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Category Archives: Kitchen

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

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

Kitchen Transformation – Devil in the Details

It is amazing just how much details go into planning the kitchen layout, no wonder there are trained specialists and companies doing just that. As a first timer attempting this … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Kitchen Transformation – Gutting It Out

The condo development is 14 years old when we bought it. We liked that it is spacious, but like many older development, there are way too many nooks and corner … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Installing our paper kitchen countertop

In the last post, we spoke about why we chose to use a paper composite for our kitchen countertop. Here, we show you how it was done: First, the installation … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Our Paper Kitchen Countertop

You read it right – our kitchen countertop is made of PAPER. Yes, the kind of newspapers, magazines,  cardboard etc. that you sell to the garang guni man for a … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

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

What your designer may not tell you about your kitchen countertop

There used to be only a few choices for kitchen countertop a decade ago when we first bought a HDB, and now there is a plethora of choices it’s hard … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

5 Things We Wished Someone Had Told Us Before We Renovated Our Kitchen

1) Spread your electrical points throughout the countertop, AND HIDE THEM! This sounds so basic, but we failed to instruct our electrician to spread out electrical socket points through the … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kitchen Overhaul – 10 Must Have’s

Designing a kitchen is much harder and complicated than I thought. The small little place packs up to 12 electrical points, 10 lighting points and eight kitchen appliances using more than … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 3 Comments
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