BudgetReno

Good interior design and renovation need not be expensive

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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

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

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

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 · 5 Comments

Lights for a tight pocket

Getting the right lighting with the right price in Singapore is quite an adventure. We spent countless weekends trawling the streets of Balestier, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Peya Lebar, Macpherson only … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 3 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

When things are so expensive in Singapore, what else can we do? Ans: Look outside Singapore, and I don’t just mean Malaysia. We were shopping for a ceiling fan for … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 13 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
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