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Wow... It's been 6 months already! We've moved in, settled down, and took our new place as our new base now. It's a real home now.

Anyway, in the last 6 months, we've gone out to buy furniture, decorations, and two weeks ago, finally put up our curtains. Good lord, I've no idea how I survived every morning with the Sun shining straight at my face! (Our MBR window faces east directly). Its a good natural alarm clock, but I think I've got an uneven tan now. HAHAHAHA.

Anyway, Pics Pics!

Our Kitchen is finally complete and we've done our all out cooking! In case you are wondering, no, I do not suffer from messy oily floors when I fry. (Well, I cheat a little as I do not deep fry)

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Soft lights at night from the cove lighting make the kitchen a nice place to rest up after a long day at work

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We bought these Philips Electric Tea Lights to give the place some ambiance through out the house. Verdict: Good buy

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The Kitchen can be turned into a nice mixer bar after dimming the lights and putting up the tea lights

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Disco style, with a touch of Armin Van Buren playing in the background :yamseng:

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I Love my WMF Knive set!!! :good:

Anyway, this kitchen has played out into a very important community area for the home. Friends and family love to gather around it and its a natural place for chit chat. We've held a couple of parties at our place and a record of 30ppl (there was one gathering with 50 pax :jawdrop: but its not counted as a party :P)

Will put up the pics of the study room, which I am currently sitting in, soon. (Btw, I've also updated my blog)

 

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Renotalk still does not allow more than 5 pictures a post.....

Anyway, the study room is where i spend most of my time when I'm alone at home. Working from home often, I've wanted "an office" from the onset and with the latest addition to the room, I can say its finally complete. Hung up a large chinese painting on the drywall behind my study table to give the room that "Director's Office" feeling. And with the nice breeze in the room, and my egroworks chair, this is a really comfortable office.

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I'm still scared that the painting will eventually rip a hole in the wall....... :bow:

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Its like my favourite corner. The missus hates me sitting there all the time though

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Have worked at home enough to mess up my desk tray real good

Well, that's the study room I love so much. The treadmill is also a really good buy, slots nicely in the corner, and gives me an easy and fuss free workout. (Have noticed the neighbours from the other block have weird stares when they see me bobbing up and down at the window though. They clearly can't see the threadmill)

 

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Then there is the MBR. Not much has changed, except that the curtains are finally up, and we've moved our Precious Tots collection into the room. Each figurine is for every anniversary we've had, with one more for our engagement.

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Yeap.. This is the curtain. While nothing amazing, it still adds a much needed soft touch to the room. And it blocks the shade..

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This is exactly what it looks like. Non-showroom bed, non-pretentious MBR

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Our memories and precious moments

Last couple of shots were taken when I first bought the tea lights. (As you can tell, I am extremely fascinated by shining/glowing things)

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This shot was in the direction of the balcony. In rest and relax mode, we usually only keep the lights in the balcony on

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Yes, I love my tea lights as much as my knife set.

:sport-smiley-003:

 

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wow yr kitchen looks like a pic taken out from those interior magazine! So so love yr island!

Well, it did!! We were extremely fascinated by the "Australia's Kitchens and Bathroom" magazine and the marvelous islands photographed in there.

This layout and design was actually taken from one other interior design firm's space planning concept.. I fell in love with the idea of an open kitchen and hiding the washing area, so had this incorporated in my eventual build plan. Plaguerism at its best! :deal:

 

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hey hey! the one i call infinity island! and the island still looks infinite! haha

yea, time flies eh. is like 5 mths since i moved in too!

and i can really imagine how u feel going by without curtain in the mbr cause we bought our curtains very late too!

50 pax at a place? i can't imagine!!

 

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Hi angelous666,

so did you manage to rectify the defects which you mentioned earlier?

Sadly, not all. The easy ones to rectify were the gapping holes in the tile grouting, which the guys made quick work of. The poor workmanship on the kickboard areas were rectified with a round of putty followed by silica gel to seal.

The marble floor actually got worse by the day, and the final straw was when the floor started growing patches and lost its shine. :curse: Fed-up with the guys who were in charge of the polishing, we eventually hired a marble specialist to recondition the floor :(. I guess the only good thing about that was that the latter group had a job well done, and made the extra cost worthwhile.

The parquet tiling was another botched job, as you can tell in parts of the room that the floor was not flat as you can see the shadows from the mess up when light shines on it.. Ughh. Good thing our floor was stained dark and the defects are not visible unless you specially check for it.

Now that we've moved in, I'd say the home is 100% functional, but the workmanship and finishings in some certain parts of the apartment could have been done better. But hey, the warranty lasts for another 1.5years, and Earnest Interiors have already responded to a post reno touch up without any fuss. I guess all in, I can still live with the remaining tiny defects. My Missus, on the other hand, is still fed up whenever we bring up EI in our conversation. 8|

 

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hey hey! the one i call infinity island! and the island still looks infinite! haha

yea, time flies eh. is like 5 mths since i moved in too!

and i can really imagine how u feel going by without curtain in the mbr cause we bought our curtains very late too!

50 pax at a place? i can't imagine!!

SUPER LONG TIME MAN! I just saw your post on the curtains after trying to catch up on the 4-5mths of non-attendance in this forum. Well, the curtains really add a touch of softness to our really "hard and sharp" living spaces, and it helps to block out the sun. Am really glad that it's finally installed.

And yes. 50pax. :jawdrop: My island, when extended into the empty multi-purpose dinning area (with those foldable tables and benches), can sit 28 people! The rest were hanging around in the balcony and the living room. Believe me, my common toilet was working overtime, and people kept "coming out of the cupboard" as they had to get through that to get to the hidden yard and toilet. :sport-smiley-004:

Meanwhile, the island is usually in a mess....... we dump everything on it upon coming home. then we push it to the far corner.. hahahahahahahaha.

 

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:bow: your kitchen island is the biggest I have seen!!! :dribble: Absolutely love it!!

If you ever want to sell your flat, please advertise here first so that we have a chance to buy. Haha....

 

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OMG now i feel like buying an EA :bangwall:

kitchen envy!

:bow: your kitchen island is the biggest I have seen!!! :dribble: Absolutely love it!!

If you ever want to sell your flat, please advertise here first so that we have a chance to buy. Haha....

Thanks guys. Yes, the island is always the topic of discussion for visitors, followed closely by my "toilet-in-the-cupboard". :)

MayDream, noted on your "buying interest" ok? hahahaha. But I'm quite sure I'll be stuck in this home for a long time to come. We've taken alot of effort to do it up well and also, we are stuck with the 5y MOP............. hehehehe.

 

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First time chance upon your tblog. Briefly scanned through and your kitchen is awesome :dancingqueen:

My curtains also confirmed and installed only after whole reno comes to an end! If no curtain i think the opposite block will have full view of the interior especially at night when lights are on haha

 

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First time chance upon your tblog. Briefly scanned through and your kitchen is awesome dancingqueen.gif

My curtains also confirmed and installed only after whole reno comes to an end! If no curtain i think the opposite block will have full view of the interior especially at night when lights are on haha

Thanks for the compliments :)

The thing for us was that we were on the second highest floor, and the opposite blocks were all a story below so we had no issues to our neighbour's eyes. So being the lazy bums we were, we only installed the curtains 6mths after we moved in! :P

 

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