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Door installation

Bedroom doors were installed over the weekend. Initially we choose a grey color door but last minute decided to change the color to natural wood color to match the color scheme. 

Was quite worried the color might not match well with the black door frame but luckily it turn out quite well.

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Hi Osiris7777

congrats on the completion of your renovation journey!

as I about to embark on this journey, please share with me the renovation cost and the contact of your contractor. 

thank you :)

 

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17 hours ago, osiris7777 said:

Door installation

Bedroom doors were installed over the weekend. Initially we choose a grey color door but last minute decided to change the color to natural wood color to match the color scheme. 

Was quite worried the color might not match well with the black door frame but luckily it turn out quite well.

IMG_3132.JPG

thanks for sharing! it does match quite well with the frame :)

 

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On 19/10/2016 at 3:33 PM, osiris7777 said:

Contractor Selection - The choosen One

As you can see from the previous post, we have shortlisted 4 contractors.

1) Contractor N from R*******

2) Contractor K from H*O

3) Contractor E from C* R***

4) Contractor E from D* I*******

During the month of Aug, we did not meet up with any contractor. We have met up with all the ID /Contractor in the month of Jul and anyone who has gone through this stage will agreed with me that meeting different ID / Contractor and repeating the whole process again and again can be quite tiring. Wifey and I decided to give ourself a break and Aug will be our cool down period :yeah:

So in Aug, we decided we should do something different. As wifey is a Taobao addict, I decided to assign her what she like to do best. Source for items that we need for our new home at Taobao. As for myself, I will be taking care of all the electrical appliances, aircon and furniture. More to that later in my next post.

Although we are not in a hurry to move in cos we are staying with my parent but we wish to spend our CNY at our new home. So we plan to decide on which contractor to use in the month of Sep in order to move in before CNY. 

2nd Appointment & Viewing of their projects

Contractor E from C* R***

We have seen their project during our 1st appointment therefore we decided to skip this and meet J at his office. J has his own carpentry at his office and that could be the reason why the workmanship of his carpentry is so good. We are not taking loan for our reno therefore we have to strictly work within our budget. The inital quote was over our budget therefore in order to stay within our budget, we have to take out certain things. One of the thing that we took out and wifey is very reluctant is the overlaying of tiles for both toilet wall and floor. Final quote was a few hundred off our budget. After a few days of consideration, we decided to sign up with them and called J but wifey can be quite stubborn sometime, insist J revise the quote (discount $350) to meet our budget since she has already compromise on the overlaying of tiles. J refuse to match our budget and in the end wifey give in because we really like their carpentry work. We tried calling J & E the next day but both of them did not pick up. We were thinking they could be busy with their projects therefore we try again the next day. Same thing, no one pick up our call and not even a return call from them. In the end we decided to drop them cos we think they are not interested to take up our project.

 

Contractor K from H*O

Met up for 2nd appointment at his office. His office is nicely done and we get to see all the different type of material and laminate. Final quote was within our budget but same thing we have to take out the tiles overlaying. K is the only contractor that give us blum for our kitchen cabinet. We went to view his project and really like his flair for design. Although final quote is within our budget, wifey still couldn't get over the fact that we can't have the toilet overlay, therefore KIV.   

 

Contractor N from R*******

We met at one of his project, workmanship for carpentry is quite good but wifey pointed out that the tiling work is not up to her expectation. Final quote was within our budget and include overlaying of tiles for both toilet. Although we could overlay the toilet and keep it within our budget, we feel that we do not have the chemistry with N to see us through the reno for the next 2 months, therefore KIV.

 

Contractor E from D* I*******                

E is the last contractor we met out of the 4. Went to one of his project at Sengkang. Good workmanship for carpentry and tiling which wifey and I are pretty impress. We decided to go to his office to discuss on the final quote. Final quote is within our budget with overlaying of toilet tiles plus we get to choose the color for all internal PVC for carpentry instead of the usual white color which we don't like. We decided to sign on the spot with E and he was taken aback by our discussion :lol: We spend close to 3 hours looking at the different material and laminate and chit chatting.

Reasons we sign with E:

1. Chemistry - Easy to communicate with, he's quite easy going and we feel he's quite honest.

2. Acceptable workmanship - Wifey and I think that his workmanship is pretty good.

3. Reasonable quote - Within our budget and willing to compromise example certain things he forget to quote but give us FOC.

4. Contactable - He set up a group chat on the day we sign up and so far he always respond to our queries within an hour our within the same day if he's busy with other projects.

5. After sales - Can't really comment on this point but heard from some t-bloggers that some of his projects that he done 1 year ago having issues, he still take ownership.

Enough of all the long-winded writing, I shall be posting more pictures on the progress of our journey. Stay tune! :D

 

Lastly just to clarify that our experience with all the ID / Contractor is solely our own observation. Your mileage may vary. One man's meat is another man's poison :P

Hi Osiris7777. I really love the design of your house. I also happened to get a quote from 3 of the contractors you listed. 

Do you mind sharing with me the contact details of your current contractor and the cost of reno? 

Thank you. 

 

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23 hours ago, osiris7777 said:

Door installation

Bedroom doors were installed over the weekend. Initially we choose a grey color door but last minute decided to change the color to natural wood color to match the color scheme. 

Was quite worried the color might not match well with the black door frame but luckily it turn out quite well.

IMG_3132.JPG

Good evening.

 

Can PM me your contractor contacts. Thank you.

 

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15 hours ago, Colourwolf said:

Good evening.

 

Can PM me your contractor contacts. Thank you.

@Colourwolf

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On 11/12/2016 at 10:11 PM, Yang Guo said:

The dark door frame perfectly match your black track light :good:

@Yang Guo

Thanks for the compliment. Saw ur blog, your place is nicely done. Especially love your kitchen :D

On 11/12/2016 at 10:49 PM, northblue said:

Osiris7777 cna you pm me the details of your reno cost, work done and id. thanks:D

@northblue

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On 12/12/2016 at 9:49 AM, kashaya said:

Hi Osiris7777

congrats on the completion of your renovation journey!

as I about to embark on this journey, please share with me the renovation cost and the contact of your contractor. 

thank you :)

@kashaya

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On 12/12/2016 at 11:31 AM, brokenx said:

Hi Osiris7777,

Good design!

Can you PM me your contractor's contacts and if possible the quotation for your renovation?

@brokenx

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21 hours ago, pjsh said:

thanks for sharing! it does match quite well with the frame :)

@pjsh

Yes, have you decided the color for your door?

21 hours ago, cancan83 said:

the black frame sort of creates an illusion of a big door!

@cancan83

I also think it look big, perhaps due to the color combination or the angle of the photo. Lol...

18 hours ago, Fauzan Ghani said:

Hi Osiris7777. I really love the design of your house. I also happened to get a quote from 3 of the contractors you listed. 

Do you mind sharing with me the contact details of your current contractor and the cost of reno? 

Thank you. 

@Fauzan Ghani

PM sent

 

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