMari Method. And if you have …

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5 Non-Minimalist HDB Home Organization Tips for Singaporeans

Warning: If you are pure minimalist, this post may ruffle some feathers. Proceed at your own risk. The minimalist trend is flexing its muscles into the HDB homes of many Singaporeans. But hopping onto the minimalism bandwagon isn’t always everyone’s cup of tea. Some of us just love our stuff and collectibles. Every time you …

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8 Smart Storage Ideas for a Small HDB Home

As HDB houses in Singapore have shrunk in size compared to the last 20 to 30 years, new homeowners are facing a dilemma when it comes to small home storage. The idea of going minimalist by reducing clutter is one way to go. But what if minimalism isn’t really your cup of tea? Then, where …

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5 Things to Buy Less but Buy Better for Your Kitchen

The buy less, buy better philosophy started out with fashion purchases when fast fashion became an emerging trend. This sparked from the ongoing debate about quantity versus quality. The same purchasing philosophy can be extrapolated into your everyday life in the many things that you buy. Hence, when it comes to your home, it is …

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5 Simple Habits to Build a Green and Sustainable Home in Singapore

Climate changes brought about by global warming is a cause for concern judging by the calamities caused by natural disasters like flash floods and tsunamis. Even the lay people are starting to take notice of changes in temperature and quality of air caused by pollution of the environment. That is why, our Singapore government is …

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6 Design Ideas for Your Kitchen to Increase Your Home Value

Your kitchen is one the main spaces where you can showcase your cooking skills and impeccable taste for quality design. That is why it is very important to ensure your kitchen is designed in a way that is ergonomic, functional and welcoming. This gives it extra wow points when it comes to increasing your home …

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How to Create a Low Maintenance Home

What goes through your mind when you think about a low maintenance home? Many equate a low maintenance home as being plain and boring – a common perception that is very much misunderstood. A low maintenance home can still look classy and comfortable if you get the basics right. Below are 5 ways to create …

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Avoid These 5 Biggest Kitchen Mistakes!

A newly set up kitchen is a dream come true for many homeowners. Everything is polished, sparkly and new. However, to preserve the value of your kitchen, care must be taken to avoid some of the biggest kitchen mistakes that homeowners commonly make. And we aren’t just talking about lousy cooking skills. Below are five …

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2019 Interior Design Trends for Singapore Homes

As new home-buyers usher in the new year with great expectation of their spanking new home, the excitement of transforming their abode into a comfortable and chic living space rises in tandem with the brewing home trends for the year. Before your start renovating, stay up-to-date with some of the latest 2019 interior design trends …

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How to Maximise Space for Small Homes

As home prices inch upward, homes are beginning to shrink in size. In densely populated areas where space is scarce, it’s not surprising to see newer HDB units spotting smaller square feet. Since every square foot of the house is precious, homeowners have to be creative when it comes to maximising their living space. You …

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5 Cost Effective Ideas to Upgrade Your Old Kitchen

Whether you have lived in it for generations,or you have just moved into an old house, your home does not need to look and feel like its age. Upgrading a home isn’t about erasing its past. It’s about enriching its history by creating new chapters in it. If you are tight on budget, take baby …

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5 Easy Ways to Save Your Home from Massive Repairs

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to manage your home maintenance. But, understanding the science of how your home appliances work and their hazards could help save you a lot of money from expensive repairs. Equip yourself with these simple five measures to prevent potential costly damage to your home. 1. Clean Your …

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5 Types of Appliances and Accessories for a Modern Kitchen Setup

Getting all excited with your new kitchen? You’ve covered the basic fittings and fixtures for your modern kitchen setup, and even your spanking new countertop is still gleaming with shine. Before you start creating a wish list to add to your kitchen, shove the idea for a coffee-maker, a juicer, and other good-to-have appliances. Start …

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6 Tips to Create An Expensive Looking Kitchen

When you enter a beautiful and classy kitchen, do you automatically start counting the cost? There is a common misconception among homeowners that stylish kitchens usually cost a bomb. Looking expensive doesn’t have to cost you a fortune if you know how to style your kitchen well. While stunning kitchens can be pricey, you can …

