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30 minutes ago, matchalatte said:

love your carpentry! the color is really pretty, and i adore the colored PVC! it looks like wood with the grains, unlike mine whichi find it a tad too dark. your black oven is to die for omg. how much did you pay? both my ovens are from bosch's cheapest range haha. 

youdidnt overlay yr common bath's toilet? im also trying to dress mine up with black bathroom accessories. fingers crossed they'll look decent. 

i totally second what you say about needing to chase and errors that dont get mentioned, dont get rectified. its the same for me actually. but at least several of your things get done together, like what you said about 10 people working on your house at the same time. no such luck for me. my contractor prefers to just do 1 thing at one time, and after 1 job is done he will then arrange for the next. sigh. 

Thanks!
I can't remember how much i paid for the oven/microwave at Gain City, i think it's the same price as the model that i wanted previously (it phase out).

I didnt overlay my Common Toilet, because no money. :~
That common toilet is dressed with black accessories, i will share some photos of the toilet brush, toilet roll holder, towel rack, towel ring sometime later.

I was lucky that i can get everyone to come on the same day, because i want to me sure that my leave is worth taking. Can't afford to take leave for just one contractor/installer to come. No choice, but at least it went well. 

 

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Clarence,

For your king sized mattress, I'd suggest to purchase two single mattresses instead. It is much easier to access the storage spaces under the platform with a single mattress as compared to a king mattress.

I guess there is no space for side tables. But it is still important to provide a place where you can put your alarm clock, phone, glass of water, etc. Are you going to use the headboard for this purpose? 

 

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16 hours ago, KFC1189 said:

Clarence,

For your king sized mattress, I'd suggest to purchase two single mattresses instead. It is much easier to access the storage spaces under the platform with a single mattress as compared to a king mattress.

I guess there is no space for side tables. But it is still important to provide a place where you can put your alarm clock, phone, glass of water, etc. Are you going to use the headboard for this purpose? 

Yeap. headboard will serve the function of side table such as putting my phone and charging. that's is why we added headboard and also include eubiq recess track in it. Should be fine i hope?
Single mattress is defnitelynono.. there's a gap inbetween and both le wife and myself won't like it.

My policy is NO eating and drinking in the room. We have the habit of drinking from bottles instead of cups, so not really an issue to put at the headboard if we need to bring water into the room. But eating is definitely PROHIBITED:fire:
We don't use alarm clock as we only use our handphone or fitbit's built in alarm. :idea:

Decided that the storage under the platform will be use to is to store some of our lego sets and boxes. Likely will be just redundant. Oh well. More storage better than less storage.

 

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Apologies for the lack of update, was busy past few weeks and i was away to Taiwan.


Here are some updates on the reno, it's almost coming to the end. Just pending touch up work.
We are officially moving in this weekend, as le wife's parent house is going to start reno. So they are also temporary moving to our guest room to stay for 1.5-2mths while the reno works is going on there.

our ID has been delaying alot of the touch up works such as:
1) touch up of paint (patch at master bedroom ceiling fan area)
2) touch up of laminates gap (they are suppose to paint the gaps), nail at the bedhead area
3) generalwashing/cleaning
4) some minor electrical works left
5) waterponding at common bathroom behind toilet bowl, due to the shower kerb the water is all stagnant there and unable to flow away.
6) some marks/scratches on my kitchen basin! :fire:
7) master toilet missing casement door, we wanted casement door but end up it came with only 1sided fixed panel.  :bangwall: then the extra rack we install for the shampoo/soap had to be removed and now the wall tiles got HOLE. :~

Pictures:
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Journey hasnt been that smooth as there are alot of screw ups, especially with the evorich flooring.
Remember some time back we had to pay additional cost to "hack" the extra border from both the bathroom. Due to the evorich flooring has to be removed, replace, re-order and etc.. this incurred an additional cost of about $400+


 

 

Here are some pictures post-eubiq installation:

Living: (will take a better pic when i go down this weekend)
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Kitchen:
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With Top and Bottom LED switched on:
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Master Bedroom:

- TV Ledge area:
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- Bedhead
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Accessories:
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and also the Eubiq Socket terminal:
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(notice that the alignment is off? electrican need to come down and "adjust" the schneider switch on the right downwards)

 

 

This is the guest room (that le wife's parents will be staying while their house is being reno). It's all setup and done. Simple concept, nothing fancy.

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Our handover has been delayed from End Oct to Mid Nov, now towards end Nov.. :fire::fire:
Here are some pictures of the current house:

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(Living fan is up!)

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Like the LED lights in your kitchen. Is the gap at the bottom kitchen cabinets big enough to put a iRobot?

Do you plan to use the Philips Hue Lights which can provide brilliant display of colours? 

 

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35 minutes ago, KFC1189 said:

Like the LED lights in your kitchen. Is the gap at the bottom kitchen cabinets big enough to put a iRobot?

Do you plan to use the Philips Hue Lights which can provide brilliant display of colours? 

hi@KFC1189,

the gap for the bottom cabinets should be "high enough" for a robot cleaner to sweep underneath. (i hope)
The height is the standard kitchen cabinet base, just that length was shorten to allow the cabinet to be "slightly hanging" outside so that the LED strips can be slotted underneath to shine on the flow.

I have try to confirm. I planning to just buy a xiaomi robot. iRobot seems super expensive? is it really that good and worth?

I dont intend to use Philips Hue lights, are they are overprice lights.
My living hanging light i am currently using the Smart Light Bulb from LifeSmart, able to provide multicolour and controls via the App too.

 

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complaining time again.


