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  1. On 7/8/2018 at 5:48 PM, Katasan said:

    Sorry to hear about your leaking ceiling. After confirming the sale, I then notice the corner of my kitchen has leakage too and I can't do anything since I have not collected the keys. Heard that such leakage is very common in old HDB flat. My only concern is hopefully the owner upstairs is willing to do the repairs. Some owners don't care since they are not on the receiving end. I hope the best for your situation.

    Can I request for your contractor's contacts too. Please email me. Thank you. 



    Pm sent @Katasan

  2. On 7/5/2018 at 11:21 PM, KFC1189 said:

    Hello Hanna,

    I hope you have got your ceiling leak resolved. Do you need to repaint your service balcony or kitchen ceiling?

    @KFC1189 yes will need to repaint but only at affected areas of service balcony, to be done by hdb. 

    Kitchen ceiling - i got to paint myself. Hdb is taking forever to send a contractor over, its making my ceiling worst. I felt like an Ah Long chasing after them

  3. Close up kitchen





    So in the end did I get to archieve that clean white look that I’ve always dream of? 

    NO! :D All thanks to my husband who’s more of a dark colour person - Black study sliding door, black quartz, black fridge, black stove, black chimney hood, no white sofa... 

    With that, wishing all Muslim selamat hari raya and the rest happy long holiday :) 




    Note: I’ve edited/ added in more photos on older posting

  4. Okay, this was what happened yesterday...

    I thought the sanitary pipe leaks again. Called Town Council, the same plumber came.

    He touched the ceiling and showed me his palm. It was wet! He then told me to on all the lights. He started pointing on the ceiling. That’s when I realised there’s water mark stains.... and some on the kitchen! 

    So this morning, the HDB officer called to update that he had checked the above unit. He mentioned something about their washing machine pipe.

    So since its connected to my pipe, I will need to pay $150 max. HDB 50%, another 50% split between both party. 

    The above unit also has agreed to hack off their two toilet. This I do not need to fork out any cent. But they want the work to start only after hari raya. And hari raya is ONE MONTH! So I requested if they can have their pipe fix first on a weekday. 

    Hoping they’re okay with that, don’t tell me there will be guest coming everyday


  5. Plumber came to rectify the crack. Was informed this normally happen due to wear and tear of an old hdb flat.


    Plumber also informed me that he suspect above unit is leaking. So i told him to look at the ceiling outside the toilet window panels. Then he went like, “Aiyoh! Confirm upstair leak. Call hdb faster faster.”


    I’ve already called and emailed hdb but still no follow up. It’s been a month plus. Keep telling me someone will arrange for an appoinment. Kind of frustrating. 

    So plumber told me he will help to get Town Council to call the hdb officer in charge directly. And voila! One hour later, someone from hdb called! 

    Hdb officer came down in the afternoon. Did a test on service yard, kitchen and toilets ceiling and confirmed upstair unit is leaking. Sigh! 


    * anyway, my messenger is working now

  6. Reno completed in a month ✔️ Doesn’t mean early completion is a major red flag. Very hands on Pakcik was here every day. (Well, he’s not really that old lah.. maybe early 50s?)

    Within budget ✔️

    No gst ✔️

    No delay ✔️


    Pics taken during night time:

    I’ll start off with living/ dining area






    That old sofa has got to go, it’s suppose to be in my son’s room but it can’t fit in through the door... I’ll think of a way...












  7. I know myself being a clean freak, I can have a ‘showroom’ open concept kitchen. 

    We initially proposed to have a full height storage cabinet on the left side (where the oven is sitting). But I need more space for working top considering I cook everyday. So we scrapped that idea off. 


    Cement screed look-alike tiles for kitchen and service yard



  8. 13th April

    after sales service :D 

    There was one time I realised my boy’s wardrobe laminate had this ‘large air pocket’ or was it due to expansion... So i pic watsapp the contractor. 

    He asked, “you have anything to drill or not? Get all your things ready, then I come do everything.”11B09E28-7AEF-4F23-B7DD-93C50683F5AB.jpeg.d388127d07b58cdbc0fcc042956744e0.jpeg

    Requested to touch up and put in silicone at vinyl end. Afraid it might pop up years later. 


    Got kids, sure put up their photos! Typical mum :D 




  9. Toilet tiles:

    I’m a clean freak! 8DF05211-C083-4976-974B-ACE1472A6921.jpeg.2027ade4acca19eb6984063a3147b625.jpeg

    We purposely chose darker colours tiles for toilets and kitchen floor, so we could fill in grey or black grout in between these tiles. I had enough of scrubbing for 12years (white grout which had turned black) at our old house.

    Same reason why we chose vinyl flooring for whole house :D 


    PS: I’m not selling that Tub & Tile cleaner. Great for asthmatic people like me who can’t take in slight chemical smell