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My First Home: The Bachelorette Pad Edition

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23 minutes ago, bie18 said:

Thanks for the reference :) Town council called me back today to say they will replace the door! I was so happy I didnt even remind them i am moving in soon. They will call me again to make an appt.

tts good news! glad to hear that!

 

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On 3/16/2017 at 6:59 PM, bie18 said:

Thanks for the reference :) Town council called me back today to say they will replace the door! I was so happy I didnt even remind them i am moving in soon. They will call me again to make an appt.

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I actually like the rustic look of the door. It has a certain vintage charm to it. I would actually paint the door the same colour as your kitchen cabinet but give it a more vintage wash. And paint the lock gold. haha.

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On 3/19/2017 at 0:24 AM, romeochehab said:

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I actually like the rustic look of the door. It has a certain vintage charm to it. I would actually paint the door the same colour as your kitchen cabinet but give it a more vintage wash. And paint the lock gold. haha.

Unfortunately that wont go with the look of my kitchen... and rustic looking new things is one thing... really rustic old things is another thing altogether.

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Resort look MBR bathroom

Finally achieved with quite a bit of pain, from the long wait for pebbles, the not-so-ideal pebble size recommended by the contractor to the mis-positioned lampshade. The lampshade is from IKEA's Jassa limited edition collection, which hit stores just at the right time (only $39.90... But comes without the light kit and bulb, which hv to be purchased separately)

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2 hours ago, bie18 said:

Resort look MBR bathroom

Finally achieved with quite a bit of pain, from the long wait for pebbles, the not-so-ideal pebble size recommended by the contractor to the mis-positioned lampshade. The lampshade is from IKEA's Jassa limited edition collection, which hit stores just at the right time (only $39.90... But comes without the light kit and bulb, which hv to be purchased separately)

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looks really resort like! have you carpentry come in yet?

 

 

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1 hour ago, fifteenmay said:

looks really resort like! have you carpentry come in yet?

 

Kitchen carpentry started coming in on Mon.. That's the only bit of carpentry i got fm the main contractor. Everything else will be loose furniture, except for my customised platform bed coming in tmrw. I am moving in this Sunday!

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39 minutes ago, bie18 said:

Kitchen carpentry started coming in on Mon.. That's the only bit of carpentry i got fm the main contractor. Everything else will be loose furniture, except for my customised platform bed coming in tmrw. I am moving in this Sunday!

wow!! u moving in before kitchen carpentry coming in? so u wld finish before me! :D

 

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2 minutes ago, fifteenmay said:

wow!! u moving in before kitchen carpentry coming in? so u wld finish before me! :D

Haha no lah.. it came in on Monday, as in , earlier this week. Most of it is up already, with a bit more work today before it's done! When are you planning to move in? 

 

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3 hours ago, bie18 said:

Haha no lah.. it came in on Monday, as in , earlier this week. Most of it is up already, with a bit more work today before it's done! When are you planning to move in? 

ooh nice! most prob early to mid april

 

 

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I have moved in for almost 2 months now and finally ready to unveil my completed home. The thread has been dead for some time now, but who knows, people who stumble here later might be curious, just like I was curious when reading some old threads that didnt show the completed product. My contractor was... ok. Product was decent, but I dont think I will recommend them to others. They are cheaper by maybe around 10k compared to ID firms, but at the end of it, I almost wished I had gone with an ID. Would have spared me the headache of making 1 million and 1 decisions myself (with the risk that things wont turn out nice) and heartache of dealing with mistakes that the contractor made (luckily most were not too serious and could be rectified). Anyway, here goes...(pls pardon the amateur photos. I didnt want to splash out on s professional photographer.)

My bedroom with customised platform bed from Picket & Rail. I sleep on a Japanese futon, so the bedding can be easily removed to access the storage underneath. The platform comes in separate boxes that can be taken apart and moved if I ever moved house. I hacked the wall between the MBR and living room and installed a Besglas folding door which I keep open most of the time to make my flat look more spacious. Door comes in 6 panels, 2 to the right and 4 to the left.20170520_113115.jpg.c8723047827d6f64fe53621c2e286edd.jpg20170520_113137.jpg.bacd4d8917bfd798784e0532d42425c2.jpg

Here is my living room, also with a sorta Jap concept with a low table (foldable) and floor chairs (also foldable). On the top right corner of the pic you can see a glimplse of the MBR folding doors. I dont intend to get a sofa, for now... but will prob get more bean bags and a lounge chair for elderly vistors who find it hard to sit on the floor.

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Below is my kitchen, with a glass sliding door dividing it from the dining area and living room. I hacked the wall and shortened the kitchen by abt 1.2 metres to carve out a dining area right outside the kitchen. To avoid the cluttered look, opted for cabinets only along the left wall. On the right I placed a kitchen island cart which I got a young local carpenter (found on carousell) to customise. It cost only $300+ with delivery and is partially made with recycled wood. The cart provides some additional storage space with boxes under the tabletop. Another space saving thing I got made is the fold-down table top built into my cabinet. 

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Here's my dressing room. Just wanted to show my cute dressing table ordered on ezbuy for around $70, withbthe tabletop mirror from IKEA. Cute stool with storage also from ezbuy.For the wardrobe, I choose the new Elvarli modular wardobe (replacing Stolmen). It only reached Singapore IKEA in end April, so i had to wait abt 1 month after moving in to get it. The wardrobe on both sides of the room cost abt $1300 with delivery and installation (the side with drawers is abt 1.6m and the other side abt 2m long).

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