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Typical Singaporean: Ai Pih Ai Chi (Cheap Yet Good)

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Hi Jasmine, I'm considering to have a baywindow storage for my master bedroom too.. Do you have the complete photo of your MBR to share?

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Hi Jasmine, I'm considering to have a baywindow storage for my master bedroom too.. Do you have the complete photo of your MBR to share?

Hi Evelyn,

Its here:

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Opened:

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The bedside table that have this furry thingy (like those you find in meeting room tables) so our cables can pull out of the powerpoint below and not have dirt or dust trapped inside:

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Simple plain wardrobe on the outside.

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UPDATES for Kitchen:

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Our Blanco granite sink. Bought on offer from Hoe Kee.

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Our mock Blum-style pull out deep drawers for my pots, pans and cooking wares and top deep drawer for bottled sauces that needs no refrigeration.

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And I have no idea why my white Quartz top looks and feels like solid surface. Oh well, doesn't matter as long as its the real thing.

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The only thing that got me unhappy was the bi-fold toilet doors. I approached another company during their roadshow and got and was promised this design:

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But on the day of installation, the guy came over (I asked for installation after 12pm but the guy came at 10am!) when I was out at work and installed this instead:

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The installer guy got in because my house door was open as 2 of Nicholas' sub contractors were there doing up the kitchen brick panels.

Whats even worse is that the person who serviced my account gave a lot of excuses, which is what I hate in poor after salesmanship. Contractor do wrongly because of poor communication between salesperson and operations, and then give lame excuses such as "Its like that one." Thats a very common problem I find in irresponsible contractors. They made a mistake and taichi it to the technical fault of the material.

As I wasn't in the house then, I didn't complete the balance 50% payment too. Now, this is my trump card because if the company wants me to pay up the balance 50%, they jolly well fix their mistake. And that is the reason the salesperson offered to come by my house again to try to resolve the issue.

Thankfully I got Nicholas to come in and help when I told him my problem.

Nick was nice and helpful enough to gave me a helpful advice, that is, if the salesperson comes over and say they will 'rectify' it and try to remove the doors, do not let them do so. Because they will take away the door panels and not honor their promise and bring me back the new door panels since I didn't complete the balance payment. I could barely imagine how dumb I was had I not known this. Nicholas made sense. After all, balance 50% payment not completed, anything can happen.

He came down my place and gave that salesperson a big effing up because 1) the whole wood color is wrong and ugly. Doesn't match the light wood design of my toilet and wardrobe.

2) We pay for something, we get it. Don't come and churn our BS to con us. Ya, Nick can be pretty mean as a customer so if you ever have him as your customer, be warned. LOL

3) As only me and the salesperson in the house, I was afraid God knows what the salesperson might do to me to make me pay up the balance 50% payment.

Nick was so sweet to specially come down to my house and back me up, offering his contractor expertise so me as a layman won't get con if the salesperson try to bamboozle me with technical talk.

Case now? Salesperson cannot out talk Nick and say he will go back to office and try to talk to his boss about changing the entire door and frame.

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And now, some of my Taobao purchase to save me a bomb shopping in local shops.

The big crated box consists of a S$150 bathroom cabinet (PVC material) complete with drawers, mirror, and side cabinet.

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My digital peephole door viewer for S$30. Easy installation, no drilling needed.

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Outside (complete with doorbell):

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Inside (auto light-up screen when doorbell is pressed):

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S$20 stylish chrome bidet with nozzle and 1.5m hose.

Saw a local shop selling this for $80 for one.

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S$25 Waterfall tap for under mount sink basins.

Checked out local shops selling each for over a hundred dollars.
I bought 2 by mistake. If anyone wants my spare, unopened and brand new in box one please PM me. Selling at cost price of $25.

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Kitchen ceiling light at S$60 (54W, bright and good):

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Its so good I bought 6 sets of this but in different sizes based on their usage. Square ones in warm white and daylight for bedrooms and toilets. At Jalan Besar shops which I scour almost every weekend, one such similar lamp can go for as much as $150-$200 each.

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