As you are reading the previous blog entry, I am already typing the next blog entry! Got to clear my backlogs so that I can start showing lovely photos of my almost completed house with furnitures! 😀
So on 12 July, we had our solid top installation. It was actually a pretty fast process where the solid-top guys came down with these pre-cut solid tops and went to the various places in the house to start putting them into place. In just a few minutes, the solid tops were nicely positioned and glued at the side with silicone. The workers then help us to polish our solid tops. But as usual, there will always be some flaws as Feng spotted them and asked our ID to rectify them. 🙂
Say goodbye to scratch surfaces and hello to smoothies! Presenting our white kitchen! Sort-of. 😀
Happy to have the solid top for the breakfast counter so now I can use it with the MacBook Air without making my skin feel scratchy from the woody surface. 😀
Solid tops for the bathroom counter-tops! The holes are drilled to the position of our basins and taps by the workers after confirming the position with us. 🙂
Here’s showing the acrylic board and T5 light used in our bathrooms! We replaced the plastic mesh so as to have a cleaner look in the bathrooms. And as mentioned by our ID, to prevent any creepy crawlies from going in. :X
The T5 lights are actually brighter than our lighting point! Now we used it more often than the light installed. Haha! Luckily we didn’t spend a lot on the light. 🙂
I guess that’s all for today! Will try to come up with the next set of photos soon! We are reaching the end soooooon! Stay tuned! 😀
Went down to our house again to supervise the lighting installation. Our friendly electrical worker was there unpacking and looking through the downlights when we reached. 🙂
What greeted us first was the service yard windows that was done up during the week! Now it feels slightly safer to be standing at the service yard. Haha! 😀
Then upon entering, we noticed all the rubbish and debris removed from our living room and kitchen! All ready for carpentry to come soon! Hehez. And it’s so good to see such a clean view. Looks so bright and spacious compared to when we first got our house. 🙂
Then we spotted the nice bedroom doors! Yum. Fit our theme so well. Love the funky variation of brown hues! But there’s this laminate trimming at the entrance to the room below the door which we don’t like ‘cos of the color. Doesn’t match well with our laminate flooring. Already made noise to our ID and he said will get the tiler to show us some sample choices for the trimming.
Then there’s a lot of these punctuated holes on our skirting which we didn’t see last time. Apparently they are nails to secure the skirting. Feng already asked our ID to patch the holes up which our ID said the tiler will do it this week. Better be! *RAWR*
And not forgetting some stains on the laminates which hopefully will be removed after the wash.
So back to installation of the lightings. It wasn’t as fast as expected. The electrical worker asked us where we prefer to have the downlight installed and at which position. Luckily it all came out okie after installing. Haha! 🙂
After the downlight installation, he continued with the installation of the kitchen and bedroom lights. He asked us do we want a vertical or horizontal placement ‘cos our lights are rectangular in shape. Hahaha! Didn’t know will have such headache. So do take note of this! We just kind of randomly whack our thoughts. :X
When we left, the installation for the bathroom lights just started so didn’t get to capture it. And also missing photos of the service yard and household shelter lights. But here’s a photo of our living room pendant light we got from Ikea! Can’t wait to see it hanging in our living room already. Wonder will it be dusty by then. :X
After selecting our laminates after coming back from our short getaway, the laminates were already up in all the bedrooms when we visited the house during the following weekend! *happy*
After checking out the house, our electrician arrived at our house to discuss with us the electrical point and power plugs position around the house. Unknown to us, they were actually starting their electrical wiring that day. So yet another surprise but glad that everything seemed to be progressing really well without us nagging the ID. More Brownie points! 🙂
Besides meeting the eletrician, we also met up with Kenneth from ASL Power to discuss about our Eubiq track configuration that we will be using for our study room mainly due to the uncertainty of how many plugs we might need for the room and Eubiq is a good system to solve our problem! Kenneth is a really nice guy and he gave really nice advices so we can make better use of the Eubiq system. 🙂
During this same time, Tony came down to our house to help us install the bomb shelter racks. So yippee! We finally have racks to put our delivered items! 😀
After confirming our Eubiq configuration, we waited for our lightings to be delivered from Lightings.Com.Sg. Honestly, Punggol ALWAYS RAIN whenever we were there. While waiting for the delivery guy to arrive, it started raining and then it was POURING. Poor delivery guy came drenched and his delivery invoice was so damped that he said we don’t have to sign it already since it’s already totally wet. Luckily the lightings are nicely packed away in the boxes. 🙂
After the delivery was done, we went ahead to make a visit to our neighbour before heading back to the house to check on progress again on the electrical worker. Seems like he was done after we left. Haha! Fast. So then is back on the road to rush for more appointments and shopping! 😀
Refer to my flickr for more photos! 🙂
So we applied leave last Friday as our ID will be bringing down the tiler and electrician. The tiler was there to take note of which area to do up the tiling base and kerb and what tiling what we doing for our house. So here’s some drawings he did on our wall to facilitate his work after the wall comes falling down (hopefully by this week! grrrr.)
The electrician was here so as to consult with him on the electrical points and installation we will have in the house and of ‘cos to give us a quotation of the electrical wiring cost. Shall wait for the quotation to be sent to us from our ID before deciding otherwise an alternative we have in mind. 🙂
So after the tiler and electrician visit, .we decided to head down to Sim Siang Choon at Changi to take a look at the bathroom accessories. Here’s presenting our basin and basin-mixer/kitchen sink-mixer. 🙂
We also got our storage water heater for them. The remaining accessories will leave it for our bathroom accessories shopping part 2 at Hoe Kee. 🙂
Many busy days to come and we already had the most tiring Saturday ever. We need a break!
Just a brief update :
7th May 2011
Tiles selection at Hafary, Balestier Road.
Dropped by lighting and sanitary ware stores, but found the price a little too steep for our liking.
13th May 2011
Met up with the electrician and tiler to confirm some details at our new place.
Electrician will quote based on what was discussed.
Still awaiting HDB’s wall hacking approval and 3D drawings.
15th May 2011
3D drawings version 1.0 received! Fabulous!
18th May 2011 to 28th May 2011
Our ID would be overseas on business trip. Hopefully, the hacking would have been approved, and tiling would take place during this period as minimal ID involvement is required.