My Reno Diary

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7 Gambas,
Crescent #01-01 Ark@Gambas,
Singapore 757087.
+65-6255 1010

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Singapore 408569.
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Congratulations on getting your very own BTO flat. What size is it? How long did it take to move in? Do you apply for early key collection? The months leading up to your HDB key collection are exciting and tiring, to say the least. Congratulations, you’ve found your keys! Now, there’s a celebration in order. 

The best thing to do is start the party with your friends and family. The most important thing to remember when throwing a housewarming party is that you are throwing it for a reason. Whether you have had it in mind for quite some time or are just looking for an excuse to celebrate with your loved ones, a housewarming party will bring everyone together. It’s also a good opportunity to get everyone involved.

We recommend reading the following steps to make you smarter than the average buyer. These should be added to your to-do list now. 

After the HDB Key Collection, there are some steps to follow:

Set up a door-opening ceremony if you believe in the power of Feng Shui

It is useful for everyone who believes in good fortune. We have all been told to do a ritual. If you complete your HDB resale key collection, we suggest you do a small ritual. If you want to learn how to use the items, you must talk to your local Feng Shui. Do this first to start with a positive vibe.

Check to see if the keys work

Your BTO will complete the formalities, and you’ll get the keys. Even though it seems obvious, make sure that you check the keys to your front door. You’ll have to make up for the loss of time later if you don’t take this step now.  


Inspect your new HDB/BTO

Absolutely, yes, check, check! Every corner of the HDB BTO needs to be inspected. Check for faulty starters and switch on all the lights. Check the faucets and taps to make sure they are working correctly. Make sure your sink doesn’t have any problems.

Check the doors’ and windows’ handles and hinges to ensure they work. If there are any defects in your flat, you should immediately bring them to the Building Service Centre’s attention. A warranty covers HDB flats for a year.

Get down to cleaning

Yes, this is step four and not the first. When you pick up your HDB key collection, the first thing that comes to mind is all the dust and grime you’ll have to face when you step in. Remember to clean up after you’ve done the above tasks.

You must pay attention to the main areas to keep the house clean. If you want to do it on your own, it is best to hire a professional. There are a lot of housekeeping services in every city.

It’s time to have your interior designer see your home

It’s time to bring your first guest home – your interior designer.

Don’t let that statement’s “boring” part discourage you from living in a beautiful home. You will appreciate the view!

This is the type of project that comes along once in a lifetime and requires a professional who is both experienced and trustworthy. Your designer will need to come home, check out the space, make measurements and markings, and get to work! The design process is only sometimes going to go according to plan; when it does, you’ll want someone there to handle the fallout.

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Decide on the budget for a renovation

It’s time for some number crunching. Let’s face it, most of us save money to fulfil our dream of owning our own home. When calculating your budget, you’ll want to think about the cost of your materials and services and the amount of time you will need to renovate. If I had to do it all over again, my advice is this: whatever you can afford, don’t cut corners when it comes to quality. Also, consider taking a loan if necessary.

Renovation in Singapore is less expensive than you think if you hire the right interior design partners. Do you know How Much Renovation Cost in Singapore?

Key collection rules from HDB 

When is HDB/BTO key collection?

The keys to your flat will be ready for collection when the project is complete. You’ll collect the keys to the flat 6 months after you sign the lease when you book a completed flat.

Balance Payment

You must pay the full purchase price and sales tax in full before you can collect the keys.

Stamp duty and legal fees

You have to pay a fee when you collect the keys. Stamp duty and registration fees can be paid on the Deed of Assignment.

Home Protection Scheme (HPS)

When buying a home, it’s good to protect yourself by getting mortgage-reducing insurance from the CPF Board.

You’ll need to be insured under HPS to use your CPF Ordinary Account savings to pay your monthly loan.

Fire insurance

You must buy a fire insurance policy because you will be paid a lump sum if there is a fire at your rental flat.

Contra Payment Facility

The Contra Payment Facility provides an additional loan on top of your housing loan. If you need the net proceeds from the sale of your current flat to cover the shortfall, it makes up the shortfall in funds.


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Thematic design that reflects your personality

MRD Singapore is the perfect formula to make your interior dream come true. One of the main keys to great interior design is that it should be thematic, reflect your personality and taste, and be cost-effective. 

With so many styles, trends and designs, choosing the one to go for is hard. With MRD, you can prevent this situation and get the best dream design you ever wanted but better. No more stress. Contact us here to solve your interior problems, or contact us directly at 7 Gambas Crescent #01-01 Ark@Gambas Singapore 757087.