Category: Home & Living

My BTO reno was stressful. Learn from my mistakes.

I recently moved into my four-room BTO flat in Tampines. It’s freaking awesome, but it took a stressful renovation to get here. Don’t get me wrong, the final product is almost exactly how I pictured it and the pipes and cabinets are intact. But damn, I was racked with anxiety and paranoid for two months…

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Dear Parents, Is Living Near Your Child’s School Really Worth It?

Parents generally sacrifice a lot for their children, but how much are they really giving up for their kids to be near their schools?  In Birdbox fashion, many parents blindly move to residential areas near primary schools, for the sake of their kids. But they sometimes forget such a move could have negative consequences later:…

Designer look

How to Get the “Designer Apartment” Look Without Breaking Your Bank Account

How do houses look so good in magazines? There are two answers: the first is Photoshop. The second is careful selection and placement of furnishings; and this can be done even without a massive budget. Comfort Design, one of Singapore’s leading furniture retailers, tells us how: Getting that designer apartment look Making your home look…

Outdoor Living Room in Backyard Garden

Outdoor Living Trends in Singapore

Be it extra space on your front porch, balcony or backyard, spruce things up by incorporating some trendy outdoor features. From alfresco dining areas to garden office pods, here are some ideas to give that idle space in your home an ultimate glow up: 1. Alfresco Dining Area Take advantage of the perpetual summer in…

Sugar on a spoon

10 Surprising Household Uses of Sugar

Sugar usually makes you think of baking or a good cup of coffee. However, unknown to many, this common ingredient can be pretty handy outside of the kitchen too. Here are 10 ways to put sugar to good use in the household: 1. Keep flowers fresh Prolong the life of your flowers by storing them…

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