Japandi HDB 4-room – Scope of Works

Japandi HDB 4-room – 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 4-room – The theme

Japandi HDB 4-room – 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 4-room – Introduction

Japandi HDB 4-room – 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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How to use Dropbox in a locked-down office network and Apple iOS apps

How to use Dropbox in a locked-down office network and Apple iOS apps

MobileMe iDisk is shutting down on 30 June 2012. Following the advice of many, I moved my files over to Dropbox instead. Unfortunately 1. Apple iOS apps such as Keynote or Pages are unable to open documents stored in Dropbox 2. My office network blocks the use of Dropbox Fortunately there is a single solution to both problems! What we need is to sign up for a FREE account at SMEStorage, which lets you utilise the space you already have…

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