BudgetReno

Good interior design and renovation need not be expensive

Renovation 2.0

A builder’s wife was overheard saying to another, “I feel like I have been living among ruins. My husband builds something up, then tears it down the next day to … Continue reading

December 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

DIY Christmas Trees

Ah! Christmas is coming and we’re finally getting into the joyous occasion. It wasn’t until a month ago when it dawned on me that I don’t have any Christmas decoration in … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

One Year On – How our Renovation Has Been Holding Up

This month, we celebrate exactly 15 months of living in our renovated, third-hand condo unit in northwest end of Singapore. It has been overall pleasant living experience with minimal maintenance … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s GE2015

…and this site has nothing to do with politics or the hype going on about Singapore’s general election, but I still want to say: Use your vote and make it … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

How we survived with no TV in our house

The usual refrain goes like this from concerned, well-meaning friends. “How did you survive without a television set at home?” “How do you entertain your kids and keep them quiet?” … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

The S$50K challenge – how much we spent

When we started this blog slightly more than a year ago, our goal was to spend S$50,000 or less on renovating our second-hand 1550 sq ft condo unit. Main renovation … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

How my online purchases have fared

It’s been nearly ten months since I first placed an order on the world’s biggest online store AliExpress. Some readers have asked me how it has been so far, after … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

5 Award-Winning Asian Furniture Designers You Should Know

When we think furniture designers, names like Philippe Starck comes to mind immediately. While Western names have certainly made their marks, their Asian counterparts are making small in roads into … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

3D Printed Tableware

Foodies and fashionistas no longer have to choose between being one or the other. Here comes a 3D printed ring that doubles up as your dinnerware! How cool!   The … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Termites! Help!!!!!

Our apartment is on the 19th floor of a 23-storey high-rise condo block.Yet we are not spared of any pest problem. I’ve tackled lizards, ants, and now – termites! Termite … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · Leave a comment
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