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Everything posted by Honeylee

  1. May I know which green u settled for? Exactly the green I wanted and also scared turned out tooo green... TIA!
  2. He doesn't, you got any issue just call him and liase with him... That's what I didn't do till a lot of hiccups come up. Some of them are very simple stuff like painting colour, changing of door knobs, coordination of our items to come in, and planning the flow of project and what is needed. One thing that we minded the most is our vinyl not protected throughout and got paints etc. here and there. Its too hard to spot since whole hall & 2 rooms are all vinyl. Really tiring. Now we kinda "learnt our lesson". James is very prompt in carrying out or rectifying problems and can give good ideas/solutions.
  3. Finally handover.... After all the sweat stress & leaves taken. Taking a good break from it and slowly moving in. Everything feels so surreal! Sharing photos in bits & pieces when got inspirition
  4. ‪hi @yellowteacups we got it from castlery! love their furniture! Its about $1100 if im not wrong.
  5. Hi Reiken, lotsa hiccups actually.... U r really lucky if James is fully in charge or your house. He's really experienced and pays attention to details.
  6. Hi @Raylowwl its from taobao. This is the link: http://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=521339049048
  7. Handover delayed by 2 days at the moment as painting works got mistake and not well communicated. There are paint drips everywhere in parts of our home and not cleaned up. Protective flooring also not used and we asked why, E said to help us save cost. Its good but shouldnt our opinion be seeked first? Many small items like door knobs etc. Etc. not done and even shelving we got from ikea only up today. Was wondering why the handover date needed to be postponed but we were still told its today as promised. We have already made plans for cleaning today, tomorrow and all items to come in on Monday and E told us our gas, toilet mirrors, shower ledge & painting can only complete on Tues(which we did not take leave for). sigh... When boss James came he came to check and reminded on the door knobs to be changed and 2 of our kitchen cabinet doors were scratched so he brought back to change. James boss to the rescue! He also made arrangement for painter to finish the painting works tomorrow before everything delivers on Monday. Seems he is the one who can make everything possible. Our sofa, dining table & dining bench have arrived. Mum did the cleaning of whole house while the hub has to go for work after making the drilling arrangements. Thank god!
  8. Glad your reno work is up & moving again. I guess they move their guys around to meet deadlines and now that they are busy with others, my slowed down relatively a lot. From last Fri til today only one master room toilet install plumbing. My kitchen cabinet left without the top from last week and will only be up end of this week. Guess cus my is due to complete soon. Pls keep the updates coming =)
  9. But if the hood is cut it will not be as effective? I rem my contractors tellng me something about cutting off but i forgot the reason. partial like mine cheaper. But if im staying long i wouldnt mind paying abit more since it will look nicer too... Or if u have a top cabinet, prob solved!
  10. Hubby & me are in love with our house already. J&E carpentry work is pretty good. So in love with the laminates we chose. Only for the sliding wardrobe door, we gonna check with them how come the closing isnt well fitted. Our vinyl flooring turned out to be yellowish but cant tell from 1 pieces alone. No choice already chosen. Living room with & without lights on Laminates Dream kitchen
  11. Hi @Json if you are willing to spend, you can do a full box up at the top beam part. Im guess it will look nicer. We didnt do so as we dont plan to stay for long
  12. I guess cus we didnt plaster our walls haha! And also our contractor got us to confirm our carpentry pretty early so they can prepare while tiling works are going on. Our tentative handover date is 9Jul i see that you have changed your room entrance. Thats awesome and create more space. Initially we also wanna hack this and that and build walls but our contractor say that that would increase our cost alot and since we are only planning to stay for a good 5yrs and wanna save then do minimal. cant wait to see more updates!
  13. Thank u for dropping by my anyhow blog.lol our flat is 30+ years old and first owner stayed til now so we changed gas pipes, rewiring and all. Electrical works does cost going by 3k above if not wrong. But you can cut cost with this: If u go with minimal no. of electrical points & use extension plug instead. Ask them to quote u with a basic package based on your needs. If you use less than what they quote u, they should be able to refund you the balance. My contractor did not recommend us to change specifically. But we did say we wanna change. I guess if the house is very old it would normally be done since your preferred lighting points will also be different from the previous owner(especially if you are the 2nd owner). Old type electrical points all high on the wall one. we are staying for the MOP but still decided to go with rewiring. So if u are looking at long term stay i think its not something you should save on good luck and do share your reno journey!
  14. Yups, we dun have much carpentry for a small cosy place hehe. **** sian when works are kena delayed or got hiccups. Try to push them saying that hdb only give u 1month for reno works can help?
  15. ✔️Vinyl & skirting ✔️Kitchen & bedroom lightings ✔️Carpentry We went over after a week from the last progress to check it out & also bring over some taobao lights & things that need to fix up. The look of old worn house is finally gone and ous dream place is stating to appear with the box up & first coat of painting(the grey was a wrong grey though) we wanted urban grey not ultra grey. So E said will repaint later. Our vinyl looks kinda yellowish and we are finding out why it looks different from the sample. Was updated today that carpentry started. should be completed by tomorrow. really cant wait to see and feel everything tomorrow
  16. Hi there Reiken.... Wonder hows ur reno progress so far? Next week our painting,vinyl flooring & carpentry should be up. looking forward to see yours
  17. Hi TRCD... Hows your reno so far? Looking forward to your progress pics
  18. Unboxing some lightings from taobao. These came without bulbs so we gotta get our own. Got 2 of these each and would probably put them up in the 2 toilets/kitchen/store. Especially love the chrome one.
  19. Tiling works completed, subway tiles for kitchen backsplash up. Gas & water pipes done. Looking forward to next week for installation of vinyl flooring & carpentry!
  20. Actually my lightings came in batches so some are delivered to the current place im staying and some to my new place.I did not unbox those at my new place due to the reno and dust. Those at my current place I have unboxed to repack it into smaller packages. You mean you gotten for living room but getting rid? How come? If you are interested I can share photos of my lightings taken from the web since I didn't take any pictures. For now im rather pleased with some of the lightings I've purchased from taobao(worth it if ship by prime). Otherwise I think you can hack some ikea lightings too. Also gotten some 4x 0.5m white track lights but after discussion with electrician it can't be of use cause they are too short for my living (I want to go for a brighter look so electrician helping us to get 2 new 2m tracks instead. Also can save on installation cost as they will charge 4x if I install 4x0.5m ones) I also wanna sell off the track lights after house done. Hehe.
  21. Wow that seriously will cause a delay man.... you can work out with jne to do other stuff firsf so that wont be too much delay? Like electrical or carpentry etc.? Which part of reno are u at now? For mine after tiling works done the rest are pretty fast cus we dun have major works other than tiling & carpentry.
  22. Haha they got so many projects cannot be using same de ba... Thanks what do they have to do sith the crack tiles? Cant remove and top up cement then overlay?
  23. Went to our place and was happy to see that tiling works are almost completed. phew! There are some small hiccups but other than that everything else seems pretty good so far. We are back on track again