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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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Modern kitchen countertop trends

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 Homeowner's Handover Checklist

The Quick Handover Checklist for New HDB 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 and not stressing yourself out. To ease your stress, we have created a clear, quick checklist of what you …

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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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Ways to Cut Water and Electricity Costs

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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