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Our First Home (By K)

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I have been garnering inspirations from the entries of fellow forum-ers and finally it's my turn to document my renovation process. We collected the keys for our new place (Fernvale) in June but delayed commencement of renovations till 2 weeks ago. We compared a few quotations and of course did our due diligence on these IDs/contractors before deciding to go with K (Regular forum-ers should be familiar with him by now!).

Anyway, to cut the story short, these are works we sighted when we visited our place today. Loving what we see thus far and progress is going relatively quick.

Brick wall in the living room. We'll be placing our TV on this side of the wall.

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Wood tiles for all 3 rooms almost completed.

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L-shaped feature wall done up by black honeycomb tiles with white grout in the MBR toilet.

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White subway tiles and black grout in the kitchen. The other plain walls will be cement screed. Long side of the kitchen will only feature low cabinets while the short side of the kitchen will house both lower and upper cabinets.

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More pictures next week since we can only drop by on weekends. Pleasant weekend everyone! :good:

 

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Welcome and your renovation looks good!

Thank you thank you!

Looking forward to more pics! I'll be doing something similar for my kitchen! :)

More pics coming up this weekend! All the best for your upcoming renovations too :)

It seems that you are going on well with your home renovation. I am also planning on doing some interior desing for my living room. I came accross an online store that offers plenty of home furnishings. Check them out at renopapa.sg. I'll be purchasing some wallcovers and other interior decor accessories to style up my home. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos, they are an inspiration to others planning for home renovation. :sport-smiley-018:

No problem, I've gained much from the forum so I hope I can be of some help to the rest too! Good luck for the designing of your living room!

 

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Just 3 photos to share for this week as mostly touching up works were done. All tiling works have been completed; cement screed beautifully done up in the kitchen; and the lovely brick wall which is a contrast from the dark grey living room tiles (our bold move to be different)!

Air-condition will be up next week and K will also be preparing our carpentry (looking forward to our 5ft shoe cabinet; vanity for the bathrooms; cabinets for the kitchen; dresser for the MBR)!

We have also purchased our dining table + bench, coffee table and study table during this interim. Got to work on getting the lighting and toilet fittings so K can help to fix up!

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With most works completed, we are pending final round of painting and thorough chemical wash before we welcome the furnishings. Finally the lights are up, no need to navigate in darkness when we do our rounds at night!

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Hi neighbour, good to see that you are progressing quickly. My project is in Fernvale but doubt it it the same project. :rolleyes:

I'm few steps behind you and its good to see that K is clearing more and more projects nearing the end of the year as he gets really busy during this period. :)

 

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Great to see that everything is going well! I'm planning to hire K for my upcoming renovation also.. Your design is very similar to what i had in mind too! Do you mind sending me your quotation by K? so that I can roughly gauge how much my reno cost will be and what things I have to forgo to fit into my budget.. Running on a very low budget :dunno: Having my wedding together with flat collection certainly doesn't help!! :help::help::help:

 

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Hi neighbour, good to see that you are progressing quickly. My project is in Fernvale but doubt it it the same project. :rolleyes:

I'm few steps behind you and its good to see that K is clearing more and more projects nearing the end of the year as he gets really busy during this period. :)

Hi! I'm actually one of the latest (reno and moving in!) amongst my fellow estate peeps! I had the keys collected in June but didn't start on reno till Sept. Anyway, K is away on holidays now, hence he'll only be able to do final handover of my place in Dec. Did you also engaged him? :)

 

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Great to see that everything is going well! I'm planning to hire K for my upcoming renovation also.. Your design is very similar to what i had in mind too! Do you mind sending me your quotation by K? so that I can roughly gauge how much my reno cost will be and what things I have to forgo to fit into my budget.. Running on a very low budget :dunno: Having my wedding together with flat collection certainly doesn't help!! :help::help::help:

Thank you! Quotes may vary on your requirements; size of works and materials selected, hence it's best to have K go down your new place to take a look and give you a proper quote. But for a rough gauge, I spent about 30k inclusive of the following:

1) brick wall

2) 5ft shoes cabinet

3) kitchen cabinets with solid top

4) concrete screed for kitchen walls

5) subway tiles for kitchen walls

6) vanity table + mirror for 2 toilets

7) dresser table + mirror

8) floor tiles for whole house (except kitchen & toilets)

