Thursday, May 29, 2008

Winky WINK ;)

After one day of carpentry, the work suddenly stopped.
Wasted my half day leave but at least S finally came to meet us and discuss some things.
Hubs left after a short while. He sneaked out from work for a while.
After S and H left, I had abt 2 hrs to spare while waiting for hubs to knock off.
Wa how nice if this could happen everyday (or more often la) then I can be housewife and cook dinner.
Ok la let me dream a bit can?

Anyway Wink decal for kitchen door arrived in the afternoon.

I love the Dandy design.
Order from webbie is $69 with free delivery.
If buy from shop is $75 and self-collect.
Of course I chose the former la.

The 2 hr quite hard to pass leh.
I went loitering at Hougang Mall. Super boring place but very near to hubs new workplace and our new home.
We had no place to go and didn't want to go back Atrina so I suggested go to Ikea.
Final time to browse before we decide what to buy there.

As usual la. My husband must have a funny finale for the day one.

Was passing by this rack of cute vases and I commented that the vases so cute and cheap and in my favourite colour I wanna buy and put at dining table.

The husband replied "That's not a vase la. It's for shampoo isn't it?"
Haha... I had a good laugh :))

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

1st day Carpentry up

So happy finally can see full force work for once.
Total 5 workers on the job leh. Plus 1 or 2 ppl up for some measurement.

Full length TV console. Don't really like the black stripes laminate now.
looks very different from the small piece of sample.
The drawers are pearlised colour.

Cushion settee. Just the wood frame for now. Same laminate as TV console.
Cushion will be up on Thurs or Fri.

Feature wall cum shoe storage at bomb shelter area.

Told S and H many times WHITE MIRROR and yet the carpenter still can tell me instructions given to them is BLACK MIRROR.
Luckily we were there and could give them "first hand" information.

Shelving for mbr wall. To be mounted right opposite the bed.
I love love love the laminates.
Shelving complimentary from S.
She wanted to charge us for that but I insisted her to give us foc.
Pls lor this type of thing costs about $25 per pce from Ikea and she wants to charge us for that.

Mbr casement wardrobe up.
Can't remember which are with flash and which are without.
Some small error inside the third door but S said she will rectify it.
View from entrance:

Front view:

Close up view of the laminate. Floral prints.
This laminate seems quite popular nowadays.
Seen many renotalk forummers having the same one.
One of them did for kitchen cabinet. S said not nice for kitchen. Better for room.

Customised headboard. Cushion part will be up Thurs or Fri.
Wallpaper should be up on Thurs. Can't wait to see that baroque print!
(Look who's in the background!)

Sliding wardrobe in pink room:

Close up of the laminate. Not very clear and not true colour.
Grainy/leathery surface. Scared it looks AL leh.
The super failure kitchen cabinet.
101% wrong. We are supposed to do the chimney type hood but they did the spacing for flat type hood.
They even tried to cook up some lies to coax us accept the flat type and pay us back the price difference.
Pls lor I don't accept. If I want flat one I might as well use D's right?
Again wrong. They wanted to mount the sink INSIDE the support.
I want the sink to be seen. Not mounted in. Re-do the whole worktop.

Doors and drawer boards for the cabinets.

Due to re-doing works, kitchen will be delayed by about a week.
Hope they get it right this time round and no more delaying.
Studyroom desk.

Empty promises by S and H.
Promised to lay cardboard to protect the door but... still?
We saw all other units undergoing reno all main door pasted with cardboard.
Dunno why our unit always special one?
Anyway they promised to varnish all doors for us before handover.

Coincidental nice sunset view from corridor:

More updates when available.
Sorry for the long post and big pics (which take forever to load).

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lighting up

For the service yard. I stopped calling it service balcony.
This space is just enough for a washer and for hanging clothes :)
View from service yard:

View from kitchen:

For kitchen. Super bright. I love it.
For studyroom. Chosen by hubs.
For the pink room. Simple no frills.
For mbr entrance.
View from inside, looking outwards:
View from mbr entrance:
Will be shifting the light to align to middle of wardrobe.
Common toilet:
Mbr toilet:
Above 4 lights pre-owned by D.
Down lights on false ceiling.
He's measuring and cutting the squares.
And finally... up up up...
Outstanding dining, mbr and the small area outside pink room/mbr not installed.
Previously shown hanging light not sure should use for dining or mbr yet.
Left one small false ceiling to up at the small area. Dunno called what area.
The mess outside our home:
Btw I saw something funny.
One of the workers used the slot on the TV feature wall to put...
Marlboro red pack leh.
I showed to hubs, he said good idea he will do the same.
Me: "Great too. Very good spot. Very easy to aim and toss it out from the window."

Monday, May 26, 2008

Aircon finally up!!!

After that CMI trunking + 1 week & 1 day wait, the aircon ppl finally came to re-do the trunking on Sunday.
Why 1 week + 1 day? H told us the guys coming at 11am on Sat.
We waited and waited no one came at all.
Sun then they came.
Damn irresponsible of H. Not even call us when re-doing the trunking.
Luckily hubs called him and just nice the guys were doing and we rushed down to see.
This is what we got. Non-inverter (included in our package) and only ONE tick. *shocked*

MBR (removed exisiting trunking and go in another direction):

Study (least trunking) :

Pink room (a lot of trunking but partial will be hidden by built-in wardrobe) :

The guys doing told us they themselves felt the first time trunking CMI and they very puzzled who approved that layout.