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Recently, there’s been an interesting shift with cafes adopting a more homely vibe, inspiring a parallel trend in home design. More and more people are now keen on giving their homes a ‘cafe-like’ feel and look. Reflecting this trend, we...

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As of 2022, Singapore’s total fertility rate was at a historic low of 1.05 average live births for each woman in her reproductive years. We’re a rapidly ageing population, and empty-nesters (married couples whose children have left) face two choices:...

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Sometimes it’s not about the sheer square footage of your unit, but how you design around it. Case in point, this flat we found in Ubi, which combined good space planning (with a touch of Feng Shui considerations to boot),...

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How A Singaporean Architect Transformed An Old 1990s Apartment Into A Modern Haven

Freehold condos are a favourite among Singaporeans; but just because the lease doesn’t run out, that doesn’t mean old renovations won’t. Darryl from Lightwell Architects was tasked with restoring an ageing two-bedder, dating back to the 1990s. The result is...

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When it comes to new homes, the design and construction of the home is one of the main areas where people lose their cool, or get disappointed. There’s a real “asymmetry of information” issue here, as the world of contractors,...

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Overlooking the calm Kallang River in Potong Pasir is an old maisonette that’s nearly 4 decades old with a story to tell. Sitting at the top of a four-story block, this home offers great views of the river and the...

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From A 30-Year-Old HDB To A Raw Eclectic Home: How A Couple Designed Their Home For $70k

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