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Hi can share how much is the custom bar table? and contact / shop?

Thank in advance.

PMed but I forgot to mention it takes 4 to 6 weeks for them to make and ship to singapore from indon.

 

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Thanks for sharing your journey.

You have many similar approaches to mine, (no kitchen hood, no feature wall or TV, double single beds etc.) so it was really helpful for me to see it in reality.

 

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Moved In. Aftermath Part 3.

Here is my home entertainment and where I spend most of my time on it. As mentioned I have no feature wall or tv and sofa, and i am glad because really no space to accommodate them in my 2 room bto, every inch of space is precious. ikea wall shelf, cheap and practical. Hooks underneath is very useful. Hidden all my cables and wires into the Sitoca cable compartment already yet still very unsighting but at least all excess cables not dangling around on table top.

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Asked ID to drill ceiling hooks for me around the house so i can hang christmas and CNY decorations. Ultimately will be getting some green garland to hang around the house for some greenery as wife forbid me to get real plant fearing ants. Added a Muji wall clock too few days ago. Also a Muji table clock with temperature indication so I can decide whether to turn on aircon.

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The space behind my entertainment centre is used to dry our clothing as we removed the ceiling one in the kitchen provided my HDB. The custom made bar height dining table really served it's purpose, we hanged our daily clothing there when changing into working clothes. Can also push my rattan chair underneath it to make space. Moved in almost a month now and I yet to buy both of my ceiling fan. Haiku is moving office to tampines and they will be having some promo on Jan 16, so that would be a good time to buy my bedroom fan, they never give discount or free gift, so this event is the only chance to get some benefit from bigass. Each fan is $1249 before gst and also need $80 for installation. Really not cheap. So think I will only buy 1 for the bedroom as we sleep over 8 hours every night so the electrical bill saving there can be substantial. As for the living room, I only spend about 3 hours on my computer daily so no point buy a haiku, will be getting a normal DC fan with reverse function. Saw the 52" Aero from Phylux which is actually the Elmark DC fan for half the price of haiku and after seeing sapphire89 blogged the picture, that one is on top of my list now. All DC fan really expensive, start from $600 up. I am glad my house is pretty cozy as temperature always around 28 degree without aircon, probably due to weather this time around the year is cooler. When sleeping in bedroom, no need even turn on aircon as it is quite cool, I am guessing the cold wind outside blow my room wall until very cold, so room become cool and I don't have any electronic in the room which produce heat. And we don't even open our windows fearing dust attack. So it is a blessing to get such good condition for sleeping. Moved in 28 days only turn on room aircon 3 times. Now become must force myself to turn on aircon because if aircon too long never on can spoil.

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Merry Christmas 2016 everyone.

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Hi, can i get your advise where did you get the Duro cylinders done?

You can purchase at Duro sales and service centre in Shun Li Industrial Park and they will take about 30min if you need to configure your lock. It is their showroom, office, warehouse and workshop all in the same place. duro.com.sg

 

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Hi, can i get your advise where did you get the Duro cylinders done?

Moved In. Aftermath Part 1.

First thing after moving in, I have to settle for the door lock. I didn't want to spend 1k to use digital lock. I also find it troublesome to have so many keys. Therefore decided to go for Duro master lock. One key for all access.

I have no idea how to change the lock myself, seems pretty complicate if you don't know how to remove the bolt. As it turn out, actually it is so easy cos only need to remove 1 screw. Before buying lock I still think must pay for people to change or ask ID to help install. End up I do it all myself.

This is front gate, I changed the cylinder only.

Letter box I also changed. I checked whole block.... I am the only one changed letter box lock, seems like not a popular thing to do. But I don't want so many keys, just 1 master key so had to change. Picture look like never closed properly because if using the new lock the metal piece inside a little different, must use back old lock metal piece inside then can close seamlessly. Very simple job to change just need a adjustable spanner.
Main door cylinder, before and after pic, very easy to change, just 1 screw and within a minute it is done.
These are the 3 locks I bought which is the Duro DMS V/3B for $168. So now I use 1 key for my letterbox, main door and main gate.
However I don't know if i should buy this pad lock or not, cos currently I have no pad lock, if install this one, then I have to lock main door, main gate, padlock, 3 things... now I only lock 2 things already troublesome. This pad lock is going at $138 and I need to pay another $20 to configure the lock to use my same master key. If really buy already, I think maybe no need lock the main gate lock, so only need to lock 2 things, but then, it goes back to square one. Might as well just lock main gate and forget this padlock. So I put this on hold and just live without a pad lock first.

So instead of digital lock, I spend $168 to use 1 master key system. Disadvantage so far is it only comes with standard 4 master keys. For bigger family probably 4 keys not enough, I don't know how much they charge to make extra master key.

I will update more aftermath soon.
 

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Moved In. Aftermath Part 2.

After moving in, bought a lot of suction cups hanger for bath towel, hand towel and table cloth. And then I realized luckily I didn't put any shelves on the kitchen wall and now I can use this blank space to put his and her bath towel. If without this space, I really don't know where else I can keep our bath towel in such a small house.

