Customized Mattress for Home

Considering that 4 in 10 locals aren’t getting enough shut-eye, the idea of returning home early, plopping down on a nice bed, and getting eight hours of uninterrupted rest is most likely an appealing one for most Singaporeans.

That said, don’t head into la la land just yet. Here’s some food for thought: is it possible to get a comfortable mattress that is also perfectly sized for your home?

European Bedding customisable mattress

Enter European Bedding, a local bedding retailer that gives customers the freedom of designing their own natural organic latex mattress with the shape, size, or firmness of their choice.

Need a soft layer for a window-side daybed? Or a replacement for an under-the-bed trundle? European Bedding lets you create a comfortable mattress that fits both perfectly.

And yes, this also means you can get a smaller-than-usual bedframe for a compact bedroom without worrying about finding a suitable mattress. (On the flip side, if you are looking for a larger mattress, you may be interested to know that European Bedding created an extra-large, 3.6m version of their bestselling Heveya mattress for their pop-up stores.)

Brick and Veneer Difference

We can all agree that exposed brick walls look great. Rough and full of character, they make for excellent additions to homes that are in need of a rustic touch. However, what most people don’t know, is that not every one of these statement features is created in the same way.

Aside from genuine brick, these walls can also be built with other materials and methods, with the most commonly-seen alternatives being veneers and stucco. So, before you brick it up like the three little pigs, here are your options!

Brick

The real deal. Nothing conveys a feeling of sturdiness quite like actual, raw brick, which is probably why you’ll be surprised to know that these blocks of clay aren’t exactly the toughest building material around, despite what most people (or a certain big, bad wolf) may think.

Due to their porous nature, when left on their own to the elements, exposed bricks will start flaking or even crumble due to moisture accumulation. But that’s not to say that you can’t have a wall of actual brick at home, just get your interior designer or masonry contractor to treat its surface with a water-resistant sealant, and you’re more or less good to go.

Veneers

Veneers are thin layers that are added on to give raw concrete surfaces the appearance of an actual brick wall. And while it goes without saying that they aren’t actual brick, some veneers available on the market are made out of the very same solid clay that real bricks are made from (with the other option being concrete resin), effectively making them the closest thing to the real deal.

You’ll also find that concrete resin veneers are, quite literally, more flexible for renovation use than brick. Being only a fraction of the actual material’s thickness and weight, installing veneers onto walls and around tight corners is a lot easier in comparison.