Japandi HDB Resale Reno – Week 2

Japandi HDB Resale Reno – Week 2

I plan to be able to roll an Ikea Raskog out of the service yard into the kitchen when the need arises, so the kerb between the kitchen and yard had to go! As expected, tiling started this week and proceeded at a very good pace. Very happy with the wood-grain tile that I picked at Hafary for the living area and rooms. Am also pleased with how the tile layer is doing these tiles. Floor tiles also completed in…

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Japandi HDB Resale Reno – Week 1

Japandi HDB Resale Reno – Week 1

Hack hack hack! By the end of the first day, the floor was full of debris from the tiles and all built in cabinets. The floor looked too much like an obstacle course so I dared not step in any further! But amazingly, this is what it looked like by the end of the second day. All gone! Amazingly fast huh? Not much else happened this week other than water proofing and cementing of the bathrooms The floor and wall…

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Japandi HDB Resale Reno – Scope of Works

Japandi HDB Resale Reno – Scope of Works

In my first post, I described some limitations of this flat layout. So in this post I’ll describe some renovation ($$$) decisions I’ve made to address them. 1.  Odd angle at the bottom of the living area. To achieve a more rectangular layout in the living+dining areas, a partition wall will be adde?d (see picture below), and my TV will be mounted on it. It will also have a  built in “cubbyhole” to contain the router, media devices and such….

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Japandi HDB Resale Reno – The theme

Japandi HDB Resale Reno – The theme

About the theme… As a soloist, it’s important that my home is bright (without inducing headaches) and uncluttered (no need to spend too much time cleaning). So whitish walls are a must and wood-like flooring too. I started by looking at Muji and Scaninavian themes, but I quickly found these to be a little too light for my taste. Which then led me to Japandi. So what is Japandi? As the name suggests, Japandi is a theme incorporating both Scandinavian…

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Japandi HDB Resale Reno – Introduction

Japandi HDB Resale Reno – Introduction

(This post was first published on Renotalk.com – now duplicated its in entirety on this blog for posterity :D) I’ve recently received the keys for my resale HDB flat and my renovations are about to start. So I’m sharing my experiences here in the hope that they can benefit others the way I have from the other T-blogs here on Renotalk! First some words about HDB’s new Resale flat process… Since the start of 2018, HDB ?has implemented a HDB Resale…

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Solving noisy iMac 27″ fans problem

Solving noisy iMac 27″ fans problem

Recently my 27″ iMac has been generating quite a bit of uncustomary fan noise – even when practically idle! After downloading and installing smcFanControl, I found out that the problem was my hard disk drive fans running at excessive speeds of 4500rpm!! If you are facing the same noise problem that I was, this is the solution: 1. Ensure that you have installed smcFanControl (freeware) 2. Launch Terminal, which is located in your Applications – Utilities folder and type this…

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