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  1. Silestone quartz and granite there are cut and fabricated the same. The only difference is the material cost and their quality. Quartz is basically environmentallyl friendly while natural granite isn't. Silestone a brand high quality treated quartz by Cosentino. SILESTONE QUARTZ SINGAPORE Silestone is a 94% combination of natural quartz and other raw materials that are extraordinarily hard and resilient. These characteristics combine to create an ideal surface for kitchen countertops, bathrooms, flooring and wall siding. Silestone Natural Quartz is a surface material with outstanding properties created for kitchen and bath design applications. It offers beauty similar to natural stone in a wide range of colours and extraordinary textures.
  2. Lotte Staron (Was Samsung Staron) https://www.stoneamperor.com.sg/acrylic-solid-surface-samsung-staron/ Staron® Solid Surfaces by Lotte are highly functional, beautiful, acrylic surfacing materials that come in an impressive range of variegated colors. Staron® surfaces have multiple commercial as well as residential uses, and they are tough, stain-resistant, and easy to maintain. Lotte Staron® full and partial sheets are also nonporous, which means there's nowhere for bacteria and mold to hide and grow—so you can be confident that you'll have hygienic surfaces for all of your family's needs. The style and affordability of Lotte Staron® Countertop Material can transform your kitchen and bathroom into a multifaceted, designer living space, while the versatility can take its use beyond the bathroom and kitchen to create shower walls, tub and sauna decks, reception desks, bar tops, and much more. Staron® can help you meet all of your project's needs and goals. FEATURES OF LOTTE STARON ♦ Tough ♦ Stain-resistant ♦ Easy to maintain ♦ Non-porous surface inhibits the growth of bacteria and mold The Rest Below: LG HIMACS Dekton Corian Kompacplus Sensa Granite Lotte Staron Hanstone Arkstone Stone Italiana Color Quartz EDL Hanex Solid Surface Marble Granite Vicostone Florim Caesarstone Silestone Aurastone 3S Solid Surface 3S Quartz Compac Quartz LH Quartz Imperial Solid Surface LAPITEC DIDIO
  3. you can send you image to stone amperor team for help. They will be able to advise you. You can live chat here
  4. you might always want to check LG Himacs out. For outdoor and indoor use and last very long. Even hospitals in Singapore use them. https://www.stoneamperor.com.sg/hi-macs/
  5. Stone Amperor can give you the price https://www.stoneamperor.com.sg/acrylic-solid-surface-dupont-corian/
  6. Yes, Dekton is gaining its popularity here in Singapore due to its durability for indoor and outdoor use. You can find out more about dekton https://www.stoneamperor.com.sg/dekton/ https://youtu.be/oAJF9KP9mLg
  7. Haven't heard of them before. How about try out First Dot Design. They can doing great and the boss is handling sales himself and he is looking to get great reviews so will definitely do good jobs
  8. Bet you guys havent heard of SENSA Granite. Its by cosentino sold by Stone Amperor in Singapore and AMPQUARTZ in Malaysia. Sensa granite is a luxury granite hand picked and processed by cosentino to be very durable and low maintenance. Read more about it at https://www.ampquartz.com/sensa-granite-why-choose-it/
  9. Bazi is interesting. You can ignore it. Its pretty accurate. You use it to know yourself and leverage your strength to achieve your goals in life. Its part of chinese astrology. Know your pillars of destiny. Highly recommended for everyone to know a little or to get BAZI master's help I've studied bit of BAZI lately. lol
  10. shaunling

    Paint Types?

    didn't know what latex paint was. Saw the technique of applying latex paint on youtube.
