Getting Our First Home Journey 5, My 4 Room Bto Home Renovations Mistakes to Avoid - Sweet Bunny

 As much as I would like to say that my house is perfect in a certain sense it isn't. Sure it is Instagram worthy but there are some errors that I would really love to have avoided if I were the wiser. So here I am sharing the boo-boos so you won't make the same mistake as we did.

5 renovation mistakes to avoid


Study Room renovation mistakes to avoid in a BTO HDB-The most horrific error in our home is our study. It was designed with more aesthetics than function in mind, the inbuilt wall cabinets are practically useless.  The wall on which the tables are built is protruding on one side and concave on the other. Making it a challenge to design. The ceiling beams are obstructing so much of the shelf space in the cabinet. Also what was supposed to be my study desk turned out more like a breakfast bar sized table. Impossible to place more than a laptop on.  

study room cabinet mistakes too narrow

Breakfast Bar Table


Not enough electrical points in the living room- We have an issue in the living room where we do not have enough electrical power points if we would like to install an appliance or would like to display a power generated display such as a lamp or fountain, we would not have enough places to hook it up to. 


Electrical points


Having a fixed TV Feature Wall - Our featured wall was made for a 55-inch television, it was built too close to the window. we never thought that we might want a bigger screen in the future, so we kind of regret having the carpentry fixed in such a manner but on the positive side we do really like all the extra storage the overhead cabinets provide.  

Television Feature Wall


Not allocating enough room to install the curtain rod and insect mesh -  The Curtain pelmet was built too close to the window making it difficult to install our curtains after the insect mesh was installed. Thankfully the curtain installation company had  2 staff who were experts in installing the rods and hooking up the curtains after quite a wrestling with the installation works. 

Grey Curtain and Pelmed


Not testing out the lights in the light showroom - We didn't test out the dining room chandeliers, yes the yellow lighting does look awesome in photographer and videos but we found it a tad bit blinding. Thankfully we can change the bulbs once they blow out when new ones would be required. 

pineapple chandelier


As this is our first home I guess it is only natural to overlook certain matters, we did try our very best to avoid as many renovation mistakes as possible. Renovation mistakes are costly and like a colleague, of mine said can be a thorn at your side every time you lay eyes at the mistake. However, If you don't face issues and obstacles in life you won't have the much-needed experience and knowledge to grow. 



 







Sponsored Review on Nano Singapore’s Gummy Elderberry and Kids Multivitamin Supplements – Sweet Bunny

There are days where I feel exhausted probably due to a hectic lifestyle where a combination not enough sleep from working late nights, eating an unhealthy meal because I want a quick bite when I am in a hurry. As well as the stresses I face in my personal and work life. All these factors and events could contribute to lowering my immune system. The tropical weather of Singapore where it would pour one day and have extreme heat on another could make you catch flu easily, emphasising the importance of having a strong immune system to fight off germs and viruses.

 
Nano Singapore Vitamins country cabinet


Everyone needs the extra boost to keep us going, just maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating well doesn’t give us adequate nutrition and vitamins that our bodies require.


Thankfully, I was contacted by Nano Singapore which was established in 2018 to give their vitamins a shot. I was very intrigued as I never knew there was a distributor of Supplements in Singapore. Nano Singapore as the name suggests is a local company offering a wide range of vitamins that are bottled in an FDA approved facility in the USA. 

I received a beautiful gift box containing two types of vitamins one which is elderberry enhanced w/ vitamin c + zinc gummies - triple elderberry immunity support, vitamin c (120s) and the other multivitamin kids vitamin gummies w/ vitamin c, b, a, d, e, max multivitamin, support immunity (120s).

Nano Singapore Gift box



All-natural one a day Elderberry Supplements – My first impression of Nano Singapore’s elderberry enhanced w/ vitamin c + zinc gummies was a great one from the moment I unseal the bottle, I was not greeted with the typical chemical smell which most vitamins I have encountered produce but with a fragrant blackcurrant scent and the taste was a delightful surprise. Like a child, I prefer the gummy forms of vitamins rather than the capsule pills as they are easier to swallow, chewable and do not give out that all so awful bitter taste.

Nano Singapore elderberry vitamins benefits- Other than being palatable these elderberry Singapore supplements have a bountiful amount of benefits. Elderberry itself is a powerful antioxidant that can support your immune function and improve skin health with the addition of vitamin c & zinc this vitamin will aid in improving your health and energy level.

elderberry vitamins with crystal bear

sweetbunnylobang vitamin choice elderberry



A week’s trial of Nano Singapore’s Elderberry Vitamin- I have tested the vitamin for a week and I felt that my acne scars have lightened, I also don't get sinus problems in the morning as often as I used to. Overall it is delightful that my skin condition and stuffy nose issues have been improving. 

I was also given the Kids Multivitamin,  as I currently do not have any children, I gave the bottle to a close friend. Her school going kid liked the sugar-coated gummy bears and mentioned that they tasted like sweets not like yucky medicine. I tasted one gummy myself and found that it was not too sweet and had a fruity taste to it.

