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We opted for vinyl for the living/dining and bedroom areas, after hearing and reading so much abt its many many advantages (maintenance, price, looks etc). I'm still amazed at how closely it resembles wood. 

Our selections: lighter oak-coloured one for the upstairs rooms, darker walnut brown for downstairs to go with the grey walls and white/wood furnishings. I got so confused after reading up on all the different brands (HERF vs LURF vs dunno what...?) anyway in the end we just selected the colours we liked best from the selection J showed to us and I'm very pleased with how it turned out!
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All done! We're just left with MBR, pending some decisions on layout of WIW and built-in platform bed. As well as the curb/hump at the entrance of each room to interface between the vinyl and parquet. 

Couldn't get pics of the full living room cos it's all covered up with the protection, here's the tiny sliver at the foot of the stairs:
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For the staircase and landing, we opted to go with parquet in order to achieve the look of the wooden treads + white riser. Not possible with vinyl cos vinyl has a much thinner profile. IMG_7177.PNG.d997fd157c526c19f5fdf57c50105af1.PNGIMG_7178.PNG.85b4f46a915bba86b6a1264629dabc2e.PNGIMG_7179.PNG.955c449211c27f3552f27f6f1383c5d2.PNG

Lastly, love how the view from the landing is unintentionally cotton candy-ish... the colours remind me of the rainbow bread that the $1 ice cream uncle sells:D
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More lighting

With most of the wetworks etc done, we are just (patiently) waiting for carpentry installation to start. In the meanwhile, I'm also (patiently) awaiting the arrival of all my taobao packages haha. Lost count of how many shipments so far, but just thought I'd share the lighting we've purchased (helps me keep track as well). 

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Hi, i also intend to place the dining table near the window near the service balcony and do a "mudroom" cum shoe storage as per your design. Can I check if the space will be very tight with dining table, chairs and sofa near that area? I intend to do a dining bench near the window like this.  59c42b997fd61_diningbench.png.ab826bfcc17b14b19278f482dc73f596.png Just worried if there will be enough space. 

 

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19 hours ago, Anthony Ong said:

Hi, i also intend to place the dining table near the window near the service balcony and do a "mudroom" cum shoe storage as per your design. Can I check if the space will be very tight with dining table, chairs and sofa near that area? I intend to do a dining bench near the window like this.  59c42b997fd61_diningbench.png.ab826bfcc17b14b19278f482dc73f596.png Just worried if there will be enough space. 

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This is the layout of our living room (area from stairs onwards) that we intend to go with. There's not that much room to play around with and we're only planning to have a 2-seater couch (and no tv). I think it'd depend on how big your dining table is also...ours is 2 x 1m, this leaves us with a gap of around 75-80cm from the table to the window. In your case the bench may actually save a bit of space since you don't need to cater for walking space behind it (unlike regular chairs). But bear in mind that the actual "living area" will be smaller than usual. Hope this helps!

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16 hours ago, Anthony Ong said:

Hi, thanks for your information and proposed layout.  No TV in living hall? So no entertainment space in the living hall? 

Nope no TV, we'll just be having a small one in MBR. We plan for guests to gather around the dining table/island instead or even the mudroom area. The wall opposite the couch would be good for a tv though if you intend to have one (we're using that space for a piano and display hutch instead).

 

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The wait

Past couple of weeks have been pretty quiet, with wetworks mostly done. Probably the main thing which took place was shower screens for the bathrooms - starting to look more and more like real bathrooms now!

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One of my regrets is not doing up the mbr shower wall (just the side with the shower and niche) in a different tile, I think a darker wood tile would've looked nice. Ohwells, maybe next time:D But that aside, I'm very satisfied with the tiling, especially the trim around the window and the different direction floor tiles in the shower stall...it's cool how even with just 1 type of tile, there are so many ways to still create contrast and interest. Kudos to S for cracking his brain over all these lil details(:

And now we're just patiently waiting for F and his team to do their magic and fill our home with expertly-crafted bits of wood(: I've come to realise that our "country style" home actually brings together a mish-mash of related-yet-different themes. While the kitchen is a blend of farmhouse + cottage styles (which I used to think were same same but nope, not quite!), the living/dining room is towards the craftsman or maybe transitional style... and then the MBR is probably closer to a log cabin kinda feel. It's no wonder we had such trouble finding an ID who understood what we wanted haha...I don't think I myself properly understood what I wanted at the start, but I have learnt so much along the way, and not just in terms of design styles. In the end, I just hope it won't look too chapalang and that it'll really reflect that perfect blend of both S' and my styles, tastes and preferences (:

Anyway, I digress...just wanted to post some of the tantalising pics from F of what's been going on in their factory. Just so eager to see everything go up in our house...!

Tall dark and oh-so-handsome rafters^^ 
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Shaker-style kitchen cabinet door with v-grooves... oh that beading, oh that grainnn :wub: I never imagined that I'd feel so strongly about random lines on bits of wood lol, but well there you go.
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More kitchen cabinet doors behind (or maybe pantry... I'm not sure), part of a barn door in front with that perfect white-washed look^^
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22 hours ago, purplegirafffe said:

@Songz thanks!(: hehe I'm still worrying that it looks a lil plain, but hopefully it'll look better once the vanity, mirror, lights and bathroom accessories come in.

Think it will look even better when the stuffs are installed 

 

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