Went up to the house yesterday after their touch up, here is what i found.
although the touch up painting was done, the door frame still has "white" unpaint area. *sighs* I think end of the day it would be better off me painting it myself as i won't miss any white part! (never took any photo as it was late in the night)

My main door (rear) has chipped off, it's a brand new door that we fought so hard to get it replaced..! 
Anyway, give and take. Just told ID to touch up and fix it. 
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Next up is the eubiq/bed head, previously there was a nail seen. What the carpenter did is just "add on" another layer of laminate on top of the existing one, trying to smoke me and hopefully idont notice or realise it.IMG_4814.jpg.7052bc84ac7530a4a3a0926114298c0a.jpg
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thetouchup wasn't done properly also, that's why i manage to see it. If not actually it's quite ok except for the top picture.

 

 

Does anyone know the connection for this?
D, T1, T2, T3, T4, T5 is for which area/room?

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Edited by Clarence Lye
 

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How much did you pay for the Eubiq power tracks? Do you have it in every room?

I find it overpriced and quite expensive. Is it really necessary to install Eubiq power track? How do you intend to use it?

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11 hours ago, KFC1189 said:

How much did you pay for the Eubiq power tracks? Do you have it in every room?

I find it overpriced and quite expensive. Is it really necessary to install Eubiq power track? How do you intend to use it?

i bought it few years back like late 2014 - early 2015 (can't rmb exact date) where they sell in package of length.
Mine package was 6m track, 6m blank, and comes with alot free accessories and plugs. But limited to 6 cuts. (this package they only sell for customise order now)

the current package now is all standard size, means they sell in the pre-cut length only in 600/800/1000/1200 mm if i not wrong.
Personally, I find eubiq very useful and gives the clean look. and it's long lasting. I do not need to worry about anything other than the plug spoil (which rarely spoil, because le wife office also all using eubiq and the plugs are still working. haha.)

Places i used eubiq:
- living room
- kitchen
- kitchen (tall larder area)
- master bedroom (tv area)
- master bedroom bedhead


Most people useseubiq for tv feature wall/console, because you can plug all your stuffs there. You can even plug in multimedia stuffs such as HDMI, Lan Cable, Tel cable to the Eubiq track.
In essence, it's just neater.

If you want to try eubiq without the heavy commitment, you can try out their director track. whichi personally feel it's a good starter kit.
Useful in places such as the computer room:

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They are trying to clear this model, so you might see some promo.
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They launched the new model which is flatter and comes with USB port. (twocolour available -  silver and black)
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i got both. (brown box and white box) hehehe :lol:
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Edited by Clarence Lye
 

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Sofa and toilet glassdoor came in on Friday / Saturday:
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This is the box up of the MBR sliding glass door, looking much much better now:
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Here's the corridoor/walk way to bedroom:
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From afar, the frames look ok. But close up, there's alot of "bubble" and white patches. If painter can't touch up well, i will do it myself.. 

 

Haha, put alot of "bottles" at my kitchen (on top of the hood)
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There's alot more in the fridge: :sport-smiley-004:
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Also opened my dyson to do cleaning, i find the "box up" pipe cabinet (beside my basin) to be very useful, because i store all my dyson accessories inside. :jammin:

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Also, funny thing is the electrican lay the additional LAN wires that is pulled from MBR and Living to the bottom of the DB box.

What can i connect at the bottom when there's no powerpoint or holes to go through??
Was frustrated on Friday as i told ID and she didn't know what i want. So end up i DIY.
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I remove all the shelving inside the DB box and then pry open the trunking casing and re-pull all the wires and left it dangling there for them to cutout. 8|
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Told ID to get their electrician/carpenter to trim the trunking for the wire to come out nicely. I dont have the pruning shears scissors, if not i would have done it too.
they added this hole for me so i can pull the cables down to the next shelving below
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more stains found. it's cement stain, can't rub/scrub it off. sighs.. any idea how?
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While washing the toilet yesterday (because it's official move in day), i found this.. sighs.
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There are still quite a few rectification works to be done and we need to move in already, as in law house started reno today.
Delay delay delay.. 

Now we have moved in, it will be harder to arrange for them to come and fix because it's inconvenient as there are people staying now.. 

 

Eubiq wall socket with schneider wall switch side by side.
Unfortuntely, this eubiq socket not working, have to call electrician come back and repair/fix as they adjusted my eubiq switch the other day. -.-

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Living to bedroom path:
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Edited by Clarence Lye
 

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3 hours ago, spikeling said:

Nice Living room feature wall. May I know where you install your eubiq at the Tv? Is it wall mount or u hide it inside the drawer? Thks.

hi @spikeling it's hidden inside the bottom black tinted glass cabinet.. :lol:

 

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So lovely, hope my renovation can be as beautiful as yours. Can you post a few photos of the dining area (I am still thinking open concept kitchen or not) , bomb shelter and service yard please? Many thanks 

 

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On 12/3/2017 at 10:50 AM, infinity2015 said:

So lovely, hope my renovation can be as beautiful as yours. Can you post a few photos of the dining area (I am still thinking open concept kitchen or not) , bomb shelter and service yard please? Many thanks 

hi @infinity2015, i can take some pics for you later when i get back.

my dining table (island) is not ready yet, i'm waiting for the countertop to arrive, it will be installed tomorrow.
my bomb shelter is concealed with carpentry, not sure if it helps you.

And yes, i love the open kitchen look.

 

I am still wondering if HDB can still come fix the ceiling, i very "gaowei"
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my ID blame HDB saying their wall not smooth..

 

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