BTO Flat: 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Needed In Your New Home

BTO Flat

Finally got your BTO flat and excited to move in? But do you have that nagging feeling that something’s still missing in your new home? We’ve compiled a list of items you probably didn’t know you needed, but will make a whole world of difference once you have it!

1. Movie projector

Tired of spending so much at the cinemas? Want to watch movies within the comforts of your own BTO flat? The movie projector will be a dream come true. Enjoy unlimited movies while snuggled up in bed, or sprawled across the sofa. You can get in your most comfortable position without the fear of being judged by others!

All you’ll need are some snacks and you’re all set for the full cinema experience! If you have a Netflix account, you could even host a Netflix binge-watching party with your friends!

movie projector

2. Bladeless fan

Bladeless fans are the new in thing, with their low noise and safety. No more worrying about your child’s hands being near the blade or hearing the annoying whirring of fan blades in the background. The simple and sleek design allows it to fit well with every interior. This means it won’t ruin the design of your new BTO flat!

These fans are also much more portable and since it’s bladeless, you won’t ever have to clean a layer of dust off the blades ever again! Still not convinced? Some fans even come with wireless features, so you’ll be able to control it with your smartphone. Losing the remote wouldn’t be a problem anymore!

bladeless fan

3. Hot and cold water dispenser

Not a fan of waking up early to boil a kettle of water for the day? Then the water dispenser is a  must-have item for you! It’ll be able to dispense piping hot and freezing cold water. You’ll no longer have to wait for the kettle to boil when you’re preparing hot beverages or go through the hassle of getting ice cubes to stay cool.

The water will also be purified, to keep you and your family free from bacteria that exists in regular tap water. Different models have different features and some even come with child protection locks to protect your little one from getting scalded by hot water.

water dispenser hot cold
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4. Smart lock

We’re sure you’ve fumbled for your keys outside your house, while desperately needing the toilet at least once in your life before. But with the smart lock, you’ll never have this problem again.

Some smart locks can be unlocked via mobile applications, and since your phone is bound to be in your hands, it’s ever so convenient. They may also come with fingerprint sensors, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting your keys or losing them. Your bag won’t ever make that jingle-y sound because of your keys ever again!

smart lock door

5. Smart light switch

Do you often find yourself switching off the lights in the hallway then quickly sprinting to your room so the ghosts don’t get you? Especially since your BTO flat is a new, unfamiliar place, it’ll may be extra creepy at night. But now, with the smart light switch, you’ll be able to switch off the lights in the safety of your own room with a  remote control or your smartphone!

All you’ll need is the mobile application and you’ll be able to switch on and off your lights from anywhere around the world! Let’s say you’re going to be overseas for a while. You’d be able to still switch on the lights in your home so people think someone’s still at home.

smart switch light

6. Insect screens

An insect screen on a window keeps the dengue at bay! Protect yourself from pesky mosquitoes, moths and even wasps with these insect screens so you no longer have to live in fear.

Remember when you’re about to go to sleep and a familiar buzzing or flapping of wings start sounding near your bed? Worse still, if you happened to be home alone that night and had to fend for yourself? Keep these insects where they belong, outside.

For an added assurance, why not invest in a mosquito net above your bed in your new BTO flat? Now you can go to sleep feeling like a princes, while protected from these unwanted pests.

mosquito screen

7. Bidet

Fascinated by the cool features of the bidets in Japan? Now you can have these in your own BTO flat! From heated seats to music and even various levels of water force, these bidets will leave you feeling cleaner than before.

bidet toilet bowl

8. Roomba (robot)

If you hate having to sweep or vacuum the floor frequently, the Roomba is just the thing for you! This clever device vacuums every nook and cranny of your house that you give it access to, so it’ll be spick and span!

Simply turn it on and leave it to clean while you continue with your daily tasks. It’ll be able to automatically detect dirt, get into the corners and even seamlessly navigate the house with its in-built features. You’ve got to see it in action to believe it!

roomba mini robot vacuum
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9. Dehumidifier

Often catch yourself sniffing or wheezing in your new BTO flat? This might be your body telling you the air isn’t all that great. It’s about time to get a dehumidifier to fight the dust mites and other allergy triggers.

Especially for Singapore where it’s extremely humid, dehumidifiers do a good job in reducing humidity and dust in your house. This means you won’t have to clean as often too! It’ll even help you lower energy costs, as it’ll make your air conditioner run more efficiently. Cost savings, less allergic reactions and a cleaner house — we know you can’t say no to that! enjoy all these and more.


10. Window film

Does your house feel like a giant heater in the day? Consider getting window films that’ll keep the harmful ultraviolet rays out and leave your house feeling slightly cooler! This will also help in reducing your air conditioning expenses.

If you’re worried about decolourisation of various furnitures due to the sunlight, these window films help prevent that too! Some of these films can even hold glass in place even when it’s shattered, which will make your home a much safer place.

window film
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