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  1. 21 hours ago, matchalatte said:

    kitchenbacksplash is up! ididnt know it was going to be today, the glass guys sprang a surprise on me as i was about to leave. 


    it was completed in 5 mins! i wanted grey, but hubby wanted green, so green it was. hubby said we already have lots of grey around the house and green would match our service yard windows and door much better. sigh, i suppose this is ok but looks like a pretty common color to have. this is the normal white so it has some green tinge to it. hubby said its not green enough so i teased him and said maybe we should have gone for a hulk/pea green instead? haha


    carpenter removed the drawers since he said the plumber might not know how to do it lol. i was contemplating about having the ikeafintorp hanging rod to hang stuff like scissors, cutlery etc but decided against it in the end since it will just make my small kitchen look even more messy. 


    with the LED lighting strip turned on. i've always hated recessed lights, hence cove lights were a big NO NO for me. buti thought maybe under cabinet lighting wouldnt be so bad but i still dont like it much. this looks like a fish tank to me so i think iwont be switching this on often.  

    next will be plumbing. cant wait to get my taps and rainshowers installed!


    The white-greenish glass is a no-no for me.. but overall it matches ur service yard window quite well. so still ok.
    haha i also got LED under cabinet. won't look like fish tank lah.

  2. On 10/27/2017 at 4:37 PM, purplegirafffe said:

    I see, thanks for the info! Mine's gonna be around 750mm, it was 800 at first too but squeezed out a bit more space for the bed on the other side, hopefully it'll be enough

    i did the measurement.
    it's 850mm. no wonder it's so spacious. :good:

    But the platform height was 380mm instead of 350mm.
    Getting ID to fix another step there so it's not so high when coming down.




    Took leave yesterday and it's quite worthwhile as alot things were going on:
    - installation of La Casa Wardrobe System
    - plumber (installation of storage heater, shower stuffs, toilet bowls, etc)
    - electician (install all lightings, LED, cove lights)
    - eubiq came for site measurement
    - installed bedroom ceiling fan

    At one point of time, the house is filled with >10 people working on different things. :huh:

    Felt very accomplished, will post pictures when i go down to the house this weekend.
    Now the house feels like a house with all the lights up.

    ID screwed up some stuffs again, our extra tall larder at kitchen is without door -.-
    Everything we wanted in the house has to be concealed or cover or something, now giving me us an open shelve tall larder i don't know for what.
    Made some noise, and she say will give us the door.

    Also, had to keep chasing her to arrange for Evorich and our doors to come.
    End up i arranged all myself as it's much quicker. :no:

  3. 3 hours ago, matchalatte said:

    hello yes its true. probably 10-20 years ago there were only paint in various shades of white ie. lily white, apple white, and things were alot less complicated then lol. most of the time they would look more or less accurate.

    they say grey is the trickiest color. ifi could do it all over again, i would probably look at the CYMK component of the color, then buy a small tub of paint and paint samples on the wall. thats the only way out. looking at paint chips or catalog just isnt accurate at all esp where grey is concerned. 

    luckily my grey turns out fine.. :wacko:

  4. 8 minutes ago, purplegirafffe said:

    Wow looking good, progress is so fast!

    Could I find out what's the width of the gap between the wardrobes on both sides of the wiw? Think my layout is pretty similar, yours looks like the gap is comfortably wide while at the same time maximising space 

    As per the detail drawing below it's 800mm.
    Definitely looks bigger in real life than on paper (when you pull out the measuring tape to 800mm and visualise it)

    I will do a on-site measurement & check on the actual size this Sat. 

    On 9/6/2017 at 10:23 PM, Clarence Lye said:

    Master bedroom walkin wardrobe, platform bed and toilet:



  5. i think it really depends on individual luck.

    the same ID/contractor may be good for others, doesnt mean it's good for you as we all have different level of tolerance and acceptance of defect.

    So long i think if they are willing to rectify, it's still not so bad. Better than giving you 1000 reasons and then keep delaying your rectification works.
    Overall from what i read here, J&E is not bad. I have 2 friends using them and are both okay as well.

    Perhaps communication breakdown, or just sueyloh.

  6. 2 hours ago, binchotan said:

    Can i have the contact to the contractor doing the hacking seprately. thanks 

    pm-ed u. not sure if they are willing to do if your job is too small. Most dont, but i can suggest you other contacts if yours is small job.


    2 hours ago, matchalatte said:

    i totally understand what you mean about these little hiccups. its extremely stressful, most of the part its due to miscommunication so its largely unforseen. at the end of the day its more important they're willing to rectify. 

    also i think tilers are old school in general, done by uncles and what not. they will do the plastic capping border by default, actually i have them on my kitchen door entrance also, which means you can still spot them in new HDB. do you have them at your kitchen doorway? those plastic cappings are a big NO NO to me also. but the least they could do is to find a matching border. your shower kerb one looks like they just mindlessly put a white capping on your grey (?) tiles. black one would at least look better. 

