Revision 02: updated on September 22, 2017
This is our 4th renovation, followed by minor renovation & touch up at the existing HDB unit before pushing it to the rental market (the 5th renovation) and the 6th renovation in November 2017 (TOP expected to be the end of October 2017), Citrine service apartment at Sunway Iskandar. The first one was 5-room flat at Toh Guan, followed by 4-room flat at Toh Guan, then Nusaheight service apartment at Gelang Patah, Nusajaya. It is a stone throw away from the future bullet train station at Nusajaya. So, armed with 3 renovation experiences, I know exactly what we want and the price too. We set a target of S$10,000 for renovation and S$20,000 for furniture furnishings for Waterfront@Faber unit. It will be our self-stay unit and probably our future retirement home, why not? Here are the updates, let’s go!
July 12: Key collection
July 15: Defect list submitted.
August 7: Defect rectification completed and singed off.
August 19: Renovation ID finalized with Weiken, cheque issued to ID to start work immediately after management approval.
August 24: Master bedroom wall hacking completed.
August 25: 75% lightings installation completed.
August 28: All L-box structures completed.
August 29: Hacked wall was made good.
The renovation took me 4 weeks to complete.
September 18: All bedrooms oak flooring were matt varnished by the developer's contractor.
September 30: LG Smart TV, sound bar delivered. Store room racks delivered.
October 3: Simmons mattress/ bedframe delivered. Blinds installation completed.
October 7: Commune sofa delivered. Dining table/chairs from Mondi delivered.
October 14: Mover starts to move house from Toh Guan at 8.30 A.M.
October 14, 2017 is the date we move to Waterfront @ Faber. :)
(1) TV feature wall/cabinets: (S$4,025)
So, I pay around S$1,300 for cove lightings.
Item 5 & 6 are shared cost with other works, so it is about right to say it costs me S$1,500 to enlarge the master bedroom. Good deal.
Create one at the new TV living hall is tougher , so, that's S$65.
You may contact Blinds Guru at 8777 5717.
I sold the 43" smart TV back to Best agent at S$500 and NP8740 wireless speaker at S$400.
So effectively, my 55" TV is S$2,099 nett and SJ9 sound bar is S$99 nett.
I got the L-shape store room racks from SG Shelving at S$399.
You may contact Vincent at 9826 2379.
I installed a grille gate at the main door entrance. It costs S$650.
Why? It is definitely not for the security reason. I love to open the main door to let the wind flows through the whole house. I cannot imagine I can just open the main door wide without a grille gate. :)
You may contact Lynda at 9007 7274.
The kitchen appliances supplied FREE by the developer are worth S$8,742 at the current market right now.