Sunday, January 26, 2014
|aircon trunking in the kitchen (left)|
over the week, the aircon trunking and condensate pipes are being installed.
Here's a look at the huge amount of insulated pipeworks in the living areas
Aircon trunking upstairs.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
|Master bath - Top and bottom vanity counter|
|Common bath - Top and bottom vanity counter with lights on!|
|Powerpoint with concealed trunking. Neat huh!|
|Huge storage area for all the essential facial needs, make up etc.|
|(left of photo) Even the light switches have no trunking!!!!|
|Close up on the light switches. Neat!!!|
|WC looks really sleek here! Complete with bidet and toilet paper roll holder.|
ps: stay tune for the final photos which I hope I can post before CNY! and I'm off to bed now. It's almost 730am.
As the place is still in the midst of cleaning up and people are walking all around as there are quite a few deliveries being made here, I only had some time to quickly snap a few shots here and there. Can't be barging the entrance doorway all the time especially I'm like twice the size of a normal human now. hahaha...
IT'S SO. SO. SO. WINDY HERE!!!!
Above: closer look on the pendant lamps!
Carpenter didn't tell us about this "extra framing" when he fabricated it, and we designed it at 30cm in height just nice for the receiver without much allowance as we didn't want the tv to be mounted too high. Cath kidston mum needs to put a woofer on top of the tv console which is about 23.5cm high followed by the mounting of the tv. She also specifically wanted the tv console to hang 30cm from the floor so that she can clean the floors easily.
Wait till you see the breakfast counter lamps! Those are kind of retro too which Cath Kidston mum has purchased online. It matches her cranberry Kitchen aid!!! And if you read on my earlier blog on the door knobs, you will notice that her knobs are kinda retro looking too!
All the switches and powerpoints are concealed in the tv console and switches to the living area area located all along the tv feature wall by the side so that we hide all the electrical trunking.
close up on the tv console
|view of kitchen from entrance|
It's 6am in the morning as I'm blogging about our reno for the Toa Payoh flat. Yet again I've been bitten on the forehead and chin by a mozzie but this time hubs took only less than 5mins flat to smack her before she went on a blood sucking spree.
However now i'm suffering from an acid reflux and can't get back to sleep so I've decided to update you guys on our Toa Payoh Kitchen reno!
As you can see from the photos below, the carpentry works are almost completed now. The black granite has been installed. The electrician is here to do some of the wirings, hooking up the T5 lights for the kitchen top cabinets.
We have tried to conceal most of the powerpoints and switches. For the kitchen area, we have done up a partition board and all the wirings are going through this area so all our powerpoints are flushed with the backsplash.
Dish rack and sink tap have been installed. Huge sink here.
The bottom cabinet is also finished in a shiny speckled laminate in grey.
This is our first attempt with a brown frame and white door design in lieu of the well-loved black frame and white door designs which many of our clients are going for.
stay tune for more updates on the carpentry!
Friday, January 24, 2014
As we are doing the home reno for the Toa Payoh flat, I came across this really colourful mosaic mirror in one of the rooms and I thought it's such a pity to throw it away. But I'm not really a big fan of colours especially this one over here...and so.....this led to me going online to see what else I can do for this mosaic mirror.
So today I want to share with you....
a little DIY IKEA mirror hack which i found online and it's really easy to do!
Step 1:This is the "BEFORE" look of the mosaic mirror
Step 2: Tape all the sides of the mosaic with a masking tape.
Step 3: This is how it looks like at the edges after being taped up.
Step 4: Next you want to put a piece of paper over the mirror parts and make sure you cover all areas before you start spraying the colour that you like. For my case, i bought a metallic silver spray from HomeFix.
Step 5: After spraying, lay to dry and remove masking tape gingerly.
Step 6: Almost there already now!!!
Step 7: Here are some metallic silver flowers which i bought from Umbra.
Step 8: Here's how it looks closed up.
And I give you the final product...*beams*
I think it's so pretty now!
I hope Cath Kidston mum will like it and find a new place for it!!!
Minor changes in the layout of the kitchen and living tv console area for downstairs.
For upstairs, there are minor tweaks as the bedheads have to face a certain direction after the couple consulted with a FSM.
according to the FSM, the stove and sink must be side by side and the fridge cannot be "out" of the kitchen. The couple has opted for built in oven and microwave oven as Electrolux now has a great bundle sale! So those of you out there renovating your homes, you can check Electrolux out!
Newly added partition wall to block the door entrance.