    I have them at kitchen doorway, but i screed the tiles off. so it looks like a normal beam. the border is definitely a no-no for me too. 
    For my toilet tiles - first thing that caught my eye is the ugly border. :dunno:

    No border will be nicer, for my shower ledge - there will be the shower glass there at the end of the day. So it will look nicer also.

    1 hour ago, binchotan said:

    what is the diff between Fino 1 and 2? Price diff close to double


    Fino 1: cannot rotate (lesser colours)
    Fino 2: can rotate (more colours)


    36 minutes ago, binchotan said:

    you overlay the MBR tiles


  7. over the past few weeks, there were some hiccups and issues with our reno.

    1) Delay for carpentry
    By this week, the carpentry has to be up as I have taken leave on 30th for eubiq site measurement and mirror measurement for my walk in wardrobe.

    2) Service Yard Drainage Hole
    If you see the picture below, the carpentry doesn't fully cover the floor trap nicely, have spoke to ID about this.
    Gotta wait for the carpenter to respond then see how it goes. I thought it would be flushed outwards and cover nicely.. buti think in reality it isnt.

    Usual kitchen base depth 600mm, mine is about 550mm because the 50mm is to cater the LED strip to sit nicely underneath the cabinet. 

    I thought it will cover nicely like this after carpentry is up:

    3) Bathroom entrance kerb
    Tiler screwed up the Master Toilet. One of the reason why we wanted to overlay MBR is to remove the slope.
    Not sure why the tiler feels that we wanted a slope and they overlay it back with a slope -.-
    Luckily, after some "noise" from us, we manage to get them to re-do the whole MBR toilet and also remove the border for my shower ledge. Initially they mentioned that they can't do it because they have to hack the original slope and we have to bear any leakage and etc. In the first place, we already mentioned we wanted it to be flat and not slope. Now they are giving me all kind of excuses -.-


    Also, not sure why they added the old school border at the edge of all the tiles.

    this is after they fixed it:

    For the common toilet, although nothing much is being done except for the shower kerb (which has the ugly border).

    As you can see this rough part here, I thought that it would be smooth and even out during cement screed and align with the door. 
    I didn't notice this initially because evorich covered it with their vinyl capping, and i requested them to change to the metal strip.
    That's when you can see the real error here. Have to pay extra $ to "hack" this strip away so that my vinyl will align with the door.
    I dont know why there's this jagged border at all the entrance that is not being removed during cement screed and also why didnt ID highlight this problem to us at the start, end up we have to pay $100 to remove both jagged border for both toilets. le wife argue and nego with ID on the $100, end up all agree that we pay 50-50 each.:curse:

    So frustrated over these minor problems, why the ID didn't highlight such minor things to us and we have to find these faults/error ourself and then confront them on why this is happening.
    I dont like it when ID have this kind of "you don't ask, i don't say" kind of mentality. :fire:

    This is after hacking away that extra "border" and level with the floor, evorich will need to come down again to touch up. (hopefully no charges)

    Shouldnt it be like this from the start? the "entrance" is align with the door, and not have a weird extra "border" there??
    How did you guys get over this "border" for those using vinyl?


  8. On 10/13/2017 at 11:11 PM, Jas28 said:

    Thanks , May i know how much to paint your wall size ? Can i have the contact of the momento painter ?

    My bro i have try sparkle sliver and the result is no so impressive (wrong colour from nippon paint fault) then we overlay with premier and use elegant with the scraper . The result is more appealing than sparke sliver .

    By the way the nippon pint sparkle series colour all mess up and we got ther wrong colour after purchase but can't change at other retail store.

    They told us the 2016 colour for momento alot of complaint for wrong colour (sample and actual paint is different). If u want to buy in sg go to homefix . It is cheaper and if the colour is wrong you can change.

    I bought from malaysia becos its 1/2 the price. Haha.

    i can pm u my momento painter details

    On 10/14/2017 at 10:36 AM, guohong said:

    Wow bro nice progress on your house. Waiting for my 5 room bto key collection in Dec, and like yourself I am going to do a display cabinet for my modular collection. (12 houses from market street to assembly square) how is your display cabinet going to open and close? By tic tac doors? 

    Cool. Finally a lego collector!

    12 houses..! Wow gonna be a great challenge. I didnt buy that many modular becos i only have such a small space.

    for 5room, u can make use of e “study” area to fully display all lego there and make it a lego gallery. Should be wide enough..?

    my display cabinet will be all via the slot in acrylic kind with fixed glass panel at the sides.

    didnt wanted tic tac door becos once the modulars are in.. i dont think i will change or do anything to it anymore. I initially wanted to make like how LCS display their items (they uses “hidden” hinges. But it eats up alot space all around the border.

