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…

Portable Induction Cooker: 6 Safety Precautions You Should Know

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, we are fast approaching hotpot season—time to bring in the induction cooker long hidden away and prepare for a warming reunion feast. Design: Akihaus In the past, people tend to use gas stoves for hotpot but nowadays, they are mostly replaced by the induction cooker, since the…

A Comprehensive Guide to Buying a Vacuum Cleaner

In search for a vacuum cleaner and don’t know where to start? Want to know whether you should get a robot vacuum, a handstick or a canister model? Here’s what to know before committing yourself to these sucking machines.What To Consider When Buying a Vacuum Cleaner Image courtesy of Bosch Storage spaceHow much space do…

15 Simple Ways to Start Reducing Your Carbon Footprint at Home

In Singapore, like the rest of the world, there has been a lot of talk about the global climate crisis, and an even louder voice calling for greater efforts to combat climate change. As individuals, it’s important that we don’t think this issue is too big for us. We can make a difference by adapting…

20 Things to Throw Out of Your Home Before 2020 (and where to toss them)

So you want a home that sparks joy. Start by conquering the clutter. A clutter-free home reduces stress and promotes a sense of tranquillity. You will feel lighter, healthier and ready to welcome the new year. Ready to purge? Grab the trash bag and let’s get started.At the entryway Avoid overstuffing your shoe compartments when…

How to Choose Paint Colours for Each Space in Your Home

When deciding a colour for painting the walls, first you should consider your requirements of functionality and aesthetics.Besides, you should also consider the nature of the space and the specific decorations there will be. As a general rule of thumb, the colour of the bedroom and the dining room should be warm and soft. For…

8 Unusual Kitchen Backsplash Ideas that are Not Tiles or Glass

If you are looking to make an impression in your kitchen, consider taking the road less travelled with your backsplash choice. Because it’s a relatively small aspect of the cooking space, an unconventional option is relatively risk-free.Think beyond tiles or glass, both of which while popular and practical materials for a kitchen backsplash, can be…

An Easy Guide to Choosing the Right Light for Your Dining Room

In the grand scheme of things, lighting your dining area might not seem the most important facet of your renovation, but it’s worthwhile to take extra notice. After all, your eating space should be a comfortable place, and lighting plays a big part in creating a cosy environment. Here, we put together an easy guide…

Ask the Experts: A Visual Guide to Scented Candles

When it comes to decorating your space, don’t forget the fourth dimension—smell. How your home smells like will play a part in how your overall space feels. One of the best ways to scent your space? Scented candles. They are relatively affordable, easy to use, and come in a wide variety of fragrances that will…