  11. Assembling a Conducive Home Office (The Interior Design Idea) Work As FREELANCER Today rapid technological advances has revolutionised the job industry as more people look for freelance work to allow them a work-from-home arrangement and more flexibility. 😀😀😀😀 However, constructing a home office is more than just setting up on an empty desk in a spare room or temporarily taking over the dining table. JUST LIKE CAFES AMBIENCE As the same reason why we go to cafes for the ambience, the workplace should settle into the right groove for ideas to flow and work to commence without all the distractions that come within the comforts of home. CONDUSIVE & DISTRACTION FREE We understand the allure of the kitchen and the beckoning of the comfy couch, and our guide on assembling a distraction-free workplace will help keep the distractions at bay and put you on the right track towards maximum productivity. Read More at https://www.renotalk.com/article/work-play-assembling-conducive-home-office
  12. Renotalk recently received many complaints by homeowners in Malaysia regarding errand renovation contractors that they have engaged We hope every homeowner can post your journey of bad contractors here so to help other victims to locate and prevent others from being cheated. We'll do our best to broadcast them out but only with enough proof. To engagement with us on facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/renotalkmalaysia or https://www.facebook.com/renotalksg
  13. Despace interior design in johor bahru designed an Airbnb /Homestay friendly Small Studio Apartment in Molek Regency. Here’s the tour by the designer
  14. Message was forwarded by someone. ----------------- New scam in sg.. This scam is actually very cleverly worked out that you will not suspect of anything wrong: The following is an account of the incident. 《Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone saying that he was from a company called: "Express Couriers," He asked if I was going to be home because there was a package for me that required a signature . The caller said that the delivery would arrive at my home in roughly an hour. Sure enough, about an hour later, a uniformed delivery man turned up with a parcel and a bottle of wine. I was very surprised since there was no special occasion, and I certainly didn't expect anything like it. Intrigued, I inquired as to who the sender was. The courier replied, "I don't know, I'm only delivering the package." Apparently, he said the sender would want to give you a surprise and a card would be sent separately... , it happened that my birthday was on the way also, so we thought could be from a distant friend. There was also a consignment note with the gift. He then went on to explain that because the gift contained alcohol, there was a $7.50 "delivery/ verification charge," providing proof that he had actually delivered the package to an adult (of legal drinking age), and not just left it on the doorstep where it could be stolen or taken by anyone, especially a minor. This sounded logical and I offered to pay him cash. He then said that the delivery company required payment to be by credit or debit card only, so that everything is properly accounted for. He added they also don't carry cash to avoid loss or likely targets for robbery. My husband, who by this time was standing beside me, pulled out his credit card, give to him to swipe the card on a small mobile card machine with a small screen and keypad and asked to key in the verification code. Frankly at this point we never suspect anything ad normal and a receipt was printed out and given to us, he then wished us good day and went off as normal, To our horrible surprise, between Thursday and the following Monday, $5000 had been charged/withdrawn from our credit account at various ATM machines. Apparently the "mobile credit card machine," which the delivery man carried had all the info necessary to create a "dummy" card with all our card details, of course with the verification code. Upon finding out about the illegal transactions on our card, we immediately notified the bank to stop payment, but already too late. We went to make a Police report, and was confirmed quite a number of households had been similarly hit. WARNING: Be wary of accepting any "surprise gift or package," which you neither expected nor personally ordered, especially if it involves any kind of payment as a condition of receiving the gift or package. Also never accept anything if you do not personally know or there is no proper identification of who the sender is. Above all, the only time you should give out any personal credit card information is when you yourself initiated the purchase or transaction! PLEASE Pass this on, it may just prevent someone else from being swindled.
  15. my office in johor austin 18 has the same issue. Toilet smell like sewage. TOO SMELLY. and its located beside the entrance. So anyone who entered our office got that smell. Not sure how to solve it. Contractors came also don't know how to solve.
