Small House

Small House, Big Style!

Two thousand more built-to-order (BTO) flats will be launched this year with shorter waiting times, announced Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong in Parliament. As more Built-To-Order flats are being built every year in Singapore, with families and couples moving into their new homes. Flat sizes are, however, getting smaller and smaller due to our…

bedroom

Hack? or Hack It?

Some homeowners may choose to hack through a wall to create more space for a bigger room, or even building a wall to create division. There are so many options that we can get creative with interior design. Before you start hacking, let’s take a look at what’s legal, what’s not, and how you can prevent…

wabisabi

Wabi-Sabi

In his prime, the late Leonard Cohen used to sing to audiences of thousands, “There is a crack in everything. It’s how the light gets in.” The idea of finding beauty in imperfection is not merely an aesthetic principle, but a way of seeing the world, a philosophy to guide you. It’s also what’s embodied…

Keat Hong Link

816B, Keat Hong Link

MINIMALIST – A person who advocates or practises minimalism. “The negative space speaks louder than the spaces filled with stuff.” Clean lines. Low furniture. Simple colour palettes. These are the hallmarks of a minimalist interior design. Minimalism is the art of having more – more comfort, more convenience, more style – by living with less.…

IZAKAYA

IZAKAYA

What’s that you may ask, Izza-what? Kaya? No! It’s not that green coloured jam which most Singaporeans love to spread it across two pieces of bread for their breakfast, mind you! Izakaya, a Japanese term that describes a stylized Japanese bar which is generally compact/small, typically inexpensive, dishes and snacks are served to accompany the alcoholic…

BATHROOM IDEAS

BATHROOM IDEAS

SPACE  Space is generally is important, mainly because it will affect the selection of the bathroom’s wall, floor tiles and overall design. It’s safe to say that the type of house you acquire(public housing or private properties) will affect the final look, feel and vibe of the bathroom that comes along with it. Maximize floor space with…

Tampines Street 83

868, Tampines Street 83

LESS IS MORE Simplicity and function are the guiding principles that have shaped the design sensibilities of Nordic Europe, resulting in spaces suffused with light, airiness, serenity and a feeling of oneness with nature. The simple chic of this fuss-free Scandinavian style has won converts the world over. Scandinavian home decor took the world by…

all white home

TIPS TO AVOID RENOVATION SCAMS

THIS ARTICLE MIGHT SAVE YOU NEVER PAY A BIG DEPOSIT UPFRONT No matter how “low” the quoted price, never ever pay a big deposit up front. Any deposit worth more than 30% of the total price is excessive, while the industry standard is about 10%. Do not submit to hard sell tactics, give yourself time…

space

Seven Elements of Interior Design

We have all been faced with the frustrations of interior design – whether you decide you want to go in a new direction using existing furnishings, or whether you are starting with a blank slate in a new home. It may seem daunting, but it is really not that complicated. When you break the interior…