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Kitchen walls painted and ready for kitchen's carpentry! 

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Shortly after that the rest of the carpentry were up too! 

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Undermount blanco sink 

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Love the way J & E do the wooden backing for switches 

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Did you spot a problem with the hob and oven? The alignment is off! The oven was supposed to be in the middle of the hob and it is not. Must get this rectified if not I think I cannot live with this :(

DA8ADB3F-0792-472C-B6F1-694EE8BB910D_zps

Altar + shoe and storage cabinets. 

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This piece of carpentry turned out to be so much bigger that what was discussed and I was shocked to see it when I went down after it was up. But later on decide to just leave it as it is so that there will be more storage space :P but that also means we must make changes to the dining table area. 

BF7A7FC3-ECC4-4DDB-8D3E-9B5451818EDC_zps

Meanwhile the first batch of taobao loots had arrived! :wub: Whole house lightings are in this batch of shipment which got major delayed due to CNY holidays. 

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Basin + tap set for MBR. It looks really nice! Highly recommended! 

8372F1F7-AF97-4617-9B8C-341C3ADD5D08_zps

Lights are finally up and we do not have to rely on our mobile phones torch lights anymore! 

Track lights for kitchen and part of the carpentry is back to the factory for rectification.

DDF99D7F-FA91-4669-A415-D0E3E9085A85_zps

Spider lights for dining area. Love the Edison light bulbs but need to change to LED soon to save on electricity bills :P

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Light at main door entrance. It was originally in black and I do not want whole house lightings to be in black so we spray painted this to mint green and love it! :wub:

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MBR lightings. I would prefer the dressing table lighting to be lower but it was too late because electrician had already cut off the excess wires as they thought that I am going to have mirror backing :(

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MBR entrance we misplaced the black base for ceiling for this lighting and waiting for seller to resend us and the hubby will replace it when it's here! Also spray painted this into pink! :wub:

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MBR toilet also spray painted to mint green! One of the wire on this lighting is a little dented when it arrived need to bend it a little. It wasn't perfect but guess we could accept it it's really pretty! 

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Bomb shelter & service yard lighting are the same except colour :)

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Vento Fino 2 is up in MBR too! But electrician will need to add casing to the wires. 

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We did not get the electrician to install the Elmark fans that we got from JB. The electrician shared that they had tried to install many JB Elmark's fan and it's always very wobbly due to the U hook for Malaysia kind of ceiling. Instead of paying them to do and in the end we get wobbly fans, he shared that one of the client actually got Elmark Singapore to install for her and bought the ceiling fan hook that is meant for Singapore kind of ceiling but he is not sure of the cost. 

I called up Elmark Singapore and got them to come down to install the 3 Elmark fans instead! It cost $50 per fan and $30 transport charges. Optional items are the hook that was mentioned previously. It cost $45 per hook. The Elmark technician said that it is ok that we do not buy the hook but he said it will be wobbly as well due to the U hook. 

We had seen friends who used the Malaysia's U hook and fhe Elmark fan was really very wobbly. Since it's for long term usage we decided to just purchase the local Elmark ceiling hooks. The fans are indeed not wobbly after the installation. Would not recommend getting the 3 tone LED light from Tampoi because though the fans does not wobble the light kit does! It is because that light kit was meant for ceilings and there's only 1 single hook support and the Elmark technician recommend us to change the light kit to something with more support so that it will be perfect. 

Well, next time maybe! Since we already bought it we will just use it till it spoils. There are too many other things to spend on during renovations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, psyche7 said:

Hi there, 

Love your sink! Can I ask where you got it from and how much was it? 

