I’m back! :D
Yupp! So the ID did basic defects check like checking of the windows to make sure that the opening and closing is smooth, making sure that water drains smoothly. He also told lemon and I to check all the keys on the doors cos HDB May give the wrong keys sometimes lol (didn’t thought of that!)
Basic defects in our house (for now) is
1) 1 window does not open and close smoothly in BR3 2) service yard does not drain smoothly
Our ID also told us that the doors do not have finishing at the bottom (aka it’s open wood?) dno why would the contractor do this.. you can try running your fingers under the HDB room doors! Ours is unfinished wood aka can feel the “wood shavings”? I wonder if every new flat has the same kind of unfinished bottom door...
Anw so ID got down to doing his thing! He started measuring and showing us how the different carpentry will be like, asked if the space is enough for us!
He marked out using masking tapes! Even the height of the cabinets as well :) I really appreciate it a lot cos I like to visualise the carpentry! We discussed on the measurements and made adjustments here and there!
Our 3D drawing against the empty living room! The tiles Color is not what we chose though.. so I don’t really trust this 3D’s Color... not sure if it’s cos this is a wireframe or what.. but the ID said they downloaded the tiles from Hafary.. and after rendering it looks like this... I don’t rly like the Color tho.. but I’m fine w the design cos... we asked for the stuffs there KEKE!
One thing we rly like about this ID is tt he is more technical! And his price is reasonable for the amt of stuff we want to do! He is very receptive as well! He wanted to go light Color wood.. but the 3D doesn’t allow me to see the Color properly leh...cnt visualise.. I got the thought to put the design on my photoshop and change the floor Color so I can see the actual look! LOLOL
Anw so here are the Vinyl finishings! Bonus cos he didn’t tell us we are selecting vinyl and also be shown 3D drawings when he said he will come down to our hse :) he is responsible (for now.. let’s see how it goes further down!)
Took me Super Long cos the choices are Super limited... don’t seem to be able to find smth that I really like.... so we just choose 2 vinyl and ID suggest to bring these 2 vinyl planks from his supplier so we can take a look at his office next next week! :) Quite proactive and I like proactive ppl! :)
Oh ya we are doing Wood tiles for living area, dining area and also the common corridor. Rooms will be vinyl, and bathroom and kitchen floor tiles will remain!
Ah ya! So ID brought us to Hafary approx 2 weeks before our key collection to choose tiles! SO MANY CHOICES! We wanted the one on the right (2nd row)! But it’s ex! Like 8 dollars plus per sq metre or smth! But the grains and texture and Color is everything we want!!!! :(
So ID asked the guy there to help! He brought out quite a number but none of these work for us :( really like the 8 dollars plus one..
Look at the beautiful grains! It’s nice to touch too!!!!
Ok so we went over to the MIC corner and was shown these 3! Note that you should always ask to see the planks outside of the showroom! In the showroom all 3 of them looks like warm coloured wood and we nearly settled for the first/second one (haven’t seen them under actual sunlight). Good thing we had a minor disagreement and e ID asked the guy to bring out the planks so we can see it properly and we went out to take a look! VIOLA! The wood on the right is the Color closest to the first we saw!
The one on the left was what lemon chose! It looks browner irl.. I think the camera might have adjusted the Color.. anyway it’s not the Color tt we want! So always rmbr to note down a few and ask if u can see the planks outside !!! You don’t want to end up feeling cheated! Haha
Okay, back to the house! We spend 3 hours there w the w ID (1430-1730) and we are finally done for the day! Super tired cos we didn’t bring chairs.. gotto stand and squat around. Mama also came by and she was so excited! (But I got not much time to entertain her lol). Mummy gotto stand around with us throughout the whole 3 hours plus! I’m really thankful tt both our mothers are excited for us :) we then end off w the 春 we bought from Giant over the weekend! We bought it so tt the house feels
festive! CNY is around the corner and we want the house to know that it is not alone! HAHAHA actually it’s just me la.. lemon always gives in to my requests for things that I deem is fun LOL! I find rolling pineapple fun! I find decorating the house for festivals fun! :) thankful for Raymond although we have a fair share of disagreements throughout this reno process till now. We also agreed that we are learning and we will put in effort to make our marriage a happy one! :) <3