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Top 5 Golden Kitchen Rules to Live By

Ever wondered why some kitchens look so polished and welcoming, while others not so? Is it because of the expensive décor and appliances? Or is it because some homeowners are simply sticklers for kitchen rules. You do not need a rocket scientist to figure this out. Manage your kitchen like a champ with these 5 …

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Planning Out a New Kitchen in 6 Steps

Planning for a new kitchen is never an impulsive choice. It is a culmination of many factors that eventually leads to this big decision. Your once trendy kitchen has lost its lustre over the years due to its constant usage resulting in its wear and tear. That dated laminate countertop and kitchen cabinets have seen …

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5 Ideas to Beautify Your Kitchen Countertop

The dust has finally settled (and vacuumed up) after your new kitchen overhaul. What a relief! You have just survived a kitchen renovation! With your newly designed kitchen and beautiful countertop, you are set to liven up the pulse of your home again. Get ready to dress up your kitchen counters with your personal style. …

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5 Ways to Survive a Kitchen Renovation

Surviving a kitchen renovation may not be a concern for new homeowners – you would have probably conducted your renovations prior to moving in. However, for existing homeowners who have decided to refresh that outdated kitchen design with a major overhaul, things can get tricky without proper planning. You’ve consulted your preferred interior designer, decided …

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5 Practical Items to Keep Near Your Kitchen Sink

The kitchen sink is the pulse of your kitchen where most of the initial processes of cooking and cleaning take place. Installing a high-quality kitchen sink ensures great functionality and minimizes plumbing problems. And, when it’s equipped with practical and handy accessories, you have set the bar for optimum efficiency in the kitchen! Below are …

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4 Common Plumbing Problems with Your Kitchen Sink

The Mario brothers made going in and out of pipes so fun in Super Mario. But in reality, plumbing isn’t a game, and can be a real pain when your sink starts showing signs of wear and tear. While you cannot avoid plumbing problems entirely, you can still manage it with proper sink care and …

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4 Ways to Increase Your Home Value

A home is more than just a roof over your head. It is a sanctuary away from the external hustle and bustle, and a haven of comfort. To many, a home is also a long-term investment, one that, hopefully, increases in value over time. Gone are days where a house is lived in for generations, …

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4 Marble Care Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Countertop

For centuries, people have been building some of the most impressive structures out of marble because of just how beautiful and sturdy it can be when it’s treated well. People gush about the highbrow reputation of marble and how it makes kitchen countertops look classy and fabulous. However, thanks to the myriad ways of caring for surfaces …

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How to Select Quartz Countertop Colours to Accent Any Space

Choosing quartz to use as the material for your countertops is a great choice for multiple reasons. First, it is the cheaper, more customizable alternative to granite. Second, it is increasingly easier to find quartz that can match the colour and feel of any room in your home. This is due to the fact that …

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Beyond Quartz: 6 Interesting Countertop Alternatives You Might Not Have Considered

Quartz is one of the most popular countertop materials in homes today. In fact, about 40% of homeowners report that they chose quartz in their kitchen renovation projects. Versatile and durable, quartz makes the perfect material for countertops. No wonder so many homeowners are keen to install it in their kitchen. Some homeowners, however, are looking …

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5 Hot Countertop Trends for 2018

In the world of kitchen and bathroom interior design, 2018 ushers in the theme for high quality and low maintenance. The elements of substance and form need to be fused in a balance with timeless appeal. This year, we observe a strong rally for durability and a preference for the classy elegance of neutral hues …

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Unexpected Expenses of Owning Your First Home

Owning your first home is an exhilarating experience, one that fits the criteria of “#lifegoals”. You’ve set aside your savings and budgeted for the monthly mortgage instalments. You think you got everything covered, but really, have you? It’s common in the first two years of homeownership you will chalk up more expenses compared to a …

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HDB Buyer Checklist for New Homeowners

Buying a new home is an overwhelming but exciting time in your life. It’s a mark of independence and one of life’s major milestones for many people. As a new HDB flat homeowner, you should be celebrating this turning point and not stressing yourself out. To ease the stress, create a clear, comprehensive checklist of …

