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#06-01 19 Tai Seng Avenue Singapore 534054
 
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Hardware store selling all kinds of do-it-yourself tools. With 23 stores in Singapore, it can be conveniently located. Also provides professional repair, replacement, installation and handyman services.

 

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Just Do It Yourself!

You can find anything here! They have a wide selection of household appliances to fix your broken items like hammers, screwdrivers, screws, sticky tapes and much more!

I bought those wall tapes, to stick my notice board and calendar on my wall. They work really well. My board is a little heavy and it keeps falling off the wall. After buying a new brand of wall tape from Home Fix The DIY Store, my board has stuck to the wall perfectly!

It's not a common brand name, but I like to go to this shop because it's near my home. Some of it's items are slightly more expensive, but for convenience and quality, I don't mind paying that price. Home Fix should be your choice if you're looking for a quick and good solution to fixing your household items.

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Limited wares

My dad used to come in here all the time in the past to get DIY home needs when anything broke down in my house. However, as the years went by, the things became more and more unreasonable, leading to my father shifting his patronage to the little neighborhood shops nearby our place.

While this shop is known as DIY home fix, I've always had the impression that the stall was always small with a limited range of products. While they had stocks for a certain thing, there would be only a single brand present - definitely different from other types of DIY stores in America where the consumer is given a huge range to choose from. Maybe part of the limitation lies in the lack of space - or rather the value and expensiveness of space here in Singapore.

Yet, even up till today I still retain that impression of mine - the shop front has barely changed, so has the inner.

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Too Little Shops

As explained by its name, Home-Fix sells DIY items for your home. Padlocks, grilles, hammers, tool kits, everything you need is in Home-Fix. One of my favourite parts about going to Home-Fix is that they always have something interesting to experiment and play with. The opinions and feedback by the store staff are also professional and have proved invaluable on numerous occasions.

However, most of their items are branded and cheaper variants can be found in local hardware shops at much cheaper prices. Yet, it is understandable that people will pay for quality hardware because no one wants to keep buying new items each time a lousy one spoils! Sadly, Home-Fix does not have many outlets and hence, it can be quite inconvenient to make trips there especially if it is out of the way. They are also usually located at shopping malls which have higher rental rates for shop spaces, which then drives up the price of their products.

Hence, I recommend buying from Home-Fix only if really necessary! Local hardware items, although without branding, are much more cost-practical and have decent quality.

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Offering fixes to the home

The stores are definitely aptly named as the products on offer fixes the many problems that one might need solving at home.

However, it is not uncommon that there are versions of the many products that Home-Fix offers also being retailed at hardware stores in the neighbourhood at a fraction of the cost. Home-Fix would probably better cater to expats than locals whose first option would be the hardware stores. However, Home-Fix definitely offers a greater variety of products and there are some problems at home that cannot be fixed with products from hardware stores, and this is when you turn to Home-Fix.

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wide range of necessary items

I have to say this DIY store really lives up to its store name of 'Home-Fix', and they really do sell a wide variety of items, ranging from bolt-nuts to mops. They really do have a lot of items, so the natural reaction when one steps into the store would be to ask the sales assistants for help.


Usually, they are more than happy to help and do know their stuff - where to find the particular item etc. Occasionally, however, there will be some assistants who seem pretty blur and might lead you on a wild goose chase, but usually (from their name-tags), i think they are probably interns or newbies so i guess that makes it a bit more tolerable.


Prices might be just a little more expensive (about a dollar or two) from those items you find at your mini mart or nearby stores below your block, but sometimes they do stock up on items which are pretty hard to find elsewhere.

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Most staff have no clue

Home-Fix is pretty well equipped for most of your DIY needs. The stores all are brightly lit and nicely organized. However, I had quite a scare when they left the saws hanging quite low, and one of them had no rubber cover. Some kid got their hands on it and began brandishing it around, but was immediately chastised by his parents.

I noticed the Home-Fix at Bukit Panjang Plaza is stocking Leatherman tools, and that is lovely as well. However, prices are higher than what you can get them for online.

There was once when I asked for silicone grease, but the staff directed me to silicone sealant. They are two totally different things, and it proved that some of the staff have no idea what they are selling. But that's okay, because silicone grease is a niche product sold mostly in diving shops to protect cameras underwater.

In any case, I am assured that when I visit Home-Fix, I can find what I need.

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(Updated: February 09, 2013)

Need to fix home go to Home-Fix

This shop is like a megamart for tools and spare parts. Whenever you need to buy some parts or tools to aid your overhaul of a machine or when doing some repairs in your house, this is the perfect place to source for the items. Besides the regular tools and spare parts, home fix also sells some items that will aid in designing the interior of your house, such as small pictures and plants.

Another great service is that they also provide day to day maintainence supplies that have an innovative touch, as as extendable mops and foldable dustpans. The staff are also rather competent and are able to twll you what you need and the method to fix common problems, and the prices are extremely reasonable. To me, their only flaw is the tight spacing in their shops which makes shopping there a tad uncomfortable.

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Good.

Home Fix -- quite a fitting name for a D.I.Y. shop. It's where I always go to when on errands to get miscellaneous tools, especially nuts and screws and shower heads (because we break the shower head all the time), and whatnot for my family and it's really much more convenient than foraging about the marketplace for what you need, as sometimes those small D.I.Y. shops either don't have what you're looking for or run out of it.

Sometimes, just outside the shop, some sales person with a mic will be advertising some equipment, usually kitchenware, and that never fails to draw a crowd of aunties, most of whom often end up getting convinced about how easy and convenient it is to use whatever tool is being advertised.

The staff are mostly very helpful and usually know exactly what I am looking for. I'm very bad with the technical vocabulary of certain household items and make great effort to describe what it is I want, and thankfully they do know what I'm talking about, confusing as I can sometimes be. Some of the more patient ones will also go the extra mile of teaching you how to assemble the thing from its parts or fix it to a part of your house (like shower heads).

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All you need, under one roof.

Home-Fix has practically everything that one requires for a Do-it-yourself project. Be it requirements for nuts and bolts, spray paint, new chains... find it at Home-Fix! I was amazed at the variety of tools of all shapes and sizes, all for different functions, available here. Prices vary depending on what you want to purchase though, and can border on reasonable to expensive. Ah, the price of self-engineered projects!

Do ask for help from the staff, they are knowledgeable about products sold and are able to assist you should you be like me, who knows little about the home-fix arena. They are friendly and can engage those die-hard do-it-yourself people in conversations about appropriate tools for various projects too!

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(Updated: January 20, 2013)

The name says it all

If you are an experienced self fixer, then home-fix is the place for you. There is a wide selection of screws and self-fix items. There is also a wide variety of colours to choose from. I bought a navy blue spray paint during my last visit.

There aren't many staff to provide assistance for you, and some of them have no clue on what they are selling. The spray paint cost about $20. When I sprayed my bicycle, the colours weren't homogeneous. Some parts were more saturated than the others. It might be my fault, but after this experience I've never tried to fix things on my own again.

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