  16. can singapore property developers do advertisements? I heard from someone in the industry saying that property developers in Singapore aren’t allowed to advertise. Is that true? anyone got any idea? But i did see developers advertise on tv though
  17. I just found an article reviewing best quartz brand in Singapore. Take a look if its helpful https://www.stoneamperor.com.sg/quartz-brand-review/
  18. Making your home fit with your lifestyle and into your aesthetic is hard enough without adding children into the equation… Which is why we’re always so impressed with the family-friendly homes domino features—white sofas and all. As it turns out, various designers and parents have different philosophies on how exactly to make a home well-designed while still being suitable for young children. Keep reading to learn how seven mothers make kid-friendly spaces for themselves as well as their clients. maya nairn FOUNDER OF DE BUCI BABY WHERE DO YOU START WHEN DESIGNING A SPACE YOU KNOW CHILDREN WILL SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN? Safety is definitely where I begin. I want to be able to sit in a room with my children and know that they are safe without having to keep an eye on every single thing that they are doing. I do the typical childproofing with baby gates on stairs, plugs in electrical sockets and internal cabinet locks on cabinets that might have cleaning products or breakables inside. Being realistic is next. Kids will spill things and mark things so I’m very thoughtful with the colors and textures of fabrics that I use. One of our sofas is navy velvet. The dark color and the texture of this velvet have been great in hiding little mishaps. Our other sofa and chair have removable covers and have been washed on many occasions. HOW DO YOU MAKE A SPACE KID-FRIENDLY? FROM THE FURNITURE TO DECOR, ETC. WHAT DO YOU SPLURGE/SAVE ON, TRICKS OR ALTERNATIVES YOU’VE FOUND WORK? Two of my favorite things that we have done is no coffee table and low furniture. It has created this really lovely space that is so comfortable for everyone. You can sit on the sofa, or sit on the floor with your back against the sofa. You can play with the kids on the floor or comfortably do your own thing while they are playing right there. They can climb on the furniture and when they inevitably take a tumble they don’t have very far to fall. We also have a deceptive number of toys, books and dress up clothes hidden away in cupboards and baskets. Everything is easily accessible to the children and out of sight when they are asleep. MIA BAXTER HOW DOES DESIGNING A “KID-FRIENDLY” SPACE IMPACT OR CHANGE YOUR DESIGN PROCESS? I’m a minimalist and I think there is an innate child friendliness in minimalism because there isn’t much around for them to get into. We probably have fewer low lying vases of flowers and objects than we might otherwise have but I don’t feel we have had to compromise anything aesthetically because of our children. WHAT DOES THE DESCRIPTOR “KID-FRIENDLY” ACTUALLY MEAN TO YOU? A room that is safe and fun for a child to be in. A room where they can spill a drink or get chocolate on something and it isn’t the end of the world. A room where they aren’t constantly being told not to touch things. I FEEL LIKE THERE’S KIND OF A COMMON BELIEF THAT YOU CAN’T HAVE A TRULY STUNNING SPACE THAT ALSO WORKS FOR KIDS. HOW DO YOU FIND A BALANCE BETWEEN MAKING A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED HOME THAT ALSO WORKS FOR YOUNG, POTENTIALLY MESSY CHILDREN? It’s all about perspective. There is definitely a belief that things needs to be dumbed down for children, be it interiors, clothing, or food. You can get a stain out of a pretty cotton dress or button down shirt as easily as you can a cotton t-shirt. The same principle rings true in interiors, beautiful can be practical too. I do think it’s important to hold your children to certain standards in your home. We have rules like only eating in the kitchen, no jumping on the sofas, it’s ok to make a big mess as long as you clean it up when you’ve finished playing. It’s a work in progress along with every other aspect of parenting, but I try to teach them to be respectful of their environments. MIA BAXTER robin wilson CEO OF ROBIN WILSON HOME WHERE DO YOU START WHEN DESIGNING A SPACE YOU KNOW CHILDREN WILL SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN? The first thing I ask a client who wants a child-friendly space is the age, energy level, allergies and if there are any disabilities to ensure that the space is appropriate for their children and their friends. HOW DOES DESIGNING A “KID-FRIENDLY” SPACE IMPACT OR CHANGE YOUR DESIGN PROCESS? As any parent knows, the most