Renovation Journey : Cold Air Blows + Mirror on the Wall

Somehow starting to think my title doesn’t make much sense anymore. Hahaha! Feel like am getting so random in trying to come up with a more interesting title for the blog entry. :X

Anyway it has once again been some time since the last update. As much as we want to relax, it’s still kind of tough to relax but at least the pace is finally slowing down some for renovation as our house is reaching its completion soon. :)

So here’s some photos from 09 July when we finally have air-conditioner in the house! Photos were already uploaded with the previous blog entry but as usual, I was too lazy to post here since I did my photo blog in my flickr already. Haha! :D

Initially Feng and I were thinking to just get a System-3 for the house. But after much thought and discussion and not forgetting some influence from our buddies, we decided to go with a System-4 instead and we never look back. :D

A System-4 is so good ‘cos most of the time when we go over to our house during the weekends, we are hanging out a lot in the living room so air-conditioner in the living room is definitely a plus point. Not forgetting if we have guests coming over, it will be good to cool them down! :)

Piggeek Barn : Cold Air Blows!

Here’s a photo of our model number for our blower unit in the living room and condenser unit. You can probably head over to the following website for more details on the air-conditioner units we got. Take note we didn’t get our units from Cool Serve. That website only serve as a guide to the unit details of the air-conditioner we got. :)

Piggeek Barn : Cold Air Blows!

We got our air-conditioner from Kaisoon, which I probably mentioned long time back probably. Their service is really not bad until now and our air-conditioner units have been in good working condition until now. So probably will monitor more before we can give our verdict but up until now all seems fine and we are quite happy with them and their service. :)

Piggeek Barn : Cold Air Blows!

Finally time to enjoy nice cool air instead of the warm warm air coming in from outside! Yippee! :D

Piggeek Barn : Cold Air Blows!

So after all the air-conditoner units installation was done, it’s time to take some photos of the mirrors that are already installed in the house! Yay! Finally I can make sure I look presentable before leaving the house for ermmm… Feng’s house. :X

Here’s the mirror on the household shelter feature wall. Sexy Feng is ermmm… Probably doing some cleaning? Not sure what he’s doing. Haha! :X

Piggeek Barn : Cold Air Blows!

And here’s the mirror on our shoe cabinet. I think I look short and fat here. Oops. :X

Piggeek Barn : Cold Air Blows!

And here’s our bathrooms’ mirrors! Nice and big and probably ermmm… Tough to clean off the water stains. Oops. :D

Piggeek Barn : Cold Air Blows!

And surprise surprise! There’s actually a full-length mirror in the wardrobe! We didn’t even know that. Haha! The other photo shows my dressing table mirror. ♥

Piggeek Barn : Cold Air Blows!

Extras for anyone who is interested, the compartments of our various storage cabinets. The first one showing our very limited storage space in the wardrobe. Due to space constraint, we can only have such a size for our wardrobe. Someone has got to… Sacrifice… :X

Piggeek Barn : Cold Air Blows!

Some more storage space in the study room. :)

Piggeek Barn : Cold Air Blows!

And our one and only one place with more storage space which is situated in the living/dining area. :)

Piggeek Barn : Cold Air Blows!

The next blog entry will come up real soon since it’s gonna be a short one! Stay tuned! :)

Renovation Journey : Woody Wood

Apologies for the lack of updates in the main page for at least one month! We have been really busy with the whole renovation process and I have been staying over at Feng’s house and since editing of photos is only limited to my house hence no updates until now!

Photos were uploaded last week to my flickr so if any one of you need any update, there will be a place to go to! Else you can probably head over to the link: Our Barn located at the bar above for latest update on our progress from Feng. :)

So it was about one week after the lightings were installed, on 7 July, our carpentry works were up~! So here’s a look at our more completed look! :)

On the right is the view from the front door’s point of view while the left shows the carpentry work done at the front door area which includes the shoe cabinet to the left and the household shelter feature wall on the right. The door hiding the household shelter was not up during the time of photo-taking. :)

Piggeek Barn : Wood Work

An overall view of Our Barn from the living/dining room! :)

Piggeek Barn : Wood Work

Our kitchen with the glass divider is finally up and we are so loving it as it allows light to enter from all directions giving the illusion of space for our small house. :)

The table will be our “breakfast” table which will most likely end up putting lots of junk and also the convenience of throwing anything we have on hand on it upon entering the house. :D

Piggeek Barn : Wood Work

Here’s our full-height cabinet/storage space! The only storage space with the most storage area in the Barn! The mirrors on the cabinet was not up at the time of photo-taking. :)

Piggeek Barn : Wood Work

Our TV console and feature wall together with our Ikea pendant light. :)

Piggeek Barn : Wood Work

Our entertainment room! Sort of. Hahaha! We will be having a 32″ TV mounted on the wall and of ‘cos having both our lovely PCs on the study table. This will probably be where we will hang out most of the time considering we used our PCs like 24/7. Oops. :X

Cabinet to the bottom-right is used to house our routers and what-nots inside so as to hide them from view. But both of us think this room will be the messiest no matter how we cable-manage everything. :X

Piggeek Barn : Wood Work
Piggeek Barn : Wood Work

Our Master Bedroom (MBR) wardrobe which both of us and everyone else thinks will never be enough for both of us considering I will be taking up most of the space in the wardrobe. Haha! Guess Feng might force me to do more spring cleaning for my clothes in future to make way for more new clothes. :X

Piggeek Barn : Wood Work

My little corner in the MBR! My dressing table! Feng gave me the freedom to decide the configuration for the dressing table since I will be the one using it most of the time. Mirror was once again not up at the time of photo-taking. :)

