This month, we’ve been busy researching on home renovation and interior design ideas. It’s a rough start, and with millions of photos available on the internet, it can get pretty confusing too. The more we look, the more confused we get. Even finding the theme for our new condo is as challenging as setting a foot on the moon due to our differences in opinion.
Moving into a new condo is always a positive and uplifting life experience. However, the renovation process may not always be so. More often than not, we need to compromise between more space or more storage, and functionality or aesthetics, due to space constraints in the shrinking condo unit sizes.
As a matter of fact, it’s wise to have a sensible designer to work with as we embark on our renovation process. A little more efforts to ensure that the unit is cleverly designed and planned for are certainly worthwhile. Prior to meeting interior designers, here are some websites that we visit frequently for home renovation and interior design ideas.
I’d love to share these amazing websites with new home owners and readers like you. Hope you’ll like them too.
1. Home & Decor Singapore
Website: www.homeanddecor.com.sg | Facebook: www.facebook.com/HomeandDecor.Singapore
This is an interactive, style-driven interior design website for new home owners, renovation professionals and furnishing enthusiasts. You can easily pick up the latest trend and ideas to design every corner of your house. You can find portfolios of interior designers, photos of home furnishing products, and various articles worth reading. You can also post your reno / décor questions on the website.
2. Lookbox Living
Website: www.lookboxliving.com.sg | Facebook: www.facebook.com/LookboxLiving
Source: Lookbox Living
This is my ultimate resource for home renovation inspiration, interior designer portfolios, product listings, events, promotions and new product launches. It’s like an all-in-one place where you can find everything that you need to plan for your new home renovation.
Website: qanvast.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/qanvast
No doubt, Qanvast is my all-time favourite! A “must visit” site for all new homeowners, Qanvast has the largest interior design ideas. I’m saying over 10,000 home ideas, can you believe it? The website is visually stimulating and easy to navigate. The featured projects contain all the information that you need – renovation cost, duration, home size and home owner’s reviews. The best part is – it’s also available in mobile app.
4. Interior Design Singapore
Website: id.com.sg | Facebook: www.facebook.com/InteriorDesignSingapore
Source: Interior Design Singapore
This is one of the most comprehensive interior design ideas for your HDB, BTO, condo or landed homes. There are over 700 different design ideas from our local designers, as well as useful renovation tips. You can navigate the website easily to find the themes that you like, i.e. Scandinavian, Contemporary, Minimalist, and Industrial, etc, by selecting the appropriate tags.
Website: www.homesavv.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/homesavv
HomeSavv is a platform that aims to give savvy home lovers with qualified options, greater convenience and savings on renovation, home services and furniture. You can request for free and non-obligatory quotations from established interior designers and home services, and stand a chance to win great prizes. You can also find useful articles and interior design ideas here.
Website: www.renotalk.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/renotalksg
No doubt, this is Singapore # 1 Interior Design and Renovation Portal. You can also get free and non-obligatory quotations from reliable interior designers from this portal. The RenoTalk forum is very famous among new home owners, particularly the Reno t-Blog Chat that allows forumers to start their own mini reno blogs to document their home renovation journey.
Website: www.renonation.sg | Facebook: www.facebook.com/Renonation
This is a relatively new website where you’ll find useful renovation articles on the latest trends and policies. The RenoNation blog, led by their bloggers, offers new insights on design and renovation. You can also get non-obligatory quotations here.
Website: www.cromly.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/Cromly
Cromly is a design portal and social media platform for homeowners, interior designers, furniture and home décor merchants, and design enthusiasts. You can find top trends, latest design and renovation ideas, as well as marketplace that sells unique home furnishing products.
Website: www.castlery.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/Castlery
Castlery is an online furniture mall in Singapore that brings designer furniture without the retail mark-up, making great design affordable to everyone. On their website, you can find chic ideas for home, art & homeware, architecture, as well as useful tips in selecting your sofas, carpets, beds and mattresses.
This list is not complete, of course. There are so many websites on home renovation and interior design that you can find on the internet. The 9 websites listed above are based in Singapore, so I find that the context is more relevant to us.
Have fun exploring these websites and get inspired. Everyone deserves a beautiful home. So let’s make it happen.