Thank you =) 

 

Hi @psyche7 It's Blanco's Naya 6 granite sink and cost $359 from Hoe Kee :)

 

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On 04/05/2016 at 7:22 PM, lalashir said:

Purchases

 

Other Purchases

We totally have no idea what Hood, hob and oven to buy so just get one which is within our Budget. I am impressed with the hob because the salesperson demostrated to us and told us that it will not trap food debris inside the flame area thus easier cleaning. No need to clean so much of cuz I must buy! :sport-smiley-018:

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Blanco Naya 6

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Joven storage heater 35L

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Bought 3 of these Elmark fans from JB Tampoi and 1 Vento Fino 2  

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All same choice of hardware that I bought too... except the fan- i got the KDK fan

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 5/4/2016 at 7:24 PM, lalashir said:

More pics of the MBR toilet :dribble:

 

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I love your choice of tiles! I think its better not to mix in color into your hexagonal tiles as these will look dated over time. Simple and elegant is timeless!

The recommended gaps for laying tiles is 3-5mm otherwise there is risk of tiles popping-up due to temperature changes. These seems to be laid much closer (1-2mm?) but of course looks nicer as it mimics the way real wood planks are laid. Don't you or your contractor have concern on this? Other members who have done similar are welcome to share your experience.

 

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9 hours ago, lalashir said:

Kitchen walls painted and ready for kitchen's carpentry! 

5009CFC5-2826-4860-8F53-6EACAF1C2E64_zps

Shortly after that the rest of the carpentry were up too! 

D8CAA433-C1BC-421A-A23C-5D78E08252F8_zps

Undermount blanco sink 

23C671BD-74C8-4E95-89AA-5952D3F27337_zps

Love the way J & E do the wooden backing for switches 

4149FE76-C871-4119-9941-99750D86A1A4_zps

Did you spot a problem with the hob and oven? The alignment is off! The oven was supposed to be in the middle of the hob and it is not. Must get this rectified if not I think I cannot live with this :(

DA8ADB3F-0792-472C-B6F1-694EE8BB910D_zps

Altar + shoe and storage cabinets. 

56BC7310-319E-461A-B1EA-117976E21898_zps

This piece of carpentry turned out to be so much bigger that what was discussed and I was shocked to see it when I went down after it was up. But later on decide to just leave it as it is so that there will be more storage space :P but that also means we must make changes to the dining table area. 

BF7A7FC3-ECC4-4DDB-8D3E-9B5451818EDC_zps

Meanwhile the first batch of taobao loots had arrived! :wub: Whole house lightings are in this batch of shipment which got major delayed due to CNY holidays. 

A8880751-47B1-4A29-8BD8-C2197E41B98D_zps

Basin + tap set for MBR. It looks really nice! Highly recommended! 

8372F1F7-AF97-4617-9B8C-341C3ADD5D08_zps

Lights are finally up and we do not have to rely on our mobile phones torch lights anymore! 

Track lights for kitchen and part of the carpentry is back to the factory for rectification.

DDF99D7F-FA91-4669-A415-D0E3E9085A85_zps

Spider lights for dining area. Love the Edison light bulbs but need to change to LED soon to save on electricity bills :P

E4B03E1E-2BA6-4009-AA5F-3F0375063671_zps

AFE0D01F-D89F-4491-9805-66221926D7C0_zps

Light at main door entrance. It was originally in black and I do not want whole house lightings to be in black so we spray painted this to mint green and love it! :wub:

D07589B6-9E07-4F99-88FA-C16B1DCD6CB3_zps

 

MBR lightings. I would prefer the dressing table lighting to be lower but it was too late because electrician had already cut off the excess wires as they thought that I am going to have mirror backing :(

279E5A3A-B032-448F-A1E2-AA4A44441B81_zps

MBR entrance we misplaced the black base for ceiling for this lighting and waiting for seller to resend us and the hubby will replace it when it's here! Also spray painted this into pink! :wub:

547FFAEC-A2FA-4038-8733-8F8D9197CA6E_zps

MBR toilet also spray painted to mint green! One of the wire on this lighting is a little dented when it arrived need to bend it a little. It wasn't perfect but guess we could accept it it's really pretty! 

6323E6CB-938D-4A66-98DA-CE07A90D720E_zps

 

Bomb shelter & service yard lighting are the same except colour :)

AAB8F96E-A176-4879-AB2E-301032FC9066_zps

408E87E3-D263-4F64-A7B2-75B30A3D8BB3_zps

Vento Fino 2 is up in MBR too! But electrician will need to add casing to the wires. 

