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My Ala Carte Decor Project In Queenstown

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Hi all,

Am glad we can finally do some sharing in this forum and also hopefully get some advice and contacts along of reno project.

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We applied for a SOBF at queenstown in sep 2011, and we got unlucky with an outrageous no. of 61X/423. We were so disappointed initially. But in the end, thanks to many who gave up, we managed to get a chance to select a low floor, park facing unit and NS facing. We have already collected our keys and we are now starting on reno.

I have recently posted a thread about my reno budget of 20k for a list of items which I wanted to do in my reno project. To advice of forumers here, my list was not realistic based on my budget and they were right. In the end, we have to do our reno in stages. And as we have quite high expectations, we wanted to accomplish a nice reno without blowing our pockets (typical singaporean) - must be cheap and good. :notti:

so of course we did a lot of sourcing, whether from this forum or other resource channels and gotten quite a lot of good leads so far. some we found on our own. and we will be happy to share here. and to save cost, whether we can get any direct source, our even DIY possibilities, will be in our considerations.

our floorplan:

floorplanr.jpg

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We decided to break the reno into 2 stages or maybe 3.

1st stage reno list

1) Homogenous flooring for living/dining and passageway

2) Laminate flooring for 3 bedrooms

3) False ceiling for whole house except Service yard and Household shelter

4) Cove lighting for living/dining and all bedrooms

5) Spotlights and PLC lights for whole house

6) Electrical works for whole house

7) Service yard window

8) System 4 aircon for all bedrooms and living/dining

Bare flat pics

Living room (view from main entrance)

livingroom1q.jpg

Kitchen (view from kitchen entrance)

kitchenfromentrance1.jpg

Check out the "tasteful" orange colour. Swee right? :rolleyes:

Kitchen (view from the yard)

kitchenfromyard1.jpg

Bedroom 2 - Planned Guest room (view from room entrance)

bedroom3study1.jpg

Bedroom 3 - Planned Study Room (view from room entrance)

bedroom2guest1.jpg

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cont...

MBR (view from room entrance)

masterbedroom1n.jpg

MBR (View towards room entrance)

masterbedroom21.jpg

MBR Toilet

mbrtoilet1.jpg

Its the orange tiles again. I think hating it is an understatement. Seriously, I dont know why they selected this colour for our estate :bangwall:

And like some forumers face, our doors are very wide and it nearly hits the sink. All I can say is that its the worse design feature of all.

Common Toilet

commontoilet1.jpg

I will provide updated pictures of the ceiling works in my next post

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at least better than mine! mine got blue floor & wall tiles and maroon toilet bowl and vanity top. of course, that was in year 2000 when i bought my flat. if they dare to do this kinda color combination now, they deserve to 8|

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I also dont know why they use this colour. At least Ghim Moh Valley is all white which is much better.

and the thought of us needing to spend more $$$ to overlay the tiles really quite sian la.. :bangwall: dont know if there is a better way to recolour the tiles without overlay.

some update on the screeding done by HDB (FOC). I did a standard 40mm as I am planning to do laminate flooring for my bedrooms only.

MBR

mbr1d.jpg

Guest room

bedroom2guest1.jpg

Study Room

bedroom3study1.jpg

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we were looking for a laminate that is chocolate in colour and looks similiar to timber colour, like what we see in most Condo and DBSS showflats.

We searched high and low but cant find any colour we liked. Either that or we found the colour but the price was way off. We wanted that colour type, european made and price range from $3 - $4. many said it was not possible.

then by chance I managed to find a flooring specialist dealing with wood flooring. I went down to take a look and told them I wanted a flooring like in most showflats and DBSS. The Boss and staff were very friendly and very humble and they heard my needs and they said they have the exact laminate for a DBSS as they supply them with the laminate! :good: and its made in belgium..

so we managed to get it at our target price, euro made and with original thick underlay. as they said they usually do projects, but since i went to them direct they gave me at contractor price. :D

this is the laminate that we selected:

laminatefloor.jpg

i will only be able to install it after my tiling work in the living/dining area

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Welcome to RT

Hope to c more of your reno pics :yamseng:

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at least better than mine! mine got blue floor & wall tiles and maroon toilet bowl and vanity top. of course, that was in year 2000 when i bought my flat. if they dare to do this kinda color combination now, they deserve to 8|

well probably they use the cheapest tile they can find in the market

 

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we were looking for a laminate that is chocolate in colour and looks similiar to timber colour, like what we see in most Condo and DBSS showflats.

We searched high and low but cant find any colour we liked. Either that or we found the colour but the price was way off. We wanted that colour type, european made and price range from $3 - $4. many said it was not possible.

then by chance I managed to find a flooring specialist dealing with wood flooring. I went down to take a look and told them I wanted a flooring like in most showflats and DBSS. The Boss and staff were very friendly and very humble and they heard my needs and they said they have the exact laminate for a DBSS as they supply them with the laminate! :good: and its made in belgium..

so we managed to get it at our target price, euro made and with original thick underlay. as they said they usually do projects, but since i went to them direct they gave me at contractor price. :D

this is the laminate that we selected:

laminatefloor.jpg

i will only be able to install it after my tiling work in the living/dining area

Can share where you got this floor laminate and what is the price? Thanks.

 

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