As we celebrate our nation's 55th year of independence, we're feeling *extra* patriotic and want to pay homage to how far our country has come. There's been an increasing number of local entrepreneurs who've popped up in the space of home products and furnishing; and we thought what better time to share some made in Singapore brands than now! 

Whether you're a new homeowner or simply looking to spruce up your home, we've curated some items from these born-and-bred local brands you may want to check out. 

igloohome: Smart locks 

Of course we had to feature ourselves. Started in 2015, igloohome has rolled out several smart locks and lock boxes. 

So before you begin to spruce up the interior of your home, why not start from the front? In this digital age where everything is tech-driven, door locks have also evolved to become more advanced than before.

Ranging from mortises to deadbolts, there's a lock that'll cater to your access needs. Not only will your home look stylish and modern, you'll also enjoy the convenience a smart digital lock brings! 

APOL: Ergonomic chairs 

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many people to work from home, it's important to have a conducive workspace in your home. Many of us suffer from aching backs and stiff necks from sitting far too long in an uncomfortable chair — well, now's the time to give your body a break!

APOL offers a range of comfortable and affordable ergonomic chairs that'll not only make your workspace look futuristic, but will make long hours of sitting down painless. Coming in multiple colours and customisations, you can design your chair to match your room and your needs.

Your body will thank you for this worthwhile investment.

Omnidesk: Electric desks

While we're on the topic of working from home, why not add a desk to the mix? Coupled with APOL's ergonomic seats, work or play will definitely be more enjoyable with the Omni desk. 

Hailing from the creators of Aftershock (also a Singaporean brand, if you didn't know!), Omnidesk is an electric, height-adjustable standing desk for everyone. It's built with plenty of customisable features to suit various needs, and comes with silent motors to help adjust the height of the table. 

Stand and work, or sit while gaming, or bring it to the ground if you prefer being sitting on the floor - the possibilities are endless. 

Fitted with USB ports, cable trays, and monitor arms, you no longer have to fumble around your table looking for your things. As the saying goes "a clear space, comes a clear mind", amirite? 

LUMOS AURO: Home projector

This one's for the gamers and movie buffs! Elevate entertainment nights with the LUMOS AURO home projector, it's a real game-changer for those who love the Netflix and chill life. 

Built to support Dolby Audio Surround Sound and crystal-clear 1080p resolution, it's as though you have a theatre in your home. This portable home projector is also compatible with all gaming devices such as PS4 and Nintendo Switch, which means game nights with friends in comfort and style.

This is definitely an item that will bring your home experience to the next level and would be great if you love having family and friends over.

Rotimatic: Fresh flat breads

A one-touch machine to make fresh, piping hot rotis, the Rotimatic is a must-have for foodies. Impress your visitors with this smart machine that will make preparing meals so much easier and quicker. 

It's the world's first fully integrated system that measures, mixes, kneads, flattens and cooks pizza bases, tortillas, rotis without fuss.

Created by a Singaporean couple, the Rotimatic features a smart AI system that'll also carry out remote troubleshooting and software upgrades. Talk about tech! 

All the products mentioned above have received rave reviews and have even gone global. Fly the Singapore flag high and proud this National Day with these additions to your home. Let's #supportlocal.