9) plumbing

10) electrical

11) painting

12) 3 room doors

13) windows for service yard

14) honeycomb wall tiles for MBR toilet

15) Glass shower screens for 2 toilets

To be honest, K is not the cheapest contractor around (in fact his cost might be on-par with some IDs) but his workmanship has been pretty good thus far (except for some frustration with the electrician!) and I like that he's easily contactable (if he misses your call, he's sure to call back awhile later!). Plus, his style suits the house theme we are looking for, hence our decision to use him. Hope the above helps :)

 

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Hi! I'm actually one of the latest (reno and moving in!) amongst my fellow estate peeps! I had the keys collected in June but didn't start on reno till Sept. Anyway, K is away on holidays now, hence he'll only be able to do final handover of my place in Dec. Did you also engaged him? :)

Yes, K is away on holiday. I have engaged him as well am in the midst of our renovation. :) While he is away i'm substituting his role to monitor and alias with sub contractors for the progression of works. :wacko:

I am the first few to collect keys for my project in Oct as well and quickly got K to process with the reno due to year end and chinese new year.

Is yours ready for handover? Last layer of painting and chemical wash arranged already? While K is away i gotten him to pass me the contacts so that i could arrange. :)

 

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Yes, K is away on holiday. I have engaged him as well am in the midst of our renovation. :) While he is away i'm substituting his role to monitor and alias with sub contractors for the progression of works. :wacko:

I am the first few to collect keys for my project in Oct as well and quickly got K to process with the reno due to year end and chinese new year.

Is yours ready for handover? Last layer of painting and chemical wash arranged already? While K is away i gotten him to pass me the contacts so that i could arrange. :)

Hi, sorry didn't notice your signature which states that you've engaged K! Your place is looking good too, K is pretty fast but we waited 2.5weeks for carpentry to be up (he has a whole list of houses queuing for his carpentry! haha). And yup, K has helped arranged for painter these 2 days and chemical wash on Fri and my furniture's coming in next week. Thus, more or less done! :)

 

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Thank you! Quotes may vary on your requirements; size of works and materials selected, hence it's best to have K go down your new place to take a look and give you a proper quote. But for a rough gauge, I spent about 30k inclusive of the following:

1) brick wall

2) 5ft shoes cabinet

3) kitchen cabinets with solid top

4) concrete screed for kitchen walls

5) subway tiles for kitchen walls

6) vanity table + mirror for 2 toilets

7) dresser table + mirror

8) floor tiles for whole house (except kitchen & toilets)

9) plumbing

10) electrical

11) painting

12) 3 room doors

13) windows for service yard

14) honeycomb wall tiles for MBR toilet

15) Glass shower screens for 2 toilets

To be honest, K is not the cheapest contractor around (in fact his cost might be on-par with some IDs) but his workmanship has been pretty good thus far (except for some frustration with the electrician!) and I like that he's easily contactable (if he misses your call, he's sure to call back awhile later!). Plus, his style suits the house theme we are looking for, hence our decision to use him. Hope the above helps :)

Alrighty thanks anyway! Looks quite reasonable.. Did you do any cabinet for your MBR? Realised it wasnt stated inside.. haha..

 

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Alrighty thanks anyway! Looks quite reasonable.. Did you do any cabinet for your MBR? Realised it wasnt stated inside.. haha..

We allocated a room solely for our 'walk-in wardrobe' without hacking the wall that is. Engaged another vendor who specialises in walk-in wardrobes, hence it's not under the reno cost by K.

 

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Hi, sorry didn't notice your signature which states that you've engaged K! Your place is looking good too, K is pretty fast but we waited 2.5weeks for carpentry to be up (he has a whole list of houses queuing for his carpentry! haha). And yup, K has helped arranged for painter these 2 days and chemical wash on Fri and my furniture's coming in next week. Thus, more or less done! :)

:D :D No worries~ Thanks for dropping by to my t-blog also. :) Yours seems pretty fast but the carpentry wait is rrreeealllyyy long, K pre-warn me that carpentry will have to wait, K's painter arrange for friday to paint the under layer. Am going to arrange for carpentry to measure for carpentry. Not sure how long it will take for him to arrange just for measurement. Contacting carpenter to check later on. :)

I guess after final chemical wash it will be handover time~ :yamseng:

After that there is still touch up as well, by the time K will be back~ :good:

 

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