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Good interior design and renovation need not be expensive

3D Print Your Own Mansion

No one does big scale like the Chinese. A Shanghai tech company 3D-printed an entire six storey high apartment and mansions. Can you beat that!? The large scale structures were produced, … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

Grand Designs and Life Lessons

Late bloomers like us just caught up on UK’s famous house-building series, Grand Designs. It’s a series that’s been running for the last decade and now into its fourteenth season. … Continue reading

January 10, 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

10 Really Useful Things For $2

I am a fan of quality items that do not bust the bank – meaning good and cheap (sounds familiar?). Needless to say, dollar shops like Daiso fits my bill when … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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
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