Archive for ‘ June, 2011

Renovation Journey : Let There Be LIGHT!

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! :D

Piggeek Barn : Let There Be LIGHT!

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. :)

Piggeek Barn : Let There Be LIGHT!

Piggeek Barn : Let There Be LIGHT!

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.

Piggeek Barn : Let There Be LIGHT!

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.

Piggeek Barn : Let There Be LIGHT!

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! :)

Piggeek Barn : Let There Be LIGHT!

Piggeek Barn : Let There Be LIGHT!

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

Piggeek Barn : Let There Be LIGHT!

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

Piggeek Barn : Let There Be LIGHT!

Nikoi Reloaded!

The month of June has been pretty busy and exciting us, with a visit to a lovely island for our pre-wedding photo-shoot! At the moment, our photos are being worked on and hopefully, we’ll be able to get a glimpse of them real soon!

Nikoi – a little slice of paradise not far away from Singapore.

Of course, we could not forget about our well-travelled soft-toys! Even when our luggage are packed with our clothes and props, there will still be space for them!

The morning after we were done with our photo-shoot, we actually woke up at 5am to catch the sunrise again.  Absolutely breathtaking.

Renovation Journey : Paint, Eubiq and Doors!

It’s carpentry measurement day! It’s also a random surprise day! :D

Thinking that we were the first to be in the house, we went into the bomb shelter to put our stuffs, only to realise there was someone else in the house. It was actually the painter! Didn’t know what he was doing in the other room but he sure was really quiet when we entered the house. Hur.

We realised the paint cans lying on the floor were ICI and Nippon Paint. Since we chose our paint from Nippon Paint, we asked our ID why was there ICI lying there and he said it will be used for the base coat. Phew. At least we are not being short-changed.

Piggeek Barn : Paint, Eubiq and Doors!

Anyway we checked out the air-conditioner trunking and false ceiling that were done from yesterday. Well… Air-conditioner trunking was as complete as possible and they helped to plaster back the visible hole they had drilled. False ceiling was partly plastered up so the guy was back to continue plastering our ceiling at the later part of the day. :)

Piggeek Barn : Paint, Eubiq and Doors!

Piggeek Barn : Paint, Eubiq and Doors!

Then Kenneth from ASL Power came back with our Eubiq track and power plugs! They were really fast in custom-making our 2 metre long track. In less than a week and it was done! Brownie points for them! So now we have the physical track to show the carpenter so he can do the measurement to cut out a hole to hold the track on our study table. :)

Piggeek Barn : Paint, Eubiq and Doors!

Carpentry measurement and discussion was longer than expected. I didn’t know there was so much to confirm until that day! Every single detail has to be confirmed and double-confirmed with the ID and us regarding the width of the item and how far apart they are. Not forgetting number of doors for the cabinet, whether we want drawer or casement doors, where to put the drawers or casement door, so on and so forth. So many configurations for the kitchen alone! o.O

Luckily when the kitchen discussion was done, other carpentry around the house was easier to decide until we hit the study room which is rather important to us since we will probably spend a lot of time in it. :) So the measurement of the cabinet was changed again and again. But both our ID and the carpenter were rather patient with us. Brownies points again~!

Also during the carpentry discussion, our bathroom PD doors were also being installed! Our ID said the company is getting popular so they will be getting busier to schedule slots for installation. And since our doors are in stock, he decided to arrange an early date to install our doors. Say byebye to exposed bathroom! Now I can use it in peace! ;)

Piggeek Barn : Paint, Eubiq and Doors!

Renovation Journey : Happy Trunking Day!

It’s Happy Trunking Day! That means we are having our air-conditioner trunking and that means lots of noise, mess and dust!

Piggeek Barn : Happy Trunking Day!

Our ID also came down that day so that the air-conditioner workers can ask our ID any questions pertaining to the positioning of the trunking. We had one troublesome issue for the study room as the electrical wiring intersected with the air-conditioner trunking and unit position. So our ID advised the worker to remove the electrical wiring trunking and allow them to proceed first. Our ID will advise our electrician on the issue. Hope to see some magic done this coming week. *prays*

Also during all the drilling and hammering, the remnants were like hitting our precious unprotected laminates due to lack of cardboard to protect the floor laminates! o.O

Lesson learnt: Probably can consult your ID or contractor and get the air-conditioner trunking done before the laminates are up in the room. May or may not affect houses that use tiles for their room since it’s less damaging as compared to laminates. Also might solve the conflict the electrical wiring might have with the air-conditioner trunking and unit position ‘cos usually the trunking position is quite fixed and electrical wirings can probably run otherwise. :)

Piggeek Barn : Happy Trunking Day!

We got our air-conditioner from Kaisoon since Mushroom’s family had their renovation some time back and his brother researched Kaisoon to be quite a good and reputable company. So we decided to go ahead and use their service as well. So far so good. We will be having 2 days of air-conditioner installation where the trunking will be done before the installation of the air-conditioner units after the carpentry is up. :)

Piggeek Barn : Happy Trunking Day!

Also on parallel track, the false ceiling was being put up on that day too. It was to prepare for the carpentry measurement the next day so that the carpenter can have an accurate measurement of how high the carpentry works will have to be. :)

Lunch at Popeyes at Punggol Promenade Riverside before heading back to do a quick visit on the workers and gave them some drinks to reward their hard work. Then it was back to Feng’s house before heading out for some GDL/Dowry/An Chuan items shopping! :)

Piggeek Barn : Happy Trunking Day!

Renovation Journey : Woody and Wiry

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*

Piggeek Barn : Woody and Wiry

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! :)

Piggeek Barn : Woody and Wiry

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! :D

Piggeek Barn : Woody and Wiry

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! :D

Piggeek Barn : Woody and Wiry

Refer to my flickr for more photos! :)