Thursday, December 10, 2009 ;
5th renovation update
(i.e. corresponds to the 5th week of reno)
They sure are taking their time!
This is the common toilet. The cabinetry and sink is done, as well as the glass partition. The mirror is in progress of being mounted.
The kitchen cabinetry is only half done. The upper shelves are in, but the black glossy surfaces will come in later. The splashback at the sink area is glass while the rest are stainless steel. The cutouts for the fridge, washer, dryer and dishwasher are being made. (Measurements were off, as we later found out, but they did rectify it.)
They started painting the base coat and 2nd coat of paint for the feature wall in the living room. The glass partition between living room and study can be seen. The final colour is called "silvermink". I have no idea what colour that is, only that our designer suggested it because he took into consideration all our pre-existing furniture and stuff and said this colour can match the browns, blacks, whites and creams. It's like a shade of grey, brown, purple all mixed up. (I know my description doesn't sound nice but it does look good. I have to hand it to my designer)
Paint in MBR is supposed to be olive green. That's the air-con unit that was recently installed too. The air con people gave us really good service. We accidentally knocked off the unit in the MBR when we moved our king-sized bed frame in vertically, and they came in and fixed it back for us at once (like, I called this evening and they came in the next morning).
Our designer proposed this built-in wardrobe in the MBR and we entrusted it fully to him, only knowing how it would turn out after it's done! We were satisfied.
The white glossy doors. He said the doors should be elongated and not partitioned to make our whole room look like it had a higher ceiling. Indeed, our room is actually small and not high, but now there is an illusion that it's bigger. Haha.
The kids' room had yellow on 3 sides and lime green on the feature wall. We like it bright and cheery.
We didn't change our grill gate nor main door, not just to save costs but it actually still works well and is very sturdy. Yet, it needed some updating. Our designer proposed that he paint both door and grill gate the same colour and add simple timber strips to the grill gate. The effect is really amazing. Our grill gate has been instantly and so economically transformed. Many people have told us that they like it very much too, including neighbours and friends.
Our boys like it very much cos they can still climb the whole length of the grill gate. Hmph...
This was yet something else that we went by faith. Our designer said he would come up with a customised shoe cabinet for us. We let him choose the finish, the colour scheme, the style, everything. And this was the result. We like it indeed! Maybe we are easy customers... We are happy with everything he did for us!
We feel the floating cabinet did not seem bulky, neither does it seem to take up space. The elongated vertical timber strips make our ceiling appear much higher, once again, and elongated our whole living room.
Not sure if you can see the flooring from the same pic too. Although it is harder to maintain than granite (the original flooring), we felt it was safer for the kids. They run around so much... This new flooring is less hard, less slippery and easy to change (should we decide to redo flooring in future) and wipe clean. It's not as cold to the touch too (my feet always felt very cold on the granite floor).
rainbows every day, do not worry for the morrow