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…

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…

How to shop for quality furniture online

We love shopping online. I mean, who doesn’t. Things are cheaper and possibly of better quality than those sold at the local retail shops. Unfortunately, many of us also have this tendency to make bad buys. Bad buys which typically render them obsolete to us. Wrong sizes, lousy quality, mismatched products and whatever not. If…

Cut your renovation cost simply with these 5 hacks!

Home renovation, together with weddings, are two of the major affairs in our lives where their costs can easily spiral out of control without careful planning. With so many gorgeous home interiors popping up on social media and on television, it is easy to want a picture-perfect home, sometimes at the expense of your wallet. For…