HDB Registered & CaseTrust renovators – Do you really need them?

You’ve heard alot of renovation nightmare stories on the media. You’ve heard of renovators who abandon the project halfway after getting their payments. And then there are stories of renovators doing shabby work that make you wonder if that’ll happen to your project as well. So, to play safe, many of us look out for accreditation…

Reduce your electricity bills with these 7 hacks!

With the rising costs of producing electricity, it’s inevitable that our energy bills are set to increase as well. In fact, here in Singapore, electricity tariffs have already been increasing for the second consecutive quarter. Will this increasing trend continue? Highly likely. But, did you know you can reduce your electricity bills, without making alot of…

9 Most popular questions on renovation answered

Renovating your home for the first time can be bombarding. You have to get the keys to your new home, do defects checking, design your new home, select renovator, plan your finances and monitor the renovation. If you’re absolutely new to renovation, deciphering all these tasks can prove to be way too time consuming and…

5 Things to check before signing your renovation contract

Have you finally found the right renovator for your home? If that’s a yes, then signing the renovation contract will probably the next thing you’re worried about. Your signature on the contract represents that you are legally liable to pay for the renovation, according to the terms stated on it. And since renovation is considerably…

Should you shop online for your new home?

The likes of Taobao, Amazon and many other e-commerce stores have opened up our home shopping experiences to a whole new level. There are certainly plenty more options to shop your home furnishings from, than ever before. And given that many of these online stores offer really competitive prices, it’s little wonder why everyone is…

5 Hidden costs of renovation and how to avoid them

So, you’ve gone through your home renovation scope with your renovator countless times. You think you have all grounds covered. Surely, with all these preparations, there shouldn’t be any reno issues, and your budget shouldn’t overrun, right? Or so you thought. Even with all these preparations, there is still a chance your renovation budget may overrun….

How to buy the right air conditioner for your home

With the hot weather that we are “blessed” with all year round, it’s little wonder why most of our homes need an air conditioner. But given the huge variety of options available in the market, choosing a good air conditioner for yourself can get bombarding, especially if it is your first time buying one. So,…

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…