for my WIW, i just install those ceiling light. Not very fanciful one. Cleancut and simple... good enough for lighting purposes.
Axtualli if u got those pole system u can ask ur contractor to run wires in btw the poles and install florasant lighting in btw the poles. it creates the effect as though the lighting comes from behind the wardrobe.
Hi I wonder if this thread is still active? I recently ordered my WIW from closet design. They charged me $1400 for 5 feet and $200 for every subsequent feet. This is including false ceiling, doors & unlimited number of shelves.I'm taking the wooden system, not the new pole system, cos they said it's the same price.
After reading this thread, I feel that I seem to have been overcharged. But luckily I have only given a $100 deposit so far. Anybody has any idea if the price I'm paying too ex?
I have just done a custom made wardrobe with Seng Kwong. The salesperson was Cynthia and i must say her service is really lousy. Right after my sister had placed the 300 deposit with her. Her attitude changed. Whatever she told my sister, everything became not true. She was rude and scolded my sister and So I took over from my sister, thinkin that it might be my sister's problem.
I did the design of my wardrobe with her. As the wardrobe that i am doing is actually a sliding door. I told her that I am afraid that certain drawers might not be able to be opened. She assured me that she's not only the sales person but she also the designer.. for whatever design that i comes up with she will tell me if i will encounter any problems with the pull outs (i.e. my drawers and my mirror door). So i told her my requirement. I am doing a 4 sliding door wardrobe and i wanna make sure i can always access 2 full wardrobes at any time. and i have describe to her fully what i want. She kept saying ok ok.. i will take note for you. and the design is out.. we paid 50% deposit...
the contractor came to do up the wardrobe. we paid the remaining amount. and when i checked, all my 4 doors are slided to the right i couldn't opened my drawer. when all my 4 doors are slided to the left, my mirror door couldn't be opened. Also, sth that i did not ask for was fixed dead at the middle of the wardrobe.
Thereafter i contacted her a few times of which she keeps telling me she's busy and would get back or that she did not pick up at all. that happens like at least 3 to 4 times. and she never ever gets back to me... until i started to say that i will complain if she still does not follow up... then she starts to feel scare and follow up. however she was still rude as ever. it actually took her one weeek plus to finally ask me when can she rectify my problem.
When she had trouble contacting me as i was in some event, she sms me and said "I cant even contact you how do you expect me to rectify your problem?" I would just like to say she is not the only one who is busy.
today their contractor came down to rectify the problem. They told me the full access to 2 wardrobes is impossible. even if i would wan them to rectify for me. they are going to charge me for it. so i called cynthia, i asked her if that means that they are just going to treat it as case closed? she just said "i wont made any comment and i will check with my factory ppl. if they say it cant be done, the design is wat you have done and you have signed for it. it's not like im the one who have done the design"
if I am a designer, i would not need your service in the first place! I could have just got my own contractor to do as i like. What she has promised (i.e. take note of the pull outs) was all not fulfiled. and now she pushed all the blames on me.
Their attitude changed everytime you placed more money with them. their aftersales service is seriously lousy and i highly DISCOURAGED anyone to go to them or at least NOT CYNTHIA!
Hi Tan Ee Yong (consumer),
that's why never pay any contractor or hoever in full amt. one must see the satisfication of work first b4 full payment is made or else attitude will change once full payment is made. contractor or whoever sales person will either take their own sweet time or can't be bother abt the consumer who will always lose out.
advise is to check if the work is up to one expected quality and then ask them to retify before payment is done.
I was thinking of getting SengKwong too. But it's kinda exp. The guy Alfred quote us 5ft $1600 + $200/250 per additional ft..We would need around 7.5ft...
And their accessories are not included..One pc of mirror costs additional $150!
They claim to be using solid wood...and provides 15yrs warranty leh...
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I'm going for the pole system i guess...but it got shelves & hanger. Prefers it coz it looks more spacious, but not sure if it will be secure, after seeing comments that it might not be durable..
By wood, are you referring to the normal wardrobe but walk-in type?
Hee...Happen to saw ur thread here when trying to get ideas for walk-in-wardrobes. The pole system may be in fashion now but who know when this fashion is going to last. Also the clothes will topple over if you stack them too high on the shelves becos there are no sides to support them.
The wood type I am referring to is the US concept and walk-in-type, comes with sliding doors and partition wall too.
Hmm...I like the pole coz it eliminates the need for the extra wooden planks at the sides and the back of the wardrobe. But if it's really gona topple, then would have to stick to the conventional built-in wardrobe...my mbr is too small to acommodate a normal shelved WIW...=(
I just DIY (fix up) my own wardrobe last weekend. It was bought from Howard Storage Store or world at Parkway. They only have one branch in Singapore, concept pretty similar to ikea. If you like a well ventilated wardrobe similar to ikea pole or Alumix/ximula system, you can have a look at this.
My L shape open concept wardrobe is only 1.7m x 1.2m and it cost me about $800. Took about 1.5 hours to install everything, its very simple and easy to install. All you need to do is to install the track on top and hook everything up onto the track. The brand of the wardrobe system is Elfa.
Can visit www.elfa.com to have a look at their storage solutions.I quite like the wardrobe system and it is super flexible.
i will try and post up some pics soon, havent got the time to take pics of my house since i moved in two weeks ago. Can any one tell me how to downsize or upload the pics?
the SengKwong can give u 15yrs warrenty but will their company be ard by den...? and they are charging by per sq ft? if u get alumix the price is more flexible because they are charged by per items.. which means if u don't require this they won't charge and everything.. better den those carpenters who charge u one lump sum for no reason??
i think its not a good idea to install WIW next/near to toilet. my hubbys wardrobe (not walk in) is next to the toilet (got brick wall seperating both but next to the shower area!) and its super humid! i leave 4 thirsty hippos in the wardrobe & it fills up SUPER FAST! very scary, esp when i leave the thirsty hippos elsewhere and it doesnt even feel up so fast..
My ID also suggesting to do a WIW but I am not too keen. If I get a close door type WIW then the MBR size looks very small. If I leave door open, then the view of all the clothes(even nicely hung) takes away the entire look of the MBR. Makes it look cluttered. Another factor is that WIW will be next to bathroom. I use hot water to bath/shave in morning. Worried that the steam will make my clothes moist. Especially ones you dont wear for a month or so pick up mould..
So I have opted for a 2 door sliding wardrobe with mirror finish. Less hassle and the look adds to the MBR decor.