Piggeek Barn : Wood Work

Carpentry works in the bathroom! This is a view of our MBR bathroom and the long cabinet will be used to put TWO basins! Influenced by the various resorts we visited, we MUST have two basins. Haha! :D

Piggeek Barn : Wood Work

Remember the laminate trimming that I mentioned previously that both Feng and I hated? Our ID has went ahead to rectify the issue after we raised it to him. He didn’t inform us on the change and didn’t gave us the choice to choose BUT luckily the new trimming fits lovingly so we didn’t blame him. He loves to give us surprises but we both think he is an ID bad for control freaks out there. Haha! :)

Piggeek Barn : Wood Work

Lastly, a view from the walkway. :)

Piggeek Barn : Wood Work
Piggeek Barn : Wood Work

Will post up another series of photos for the next phase soon but I am just too tired to do anything much nowadays. Been having some small hiccups here and there and it was tiring for both of us. Renovation has kind of come to a halt for us already except for some rectifications here and there which can only be done on weekends since we have already locked up the house with our own lock. We both hope that all will go well for the remaining work to be done. We need a good rest before moving on to more plannings for our wedding. Phew.

For more miscellaneous photos from this series, please head over to my flickr. Thanks! Will try to update as and when I can. :)

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! :)

Renovation Journey : Let’s Get Tiled!

We finally made our first night-visit to our house on last Thursday! It was really fun to make a night-visit and was glad to know it’s not as dark as expected outside. But it sure is quiet! Can’t imagine moving in during this period and going home alone. Scary! o.O

Anyway during our night-visit, we noticed the kitchen tiles were up since the wall was hacked! But sadly we can’t take much photos ‘cos it was way too dark in the house and really warm since all the windows were closed. *sweatz*

So we made another visit yesterday morning! And surprise surprise again! The tiling for the living room was actually done up already! It was still bare on Thursday night and just 3 days later the tiling was done! Fast! :D

Piggeek Barn : Get Tiled!

Piggeek Barn : Get Tiled!

Piggeek Barn : Get Tiled!

We bought few big bottles of mineral water for the workers and since they were not around, we left the bottles outside the bomb shelter so they will notice. But we should probably buy Coca Cola next time after this finding? :)

Piggeek Barn : Get Tiled!

Will be gone for a short get-away this week! Will be meeting our ID this Sunday to select our carpentry material and laminates! Wheeee. :D

Thought I should mention this. Our ID was back from overseas yesterday and this morning he SMS-ed Feng that he’s at our house. We were quite happy to know he cares ’bout our house and to visit it soon after he’s back! And not forgetting to SMS Feng that he’s on-site. So far so good! More Brownie points! ;)

Lightings Purchased

Adding on to Shan’s post, the lighting we purchased from Lightings.Com.Sg are as follows :

Foyer + Passageway : Philips Downlight

 

Kitchen + Rooms

 

Service Yard + Household Shelter

 

Bathrooms

In addition to the above, we have also purchased additional hanging/pendant lights!
Will get to posting the pictures in future =)

Notable Lighting Shops

  1. Lightcraft
    Nice designs at affordable pricing, with a large showroom!
  2. Lightings.Com.Sg
    Price wise, definitely recommended. Some shops were quoting double of theirs.

 

Renovation Journey : Happy Weekend!

Saturday is a happy day! We finally got part 2 of our bathroom accessories from Hoe Kee at Genting Rd, which is also their main branch! :D

Having read some negative feedbacks about Hoe Kee, this second visit to Hoe Kee wasn’t all that bad. The service staff was really nice and has a good knowledge of the stuffs we asked him. And not forgetting he looks really young so was quite amazed he can answer all our questions. :)

Bathroom Accessories Part 2

  • 4 pieces of glass shelves
  • 2 toiler roll holder
  • 2 clothes rack
  • 2 spray bidet
  • 1 Blanco kitchen sink (the smallest we can find and still looks pretty!)
  • 1 Velin toilet bowl (which Feng bargained for a lower price :X)

So overall rather happy ‘cos we got all the items we want! Just left with the rain-shower. Probably getting the one we set our eyes on at Hoe Kee after measuring our bathroom height. Rain-shower is such a pain to find something that’s nice and not too long. Stupid HDB’s fault for boxing up the pipes and lowering the height for a rain-shower! URGH.

After shopping at Hoe Kee, we took a cab down to Punggol and of ‘cos, as usual, it started raining or should I say POURING when our cab entered into Punggol. Like WTH?! Zzz.

So then we got off at Punggol Spring and made a visit to our house first before heading off to see a Eubiq demo at Damai Grove. Upon opening the door, surprise surprise! Some basic tiling work in areas not going to be affected by the hacking of our kitchen wall has been done! Yippee! Can’t wait to see more work done! :D

Piggek Barn : Surprise Tilework

Piggeek Barn : Surprise Tilework

Piggeek Barn : Surprise Tilework

Piggeek Barn : Surprise Tilework

So Sunday was a less busy day where we went down to Ted Collection for my 2nd fitting and Feng’s 1st fitting for his suits. Can’t wait to see the end product for my gowns and his suits this Saturday! :D

After fitting, we went off to roam a bit along Balestier Road to look for our one and only one lighting left for the living room. Seems like nothing fits what the look we both have in our mind. It’s unbelievable how we just can’t find what we want. It’s either too expensive (at Park Mall) or all of them are just too modern for our liking. :(

So then we reached lightings.com.sg and decided to just purchase the lightings we have shortlisted from them the few times we visited their various outlets. Happy buys! We asked for delivery which is 18 bucks regardless of how much you spend with them. :D

So it’s a tiring but still a happy weekend! Now looking forward to our photoshoot which is coming reaaaaaaaaal sooooooon! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee~ :)