House Tour: A Cartoon Lover’s Home in Geylang

How to add charm to your home? How to solicit a chorus of oohs and aahs from your friends and family? Answer: Show off your precious collection creatively. The owner of this two-bedroom unit in Evergreen View in Geylang did exactly just that. When he engaged interior design firm Distinct Identity Pte Ltd to renovate…

How to prep your home (and yourself) for major renovations

You’re smart to have decided to contract out your major home project. Re-modeling a kitchen or bathroom, building an addition, or totally re-modeling your home are all jobs that extend far beyond the skill level of most homeowners. If you have ever survived an arduous do-it-yourself project, finding a contractor may give you a sense…

11 home painting hacks you should know

For the price of paint and materials, you can make your humble abode sparkle like the true Pinterest-worthy showpiece it is. While the cost is minimal, the seemingly simple process of laying down paint is deceptively difficult. Consider the following advice to make the job faster, cleaner, and more efficient: 1. Hate to clean brushes?…

Essential home decorating tips for newbies

Here are some simple home decorating tips to help get you started. We’ve covered the basics, and they’re not as hard as you think. Consider who else is living with you Think of the other members of your family before making big designing decisions. Says Heather J. Paper, author of Decorating Idea Book, “The most…

Understanding the Kitchen Work Triangle

When you’re cooking, it’s nice to be able to go from refrigerator to sink to cooktop and oven with ease. No matter what size your kitchen is, it’s helpful to observe the concept of a work triangle, the shape you should follow when assigning the positions of the three working points in your kitchen: the…

ways to get rid of clutter at home

8 nifty ways to get rid of clutter at home

Having too much furniture at home can make the place feel smaller because stuff attracts more stuff and as you add more pieces, you tend to fill them inside and out. Yet, clutter isn’t just tangible; it’s psychological, too. When there is an excess of things in your environment, the mess restricts your ability to…

5 Ways To Dramatically Transform Your Kitchen

Check out these kitchen updates that will increase the value of your home. Painting is often considered the least expensive and most effective way to dramatically change the look of any room…but don’t stop there. There are five other ways to update the look of your kitchen, which can consequently increase the value of your…

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Dos and Don’ts of HDB Renovations

HDB Renovations need not be as daunting as it sounds. We walk you through the basics of applying for HDB permits to understanding the rules and regulations for renovation. Once you get past the exhilarating feeling of holding the keys to your new flat, another exciting project awaits–renovation. Building one’s nest is a massive project,…

Furniture Pieces You Should Splurge (and Save) On

Setting out to buy furniture for your home? Here’s a guide on the items you should invest on, and get on the cheap.   Every time you go into a furniture store, you find yourself in a dilemma: Should you splurge on that divine futon? Is that antique hutch worth spending for (a.k.a. slaving over…

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