Nano Singapore Kids vitamin with crystal bear

sweetbunnylobang kids vitamins


Why Nano Singapore Multivitamins is good for children aged 4 and above - Children grow at a rapid rate and require a good amount of nutrition to grow up well. It is an excellent supplement for fussy eaters, packed with 13 Complete Vitamins such as A, B, C, D & E, Minerals, Supports Overall Good Health & Immunity and promotes healthy vision & brain. To help cope with the stresses of school and perhaps for using the computers for long hours during E-learning or when they just spend way too much time playing games on the phone. Blue light from these screens will affect a child’s eyesight. Giving your child the best is on every parent's mind, so give them the best Multivitamin for Kids.

Nano Singapore's Vitamins are a great addition to your pantry, keeping you and your family strong and healthy. The vitamins are available on Shopee, their official website or Lazada.


                                 Nano singapore vitamins


Nano Singapore has graciously given me 3, $28 Vouchers which can be used on their official website. I will be hosting a Giveaway from 17 May 2021 to 21 May 2021 on My Instagram Account so do stay tuned!

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Disclaimer: This post is done in collaboration with Nano Singapore. Reviews are based on my personal experience and opinions.




Getting Our First Home Journey 4, My 4 Room BTO Mini Walk-In Wardrobe and why it is practical to have one - Sweet Bunny

Other than being aesthetical, featured in many chick-flicks, television shows, owned by celebrities and socialites alike and perhaps even every girl's dream of owning one. Walk-in wardrobes are the must-have of a home today.


                                        Photo by Huy Nguyen on Unsplash

Yes, I have to confess I am one of those girls who always dreamt of owning a walk-in wardrobe, so when dear and I purchased our first home we told our Interior Designer Hosan Gan to incorporate one into our master bedroom of our flat. I must say he did a brilliant job on designing and building one. Kudos to you Hosen!

To go along with the grey-blue theme of our home it is no surprise that dear's and my shared walk-in wardrobe is of the same palette. Settling the colour was the easy part now dear and I had to make several other practical choices.


What to consider when you are squeezing in a walk-in wardrobe in a 4 room BTO - When it comes to space planning one must consider what are the room's occupants needs and wants, when careful consideration has been made and you weigh the pros and cons you would have a better idea of what would be the best choices to make. The 3D drawings did indeed help us visualise how the wardrobe would turn out and changes could be made before our plans were finalised and the wardrobe is built.

 
Version 1 3d drawing master bedroom
                       3D Drawing of what our wardrobe would look like with a vanity 

version 2 masterbed room wardrobe
                       3D Drawing of what a wardrobe would look like with a handbag display


Here are some helpful questions to ask yourself when designing your walk-in wardrobe:

1) How many clothes do you own? Is there really enough hanging space and drawers?

2) Know the exact dimensions of the room so that you know if it can fit the furniture you desire, In my case, my room can only accommodate a wardrobe and bed, are there any other furniture I would like to have in my room example: Desk and chair to make my master bedroom into a study.

3) What kind of accessories do you want to store in your wardrobe? Bags, Ties, Watches, Jewellery? Etc. Do you want to put it to be on display?

4) What really is your preferred method of keeping your clothes, do you prefer to hang or fold your clothes. My preference is hanging dresses and jackets while folding home wear. Be sure to allocate spaces to keep your folded clothes.

Dear and I prefer to have an enclosed cabinet because we cringe at the thought of having a dusty open cabinet, our designer incorporated a bi-fold door which is space-saving and opens with a quick push. We didn’t use frosted glass as the walking space in the wardrobe is limited and you may accidentally knock against someone who is inside the wardrobe.


                                                       Here is a view of our wardrobe
How an enclosed walk-in wardrobe can prevent you from disturbing your partner’s sleep- we have one ceiling led light and led light stripes which line the inner compartments of my wardrobe. I am a night owl while dear prefers to turn in earlier whenever I enter to retrieve my clothes or other items I won’t disrupt dear as the room switches are wired respectively separating the room’s and wardrobe’s lights.

Walk-in closets make great storage areas - The wardrobe is built-in from ceiling to floor which provides an excellent amount of space for storing home essentials that you don't use on a regular basis,  items such as pillows for guest who would like to stay over, a travel suitcase that stores my husband's army gear making it easy to access when he has to report for reservice or perhaps winter wear that you only wear on your vacation trips. No vertical space is wasted, maximising the space we have in our small home.


                                  


Watch out for bending clothing rails in a walk-in wardrobe - When you have a large number of clothes like I do, the clothing rail tends to bend in the centre, our ID rectify the issue by getting the carpenter to install a middle mounting bracket after we highlighted this issue to him the bracket would be drilled to the ceiling of the wardrobe to hold the clothing rod in place, the downside is I wouldn't be able to slide my clothes from one end to the other seamlessly but on the bright side, the weight of my clothes won't make the rod break over time, I could also treat the bracket as some sort of divider to a different shade darker of dresses from the lighter ones I guess.


                               




There isn’t much space left for vanity to my dismay, but I am glad I get an open shelf and cabinets to store my makeup and accessories. I usually do my makeup in the bathroom where I have a large mirror and better lighting. How do I allocate enough space for all my makeup and creams you say? Well, I will share some organising tips when I write again ….

Till then thank you for reading my blog, I hope you enjoy reading as I do writing.