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Me and my wife decided to purchase a small resale flat in Jalan Batu near Mountbatten MRT. Though the estate is a very old one, the location is quite central and super accessible and best of all, convenient. We are foreigners that are planning to reside to singapore for a very long long time because lifestyle here suits us well and our friends here are mostly locals. Just wanna share our home making journey to our Singaporean fellas.

The flat was very expensive for its state but we decided to take it because of the location. so here goes...

Floor plan! around 66 sqm total

Choosing my ID was very easy. I chose the one who did the same flat in the same estate.


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Here's the current state of the flat... we really thought the japanese family who were residing here where "zen" like. We are mistaken :(

From Entrance:




2 Bedrooms:


I really don't get this?!?!! :seeya:



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Here's the preliminary interior design

I was planning to extend the wall of the toilet to make it a "WHOLE" room. Though it was not approve by HDB. We revert back to old configuration which is sink outside and WC and shower inside plus we will put divider wall around 3.5 ft right next to the sink.




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Anyway my I.D quoted me around 28k for the whole house.

Items Included.

  1. Sliding windows in living room and room1 with wrought iron grills
  2. Full hacking of house + downloading of debris
  3. Rebuilding wall for bedroom 1 and master
  4. 3.5ft high wall partition for kitchen
  5. Full plastering and painting
  6. Floor tilings of whole house
  7. Wall tilings for toilet
  8. Rewiring of whole house
  9. Carpentry works (1 Wardrobe, Kitchen cabinets and solid surface)
  10. Installation of stuffs
  11. Full re-piping

We hold these items for now due to budget:

  1. 2nd wardrobe
  2. Long cabinet for master bedroom
  3. Shoe cabinet for living/entrance

:thumbs up:


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My Tiles!


We will be going for industrial clean look. Our wirings will be exposed in white electrical piping conduit. Floors are dark grey and walls and ceilings all white. We will pinch the boringness with decos.


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Appliances we bought so far. :D

Bosch HBA23B550J Oven (15 AMP) was $1299, i bought it for $899 model will be EOL.


Bosch KGN36S51 Refrigerator (we bought this thing because of its 600x1850mm, energy saving, sleekness and "tall and slim spec") bought at Megatex from $2399 to $1600 (display set for 3 days ONLY and crowd at megaton soso)



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My Domino Hobs from Ariston. Got a very good deal from Mayer with PIP and 7% GST all absorbed.

Normal Double burner for normal cooking, Electric griller for my grilling needs and wok burner for high heat asian cooking


Samsung 2 in 1 Washer/Dryer WD8804CJA: bought from a show last july, i think its an home and electronics fair at suntec. Bought $899 from $1499



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