Home again, home again…time to dust off your hammer and start checking off the boxes on your to-do list. Whether you want to get a painting framed, fix a leaky drain or do a massive overhaul of your home, the Little Steps insider’s guide to getting it done at home will sort you out! Happy home improvement…
Nothing is more satisfying than getting a job done yourself. Venture to Modern Home Decoration Supplies for all your bits and bobs. They have a cool collection of drawer handles along with different tools and fixtures that you’ll need around the home. Or, if you simply need to add to your tool box, head to Jan Cheong Sing Hardware - one of the largest in the city.
Modern Home Decoration Supplies Co., G/F, 254 Lockhard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2511 5228
Jan Cheong Sing Hardware, 16 Gillies Avenue South, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2362 8618
Dr. Fix It All, +852 8209 1793
For bigger jobs that involve tearing down a wall or re-building a toilet, get a contractor that you can trust. Ask Yip Hoi Decoration and Engineering who has a full team able to help with small things like putting in a carpet and big projects like overhauling your entire kitchen. Or contact WP Engineering, who boasts several English-speaking staff.
Yip Hoi Decoration & Engineering, Unit A, 19/F, Block 1, Vigor Industrial Building, 49-53 Ta Chuen Ping Street, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, +852 2515 2663, www.yiphoi.com.hk
WP Engineering, 996 Sha Tseng Road, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, +852 2440 9241, www.wpe-engineering.com
Not ready to throw away that mangled rattan chair, but can’t bear the sight of it? Ask Simon Lung to have a go at fixing it up. He does all types of wood furniture from dining room tables, side chairs and even bookshelves. He’s got an itty bitty studio and can do housecalls, too. Also try Casey Workshop, which takes normally two to three weeks to get your wood furniture as good as new.
Simon Lung, +852 9132 1631
Casey Workshop, +852 2552 1999
What to do when there’s no water in the house, the drains are clogged or the shower isn’t working again? Contact Fat Kee, an expert in not only plumbing, but also electrical work, with 20 years of experience. Or, for a midnight emergency, contact Kwai Kee (no relation) who has a team of electrical engineers and plumbing specialists who can help you out in a jiffy.
Fat Kee, +852 2428 7717
Kwai Kee, +852 6102 1934
In the middle of a heat wave, it can be a nightmare when your AC breaks down. To prevent sweating and tiny temper tantrums, ask Alan Engineering to help out. They’re experts in fixing air conditioners, ceiling fans and just about every other electrical appliance, though they do have a minimum fee before they start a job. Call them for more information.
Alan Engineering, 198 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong, +852 2887 6638
It’s hard to know who to trust with your car, so be sure to ask a lot of questions before dropping your keys off. Sun On Motor Services in Saikung has been around for over 20 years and provides 24-hour towing, which is handy when you’re in a jam. There’s also Hunter Motor's large garage on the South Side, and Euro Prestige Motor Services for snazzy sportscars and luxury models.
Sun On Motor Services, DD215, 1342 Hong Tsuen Road, Sai Kung, +852 2792 4280
Hunter Motor, G/F, B1/A, 33 Yip Kam Street, Wong Chuk Hang, +852 2818 8484
Euro Prestige Motor Services, Golden Horse Mansion, 37-39 Mansion Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2771 7557
Revamp the look of your home with more than a fresh coat of paint. Get the experts involved in creating the family abode of your dreams. Jason Caroline Design have done the homes of the rich and famous, with many of their finished products being featured in the pages of Hong Kong’s magazines. Or try Muse Interiors, the team does flats of all sizes and budgets.
Jason Caroline Design, Rm 1401, 14/F, 39 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2517 7510, jasoncarolinedesign.com
Muse Interiors, 5/F Dawning House,145 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2721 3812, www.museinteriors.com.hk
Whether you want to install a new shiny crystal chandelier or a spa-inspired sunken bathtub, you’ll find any type of fixture for every part of your home with a trip to Wanchai. The best lighting shops line Morrison Hill Road. Try Eurolux for some cool, modern lighting options. As for getting that spa-like bathtub and rain shower, head to Lockhart Road for stores such as H2O.
Eurolux, G/F, 56 Morrison Hill Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, +852 2572 6118
H20, 332 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, +852 2834 1661
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