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Our Dream Home @ Woodlands Meadow

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Thank you for dropping by and reading my renovation blog from page 1 :lol:

Just wanted to share that I've collated all the posts about my renovation journey to my personal blog. If you wish to cut through the clutter of people asking for PMs for my ID, do go direct to www.guojiawen.com and choose the tags "Dream Home / Renovation / Home Deco".

Cheers!

Jiawen

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Have been reading renovation blogs for quite sometime and found the info all really useful. Hence decided to start my own reno blog to document our reno journey :)

Our dream home is a 5 room BTO at Woodlands Meadows. Currently awaiting for keys which should be ready by March (hopefully), since our block is the last one hanging. HDB, please release our keys soon!

As my hubby & I are will be shuttling back & forth from overseas, we were pretty eager to settle our choice of ID. Have done our research since Oct 2013, shortlisted about 15 firms, asked for quotations, met with 6 IDs and further shortlisted our choice.

Finally signed with our ID two days back. Overall we have good vibes and chemistry with Jason (our ID), who is working together with his brother (owner of the company). Price quoted was reasonable, Jason was really flexible in terms of our requests and after viewing a work in progress home, the workmanship was good as well. Everything is great so far. We are also really happy with the reno package!

The next step is to choose the colour & overall feel of what we like and update Jason before he helps come up with our 3D designs.

Am really looking forward!

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Will be uploading my floor plan this evening. Can't seem to find it in my phone album but have sometime on the train so decided to blog. Too excited!

On choice of colours, as our theme is more modern minimalist, I've decided more towards white & silver for the carpentry work for the entire house. but not sure what r the matching paint colours for it though.. need to browse more websites / home design magazines etc for inspiration.

Can anyone share whether having the same design theme throughout the house (except my future baby room) be boring? Our idea was to have a uniform design so it's not changing from one room to the next. Thought it might be messy..

 

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Welcome to RT.

Wish you a smooth Reno ^^

Hi Songz,

Thanks! Looking forward to it. Crossing fingers it will be a smooth sailing one ;)

Cheers!

 

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finally managed to take a photo of my floor plan. as below!

what i like about it is that it is blockish enough with no odd angles. easier to plan for furnitures and no wasted space as well. but then again, i know most new BTOs are also 99% the same floor plan la.

floorplan-2.jpg

it's a 5 room apartment at 112m sq. Internal area is 110m sq.

Sharing our quotation which I hope is reasonable enough (after all the homework done, i am at least 90% sure). Will not be providing the breakdown though, so if keen, i think it's better to share via PM instead.

Living Room

Est 6 ft - L shape full height cabinet with divider and 14" settee w cushion

Est 6 ft - Feature wall w mirror & tic tac door for bomb shelter

Est 8 ft - Suspended TV console with full height feature wall

Change 4 laminate doors (Covering the circuit breaker)

L box with false ceiling for living, dining & passageway area

Kitchen

Est 41.5 ft - Top & bottom kitchen cabinets including tall unit for oven

Est 17 ft - Granite kitchen top

Tempered glass backing on both sides (between top & bottom kitchen cabinets)

Tempered glass swing door at entrance

Kitchen cabinet, washing machine & fridge base

Toilets

Est 2 ft - Suspended vanity cabinet @ MBR

Est 2 ft - Suspended vanity cabinet @ Common toilet

Est 4 ft - Solid surface top for both toilets

Est 2 ft - Top cabinet with mirror doors @ MBR

Est 2 ft - Mirror with plywood backing @ Common toilet

Shower kerbs for both toilets

Tempered glass shower screen (1 fixed, 1 swing) for both toilets

MBR

Est 3 ft - Two bedside tables

Est 3 ft - Full height make up table with light holder, mirror & drawer

Bedroom beside MBR

Est 13 ft - Full height wardrobe with casement doors, colour internal PVC & 1 panel of mirror