  9. 15 hours ago, Jas28 said:

    Your momento wall was nicely done. I like your pattern of the wall. May i know how you paint the momento to create this kind of pattern .  My criss cross pattern  doesn't look nice compare to your

    1)Any link can share how to paint momento ?

    2) Your momentois belong to which texture paint series ?  sparkle peal

    Hi Jas28,

    For my momento, I engaged someone to paint it because i know that i can't paint as nice too. At the same time, I treat it as a "lesson" because I still have a tin of new momento that i will be painting at my kitchen.
    From what I learnt from the painter, don't do the usual criss cross, you need to do random strokes (up, down, left, right). and try to connect each strokes to the pattern.

    The colour is from Sparkle Silver series - Granite Glint.

    My tips for painting momento:
    - make sure the wall is clean (no dirt, sand, dust) and is white in colour
    - apply wall sealer Nippon 5170 x 1 coat
    - apply momento primer (default primer is slightly thicker, if you want it to be not so thick and easier to paint, you can add a little bit of thinner to slightly dilute it)
    - paint your momento colour

    Regarding the momento "scrapper" in the tool kit, do note that this scrapper is only for all other series. except sparkle Gold/Silver/Pearl series.
    It works best with the enhancer series.


  10. 24 minutes ago, fingerscrosssaid:

    Thks for sharing this. Have u tried to buy the handle from dr. door? But the fact that the handle will fall off indicates its of inferior quality....prolly plastic. Mayb those hardware shop might hav a handle that wld be able to fit.

    For me, i find the dysonbladeless fan is a crap product. Looks good yes...lvl of blow job, 3/10....totally no power. It comes with option of speed of 1 to 10...anythg below 9 is useless. On top of that, the motor is v noisy at lvl 9 or 10. Conventional fan is much better n cheaper.

    agree, dyson fan is just for the looks and does not function as a fa/air cooler. Any aircooler/fan works better than Dyson.
    But dyson fan with the purifier is ok, becos it cleans the air as well.

    Dyson works best in aircon environment only.

  11. some updates from last night visit to the unit:


    The mosaic tiles that we selected for our shower area wasn't LAID!
    Not sure what the tiler are thinking, they wanna lay the mosaic at the top of the door area. (look at the unlaid area, they want to lay it there!)


    I realise that the side of the edges of the tiles are quite hollow, hopefully they fill in more cement nearer to completion.


    To make things worst, they LEAN THE TILES on the MOMENTO WALL! :jail::jail:
    We "issued" our ID one last warning and told her to inform all her contractors that if we found another damage to the momento, they going to bear the full cost to repaint it.
    There's a small peel off, hole on the wall now. Luckily that area is covered by the platform bed, but not gonna let them off so easily for damaging the wall despite us telling them umpteen times! :fire::fire:IMG_6985.jpg.783238b2d397cdb8ddeff2d7188f4fcf.jpg

    Today CityGas came to install the gas pipe and the tiler also fixed the feature wall.

    I not sure whether is it the mosaic tiles has no connecting pattern or the tilers anyhow put..:dunno:

    buti think it's random because on the website it looks like this:

  12. 1 hour ago, infinity2015 said:

    I currently stayed in 6th floor. 25L joven water tank. cannot take bath in 2 toilets, otherwise water pressure will be half. Using hansgrohe rain shower head, very good quality. Hdb cannot compare to private water pressure, hence product cannot be used to max. Hansgrohe has really good quality product, drop many times, didn’t break or scratch....remember to take all the faucets with u when u sell the house ... lol 

    Anyway, Going to stay top floor next time soon ....ao Smith digital with temperature control is a good choice. 

    does using a 35L helps? i bought the 35L model, but bath usually will be in 1 toilet  as only 2 of us will be staying in the house. 
    Will be staying there at least 15-20 years, so don't think will be moving after 5years. By then no body will want the old and dirty stuffs. :rolleyes:

  13. 18 minutes ago, KFC1189 said:

    You can refer to the following article on water pressure in high rise buildings in Singapore.


    Staying in the top floor certainly has many advantages such as higher ceiling, fewer waste pipes, better view, etc. but it also has several disadvantages like more prone to ceiling leakage, hotter roof, lower water pressure, more stairs to climb in case lift breaks down.

    But as long as you are happy with these apparent "disadvantages", then there is no issue at all.

    i read that article before.. but newer flats shouldn't have that problem. I wanted to get AOS water heater but it was more than what i have budgetted for.. so end up gave up.
    well, have to try to know.

    But one thing i do realise is that the water pressure not consistent.
    Sometimes it comes out weak for a minute, then suddenly the pressure got boost and it remains strong after that.