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Suction cup again for utensils as I don't want to drill to damage the wall tiles.

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Suction cup Key holder and Simple Human grocery bag dispenser for $23.

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Bought some S hook to put into bombshelter rack to hang things.

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Been using the Baron W888 for 2 weeks now and so far so good. Read on forums that some said need 2 flush but mine usually 1 flush. I also had a very powerful bidet spray which can jet down any stubborn dirt easily. Think I need to get a longer bidet pipe so I can jet down the aircon outdoor unit on rainy days.

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Also found this spot under the wash basin to keep his and her laundry basket, totally never planned for this purpose as first time owning a wet and dry toilet, old house just put outside toilet door, now new house so small, lucky my mum tell me not to built any cupboard under the basin so we can spray wash it easily without damaging carpentry. So I am very happy to use this space as laundry basket now to free up space in kitchen.

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Lastly, my Ikea 160x40cm wall hung mirror. It was mounted on partition board wall for wardrobe so cannot be too heavy. The red pail was suppose to keep in bombshelter, but it takes up a lot of space, so I double it up as a dustbin in the living room to free up bomshelter space.

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Moved In. Aftermath Part 1.

First thing after moving in, I have to settle for the door lock. I didn't want to spend 1k to use digital lock. I also find it troublesome to have so many keys. Therefore decided to go for Duro master lock. One key for all access.

I have no idea how to change the lock myself, seems pretty complicate if you don't know how to remove the bolt. As it turn out, actually it is so easy cos only need to remove 1 screw. Before buying lock I still think must pay for people to change or ask ID to help install. End up I do it all myself.

This is front gate, I changed the cylinder only.

XLock1.jpg

 
Letter box I also changed. I checked whole block.... I am the only one changed letter box lock, seems like not a popular thing to do. But I don't want so many keys, just 1 master key so had to change. Picture look like never closed properly because if using the new lock the metal piece inside a little different, must use back old lock metal piece inside then can close seamlessly. Very simple job to change just need a adjustable spanner.

XLock2.jpg

 
Main door cylinder, before and after pic, very easy to change, just 1 screw and within a minute it is done.

XLock3.jpg

 
These are the 3 locks I bought which is the Duro DMS V/3B for $168. So now I use 1 key for my letterbox, main door and main gate.

XLock4.jpg

 
However I don't know if i should buy this pad lock or not, cos currently I have no pad lock, if install this one, then I have to lock main door, main gate, padlock, 3 things... now I only lock 2 things already troublesome. This pad lock is going at $138 and I need to pay another $20 to configure the lock to use my same master key. If really buy already, I think maybe no need lock the main gate lock, so only need to lock 2 things, but then, it goes back to square one. Might as well just lock main gate and forget this padlock. So I put this on hold and just live without a pad lock first.

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So instead of digital lock, I spend $168 to use 1 master key system. Disadvantage so far is it only comes with standard 4 master keys. For bigger family probably 4 keys not enough, I don't know how much they charge to make extra master key.

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I will update more aftermath soon.
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Hi, do you mind sharing the cost of your hue lighting and where did you get them?

Pm-ed. I would also suggest you buy at least 1 Hue Tap so you can preset 4 settings without the need to access the apps to change colors or brightness. I preset them at 25%, 60% and 100% Brightness and Off. This way I can choose the brightness I need to save electricity. Oh and I forgot to mention in Pm the Philips E27 downlight holder is $10 each.

 

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Hi andotang,

I would like to have some minor renovation for my studio house (approx. 45sqm) for floor ceiling, carpentry & electricity work. I just got my house key yesterday (9/12/15). But I only can decide what I going to do from 20/12/15 onwards after discuss with my feng shui master. My studio house was partially furnished, I need to have some minor additional work to be carry on my bedroom & living room. Due to minor renovation, can you please pm me your ID or contractor number if they don't mind do for minor renov.

Thanks

PM-ed. The tiler did a good job for my toilet overlay. I have met a ID who tell me to outsource my carpentry work because he said "if my carpenter comes down and only do little work, not worth the trouble". Probably because he couldn't earn the carpentry work for my kitchen which I outsourced to Blum. My current ID did my project for less then 20k which is consider a small project to them. Now I already moved in about 10 days, I haven't even paid my last payment of $4800 and she never chase me also. Never once during renovation she chased me for payment, I automatically pay according to progress. I understand your concern as some ID don't take up small project as not much profit for them.

 

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Hi andotang,

I would like to have some minor renovation for my studio house (approx. 45sqm) for floor ceiling, carpentry & electricity work. I just got my house key yesterday (9/12/15). But I only can decide what I going to do from 20/12/15 onwards after discuss with my feng shui master. My studio house was partially furnished, I need to have some minor additional work to be carry on my bedroom & living room. Due to minor renovation, can you please pm me your ID or contractor number if they don't mind do for minor renov.

Thanks


 

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