important thing about a kid-friendly space is using our Clean Design protocol to ensure that it is non-toxic from the foundation to the furnishings. We select floor coverings that are washable like FLOR carpet tiles, suggest rubber (not vinyl!) playmats, and materials that are both durable and easily cleaned. For safety, corners are often rounded and lighting is also important, as well as anchoring shelving to the wall to prevent tipping, and we only use no-VOC wall paint to ensure no off-gassing. WHAT DOES THE DESCRIPTOR “KID-FRIENDLY” ACTUALLY MEAN TO YOU? A room that is safe and fun for a child to be in. A room where they can spill a drink or get chocolate on something and it isn’t the end of the world. A room where they aren’t constantly being told not to touch things. HOW DO YOU MAKE A SPACE KID-FRIENDLY? FROM THE FURNITURE TO DECOR, ETC. WHAT DO YOU SPLURGE/SAVE ON, TRICKS OR ALTERNATIVES YOU’VE FOUND WORK? My book, Clean Design, has an entire chapter devoted to nurseries/play spaces and all the non-toxic things a person can do to design on a budget or to splurge. One of the biggest trends in kid-friendly spaces is to have a single wall with a whiteboard or chalkboard (use only dustless chalk!)‎ wall. And we always mix high-low. For example, the crib/bed might be from a high end store and the child friendly plastic chair and the drawing table might be from IKEA, which is easy to clean. I FEEL LIKE THERE’S KIND OF A COMMON BELIEF THAT YOU CAN’T HAVE A TRULY STUNNING SPACE THAT ALSO WORKS FOR KIDS. HOW DO YOU FIND A BALANCE BETWEEN MAKING A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED HOME THAT ALSO WORKS FOR YOUNG, POTENTIALLY MESSY CHILDREN? My belief is that color, pattern and texture are the most important things for a child’s space. Whether a colorful tent, colorful floor tiles and solid white or primary colors, the space should have a theme that allows them to know it is “theirs” and also have the potential for them to age in the space without too many alterations outside of paint and decorative items. One of the best things is purchasing a bed that can “grow” with the child, yet be in a classic style that will complement them at their current age. ROBIN WILSON Pro tip: Use unexpected items to furnish your space. Designer Maryam Nassirzadeh uses a vintage mail sorter to smaller toys. BRITTANY AMBRIDGE jenni li FOUNDER OF INTIEARTH HOW DID DESIGNING A “KID-FRIENDLY” SPACE IMPACT OR CHANGE YOUR DESIGN PROCESS? It didn’t really impact anything too much. Visually, I’m drawn to more formal and manicured living rooms. Comfortable and functional design always wins in the end. Where you can relax and put your feet up, with kids or without. HOW DO YOU MAKE A SPACE KID-FRIENDLY? I love open floor plans with combined living kitchen and dining, this allows everyone to spend more time together, cooking and meals together are important in our house. I designed this space to open up onto the backyard, so the living space flows into green space and the kids can play. Toys inevitably end up outside of their defined play areas. So I make sure they “blend” into the living space so the house doesn’t end up one big playroom. Baskets are great, they look great and kind hide everything. I’m also keen on built in storage cabinets that are extensions of the walls. It creates a continuous clean look and you can hide all those plastic toys inside. They can get thrown in at cleanup time. Kids love to draw and paint but it’s tricky to have everything on hand for these projects. I always dedicate one wall near the kitchen for art. Whether it’s a chalkboard wall or a shelf with paint, jars, and paper on the wall. It’s ready to go. I KNOW YOU HAVE A WHITE SOFA, WHICH MOST PEOPLE WOULD RULE OUT IMMEDIATELY. HOW?! That’s always a big topic for people when they talk about my home. They always ask “How do you keep it so clean?!” I have had white sofas for as long as I can remember. Slip covers are essential. Just throw it in the wash. WHAT DOES THE DESCRIPTOR “KID-FRIENDLY” ACTUALLY MEAN TO YOU? A space with lots of fragile crystal figurines and non-washable silk furniture could pose some risks with kids.
  19. not sure how true it is, but recently we’ve got numbers of complaints on aerialwerkz. homeowners submitted complaints to renotalk admin and we do hope Aerialwerkz could respond to them too. Some reviews on them on hometrust too.
  20. The home improvement market in Asia Pacific was worth US$91 billion in 2016, accounting for 35% of global sales.
  21. Southeast Asia (including Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam) is home to 574 million people. Of these, 272 million (47%) are online and 144 million will make purchases online in 2018