What kind of deco, furniture you wish 4 at your rented home?

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Post by QRM » Tue, 18 May 2010 5:04 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
QRM wrote:No home is complete without a ceiling fan with flower like light fittings and plastic carriage lights at the front door.
:oops!:
Oh no dont tell me you bought them? If you did then all I can say you and my Dad will get on well. You dont have an over sized gilt frame gaudy picture of some 18 century naval battle hanging on the wall as well?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 18 May 2010 5:50 pm

No, fan is standard and Coach lights just don't quite work on HDB flats! :lol:
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Post by road.not.taken » Wed, 19 May 2010 7:54 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Nah, you also need a large ostentatious water feature with fat cherubs around it. This is especially good for feng shui!
and very 'high crass' :wink:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 May 2010 12:31 am

Actually that was the words I was looking for originally but couldn't get 'em off'n the tip of my tongue and to the keyboard for some reason! :cool:
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Post by QRM » Thu, 20 May 2010 10:18 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Nah, you also need a large ostentatious water feature with fat cherubs around it. This is especially good for feng shui!
Dont forget the white horse in the field outside the window.

When ever I drive past those developments ads with some ang mo woman in silk draped over a piano holding a cocktail glass, with a white horse standing next to a Ferrari outside, you know its going to be a totally kack project.

While on the subject of these development ads are there no rules? I recent saw one of a highrise looking like its right on a beach, they photoshopped out the huge 7 lane highway below.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 May 2010 10:30 am

Truth in Advertising? In Singapore? What is this, a parallel universe?

Witness the weight loss advertisements and the "nanotechnology" to make mountains out of their molehills! And here all along I thought nanotechnology was the art of ultimate miniaturization. :lol:
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Post by curiousgeorge » Thu, 20 May 2010 1:10 pm

Personally I won't rent any unit unless it comes with a picture of dogs playing snooker.

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 21 May 2010 8:53 am

curiousgeorge wrote:Personally I won't rent any unit unless it comes with a picture of dogs playing snooker.
Pool, George . . . I believe the game is pool
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Re: What kind of deco, furniture you wish 4 at your rented h

Post by BigSis » Sat, 22 May 2010 12:09 am

hcng wrote:HI All,

I just bought a place and am in the stage of planning deco.
Would like to get your input on what are the type of deco, furniture, appliances that you look out for when choosing a home to rent?

ie. is having a ceiling fan a plus point?
You prefer place to come with furniture or bare?
What about color of wall?

Thanks! :D

We prefer ceiling fans because we don't use a/c so if a place didn't have them, we'd ask for them.

I don't think you need to do furniture unless they ask for it. As QRM says, empty places look bigger - plus people can imagine where they might put their own furniture if there's nothing already there. If your tenants are moving within Singapore, they'll have their own furniture - if they're moving here from elsewhere then they might not.

Plain is probably better for walls - as already mentioned, neutral colours. You could leave out curtains for now and let the new tenant choose their own from a store of your choice (that'd make them feel like it was a bit more tailored to their own tastes and in my experience curtains don't last here because of the sun so you'd probably have to get new ones in 4-5 years anyway).

We ask for white goods, but only a washing machine & fridge. We don't bother with a dishwasher or tumble drier but some people will want them.

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Re: What kind of deco, furniture you wish 4 at your rented h

Post by Bernard Lim » Wed, 23 Mar 2011 9:30 pm

hcng wrote:HI All,

I just bought a place and am in the stage of planning deco.
Would like to get your input on what are the type of deco, furniture, appliances that you look out for when choosing a home to rent?

ie. is having a ceiling fan a plus point?
You prefer place to come with furniture or bare?
What about color of wall?

Thanks! :D
Well if its 'rented', I would definitely want to injet some personal feel/style to the overall decor. Preferably a style that i always wanted to try yet know i will not have the chance to try if its my 'permanent home'..

That is, if you're living alone..

Probably some nice ready-made furniture and decorative items that can be transported (thinking for the future!) or 'garage-sold' upon ending the lease.

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