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Pros and Cons of Marble Countertops

When you paint an image of a grand building, you are greeted by a picture of large halls decked with shiny white marble floors, tall solid pillars, and polished countertops. And “marble” on everything being the buzzword here. While we bask in this spectacular visual, having everything in marble isn’t always practical in Singapore’s HDB …

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6 Ideas for an Awesome Home Bar

25% of people entertain guests at their home daily or weekly. If you are one of those people that just love mixing cocktail drinks and having friends over, a home bar would definitely make a snazzy addition to your home. You don’t need to perform a major home renovation to have an awesome home bar. Heck, …

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Solid Surface vs Quartz Countertops – Which Is Right for You?

Whether it is a replacement or a brand-new kitchen countertop, one fundamental question stands out – Solid surface countertop or quartz countertop? On the surface (pun intended), there are many types of countertops. However, quartz and solid surface reign as two of the best materials available in the market in terms of durability and cost …

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5 Tips on Saving Water & Electricity

If you have never considered how you could save energy or water, perhaps you should. Despite the production and usage of energy-efficient products, our energy consumption is showing an increase. In Singapore, the total electricity consumed by households rose by 5.1% from 7,220.9 GWh in 2015 to 7,589.4 GWh in 2016, according to the Energy …

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Why Quartz Countertops Are So Popular

We know that quartz is a very popular material for kitchen countertops, but do you know exactly how popular they are? According to the United States’ National Bath and Kitchen Association, quartz has replaced granite as the most popular kitchen countertop in the United States! We’re seeing the same trends right here in sunny Singapore where …

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How to Choose Your Kitchen Sink

When you’re a little kid imagining you are furnishing your dream home, it’s not likely that the humble kitchen sink plays any part in your fantasy. So, when the time comes, sinks can be hard to choose because it’s not something we tend to think about – until we have to, that is. You’re in …

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4 Benefits of an Open Kitchen

The open kitchen concept has been the subject of much debate. Some love it for making their home feel more spacious and airy, while others hate it because, well, for the same exact reason; they prefer homes with well-defined areas and secret places. But in space-starved Singapore, an open kitchen plan makes a lot of …

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Hidden Renovation Costs You Wouldn’t Expect

A renovation is expensive. Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? But have you considered exactly how expensive it can be? The average home remodeling costs for the most common type of property in Singapore is $55,000. Yet that cost can quickly climb due to unexpected developments. When you’re juggling so much, it’s easy to overlook the details. Below …

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6 Design Ideas for Small HDB Kitchens

We all dream about having a huge, open, and luxurious kitchen. These dream spaces are usually featured in TV shows and movies – they always have gorgeous quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a large, functional island. Unfortunately, we can’t all afford the kitchen of our dreams. In Singapore, you are looking at $13,748 per metre in …

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Kitchen Renovation Costs

Are you considering renovating your kitchen sometime soon? Kitchen renovations can be pricey, but oh-so-worth-it at the same time! Home renovations generate US$326 billion per year, and it’s not just older people on their second homes spending that kind of cash. Millenials are getting in on the home renovation market, spending an average of US$26,000 a year on …

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Quartz vs Granite – What’s the Difference?

Are you still prepping your evening dinners on outdated, ugly, cracked countertops? If so, now is a good time for an upgrade. While you may be wary of renovations, upgrading your kitchen is one of the safest ways to ensure at least a partial return on investment. If you are ready to update your kitchen, but …

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How to Care for Quartz Countertops

Kitchens and bathrooms bring a tremendous amount of home equity and are places of comfort and convenience in your home. One of the most common ways HDB owners improve these rooms is by installing a nice new set of countertops. In this regard, quartz countertops are a great option. If this interests you, do your …

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5 Reasons Why Quartz Countertops are so Popular in Singapore

Quartz countertops are becoming a popular choice among trendy homeowners Singapore. And it’s no wonder why: quartz offers a beautiful design that looks classy and timeless in all homes. They are especially popular in the smaller HDB kitchens, providing both utility and pleasant aesthetics. Quartz comes in different colours and patterns, so the options are endless. …

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