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Category Archives: Budgets

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

Real Affordable Antiques

Happy 2015 to all! With the Lunar New Year coming soon, it is common to replace the old and buy some new furniture/appliance. With the extra year end bonus some … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Flooring and texture

I am a creature of texture. Everything in our apartment has to have a texture to feel alive, look alive. We struggled with the original flooring – it was 80s … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · 7 Comments

Do’s and Dont’s About Sourcing From China – Learning from experience

Contrary to common perception that sourcing from China is risky, I’ve actually had a pleasant experience so far, purchasing more than USD1500 worth of goods from lamps, LED lights, kitchen … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Fan of the Artemis – Part 2

Am happy to report that we’ve finally got our Artemis fan on our hands – hand-carried from Hong Kong to Singapore! Here’re some pix to entice you. This new lover … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 7 Comments

Hack Them!

Don’t believe in any interior designers BS you – filing ‘paperwork approvals’ for hacking away walls ain’t no rocket science. The sticker shock, if you go through an ID, is … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 6 Comments

Electrical appliances that don’t break your bank account

If you’re like any consumer, fighting against rising inflation with a depressed pay cheque for the last few years, big box is where you’ll first go in search of cheap … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Money No Enuf – The $40K Challenge

There’s a reason why this blog is called BudgetReno. We intend to do it all, under a shoe-string budget.┬áJust the other day, I asked a friend how much she spent … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment
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