What Houzz contributors are saying:
What do you when the power trips in your home? Do you even know if it’s a power trip vs. a building-wide power outage? Familiarising yourself with your circuit breaker – the safety device that will cut off electricity should there be a current leakage, such as a plugged-in appliance blowing out – could be the difference between a damaged power point, fire and fatal electrocution. If you live in a HDB flat or condo unit, you’ll typically find your circuit breaker in the kitchen, service yard, storage room or household shelter.
Rethink old materialsThe most common kitchen material, low-pressure laminate, has changed radically over the past few years. Remember the fake-timber look? Well these days, some of the low-pressure laminate is so real looking that most buyers don’t know the difference. This is good news for controlling the budget and, with less focus on cabinet fronts, low-pressure laminate (Melteca) and new materials such as Ultraglaze acrylics are fine. Today, both of these materials are delivered to the kitchen manufacturer in a pre-finished state, ready for cutting and edging – a quick and simple process that’s cost effective. Melteca costs less than Ultraglaze-type products, but Ultraglaze is still very affordable.