Ho ho ho, As I am not in the rush to move into the house, I am taking my own sweet time finding the right ID or contractor. "A lot of people" said, if you already have ideas on how to reno your house, you can go and find the contractor directly and save money. If you do not know, find the ID. We know what what we want for our house, however after talking to a few of the contractors, we give up. lol. Based on a few reasons: 1) Coordination work is tough. It takes one to know the process of the reno. Should Electricity goes first or Painting last? One wrong arrangement may affect the others working process. 2) I realized most of the contractors will not be on time when meeting for design discussion. sorry, but i just can't stand people who are late and they are super late for the appointment. 3) We are like "chicken and duck" talking to each other… lol.. although i have shown him pictures and color scheme that we like, but they will always give me options to choose, as they already have ready stock. And these options are not even near to my design. Hence, we decide to engage an ID to enjoy the whole process of the reno. Of coz, some ID can be irresponsible, but we will just have to deal with one person rather than air-con person, window person, contractor, flooring, painter, and others We have a met a few IDs- After meeting them for two appointments, we shortlisted 2 IDs and choose one of them. Both of them are very knowledgeable, friendly and able to answer every question that I asked them. ID 2: It is a team of 2 people. J will be dealing with customer personally and Y will be at the site managing the workers. ID 4: It is a team of 4 people. Every time we meet up, there will be 4 people at my house. one is an trainee, one is on costing, one is on design, one is one suppliers. In the end, we choose ID2 because we can really communicates with J. He is very experience and knows my preference in the design and how to create the coziness of a home. I am sure you will meet those IDs, which they are not really IDs, they do not have design and Know-how knowledge, they only deal will customers and give them quotation. They will not answer my questions immediately. J is not one of them. Budget is also one of our considering factor. No GST at the moment. ID2 is able to give us a very good price, after seeing a lot of the quotations. Let's pray hard that we make the right choice!