Wenn, your HB must be more than happy to do household chores for u. Get him to clean the shoes lah. This is probably the best time that our HBs would gladly do hsework for us without complaining. : >
Skywolf, my hse is also under the resort style concept. Haven't really taken pics yet; only a few blurred ones taken using hp. Will share with you guys once done up.
Hi pauline, so u went down to the hse at Jurong? I heard from patrick that he was doing one hse that area but wasn't sure which one was that.
Hi Aeina, so is your toilet leaking problem settled already?
So u haven't gotten your flat? Where do you intend to get then? I jus heard news today that they are starting the LRT soon at Punggol and sengkang right? So these places weren't be so inconvenient anymore. But I would still prefer somewhere more central. That's why we jumped at the chance of balloting at mature estate. That's how we got our current flat, though high price to pay.
FH dun like SK, and we are ok with Pgl. But he said 4 rm is out coz macham like his current parent's old 3 rm size. So we are thinking, if take a new 5 rm unit, might as well get one with more space (those in mature estates) since taxes pay the same. Haha. I'm looking at pasir ris. I live in Tampines, and when we have children, my parents are willing to help look after. I dun want to wake up at 5am to prepare stuff ah...
r u still here? I saw your kitchen pic..looks gd....I like your layout. But unable to persuade my FH to place hood and sink in a L-shape layout like u...as he think is too close due to safety issue...Can u kindly share with me your original floor plan so tat I can convince to him that the layout like that is alright. Cos he think tat your kitchen width is bigger than ours after I saw him the kitchen pic. my email add [email protected]
ya, my reno was completed on last july. i cant rembr the brand, it's a rough surface with water resistant type. it's not just the hollow feeling, it's the bulging between two laminating slacks, it only when i step over it, the portion will sucken down then pop up again, it's like stepping on jumping board.
will call patrick when i spot more detects before the 1yr warranty period.
Sunsetbay, really impressed with your drawing skills. I have no experience with laminate flooring so can't provide u with any advice. We did parquet flooring for all our bedrooms including half of the living room. Agree tat there are pros and cons for both types of flooring. Depends on how we take care and of course, some luck there too.
Aeina, will share pics with you once it's more done up.
Amelia..i think patrick is that quiet type. But his price is quite reasonable. I met up with him previous wk too. I think he doesn't hv that many ideas, mostly come from us. So long his work & price is gd, doesn't matter. I'm still considering him in my list.
nope hvn't seen his work, thot i shd shortlist a few b4 viewing the work. I hv asked for 8 quotes so far, so i hvn't decide my 3 shortlist yet. I didn't go to impress21, even though they seems to hv a lot of recommendations. Once I decided my 3, i let u know, won't get my keys till march, so I taking it slowly.
So whats yr budget, resale? tiring to source IDs rite, but must carefully run thru'every line of the quote. But I must say some patrick's cost are much cheaper than others....
We got our flat through WIS and should have our keys in feb or march.Didn't really set a budget for the reno...as long as the price is reasonable i guess.We are not looking into ID firms so reno cost(excluding furn.) shouldn't exceed 20k.
We are meeting patrick later..will let u know how it goes
er ... just need some advice here. Normally how you u guys go around getting quotes? Do you prepare a long list of the work you need + provide the floor plan? Do you fax the info to them to do the quotation or you go down personally? Reason why I ask this because i will be in charge of the whole reno thing and don't want to kena chop by them
Hi Handydog & Amelia,
My hse is currently under reno by Patrick (Ho Bee). Very satisfied with their workmanship so far. By the way, Amelia, care to share where u were brought to see today? No regrets choosing them so far for that kind of price but u can't rush them really in order to produce good workmanship. Patrick is a bit serious looking at times but he does crack jokes too when u get to know him longer. : >
Basically, you have to shortlist some companies that u r interested n call them up to make appts. U can then fax them your floorplan n discuss with them the design that u want for your hse n thereafter wait for quotation. Never pay any form of deposit to secure the deal before u make any decision. U can also start off by joining HBay which provides free reno consultation. They provide free reno tours too. Call Patrick for a quotation too.
Patrick is the quiet type and Malcolm more chatty and cheery. Malcolm is the Interior Designer. Frankly, Patrick gives suggestion unless u asked him. Nway, he still gave us very good suggestions.
Wow.. heard so much abt the JW flat, wonder how it looks like. He brought us to this punggol flat. Till now, i still think it is one of the best i ve seen even though i ve been to many other friend's flats. very condo showroom type. However, think he doesn't bring people there anymore. His habit is not to disturb the house owner when they moved in.
The punggol showflat has plent of built-in. The master bedroom has wallpaper instead of paint. The wallpaper for master bedroom is equivalent to painting of whole house. *gulp gulp*
Dining room has built in table with bench. Like Japanese restaurant style. The owner also changed all the switches to the flat type. In addition, they ve bought a gigantic painting and hang it at the living room. Very condo showroom like. They paid a lot of attn to small details. I must say they know how to decorate it too. Sometimes, it is not only the Interior Design but the decoration part to complete the whole house. I will suggest u visited condo showroom to steal some ideas. hee hee.. that's what i did.
As for the haulage, i agree it is a bit on high side. ask for more discount. Patrick very easy to cajole. ha ha... luckily, he doesn't come into the forum else sure scolded me.
Wow.. so much on the punggol flat and JW flat. Wondering if the hse owners do visit this forum. By the way, Aeina, think Patrick may visit this forum at times one leh. Don be too sure abt it. But he's still a nice chap lor. Should have gone to see this punggol flat leh.
Amelia n handydog, the haulage fees really depend on whether your flat is a 4 or 5 rm and your area as well. Heard from Patrick that this haulage fees are bidded by companies and they would be in charge of the whole estate debris clearance. Suggest that u check with your new neighbours at your estate to compare prices.
Agree with Aeina that Malcom is the more chatty one among the two. But find that got to explain some things to him few times before he can catch leh. A bit slower than Patrick. : >
Forgot to include in the email.Painting will be done by my uncle..he's a professional.
My mum's place is done by him and he does one of the best work (ie neat and even) i have ever seen...and I am not just saying that because he's my relative.He's really that great!
I love japanese inspired homes with lots of cherry stained wood but too bad lah my husband is not into it.I bought 2 packs of japanese chopsticks from a pasar malam recently....cheap at 2.90 per pack of 6 pairs and the floral motiffs are very elegant and modern.Check out pasar malams for great buys
I agree sometimes it's the littlest things that makes the house.Accessorising can be quite important!
I won't be doing much builts-in..i will get separates and coordinate on my own...i may have to move again so it's only practical
can also send me the pics and quote? Thanks alot.. Having headache looking out for reliable contractor cos a fren of mine got a reali bad experience with her contractor and ended up paying 30K++ for her new 4 room flat...
Agree that Patrick is pretty humble, and i guess that's waht i like abt him. I prefer somebody who doesn't talk much, work more. ha ha.. Don't want a NATO (NO ACTION TALK ONLY)person. Sometimes, i find Americans are really NATO at work. Oopss... My house didn't ve much built in. I bought furnitures that suit my theme. Hee hee.. visited many warehouse sales etc.
Wha is yr email add? I don't ve my quote anymore but i know the full sum. Will explain to u via my email. Nway, wanna to see the reno tips that i ve compiled?