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Looked up the HDB resale transaction website and found out that the resale prices of EM in Hougang Ave 2 are all below $400k. Think the one who paid $600k didn't do his homework.

some pple just too rich...dont care simi market rate....

 

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Hello88, just realised my floor area is only 146 sqm.

Looked up the HDB resale transaction website and found out that the resale prices of EM in Hougang Ave 2 are all below $400k. Think the one who paid $600k didn't do his homework.

 

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yeah i know. so this is my plan

bathrooms: only put wall tiles in the bath area. The rest of the wall just plaster and paint.

Kitchen: only put wall tiles at the "wet" areas, the rest of the wall just plaster and paint.

hope this will save some $.

hmm... think this way cant really cut much cost. and end up half here half there, hope you dont mind me saying this. I have been thru this cost cutting stage and what all the contractors have suggested is that either you touch it or dont touch at all (toilets).

the only way you can save is cement screeding without hacking for kitchen but lots of problems might arise in future.

Epoxy painting for toilet (around 1k per toilet). look for poh chin(david) to get a quote.

 

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Hi MaCe,

Me lost in reading all the threads and blogs. Can u PM me yr contractor and the works u have done for yr EM? Have to start working out my sums for reno and would like to start to consult contractors for quotes

Me too went to Singapore Expo to look at the packages ... really :jawdrop: cut throat .

Cheers.

done!.

ha! you cant even see hobee's advertisements, nor in exhibitions. His customers are 100% intro by ex-customer - this is how good his reputation is.

he was the 4th contractor we met, only upon meeting him then we realised that the previous 3 contractors has SO MUCH HIDDEN COST!:jawdrop:

Saw your stainless steel pipe curtain rail at another thread at Applefreak's renoblog. :unsure: Really creative! :good:

cheap n decent + practical is what i always believe in.

i mean if i were to spend 50 or 60k on reno, only then i dont spending a few k on curtains.

 

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welcome to renotalk!:dancingqueen:

i did 21k - the cheapest so far. :yamseng:

Saw your stainless steel pipe curtain rail at another thread at Applefreak's renoblog. :) Really creative! :)

bathrooms: only put wall tiles in the bath area. The rest of the wall just plaster and paint.

Kitchen: only put wall tiles at the "wet" areas, the rest of the wall just plaster and paint.

Considered this option too. Was happily telling my MIL that nowaday the fashion is not to get wall tiles for kitchen...but :jawdrop: after reading of a few cases where the paint and plaster didn't stick, I changed my mind. Besides, plastering is not cheap.

 

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yeah i know. so this is my plan

bathrooms: only put wall tiles in the bath area. The rest of the wall just plaster and paint.

Kitchen: only put wall tiles at the "wet" areas, the rest of the wall just plaster and paint.

hope this will save some $.

u sure u just wanna do wall tilings for bath area and 'wet' areas? It wld save cost but not advisable to opt out of wall tiles for these areas especially if u dont intend to move, in the near future.

 

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:D your 3 toilets already $3k x 3 = $9k liao.

awning $3k+, level balcony $1k+, wiring $2k+ and retile $3k+

things i didnt do -

1) toilets

2) balcony only hack+tile

3) windows(hdb original)

happy renovating :yamseng:

yeah i know. so this is my plan

bathrooms: only put wall tiles in the bath area. The rest of the wall just plaster and paint.

Kitchen: only put wall tiles at the "wet" areas, the rest of the wall just plaster and paint.

hope this will save some $.

 

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Dear Big Bird,

We bought near Temasek poly. We saw an EA near where you bought but bought this one now. Our COV came up to 30k. I think we overpaid but everybody seems to be paying COV if purchased mid year onward.

We are also thinking of renovating

kitchen

floors for both levels.

awning for balcony

3 toilets

wiring

soft furnishing

budget about 40k.

 

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:thumbs up: your 3 toilets already $3k x 3 = $9k liao.

awning $3k+, level balcony $1k+, wiring $2k+ and retile $3k+

things i didnt do -

1) toilets

2) balcony only hack+tile

3) windows(hdb original)

happy renovating :bangwall:

Hi MaCe,

Me lost in reading all the threads and blogs. Can u PM me yr contractor and the works u have done for yr EM? Have to start working out my sums for reno and would like to start to consult contractors for quotes

Me too went to Singapore Expo to look at the packages ... really :bangwall: cut throat .

System 4 aircon - Did anyone install Daikin or Mitsubitshi inverter n non inverter System 4 so far?

Cheers.

 

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Hi,

My first post in this forum and I guess this would be the best place to make it.

Got an EM in Tampines too since 1 Jan 07 but now saving up for the renovation. About the only things I can reuse are the staircase and 1st floor tiles. The rest must go....along with lots of $.....

I just came back from the exhibition in Singapore Expo, think IDs would be out of my budget...sigh....

Anyways, hope to learn lots from you guys as I try to create a dream home on a earthly budget :thumbs up:

hopefully u can re-built everything for less than 50k.

 

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Thanks. I wish I could do it for 21k. with wiring, windows, grilles, redo 3 toilets, level balcony, build awning, retile whole of 2nd level........maybe 21K times 2?

:thumbs up: your 3 toilets already $3k x 3 = $9k liao.

awning $3k+, level balcony $1k+, wiring $2k+ and retile $3k+

things i didnt do -

1) toilets

2) balcony only hack+tile

3) windows(hdb original)

happy renovating :bangwall:

 

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welcome to renotalk!:dancingqueen:

i did 21k - the cheapest so far. :dunno:

Thanks. I wish I could do it for 21k. with wiring, windows, grilles, redo 3 toilets, level balcony, build awning, retile whole of 2nd level........maybe 21K times 2?

 

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Hi,

My first post in this forum and I guess this would be the best place to make it.

Got an EM in Tampines too since 1 Jan 07 but now saving up for the renovation. About the only things I can reuse are the staircase and 1st floor tiles. The rest must go....along with lots of $.....

I just came back from the exhibition in Singapore Expo, think IDs would be out of my budget...sigh....

Anyways, hope to learn lots from you guys as I try to create a dream home on a earthly budget :dunno:

welcome to renotalk!:dancingqueen:

i did 21k - the cheapest so far. :dunno:

 

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Hi,

My first post in this forum and I guess this would be the best place to make it.

Got an EM in Tampines too since 1 Jan 07 but now saving up for the renovation. About the only things I can reuse are the staircase and 1st floor tiles. The rest must go....along with lots of $.....

I just came back from the exhibition in Singapore Expo, think IDs would be out of my budget...sigh....

Anyways, hope to learn lots from you guys as I try to create a dream home on a earthly budget :dancingqueen:

 

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Parents said buyers of high priced EMs are probably cash rich en-bloc beneficiaries. Logical since the en-bloc beneficiaries are used to big spaces and the EMs/ EAs are the biggest HDB units available. Maybe that's why EMs suddenly become hot. Trickle down effect.

Just think that these cash-rich people should try to be more stingy and prudent with their purchases...they drive up the market price too fast...

 

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