At last in August 2010, we received the HDB letter to collect the keys for our 4 rm flat in Punggol on the 6th October 2010. We are incredibly elated to see the letter! Gosh, we are about to own a property, to have our own house, in two months time… Excited! 🙂 We didn’t manage to check out our new house immediately after collecting the keys as my uncle mentioned to us that it was not an auspicious date to go to our new house after looking through the chinese calendar. He suggested that we should do so on the 8th October(which is two days later) between 11am to 1pm. Hence we heeded his advice…
Anticipation kills.. haha.. Finally two days later, we opened the door to our very first house! Huat ah!!!The feeling upon stepping into our new house was certainly blissful. At that moment, we couldn’t wait for the renovation to commence immediately so that we could move in as soon as possible! haha.. 🙂
Open Sesame! 🙂
The long living room.
Hmm… small kitchen…
The service yard
Master bedroom bathroom
We engaged an interior designer through my good friend, Sherie. Our interior designer, Byron is from Heavenly Home Space. We were comfortable with his approach, ideas and concepts. We decided to do up the living room, kitchen, bathrooms and the master bedroom. As for other two bedrooms, we did not have any fittings done as we wanted flexibility in converting the rooms in the future. As our flat is relatively small, we decided on using mirrors and glass door to make it look more spacious. Colours scheme plays an important aspect in doing so too which is why Papa Yap and i chose white as the primary colour, with a combination of black and grey to create a simple yet sophisticated, modern feel. With much discussions, our ID drafted out the 3D pictures of what we wanted our ideal house to be like… 😉
The living room
Master bedroom bathroom
It was time to finalise the flooring type, wall tiles, paints, window grills, doors, laminate for the cabinets, vanity and kitchen top. We spent a few weekends sourcing for all the fixtures, lightings, bathroom accessories as well… There were just so much to do. Tiring! And soon the big project started… Work in process! 😉
Hacked floor tiles…
Hacked kitchen wall…
Extending the master bedroom wardrobe space by hacking down one wall and reconstructing a new wall further in for my wardrobe.
False ceiling up.
Reconstructed wall for my wardrobe in the Master bedroom.
Overlaying of tiles in the master bedroom.
Overlaying of tiles in the common bathroom.
Getting ready to lay Homogeneous floor tiles in the living room and walk way to the rooms.
Walls painted, floors are ready and lightings are up! 🙂
We love this crystal hanging pendant in our dining area. We made the right choice buying this pricey light. It is really a Gorgeous piece! 🙂
Kitchen glass sliding door is ready too. 😉
Glass doors are up and the laminated flooring for all the rooms are done too!
Shower screen fixed.
Kitchen cabinets are all mounted.
The shoe cabinet. 🙂
Full length mirror at the dining area. Beautiful isn’t it!
Vanity top in master bedroom.
Rain shower Fixed. 🙂
Our King sized customised bed! 🙂
Built in Wardrobe.
Toilet fixtures in common bathroom done.
The featured wall and TV console. Looking great! 😉
Yes! The renovation was completed in 7 weeks time. The house looked fantastic! We love it! 🙂 We spent a few days cleaning up the place with the help of my aunt, brother, cousins and helper. Got all our stuffs shifted in, furnitures, electrical appliances, housewares all arranged and packed! We simply couldn’t wait to move in! ;p
At Last, we officially moved into our beautiful and cozy house on the 30th December 2010. A place where we belong, where we proudly call HOME. 🙂
Our TV area 🙂
Pretty Dining area 🙂
Cozy Master bedroom 😉