Est 9 ft - Suspended study table with 2 sets of drawers

Est 6 ft - 3 layers of shelving beside study table

Electrical Works

Est 13 lighting points

Est 2 double sockets

Est 2 single socket

Est 20 installation of lights

Est 1 installation of ceiling fan

Air Con

Mitsubishi Starmex Inverter Sys 4

1 x 18k btu

3 x 10k btu

1/2" thick piping

G23 copper pipes

1 year warranty for indoor units

5 year warranty for compressor

Others

Paint whole house w Nippon matex paint (but can change to other Nippon series)

Install piping inlet & outlet for kitchen sink & washing machine

Stainless steel piping for 3 points (City gas hot & cold water points)

Chemical wash & general cleaning upon completion

Haulage & removal of debris

Installation of toilet accessories

Dismantling of existing toilet bowl & basin

Installation of hood & hob

Installation of kitchen sink & tap

Laying of protection cardboard during renovation

Whole house aluminium grills

Aluminium sliding windows at service yard

Total cost of quotation: $30,000 before bargaining & discount

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Hi, your quotation looks really reasonable especially including the sys 4 aircon and electrical works... don't mind sending me your detailed quotation with breakdown to shaowei14@gmail.com?

Would really appreciate it as my 5 room is also coming and I need to find a good package for my house. Thank you and have a smooth reno!

 

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Have been reading renovation blogs for quite sometime and found the info all really useful. Hence decided to start my own reno blog to document our reno journey :)

Our dream home is a 5 room BTO at Woodlands Meadows. Currently awaiting for keys which should be ready by March (hopefully), since our block is the last one hanging. HDB, please release our keys soon!

As my hubby & I are will be shuttling back & forth from overseas, we were pretty eager to settle our choice of ID. Have done our research since Oct 2013, shortlisted about 10 firms, asked for quotations, met with 5 IDs and further shortlisted our choice.

Finally signed with Cosy Living Pte Ltd two days back. Overall we have good vibes and chemistry with Jason (our ID), who is working together with his brother (owner of the company). Price quoted was reasonable, Jason was really flexible in terms of our requests and after viewing a work in progress home, the workmanship was good as well. Everything is great so far. We are also really happy with the reno package!

The next step is to choose the colour & overall feel of what we like and update Jason before he helps come up with our 3D designs.

Am really looking forward!

When is your expected key collection? so you actually chose and signed with an ID before collecting your keys.

 

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When is your expected key collection? so you actually chose and signed with an ID before collecting your keys.

Hi cocobliss,

We are expecting to collect keys no later than March 14. Actually for our estate, blks A to D have already collected their keys. My blk is E. So it shouldn't be too far off.

Yup we chose and signed with an ID before collection of keys, but our ID did share that measurements may change and he will deduct or add according to the per ft cost he quoted us :)

 

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Hi, your quotation looks really reasonable especially including the sys 4 aircon and electrical works... don't mind sending me your detailed quotation with breakdown to shaowei14@gmail.com?

Would really appreciate it as my 5 room is also coming and I need to find a good package for my house. Thank you and have a smooth reno!

Hi Shaowei,

Just emailed you :)

 

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I think the quote is reasonable

Hope to see the updates of the house when it start.

Good luck.

Thanks Songz.

You are renovating your house soon too right? All the best and wishing you smooth reno too!

 

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Though my keys are not here yet, there's helpful neighbours in our estate FB page who already uploaded pics. So took from theirs to share first ;)

I took HDB's tiles and doors (hope they don't make me regret). So my house should be 95% identical to what my neighbour uploaded.

Living Room

Living Room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen 2

Service Yard

Service Yard

Service Yard 2

Bomb Shelter

Bomb Shelter

Corridor to bedrooms

Corridor

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Toilet

MBR toilet

Reason I say hope HDB don't make me regret getting the tiles and doors from them? My ID shared when checking the flooring for another neighbour who engaged him, a large number of tiles in the middle of the living room was jutting out pretty badly. In the end my neighbour had no choice but chose to overlay with new tiles, adding on another 5k on top of what was paid to HDB for the tiles. But again, he did mention that he seen another unit without such a problem. So we're crossing our fingers really tight that our unit is done swee swee!

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