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How To Save A Ton Of Money When Renovating

How To Save A Ton Of Money When Renovating

In the old days, actually not too long ago, the contractor or so called designer was the one you looked whenever you wanted to renovate your home. Finding a plumber, an electrician, a mason, a tiler, a carpenter was difficult. Not everyone wanted to work with each other. 
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Types of Cabinets

Types of Cabinets

There are four types of cabinets in the market today1. Built-in - These are usually built on site except for unfinished cabinet bodies. Laminates are glued on site, adjustments are made on-site. Backs of cabinets and other hidden sections remain...

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Cabinets: Uneven Walls Floors and Ceilings

Cabinets: Uneven Walls Floors and Ceilings

Every wall, floor and ceiling is not exactly datum. The untrained naked eye cannot spot the slants, bends and wave. This makes installing cabinets very difficult. The following are problems you might face with an uneven floor.
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Kitchen Cabinet Workflow Strategies

Kitchen Cabinet Workflow Strategies

When starting on a kitchen cabinet project, some planning is required before visiting your carpenter. Start by identifying where your five zones are going to be. The five basic zones start with the cooking zone.
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Cabinets, Drills and Walls

Cabinets, Drills and Walls

Whenever you are planning to drill a wall to install a cabinet check out the following before starting anything.
  1. How thick is the wall that the cabinet will be hanging on? There have been cases of drills going through to the neighbour's home. Weak walls also pose a physical danger.
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Wardrobes: Casement or Sliding Doors

Wardrobes: Casement or Sliding Doors

As houses get smaller and smaller sliding door wardrobes are gaining in popularity. 80 sq ft bedrooms are commonplace on Singapore. The advantage of sliding doors are
  1. Reduced requirement for space between bed and wardrobe
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The Complete Guide to Dining Tables

The Complete Guide to Dining Tables

A cursory search of the internet will reveal many images of beautiful dining rooms - unfortunately, many of the designs depicted rely on having big, open spaces frequently found in American or European homes, or heavily decorated tables crowded with...

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Financing your Home Improvement

Financing your Home Improvement

Here at the Picket&Rail Design Center, we believe that everyone should be able to access financing in order to obtain their dream home. To that end, we have taken steps collaborating with major financial institutions in order to make it easier to...

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Is Bigger really Better in the Bedroom?

Is Bigger really Better in the Bedroom?

Private Time, Happy Time. Bedrooms are our most private spaces, where we go to rest and recharge after a long day, spend time with our loved ones, and enjoy uninterrupted peace and quiet. It's important that your bedroom be appealing...

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