Presenting Your All-in-One Guide to Home Renovation.
Windows and grilles can only be installed by BCA-approved window contractors
Hacking is permitted and needs to be completed within 3 days*
No hacking or drilling allowed as this weakens the structural integrity of the building
The air-conditioning compressor unit must be properly installed by a qualified personnel.
Hacking of floor/wall tiles of the toilet is permitted only after 3 years of completion of the block*
HDB does not permit tampering with its reinforced walls, ceiling and door. Choose freestanding shelves instead of wall-mounted shelves.
Newer HDB flats are equipped with a 40A rated MCB, while older flats typically have a 30A rated MCB. Choose appliances that operate safely within these limits to avoid power trips.
If your main door opens to the fire escape route, your replacement door needs to have a fire resistancerating of at least half an hour.
When stacking dryer and washing machine, take note of their height clearance to avoid interfering with the ceiling-mounted clothes rack. Grilles installed have to be of HDB approved designs*
The wall separating the kitchen and service yard can be demolished to create a larger kitchen*
If you are planning to have an open concept kitchen, note that the basin and cooker top need to be placed within the original kitchen’s boundaries.
You don’t have to plan strictly around rooms designated in your floor plan. The option to hack certain walls means that with some creativity, you can reconfigure your home to create some amazing living spaces.
Where you socialize and live – here are Ideas and considerations for planning the heart of your home.
Choose the correct size for your air-conditioning unit for maximum energy efficiency.
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The lines between living, dining and kitchen areas have been blurred as homeowners opt for a more open layout these days. This maximises each space by making it perform different functions depending on the time and occasion.
A well-designed bedroom affords you a good night’s sleep to be ready for the next day.
Your bathroom space should be a place where you can unwind and get instantly revitalised. Plan enough surface space for basic necessities and sufficient storage to keep your toiletries and supplies handy.
Rain showers are increasingly popular among homeowners. This type of showerhead mimics rainfall to gives you a soothing and invigorating experience after a tiring day. But before you jump in, take note of these important considerations:
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Rain shower information provided byHoe Kee Hardware Pte Ltd.
For most families, this would be the natural place to tackle all the laundry needs for the household. In addition to your washer and dryer, plan sufficient shelving units to store your detergents, cleaner, rags and other cleaning supplies.
What is the ideal size for your washer?
Select a washing machine with wash programmes that fit your needs - like Bosch washers equipped with Varioperfect™ that give you options to save time and cost.
A front-loading washer and dryer can be stacked to minimise space wastage in your home. You can also conveniently dry your clothes anytime of the day, rain or shine.
To minimise disturbances when washing and drying at night, Bosch EcoSilenceTM system ultra quiet operation without compromising on performance and efficiency.
Homeowners concerned about fabric care and household costs should consider a front-loading washer as they are more gentle on clothes and have excellent energy and water efficiency.
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More households these days are opting for dryers as they can save a massive amount of time from manually hang-drying the clothes – especially for large households with children. No more messing with clothes pegs or having rain impact your drying process.
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Planning your kitchen can be quite a challenge but we’vegot everything you need in our Kitchen Guide.