9B88D0DF-A75A-4007-BD8E-517F13B3B122_zps

We did not get the electrician to install the Elmark fans that we got from JB. The electrician shared that they had tried to install many JB Elmark's fan and it's always very wobbly due to the U hook for Malaysia kind of ceiling. Instead of paying them to do and in the end we get wobbly fans, he shared that one of the client actually got Elmark Singapore to install for her and bought the ceiling fan hook that is meant for Singapore kind of ceiling but he is not sure of the cost. 

I called up Elmark Singapore and got them to come down to install the 3 Elmark fans instead! It cost $50 per fan and $30 transport charges. Optional items are the hook that was mentioned previously. It cost $45 per hook. The Elmark technician said that it is ok that we do not buy the hook but he said it will be wobbly as well due to the U hook. 

We had seen friends who used the Malaysia's U hook and fhe Elmark fan was really very wobbly. Since it's for long term usage we decided to just purchase the local Elmark ceiling hooks. The fans are indeed not wobbly after the installation. Would not recommend getting the 3 tone LED light from Tampoi because though the fans does not wobble the light kit does! It is because that light kit was meant for ceilings and there's only 1 single hook support and the Elmark technician recommend us to change the light kit to something with more support so that it will be perfect. 

Well, next time maybe! Since we already bought it we will just use it till it spoils. There are too many other things to spend on during renovations. 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you post a picture of Singapore version U-hook? Or perhaps a side by side comparison of the Malaysia u hook and Singapore u hook?

 

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11 hours ago, Tigaroo said:

 

@Tigaroo hope the appliances do not fail us! We did not really do homework on those appliances. 

5 hours ago, Stream said:

I love your choice of tiles! I think its better not to mix in color into your hexagonal tiles as these will look dated over time. Simple and elegant is timeless!

The recommended gaps for laying tiles is 3-5mm otherwise there is risk of tiles popping-up due to temperature changes. These seems to be laid much closer (1-2mm?) but of course looks nicer as it mimics the way real wood planks are laid. Don't you or your contractor have concern on this? Other members who have done similar are welcome to share your experience.

Hello @Stream! Thank you! 

Actually this does not come across my mind at all! This is our first home and we are not sure of all these. Contractor E/tiler did not mention about this. I have to check with them the next time I see them. I definitely do not wish to see my beloved tiles popping anytime soon :o

4 hours ago, Changbp said:

Can you post a picture of Singapore version U-hook? Or perhaps a side by side comparison of the Malaysia u hook and Singapore u hook?

Hello @Changbp I do not have a picture of the hook before the installation but when the Elmark electrician showed it to me, the Singapore version of rod is much shorter than the "short" version of Tampoi's (Tampoi's sells a modified short version of the rod) maybe it could be one of the reason why it's not as wobbly. I'll take a picture of it the next time I go to the new house :)

2 hours ago, lyn2015 said:

hello i am also using brown for my kitchen cabinets.. did you consider using the Alaska maple (white) for the countertop?

Hello @lyn2015! Unfortunately there was a change of plan and we decided not to use kompacplus in the end :( 

 

 

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14 hours ago, lalashir said:

Kitchen walls painted and ready for kitchen's carpentry! 

5009CFC5-2826-4860-8F53-6EACAF1C2E64_zps

Shortly after that the rest of the carpentry were up too! 

D8CAA433-C1BC-421A-A23C-5D78E08252F8_zps

Undermount blanco sink 

23C671BD-74C8-4E95-89AA-5952D3F27337_zps

Love the way J & E do the wooden backing for switches 

4149FE76-C871-4119-9941-99750D86A1A4_zps

Did you spot a problem with the hob and oven? The alignment is off! The oven was supposed to be in the middle of the hob and it is not. Must get this rectified if not I think I cannot live with this :(

DA8ADB3F-0792-472C-B6F1-694EE8BB910D_zps

Altar + shoe and storage cabinets. 

