April 25, 2022
Living with fengshui
Geomancy Grand Master Tan Khoon Yong practises what he preaches, as evidencedin his new home.
Those looking to buy a new house or renovate their current abode may want to consider cultivating some good fengshui. Understanding how to apply the principles can be a daunting task for firsttimers though, so we speak to Singapore’s very own fengshui Grand Master Tan Khoon Yong, Chief Geomancer of Way Fengshui Group, who recently moved into his new home, to get some advice.
What is the design concept for your new house?
Tan: My wife wanted this house to be where we spend our old age, so our main concern was the ease of convenience for our living. Naturally, my wife’s needs take precedence over everything else, so she has the first say in the design. My needs come in
April 20, 2022
Meet your new private chef
Whipping up delicious and wholesome homemade meals just became easier for the busiest urbanite.
Who says home cooked food has to be boring and bland? With minimal prep, your meals can be as delicious as your favourite dine-in guilty pleasures, minus the artery clogging grease.
Whether you have a soft spot for crispy fried chicken or fries, the new Philips Airfryer XXL will prep it with up to 90 per cent less fat. This oil-free indulgence is not only healthier, but also tastier. Thanks to the Philips air flow and starfish design, food is cooked uniformly from all sides. It’s also 1.5 times faster than an oven.
Expand your menu with minimal effort. With baking, grilling, roasting and reheating f
April 18, 2022
Smart changes for BIG savings
Practical ways to save energy, reduce your electricity bills and do good for the world.
There’s been much in the news recently about electricity costs creeping up. The bad news is experts anticipate these costs to rise in the future. So it’s now more important than ever to choose options and adopt solutions that aid in saving energy at home so as to lower household bills in the long run. That said, the key to an energy-saving home is setting it up to conserve as much energy as possible without you having to do extra on a day-to-day basis. Here’s how you can do it.
Opt for LED lights
When buying lights, go for energy-efficient options such as LED bulbs. To produce the same amount of light, LED bulbs use u
April 18, 2022
Samsung BESPOKE- Build it your way
The new Samsung BESPOKE refrigerator lets you configure it the way you like, so you’re free to express your unique aesthetic.
Homeowners today dream of personalised kitchens, and Samsung’s BESPOKE refrigerator line-up is here to make it a reality. With colour customisation, you no longer have to be limited to a silver or black fridge. Choose from five classic and vibrant hues: Glam White, Glam Pink, Glam Navy, Satin Sky Blue and Satin Grey, available in two finishes – silky-matte Satin Glass and glossy Glam Glass. Colour panels are changeable1, so if you fancy a kitchen revamp later, simply switch to a new set of colour panels for a brand new look.
The flat-panel design features recessed handles for a sea
April 13, 2022
For kids’ sake
A clean, secure and healthy home environment is key to your children’s development.
Drink to their health
We’re lucky to enjoy clean water straight from the tap. But if you’re concerned about excess chlorine, dirt from pipes, heavy metals and bacterial contaminants making their way into the water your family drinks and cooks with, a water purifier may give you peace of mind. Water purifiers come in various shapes, sizes and styles. They all work to remove chlorine and contaminating agents, giving you fresh-tasting, better-smelling water that your children will want to drink more of. The Philips On Tap Water Purifier WP3861/00 is compact and easy to install. It features a three stage filtration system and a silver-coated, active carbon filter that eliminates impurities. Simply
April 11, 2022
Get more mileage out of your air-conditioner
If treated well, your air-conditioner will stay with you for a long time. Follow our 7-point guide to extend the life of your unit.
The secret to an efficient air-conditioning unit is to give it proper care. Maintaining and servicing it regularly prevents breakdowns and ensures it works at its best, which in turn helps you to save on your electricity bills.
April 04, 2022
A newbie to the kitchen? Here’s how to keep cooking hazards to a minimum.
With risks of fire, injury and falls, the kitchen is a potential danger zone in the home. All it could take for accidents to happen is stepping away from your cooking for mere seconds. Read on for tips on using your kitchen and caring for your appliances for maximum safety.
Avoid burns and scalds
Burns and scalds are some of the most common injuries in the kitchen. Most people assume that the oven and hob are hot to the touch. But an often-overlooked area is the microwave oven. An extra minute or two can result in overly hot food. So, don’t rush! Handle the plates and bowls carefully whe
April 04, 2022
Do more with your washer
When laundry needs to be done, Toshiba technology saves time and gives the ultimate clean.
Since its first top-loading washing machine in 1930, Toshiba continues to lead the industry by innovating consistently. Toshiba’s T20 Dual-Drum Washer Dryer, for instance, takes care of the washing and drying all in one machine – and more.
The T20 lets you wash delicate and heavy or large laundry items separately at once. Use the upper drum for underwear, babywear and pets’ clothes. The lower drum, ideal for one-step washing and drying, is a time saver.
Notably, the smart fabric detection technology and a
April 01, 2022
Televisions are getting bigger, brighter and sharper. At Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest consumer electronics and IT exhibition, this January, major television brands unveiled upgraded technology and new features, from QD-OLED to Mini LED technology. We take a closer look at some of them. A showcase of the bigger, better and sharper TVs to expect this year.
With the Neo Quantum processor, Samsung’s Neo QLED range offers a clear and immersive experience due to advanced contrast mapping with a back-light unit. The new Shape Adaptive Light technology aids in analysing lines, shapes and surfaces to enhance brightness and accuracy. This range also has a multi-intelligence picture quality algorithm for elevated depth and
March 31, 2022
Make your BTO move-in ready
So you’ve just collected your keys to your new Build-To-Order flat. Follow our step-by-step guide to making your new house a home you can call your own.
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Plan a look that suits your lifestyle
Browse through magazines and search online for inspiration. Prepare a list of what you like, for example, dark wood floors, Scandinavian elements, industrial accents, bright colours and so on, and look for images that illustrate your ideas and vision. Consider what might affect your design vision. For instance: If you have children or pets, an all-white Scandinavian style may not be practical. If you need a customised workspace, y