Category: Home & Living

househunting age

A coming-of-age house hunting tale

At the ripe “old” age of 36, I decided that it was time to move out of the family home and fulfil my dream of having my own bachelorette pad. It was a huge step for me as this would be the biggest ticket item I would have purchased in my life thus far. House…

declutter your home

Home decluttering tips for the always-no-time Singaporean

Do you live in a clutter-free environment, where everything has its specific place? Or maybe you subscribe to the KonMari Method™? If you did either of these, you probably wouldn’t be reading these home decluttering tips that could be perfect for busy, time-starved Singaporeans (and actually save you money): Home decluttering tip #1: Zoom in…

Executive maisonette HDB flat

3 stunning Executive Maisonette HDB flats we love

If you’ve ever stepped into an Executive Maisonette, commonly known as EM, your eyes would probably have widened at the sheer size and spaciousness of these very unique HDB apartments. EMs are HDB flats that span two storeys, with a floor area of up to 2,615 square feet (sq ft). The bedrooms are usually found…

Singapore condo wildlife wild boar

Your Singapore HDB/Condo Wildlife Survival Guide

As Singapore claims more and more natural vegetation for housing and urban development, we’ve been seeing an increasing number of wildlife having nowhere to go besides our pristinely-manicured HDB estates and condos. Official figures show that wildlife sightings have been on the rise recently; just in the first seven months of 2018, the Singapore Agri-Veterinary…

hdb flats weird things koi pond

5 crazy things we found outside HDB flats (besides koi ponds)

HDB flats can occasionally throw up some surprising and downright weird discoveries. In recent weeks, a Tampines HDB resident has stirred public debate when someone exposed his outdoor koi pond. The pond was built on a communal space: atop a spare staircase of his ground floor HDB flat. Because of the attention he got, the…

dos and donts

5 things nobody tells you when buying furniture

When you get your basic renovation done for your new home and it’s time to create your dream home, but you have so many things to consider, here’s the thing: how do you even get started? 1. Don’t Overpay For Your Furniture After spending a ton of money just to own your own home, you…

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