56BC7310-319E-461A-B1EA-117976E21898_zps

This piece of carpentry turned out to be so much bigger that what was discussed and I was shocked to see it when I went down after it was up. But later on decide to just leave it as it is so that there will be more storage space :P but that also means we must make changes to the dining table area. 

BF7A7FC3-ECC4-4DDB-8D3E-9B5451818EDC_zps

Meanwhile the first batch of taobao loots had arrived! :wub: Whole house lightings are in this batch of shipment which got major delayed due to CNY holidays. 

A8880751-47B1-4A29-8BD8-C2197E41B98D_zps

Basin + tap set for MBR. It looks really nice! Highly recommended! 

8372F1F7-AF97-4617-9B8C-341C3ADD5D08_zps

Lights are finally up and we do not have to rely on our mobile phones torch lights anymore! 

Track lights for kitchen and part of the carpentry is back to the factory for rectification.

DDF99D7F-FA91-4669-A415-D0E3E9085A85_zps

Spider lights for dining area. Love the Edison light bulbs but need to change to LED soon to save on electricity bills :P

E4B03E1E-2BA6-4009-AA5F-3F0375063671_zps

AFE0D01F-D89F-4491-9805-66221926D7C0_zps

Light at main door entrance. It was originally in black and I do not want whole house lightings to be in black so we spray painted this to mint green and love it! :wub:

D07589B6-9E07-4F99-88FA-C16B1DCD6CB3_zps

 

MBR lightings. I would prefer the dressing table lighting to be lower but it was too late because electrician had already cut off the excess wires as they thought that I am going to have mirror backing :(

279E5A3A-B032-448F-A1E2-AA4A44441B81_zps

MBR entrance we misplaced the black base for ceiling for this lighting and waiting for seller to resend us and the hubby will replace it when it's here! Also spray painted this into pink! :wub:

547FFAEC-A2FA-4038-8733-8F8D9197CA6E_zps

MBR toilet also spray painted to mint green! One of the wire on this lighting is a little dented when it arrived need to bend it a little. It wasn't perfect but guess we could accept it it's really pretty! 

6323E6CB-938D-4A66-98DA-CE07A90D720E_zps

 

Bomb shelter & service yard lighting are the same except colour :)

AAB8F96E-A176-4879-AB2E-301032FC9066_zps

408E87E3-D263-4F64-A7B2-75B30A3D8BB3_zps

Vento Fino 2 is up in MBR too! But electrician will need to add casing to the wires. 

9B88D0DF-A75A-4007-BD8E-517F13B3B122_zps

We did not get the electrician to install the Elmark fans that we got from JB. The electrician shared that they had tried to install many JB Elmark's fan and it's always very wobbly due to the U hook for Malaysia kind of ceiling. Instead of paying them to do and in the end we get wobbly fans, he shared that one of the client actually got Elmark Singapore to install for her and bought the ceiling fan hook that is meant for Singapore kind of ceiling but he is not sure of the cost. 

I called up Elmark Singapore and got them to come down to install the 3 Elmark fans instead! It cost $50 per fan and $30 transport charges. Optional items are the hook that was mentioned previously. It cost $45 per hook. The Elmark technician said that it is ok that we do not buy the hook but he said it will be wobbly as well due to the U hook. 

We had seen friends who used the Malaysia's U hook and fhe Elmark fan was really very wobbly. Since it's for long term usage we decided to just purchase the local Elmark ceiling hooks. The fans are indeed not wobbly after the installation. Would not recommend getting the 3 tone LED light from Tampoi because though the fans does not wobble the light kit does! It is because that light kit was meant for ceilings and there's only 1 single hook support and the Elmark technician recommend us to change the light kit to something with more support so that it will be perfect. 

Well, next time maybe! Since we already bought it we will just use it till it spoils. There are too many other things to spend on during renovations. 

Do you have photos of your installed fans as well? Was the LED light kit designed for the fan? Thanks!

 

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@sganimefan I'll post up the pictures soon! The LED light kit that we got from Tampoi, according to the Elmark technician is not meant for fans. They are actually meant to be ceiling lights hence insufficient support for ceiling fans which causes the light kit to vibrate when used on ceiling fans. 

