2014 is the year of the Wood (or Green) Horse and you can welcome the year of the Horse by fulfilling some key Feng Shui principles at home; these can help you welcome new opportunities.
Category: From House To Home
Chinese New Year approaches and once again, we find ourselves in the middle of the mad rush to get our houses in shape for visits. FortyTwo reminds you to read user reviews, check returns & refund policies and to always place your order early
Buying online has become very popular and is rapidly becoming a norm in our daily lives. Online shopping has even…
Jalan Angin Laut was rife with strife earlier this year with the erection of a ‘Monster’ three-storey building that overshadowed most of the Simei estate. According to a The Sunday Times report, the house will include an attic, a swimming pool and over 10 rooms, with an attached bathroom each.
Furniture complaints have hit a record high in recent years. One common problem is sub-standard furniture, which as Mr Wan Kut Lum, 56, found out, turned out to be a flaking leather sofa. “It was embarrassing because the coating peeled off and stuck to my visitors’ legs when they sat on it,” he is quoted as saying in an interview with The Straits Times.
According to a report published in The Straits Times in April, complaints regarding furniture purchases have hit a record high. Statistics from the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) revealed that the consumer watchdog received a total of 1,190 complaints in 2010 a 40% leap from the 867 cases in 2009.
Yes, it’s that time of the year again. With the Lunar New Year drawing nearer, there’s only so much you can do for some last minute sprucing up of your home. Hence, we’ve done up a furniture guide for various scenarios that you may encounter, so decorating your home will be a breeze this Chinese New Year.
You’re thinking of renting out your flat to earn the extra buck, but the rules are constantly changing and it might not occur to you that becoming a landlord without constantly updating yourself on the housing scene can cost you.
We’re giving away a brand new Adora 5-Piece Bedroom Set (worth $597) this August! All you have to do is come up with a plan for your entire home on our Room Planner and factor in the entire Adora 5-Piece Bedroom set.
So you’ve read all four parts of the “Contractor or Conman?” series and learnt how to deal with sly contractors in your future home renovation projects. Unfortunately, you’ve read it all a little too late and have already fallen prey to some unscrupulous scum. So what do you do now?
Contractors will say pretty much anything to get that a signed piece of that chequebook in your pocket. But as soon as your eyes get all dreamy, you’re letting your guard down; and that can have disastrous results. So wake up and take notice of what’s going on around you.
Time is money, and when it comes to renovating your home, the more of your time your contractor wastes, the more money you’ll be doling out to him.Time has you wrapped around the contractor’s finger. After all, he’ll have nothing to lose if the project ends uncompleted. He has plenty more clients to direct his temporal, unsustainable attention to.
All home renovation projects start out bright and chirpy; you’re bursting with plans and ideas and the contractor you’ve engaged is nodding, smiling and telling you every plan you have for your home can be done.
But hold your horses and don’t get too carried away.
You’ve installed fittings that were promised to be of the finest quality and cost a bomb to match, but after some time, you realize that these materials aren’t really worth the price you paid. Chances are that you’ve fallen for one of the oldest tricks in the book; something we like to call Material Fraud.
Local contractors often hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Beds.sg exposes some of the dirtiest, darkest secrets of Singapore’s building and engineering construction industry in this three-part series so you’ll be well informed and prepared for any tricks a contractor has up his sleeves.