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Spacious, monochromatic 4-room resale HDB home with lots of storage, Singapore News

The brief from this female homeowner to her interior designer Mark Chen of Artistroom was to keep her four-room resale HDB home spacious, functional, and with sufficient storage to display ornaments, which she has amassed from her travels. To keep the home spacious, Mark suggested breaking down some of the walls, and created storage spaces that can be hidden from sight. An example is the display shelves along the walkway, which doubles as shelves in the bedroom too. Photo: Home & Decor With an overall monochromatic palette, materials such as…

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Spacious, monochromatic four-room resale HDB home with lots of storage, Singapore News

The brief from this female homeowner to her interior designer Mark Chen of Artistroom was to keep her four-room resale HDB home spacious, functional, and with sufficient storage to display ornaments, which she has amassed from her travels. To keep the home spacious, Mark suggested breaking down some of the walls, and created storage spaces that can be hidden from sight. An example is the display shelves along the walkway, which doubles as shelves in the bedroom too. Photo: Home & Decor With an overall monochromatic palette, materials such as…

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Guy drives into Hougang HDB block void deck to drop off passengers during heavy downpour, Singapore News

A driver thought it would be a good idea to drive into the void deck of Block 712 Hougang Avenue 2 to drop off his passengers during a heavy downpour on Thursday afternoon (Mar 21). A Stomp contributor recorded the unusual incident on his in-car camera at about 4.17pm and shared it with Stomp. In the video, the car is seen parked in a lot near to the lift lobby of the aforementioned block. He then drives forward into the lift lobby so that his passengers have all the shelter…

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24 tenants allegedly crammed into a four-room Pandan Gardens flat; HDB ‘aware’, Singapore News

Three double-decker bunk beds are crammed into a bedroom of the Housing Board (HDB) flat, with clothing hanging haphazardly from the beds and ceiling, and barely any space to move around. These were the claustrophobic conditions that lodgers living in an overcrowded four-room flat at Block 403 Pandan Gardens allegedly had to endure. Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported yesterday (March 20) that the flat allegedly housed a total of 24 tenants, three times the maximum allowed by HDB. The flat’s three bedrooms housed at least six lodgers each,…

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Letterboxes in Sembawang HDB block left open for hours, disciplinary action to be taken against postman, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Some letterboxes at a block of Housing Board flats in Sembawang were left open for several hours on Thursday evening (March 14). A SingPost spokesman said that disciplinary action would be taken against the postman involved in the incident. The employee would also be given extra supervision and additional training. The postal service provider said that it was alerted at 9pm, and a staff member was immediately dispatched to Block 128C Canberra Street and the letterboxes were locked by 9.25pm. A resident at Block 128B, Mr Jack Teo,…

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What happens if you want to sell a HDB flat that you co-own with another person, Singapore News

Buying a HDB flat is a significant financial responsibility. In Singapore, it’s common for HDB flats to be bought and owned by more than one owner. This is because many of us buy an HDB flat with our loved ones – be it our spouse, parents, children or siblings. We can even buy it with other singles whom we are not related to once we turn 35. However, circumstances may change after buying the HDB flat. You may get into a disagreement with your co-owner(s) about decisions relating to the…

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Forget Scandi, it’s real Retro in this HDB with ’70s style, Singapore News

As much as present-day trends matter when it comes to creating an ideal home, looking towards the past can yield unexpectedly good-looking results too. Such was the case with first-time homeowner Elaine’s new BTO apartment at Telok Blangah, which incorporates yesteryear influences to create a stylish, contemporary look that comes across as more modern than dated. “My husband and I have always had a thing for the old-school look and vintage pieces, and we knew from the get-go that it would make the perfect theme for our first home,” says…

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HDB BTO & resale eligibility – The Singles Singapore Citizen & Joint Singles Scheme (2019), Singapore News

You wake up, scroll through Facebook and “like” a bunch of your friends’ #anniversary and #babyturnsONE photos. It’s almost like any other day, except today is different. It’s your 35th birthday, which means you can now apply for your own flat. Congratulations! That’s right, the government is finally giving you the ultimate consolation prize for turning 35 without a happily ever after. Here’s what you need to know about getting a flat as a single person. OVERVIEW – SINGLES SINGAPORE CITIZEN & JOINT SINGLES SCHEME There are currently 2 schemes…

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Peek inside this functional Scandinavian HDB in Sembawang, Singapore News

Ask what Ryan and Gillian enjoyed most about their Renovation Journey, and they’ll tell you that it was “not having to deal with renovation hiccups”. The couple got to experience a fuss-free home makeover thanks to the help of Meter Square designer Mint, who also succeeded in delivering a spacious Scandinavian-style abode that’s for keeps. Read on for more about Ryan and Gilian’s new home! ON THEIR HOME’S DESIGN  Gillian (G): When we first collected the keys to this place, we felt that our home was very small (as compared…

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House tour: White and wood fills this HDB home on Havelock Road, Singapore News

If a white-and-wood palette is what you’re looking for in your home, this 1,380sqf HDB apartment at Havelock Road is a good design inspiration for you. Designed by Mark Chen of Artistroom, homeowners Benjamin Chia and Adelle Tay’s home is bright and spacious. Even in the kitchen, they chose to incorporate lots of cabinetry in white. The kitchen counter and working area are clad in black finishes, making the space look so seamless you wouldn’t even realise the induction hob and hood have been installed right next to the oven.…

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