Tampoi sells another kind of light kit which is meant for the Elmark fans but we did not buy that because the fans was bought some time back and at that point we are not sure if we want daylight or warm lightings hence we bought the 3 tone light kit instead. 

Although the light kit that we bought is a little shaky but I think it's ok for us as long as it will not drop. 

 

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24 minutes ago, lalashir said:

@sganimefan I'll post up the pictures soon! The LED light kit that we got from Tampoi, according to the Elmark technician is not meant for fans. They are actually meant to be ceiling lights hence insufficient support for ceiling fans which causes the light kit to vibrate when used on ceiling fans. 

Tampoi sells another kind of light kit which is meant for the Elmark fans but we did not buy that because the fans was bought some time back and at that point we are not sure if we want daylight or warm lightings hence we bought the 3 tone light kit instead. 

Although the light kit that we bought is a little shaky but I think it's ok for us as long as it will not drop. 

Check Phylux. They sell the same Elmark Fans and have 3 tone light kits. When they demo in their showroom, not wobbly.

 

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20 hours ago, lalashir said:

Hi @psyche7 It's Blanco's Naya 6 granite sink and cost $359 from Hoe Kee :)

Thanks! I'm thinking of getting the same one in black and 70cm. Hopefully it will still be within my budget! 

 

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6 hours ago, Reiken said:

Check Phylux. They sell the same Elmark Fans and have 3 tone light kits. When they demo in their showroom, not wobbly.

Thanks Reiken! I asked as I wanted to find out if the light kit that Tampoi sells for the fan 'wobbles'... Been to Phylux and am aware that their 'Aero' fan is in fact, the Elmark Aeronamics 23 that Renotalk members have been getting from Tampoi. 

7 hours ago, lalashir said:

@sganimefan I'll post up the pictures soon! The LED light kit that we got from Tampoi, according to the Elmark technician is not meant for fans. They are actually meant to be ceiling lights hence insufficient support for ceiling fans which causes the light kit to vibrate when used on ceiling fans. 

Tampoi sells another kind of light kit which is meant for the Elmark fans but we did not buy that because the fans was bought some time back and at that point we are not sure if we want daylight or warm lightings hence we bought the 3 tone light kit instead. 

Although the light kit that we bought is a little shaky but I think it's ok for us as long as it will not drop. 

Thanks! Curious to see your photos of the Elmark Singapore U hook as well as the Malaysia U hook! Btw, do you know still have the packaging of the Elmark fans? I've heard that these are made in China, as compared to the Fanco Trinity fans which are made in Taiwan apparently, but haven't seen anything to substantiate this.

 

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@lalashir love your choice of wall and floor tiles at your bathroom, turn out very well! We have very similar theme too, white, wood and cement. But adding in black to give a more maculine feel. =) 

 

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19 hours ago, Reiken said:

Check Phylux. They sell the same Elmark Fans and have 3 tone light kits. When they demo in their showroom, not wobbly.

Thanks @Reiken will check them out when we want to change our light kits! 

13 hours ago, psyche7 said:

Thanks! I'm thinking of getting the same one in black and 70cm. Hopefully it will still be within my budget! 

@psyche7 you are most welcome! The granite sink really look very nice compared to traditional stainless steel sink. :notti:

12 hours ago, sganimefan said:

Thanks Reiken! I asked as I wanted to find out if the light kit that Tampoi sells for the fan 'wobbles'... Been to Phylux and am aware that their 'Aero' fan is in fact, the Elmark Aeronamics 23 that Renotalk members have been getting from Tampoi. 

Thanks! Curious to see your photos of the Elmark Singapore U hook as well as the Malaysia U hook! Btw, do you know still have the packaging of the Elmark fans? I've heard that these are made in China, as compared to the Fanco Trinity fans which are made in Taiwan apparently, but haven't seen anything to substantiate this.

@sganimefan I didn't check out the manufacturing country and had threw the boxes away so unsure if the fans were MIC or not. 

How much is Phylux selling Elmark Aeronamics 23? Just curious. :P

 

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