Shower Screen Vs Shower Curtain: Which to go for in the Bathroom?

When it comes to renovating your bathroom, one of the questions we inevitably run into is whether we should go with a shower screen or a shower curtain. Designs: The Merry Men Interiors (left) and Chapter 3 Interior Design (right) With shower screens, glass is the most common (get good quality tempered glass for extra…

8 Things HDB Homeowners Must Know to Ensure a Smooth Defects Checking Experience

Image from ZaobaoA photo of Tampines GreenVerge with a wrongly assembled precast went viral last year. This is a classical example of what will go (embarrassingly) wrong if the defect inspection was not done correctly and carried out in time. Hence, we have carefully compiled a list of 8 quick facts which every HDB Homeowners…

7 Easy Design Hacks for a Stylish Home that Requires Minimal Maintenance

#1. Go as Seamless as Possible Design: Linear Space Concepts For the floor and walls, the number of grout lines is determined by the size of the tiles. In recent years, homogeneous tiles in sizes of 60 x 60 cm have become mainstream. Therefore, you should choose either bigger tiles of at least 80 x 80…

Video: Common Prohibited HDB Renovation Works which Homeowners Might Overlook in 1 Min

Design: IN-EXPATMost first-time HDB homeowners like you might not know that there are renovation rules you must to adhere to. When this happens, you will run the risk of getting fined or face harsh penalties. Do you know?The renovation rules are in place in order to prevent the following scenerios:• Overloading the structure which may…

9 Things Every First-Time HDB Homeowner Must Know Before Renovating their Flat

Design: Design NEU#1. Only engage renovation professionals from the Directory of Renovation Contractor (DRC) You may earn a fine of up to $5,000 and other penalties if you did not engage renovation professionals from DRC, since only renovation professionals listed in the DRC are authorized to carry out HDB renovations. Do you know? Renovation companies…

9 Renovation Costs You Might Have Forgotten to Budget For

From masonry works to carpentry, you think you might have gotten everything allocated under your home renovation budget. But have you? These lesser known renovation costs are often overlooked and might just set you over budget.1. Defects Checking Image courtesy of Eat and Travel With Us Blog For new homes, one of the first things…

8 Appliances You Can Do Without in a Minimalist Kitchen

Due to the small footprint of the modern kitchen, many homeowners have decided to go for a minimalist kitchen. However, having a minimalist kitchen does not mean that you have to give up your ability to cook delicious meals. In actuality, having a clutter-free kitchen makes it much easier to whip up a meal.To set…

8 Things No One Tells You About Electrical Works

1. All electrical works should be carried out by a licensed electrician Design: The Scientist Under the Electricity Act, only licensed Electrical Workers(LEWs) are allowed to carry out electrical works. The types of electrical work that are involved in a typical home renovation include the installing of new wiring, repairing, maintaining, inspecting, rewiring, testing or…

8 Things No One Tells You About the Bathroom That Affects Your Renovation

Do you know? The bathroom is where we start and end our day with our basic hygiene tasks  and the only place where it offers true, personal solitude. Hence, aside from the kitchen, the bathroom is the next workhorse of the house. The bathroom should provide the basic features to carry out the necessary hygiene…

How to Eliminate Soap Scum and Keep the Bathroom Looking Pristine Clean

Design: MMJ Design Loft What is Soap Scum? Image from Pipe wrench plumbing Soap scum is a thin layer of stubborn, whitish grey of mildew that coats the shower door, tiles, glass, bathtubs, sink bowl and faucet; basically, any place that has any contact with soap and water. It is formed when the minerals in…