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  1. Hi, Can you give me the contact of your kitchen carpenter, please? Thank you.
  2. Hi, Can you kindly PM me Ah Wei's contact? Thank you very much.
  3. Hi Carpenter, Contractors: This is for my parents new HDB studio apartment. Need urgently, in next 2 weeks. To be installed before 31 March. Standard TV feature wall with console. Roughly 2.2m wide and maybe 3m tall (HDB std height). Laminate is ok. PM me rough quote if you are interested to do this small project Regards, Sam
  4. Hi Bro, thanks for your honest service at my place in Southaven2 condo. 2 remotes and one fan-light installation.
  5. I spoke to 8 IDs before coming to a decision. There is really a difference between a real ID and a regular contractor. I can give you the contact on one real ID and a regular contractor who says he is ID...meet them and you can immediately tell the difference. Both can provide 3D diagrams. Psf price for carpentry and mansory works are about the same. But the ideas and concepts are significantly different.
  6. Yup, I realised in the end both are not real IDs. Nevertheless, I met 2 other firms. I think they are real IDs. Great ideas and sound in design theories, not expensive. Both can make my place turn into a 5star hotel setting. But in the end, I chose a hokkien contractor because we wanted a home rather than a hotel suite.
  7. Hi, can kindly pm me the Jap system contact? Thanks.
  8. Hi, can also pm me Mr Chew's contact? Tks!
  9. Ok, it status update time.. Roof Terrace: 75% done. Cost: abt $35k Exterior designer did all sourcing and quote comparison for me. I pay him design fees, so far so good. Realised plants can cost a bomb and now very scared they die before I move in. But they are beautiful. Designer got specific plants that can attract small birds. Some twirlers to create a shield to get more privacy from neighbours. Checked today, some twirlers have flowered in purple, nice! Because of cost constraints, here is the final design: Living Area: 50% done. Cost abt $40k a. got marble slab for TV feature wall..realized only need to top up $500 b. because of space constraint in MBR, designer will be constructing a study table cum TV wall (hidden TV, will only appear will a button is pressed) c. using Crestar ceilling fans, got it at $230 for 52" and $270 for 56", regulator at $35 and instalation at $40 per piece. d. downlights, ended up with 40+, realised that prices can be very different. Found KS Lightings, for 13W square glass downlight, only $16 per piece, big ones is $28 per piece. Balestier shops were selling double the price. e. didnt cater for changing all switches to designer switches..estimated cost is $1k f. checked out invisible grilles, didnt like it because must do horizontal lines otherwise must do from floor to ceiling, quite unsightly. Found cheap and good wrought iron grille guy, only $11 psf. g. kids chose their own room colours. Designer got headache from them. h. ordered storage bed, but will throw away head-board. My designer will construct a floor to ceiling bed-header. Dont know nice or not. i. Hand-itchy, when to choose stony tiles to tile up one side of balcony wall. Not visible to condo management, unless they take a helicopter Mover: Found back my previous mover, he gave me a discount and I referred another job to him. Quiet team, wouldnt smoke in my house. Wraps my items with plastic for at least 4 layers..This time, I am getting them to move my piano as well. Headache: how to dispose or give away my bulky items: a. fridge: working condition, got extra one because the apartment I bought came with fridge, I already have one myself b. washing machine c. Cellini TV feature console d. Study table, quite big, 1.5m long I think e. Bookshelves x 2 f. Metal modular rack, 3 levels, 1.5m long, I think. g. Electone, as in organ. Old model but working condition. Outstanding item: buy curtains / blinds. Kids are allergic to dust mites, so, cannot use too much cloth curtains.. Grand plan: Throw a bbq tea party and invite my exterior designer, interior design, mover and their family. Both my designers are conscious about cost savings opportunities and contribute to our BBQ fund. Happy that they work together quite well. Meanwhile: continue to pray...
  10. Finally, selected the designer for interior works! Exterior roof terrace work has commenced by another designer or more specifically a landscaper. It's 30% done now. Just introduced the interior guy to the exterior guy got them to work together. It was an interesting journey selecting designers... Will share more when I have the time.
  11. Hi Forumers, Need certified electrician to add 6 outdoor power points and 6 outdoor lighting points. Do you know roughly how much it will cost and got any lobang? Thanks ! Regards, Samsamwch
  12. Hi Forumers, Need certified electrician to add 6 outdoor power points and 6 outdoor lighting points. Do you know roughly how much it will cost and got any lobang? Thanks ! Regards, Samsamwch
  13. Always thought KdK and panasonic gives much more wind power than fanciful ones..maybe that was my bad experience. I just bought a place and want to install ceiling fan in living room and 3 bedrooms. Need good wind power fans. Can recommend me some? Also need to throw away 2 working condition heater tanks..sigh..I want to replace with instant heaters x 2. Do you supply and install? And destroy old..? Please email me samsamwch@hotmail.com Thanks bro
  14. One small step for man and One giant step for renovation.. Thanks to RT members' views, I have finally decided to separate Roof Terrace designer with Interior works. Engaged Roof Terrace designer. Will start work in 2 weeks time. Duration is 4 weeks. Still havent engage anyone for Interior works. This is a real headache. Met 6 IDs and only zoom down to 2. See D1 and D2 above. D2 is better than D1 in terms of design ideas. But D2 takes design as a priority over practically and cost... good but not-so-good, I think. Her concepts are "stylo" and luxurious but sometimes I find it embarrassing to tell her to watch my wallet. But to be fair, she got good rates with her carpentry and wetworks contractors. Headache.. Maybe, I should engage freelance designer and ask the designer to PM and work with a main contractor appointed by me.. any views?
  15. Chris, can you email me the designer contact? My email is samsamwch@hotmail.com. Thanks.
  16. Gilbert, can you email me you contact? I am looking for independent designer. My email is samsamwch@hotmail.com
  17. Congratulations on finally settled down with your ideal ID. I had a strange encounter with Kevin. He came to my place, took measurements, and emailed me a layout plan and quote. And that's it. He never follow up with me to advice me what's the next step... I am not sure if ideal house is ID or contractor. What's your experience?
  18. Thanks billi. I met 2 interesting Designer today. Lets call them D1 and D2. D1: Lady, chatted non stop with my wife..discussing from maid's room to terrace to lux bedroom even to cooking techniques.. Diploma in Interior Design. Gave many many ideas. But keep asking us to redo all wardrobes. Havent talk about commercial yet, but I know she will charge a design fees. D2: Lady, appointment at 1pm. Asked to move appt to 2pm in the morning. Arrived 220pm. Very well qualified. Masters in Architecture. Very good, high quality and luxurious ideas. Asked for 15k design fees and prefers just to do design only. If I want turnkey project, we will have to use her contractor..but still got to pay design fees. On the surface: D2 is more high class than D1. But D2 has an attitude. If D1$$ = D2$$, would you go for D1 or D2 ?
  19. Thanks for great advice. I recent met an Ang Mo landscape designer, new in Singapore, did four 3-D drawings for me and didnt ask for any money. Good concept and came up with practical ideas. His fee is 10% of total contractor sum and he is open to either he go source for contractors or I can source for contractors and he will project manage. Because he is new in Singapore, I think he dont have lobangs for contractors for him to "gravy" or worst, contractors will take him as "robert" and start chopping him and flow through to me.. What do you think?