To browse a wide variety of building materials and furnishings from your home, make a trip down to Tuas. You'll be surprised to find that amongst the factories and industrial buildings, there is a massive showroom and one-stop renovation centre of 45,000 sqf in size.

Spanning three floors, it offers everything from kitchen and bathroomware, to flooring, wallpaper, decorative paint, marble and more, in a wide range of styles, says Ho Shu Yuan, director of Design Hub. Inspired by the New York Design Center, Shu Yuan wanted to create a similar design destination in Singapore.

Most of the products are from Europe, such as these brands that are exclusive to Design Hub: Apavisa (tiles), Veneta Cucine (modular kitchen systems), Wall & Deco (fully customisable wallpaper) and Devon & Devon (sanitaryware). “We have a couple of brands from Australia and the United States, as well as an art gallery,” adds Shu Yuan.

It's expansive offerings will encourage you to spend a whole day there. You can fuel up at the three food outlets offering Western, Japanese, Chinese and local delights, within the showroom.

Design Hub is at 30 Tuas Bay Drive, tel: 6686-2002.