10 Easy ways to get married at home

When it comes to picking a wedding venue, most couples tend to overlook the fact that there’s a familiar, comfy and beautiful place that can be the perfect spot to hold such a special celebration. By getting married at your own house, you wouldn’t need to think about availability, price and other couples to compete…

5 Clever ways newlyweds can save money with their new home

Given how expensive getting married and buying a house can get, it’s understandable why many newlyweds end up penny-pinching by the time they get to furnish their new marital home. But, did you know, you can still furnish your new home just the way you love it, without needing to break a bank? Here are 5 clever ways…

HDB loan vs Bank loan: Which is a better home loan?

Thinking of buying a new HDB apartment, but not too sure if you should get a HDB loan or a bank loan? Here is a quick guide on the list of things you need to pay attention to, when considering both options: 1. Not all properties are eligible for both types of loans HDB Concessionary Loans can only…

Save $400 by doing your own HDB BTO defect inspection!

Hey there! Have you just gotten the keys to your BTO flat? If that’s a yes, then congratulations on getting your new home, and for getting a new “mission” of checking your BTO for defects. Probably the easiest solution to this mission is to hire someone else to do the inspection job for you. But that’s gonna cost you at least $400…

My house is too noisy. How can I reduce noise?

Don’t we all hate it when we are trying to concentrate on something, or just yearning to get a good night sleep at home, but the house is wayyy tooo noisy? Maybe your neighbour is renovating his house, or the road near your home just have happen to attract a lot of noisy cars vrooming by. And yet,…

Style your wall art like a pro, without hiring a designer

If you’ve ever been to nicely decorated homes, you would have noticed one thing in common. They all love to make use of wall art to give the space a more sophisticated look. The artwork, type of frame, style,  size and even the position of the painting just seem to go so well together in creating the right mood…

How to save on electricity bills with an energy efficient home

When renovating and furnishing new homes, many new homeowners opt for pretty and aesthetic appliances and don’t necessarily take into consideration what is the most energy efficient. Trying to save money on cheaper appliances does not translate into bill savings either as these home appliances might consume more energy and have higher operating costs. Renovating…

Reno Loan 101: Things to know before you get one

Dearest home buyers, it is understandable if a hefty amount of money has already been used to purchase your new house. Between shelling out a lump sum amount for the initial down payment and working hard to pay off your mortgage every month, there’s still an impending expense coming your way before “sweet home” becomes…

Save my home… there are awkward corners I can’t design!

Have a home with tight corridors, sloped ceilings or even structural pillars randomly planted around, that make you wonder if you’re in a maze, not a home? ‘What kind of smart alec would even design such a house?!’, you might have wondered. Don’t worry, you are not alone. Such awkward corners are fairly common. Maybe they were…