Getting the keys to your first home means a flurry of mixed emotions. Having a place to call your own is a joyous occasion, but it can also be super daunting to fill up an entirely blank space. Sky-high costs aside, an endless chase from one unsatisfactory place to another will do nothing but drain the energy out of you and your partner.
Here are 9 one-stop shops that specialise in wholesale homeware, allowing you to transform your fresh new abode for a fraction of the price.
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Interior design enthusiasts are in for a field day at Home First Lighting. With a giant selection of lighting options across every aesthetic imaginable, every member of the household can pick something to perfectly suit their style.
Expect lighting options big and small, simple to ostentatious.
They even have light-up mirror frames to give you perfect selfie lighting!
Just because they look fab doesn’t mean they’ll cost a fortune. They regularly hold clearance promotions, so check out their Facebook page to not miss any potential bargains.
Address: 21 Woodlands Close, #05-07 PRiMZ BizHub, Singapore 737854
Opening hours: Mon 8.30AM – 4.30PM | Tue – Fri 8.30AM – 8PM | Sat – Sun 12PM – 7PM
Telephone: 6710 7994
Don’t be fooled by the unassuming storefront, Born In Colour is a paradise for chic looking furniture.
With an emphasis on modern pieces that all have a pop of colour, their offerings are sure to inject a much-appreciated dose of cheer in your living spaces.
These adorable storage units are part of Macaron Family, a beloved furniture series featured in a bunch of Korean dramas variety shows. They range from coffee tables to tissue box holders!
Plan your shopping trip ahead by visiting the sales section of their website, where massive discounts await.
Address: 1024 Yishun Industrial Park A, #02-31, Singapore 768763
Opening hours: Strictly by telephone appointment, Mon – Fri 10.30AM – 6.30PM | Sat – Sun 11AM – 6PM
Telephone: 6257 2501
The bed is undoubtedly the most important furniture you will buy. As a sanctuary to escape to at the end of your most stressful and exhausting days, you deserve the comfiest and most luxurious mattress there is.
Essential as it may be, bedding is usually one of the most costly purchases to make when setting up a new home.
Thankfully, The Mattress Centre is known to slash their prices significantly, as well as offer a number of credit installment plans to ease the payment load.
Address: 180 Paya Lebar Road, #01-02 Yi Guang Factory Building, Singapore 409032
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM – 7PM | Sun & PH 11AM – 7PM
Telephone: 6744 2333
Next to the bedroom, the bathroom is the place where you can gain the most respite and rejuvenation.
It’s always a dream for many to achieve that “hotel bathroom” look and feel, and the array of accessories available at Bathroom Warehouse will help make that a reality.
Here you’ll find everything from sinks and taps to shower heads with varying modes, and of course the all-important ceramic throne.
Aside from plumbing, they also have all the bathroom necessities like towel racks, brush holders, soap dispensers, you name it!
Address: 33 Ubi Ave 3, #01-51 Vertex, Singapore 408868
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM – 8PM | Sat, Sun & PH 10AM – 6PM
Telephone: 6659 0796
The “rejects” in question refer to surplus pieces, stock clearance and factory rejects from a variety of furniture retailers.
Don’t worry, all items are put through a rigorous check for cosmetic defects before being put on sale.
Head to The Reject Shop for a selection of gorgeous sofas to suit every interior design theme, along with assorted small pieces like chairs, side-tables and wall accessories to fill up the final missing piece in your home.
Address: 39 Woodlands Close, #07-13 MEGA@Woodlands, Singapore 737856
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 1PM – 9PM | Closed on Mon
Telephone: 6717 3777
Nothing spruces up an otherwise plain space like a dazzling set of lights.
The competitive prices available at Sembawang Lighting House prove that you don’t need to break the bank to install that regal chandelier you’ve dreamt of since a kid.
For the more artsy ones out there, they also have some quirky lighting pieces that would be the ultimate conversation starter in your home.
They’re gearing up for a massive year end sale now, so stay tuned to their Facebook page for news and special promotions.
Address: 602 Sembawang Rd, Singapore 758458
Opening hours: 11AM – 8PM daily
Telephone: 6759 7703
Specialising in both new and used furniture, Thrift House Marketing is the definitive example of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.
Dingy as it may appear, stroll down the aisles and you just might find a hidden gem, be it a study desk or even a fully functional refrigerator.
If you don’t mind a few scuffs and scratches, everything works as it should. And for a price you won’t find anywhere else, you’ll get to cross off that pesky item that’s been sitting on your checklist forever.
Address: 69 Boon Keng Rd, Singapore 339772
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9AM – 5.30PM | Closed on Sun
Telephone: 6296 2069
Imagine if you could be done and dusted with the entire furnishing process by visiting just one shop. Mega Furniture retails stunning pieces for every single room, be it dining sets, wardrobes, sofas and everything else in between.
For the fickle-minded, they also offer free returns up to 24 days from the delivery date with a money back guarantee.
Keep your eyes peeled on their clearance section to snag deals up to more than half price off!
Address: 71 Woodlands Avenue 10 #07-15 & #07-16, 737743
Opening hours: 12PM – 9PM daily
Telephone: 6950 2657
The ideal carpet should match the theme of the surroundings, be the perfect texture and a suitable size.
At AHT Carpet & Flooring, there won’t be any issues finding your dream rug due to the sheer variety available. If anything, being absolutely spoiled for choice will be the only struggle you have to worry about.
To ensure your precious carpets remain high quality for decades to come, AHT also has a carpet cleaning service. Simply let them know the size and they’ll quote you a price that’s hard to beat!
Address: 180 Woodlands Industrial Park E5, #01-16 Woodlands Autohub, 757512
Opening hours: Mon – Thur: 10AM – 8PM | Fri 3PM – 8PM | Sat – Sun 11AM – 8PM
Telephone: 6362 1662
Whether you prioritise form or function, these places have your entire furniture wishlist covered. Shopping at wholesale establishments always ensures greater convenience and a world of difference as far as value is concerned.
Plus, nothing beats the thrill of unearthing a treasure find in the depths of the warehouses at dirt cheap prices!
Check out our list of handy multi-purpose kitchenware you can find in Singapore for more.
Furniture-hunting could bring you to all corners of the island if you don’t know where to look. Singapore’s North happens to have a cluster of renowned wholesalers which are sure to banish your homeware-shopping woes.
With so many one-stop furnishing solutions in a single area, those who are proud new homeowners within the region certainly have it easy. Meanwhile, the rest of us could save a lot of time and anguish by making a trip to the North and bagging all the great finds.
Stay tuned to all that the North region has to offer so you don’t miss out on any deals and lifestyle solutions. Some bargains are so irresistible that even a trip from halfway across the nation is well worth it!
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Photography by Dexter Looi.
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