Hello everyone! (or is it Heya? hehe)
We just renovated our kitchen and thought I could just document it here for memory sake!
Our plan was to change everything in the kitchen from the flooring to storage and appliances (with the exception of the fridge because it's pretty new). We didn't really have a budget to work with because my parents spend lots of time in the kitchen so we were willing to invest for the long term.
Unfortunately I don't have much WIP photos to share so here's some photos post-completion!
Here's the flooring! Not sure if you can see clearly from the image but these are actually grey homogenous matte tiles. The logic behind choosing tiles of these characteristics was mainly because with the small kitchen space setup. Also in Asian countries, glossy floors tend to get sticky more easily due to the kind of cooking that we do (for example, stir frying).
Here's a closeup on the tiles! Tiles were self-sourced from Balestier!
Here's our new microwave and convection oven! We decided for both to be built-in to give the kitchen a more sleek look. You do have to pay a premium for having them built-in though. In our case, the microwave oven cost about 2x more in comparison with off-the-shelf price. Whereas for the convection oven, we made sure to choose a pyrolytic oven which is a self-cleaning function that turns oil into powder ashes!
We also added what we call "platform drawers". With the small kitchen space nowadays, we sometimes struggle with finding space to put our prep work. Hence, the addition of these between the ovens. We've found it quite useful since installing it and it stores really easily. It works like a drawer and you can open & close it whenever you have the need for it.
We chose FUJIOH for hood as we were told that this brand provides highest rate of air flow and suction (i.e. better ventilation). One thing we learn about hood: its aesthetics and functionality don't usually co-exist LOL.
For the stove, we went with the 2-burner BOSCH stove as we don't usually cook more than 2 dishes at once! As for the table top, we decided on Quartz. Was recommended Silestone by a friend. If you're interested in getting Quartz tablestops, would definitely recommend them to you too! They're quite customisable, and you get to choose the tone, style and finishes to your preferences!