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  1. @sophia hehe yep what @AndreaLee said. Would love to see pics of your house! And baking, I'll let you know if I ever do start classes in 10 years time hahaha.
  2. @mbalistica thank you! so sorry for not getting back to you, for some reason I can't access my inbox, I've written to the site admin but so far nothing's happened >< I'll get my hubs to PM you using his account instead. And yes, totally understand what you said abt IDs not getting the concept hehe. @Andrea Liew oh dear I realise I gave the wrong info, should be Tanjong Katong Complex instead. Anyways you can check out their FB for their details, https://www.facebook.com/countryconcept/
  3. Final - Wet kitchen & yard As promised, here are more pics of the kitchen. Continuing on from the main kitchen area with the island taking up the bulk of the space, it leads on to the “wet kitchen” - basically the “original” kitchen area (based on the flat’s initial layout). On the left, big fridge, big sink and laundry area. On the right, lots more storage options~ Shallow tall cabinets house all my baking + laundry essentials, and I just love the little walnut open shelving that’s perfect for displaying little knick-knacks. A peek into the walk-in pantry... glass jars and chalkboard labels were all great finds from tb:D Display shelving for all my recipe books...or is there a hidden function? (hint: if the hinges don’t give it away, surely the wooden signage does!) Moving on to the yard/balcony area This from when the carpet grass was first installed. Love the contrast of the cabinet doors with the grass~ Utility cabinets with customised storage for tools, mop and broom etc. Including an electric outlet and mount for the dyson:D Matching French doors to the kitchen and living/dining area Little herb garden in the corner that is thankfully still (somewhat) thriving after a couple of weeks:D
  4. Thanks! Hehe we do appreciate the space we have to play around with, while also trying to maximise use and storage space!
  5. Final - Mudroom Last bits of hardware (coat hooks and drawer pulls) have been installed, so I finally have proper pics of the mudroom to share(: So when our carpenter F first raised the idea of having a mudroom, I was somewhat sceptical cos - it’s not as if we have muddy boots to dust off or winter coats to hang up here in sunny Singapore. I did like the idea and the look though, so when the hubs came up with the brilliant idea of building shoe storage right into the mudroom, I was completely sold. Yep and the coat hooks double up as cabinet door handles~ From the outset, we wanted to demarcate the mudroom as a separate area kinda like an entrance foyer, hence the grey, slightly more outdoorish tiles. Spent literally months searching for the perfect baskets as well, and I’m pretty glad with what the internet managed to give us:D They're perfect for keeping stuff like shoe bags, sports equipment etc. Ooh and the little trapdoor in the bottom houses the ironing board - every inch of space is precious and must be put to good use! CC’s workmanship in the cornices and baseboard are really just, wow. One last view~ Ooh and the mirror/mini landing area right next to the front door was a last minute find off carousell, so pleased with how well it goes with everything and how perfectly it fits in the space. In fact it really turned out to be a happy surprise how the colours all seem to match just so - the rafter, ceiling fan, banister, landing area - it's really almost as if they were all cut from the same tree.
  6. @Ando Tadao yep it's true that laminate is easier to maintain, but for us I guess the look and feel trumped all! @Anthony Ong so sorry, have not gotten around to photographing the rest of the house. we're also still waiting to install the last bits of hardware in the mudroom, but will post pics once that's done. @Irene Ling thank you! PMed (: @yienlim thanks! PMed as well.
  7. Hi! The beading is not laminate, its wood veneer (ash) on solid ply. The v grooves are machined using a router.
  8. @sophia thanks!! Haha I wish, but nah still too amateur. In 10 years time maybe:D @dht thankyou! happy to share (: @Valerie Low sure, will pm you.
  9. Final - Kitchen (I) Time flies...can’t quite believe it but we’ve been living here for almost a month already. Most of our free time has been spent moving/unpacking/cleaning etc. And before I knew it, the house is already starting to look like we’ve lived here for years ie clutter is building up everywhere XD Managed to get the kitchen in a reasonably tidy state tho so, just gonna spam with lotsa pics! It’s kinda scary how fast the countertop fills up with stuff... Lots lots of storage for all sorts of baking trays and pans...love how convenient it is to retrieve and store things now. Didnt give much thought to the corner cabinets initially, but I’m pleasantly surprised at how deeeep they are (and how much junk can fit in heheh) Pull-out condiment + utensil towers, again really love the convenience and not having to root around in a drawer full of odds and ends. Mixture of different types of storage for pots and pans Walk-in pantry door looking deceptively small from the outside... ...but yes you can really walk in!:D Still in the process of sorting out the mess while more jars get shipped over hehe. And of course, possibly my favourite part of the kitchen (it’s a toss up between this and the hood haha) - the island (: Customised with storage for utensils... plates bowls etc... and most often-used appliances (complete with powerpoints in the side so they can be used right there on the island)! View from the outside, with our custom whitewashed pine barn doors (: Bonus pic one of my first few bakes in the new oven for the new hubs bday. Shall continue with the “wet” kitchen and the rest of the house hopefully soon!
  10. T-2 to move-in day So much has progressed in the past week or so, but have just been tooo busy to blog what with wedding preparations (yes I’ll be getting married in less than 12 hours time!). If all goes well, we’ll also be moving in this Sunday (and spend Christmas in our new home!) (: Really thankful for how everything fell into place in the end, at some point we weren’t sure whether we’d be able to move in after our wedding, but now everything is pretty much in place. Full update soon I hope, but for now here’s a couple of pics. Mudroom/stairs all done (just waiting for a couple more handles for mudroom to arrive from tb hehe). Kitchen! Lights and tap were the last to go in and I love effect the copper accents have with all the white-and-wood. Mattress came on Thursday so it’s pretty much all ready for us to spend the night here in 2 days time!
  11. I’ve yet to use it hehe but will let you know once I do! For amazon...you’re referring to the free shipping above $125 thing? I actually ordered 1 day after they stopped this service, so I managed to get them to waive the shipping for me:D But now that Prime will be available in SG hopefully it’ll be even easier to ship stuff!
  12. Carpentry - rafters and more kitchen Spotted these looong blocks of wood on my landing and then in the living room a couple of days back...but now they’re all up where they belong, on the ceiling! View from both ends of the kitchen: View from mudroom and living room: Lights are (mostly) up in conjunction with the rafters as well. I rmb when S first conceived of this - “I think I have a solution to mount the ceiling lights without trunking, without false ceiling”. My response: Looking at the rafters today though, I think this is really one of the more genius ideas in this whole process (inspired in part by the rafters proudly on display in CC’s shop as well!) They make the whole place feel that much more like the country farmhouse of my dreams, while at the same time serving to house all the downlights and removing the need for unsightly trunking. Cabinet doors and cornices are all up as well, and the range was installed some time last week. I think this might be my favourite view of the whole house((: Although now that the island is in (this pic was from a few days back), I realise I’ll never get this full view of the cabinets + range again. So I’m glad for all the work-in-progress shots! Pantry area: Wet kitchen area: Totally digging the apron-front fireclay sink as well~ (or as F likes to call it, the kopitiam sink hehehe). Finally, yep the island is in! Not gonna post pics yet tho cos the top is all covered up in cardboard for now. But here are some sneak pics from the underside. So in love with the corbels and the gorgeous grain in the oak and ash 2nd pic is figuring out the location of powerpoints hehe. Was looking through pics from early on in the reno, feels like we’ve really come such a long way(: Not quite there yet but the end is in sight so I’ll call this a “before-and-almost-after” pic: