Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Before-InProgress-After : Masterbedroom - Part 3

The full-height wardrobe

To design this, it took a lot of effort! Just the design alone, it has many revisions, at least 20 times!!

Because it was so customize, both ID and myself also forgotten about practicality. When the quote came, it for one 1 wardrobe. How the inside of the wardrobe looked like is up to me. So we started with a basic drawing and end up changing up to 15-20 times I think.

So came the day where I started to put my clothes and I realised..darn the wardrobe is too high. I cant get my clothes. I had to tip toe... I also realised, I needed more drawer space. Anyway I got those Ikea boxes too.

The final drawing after sooooooo many rounds

In Progress

3 panel sliding wardrobe.

First panel

Second and Third Panel

Things to take note:
1) The quoted price for the wardrobe is "designer's" price. Not factory or retail type. So my expectation were..since the price were higher..then
a) quality should be good.
b) the wardrobe, 1st handover, the clothes holder were like dropping because clothes too heavy n the rod seems to be causing a "u" shape. So the ID took it back and re-do it.
c) on 2 occasions, the ID took back the door to make the door more solids, the mirror to hold stronger n also change all colored mirror to the same color.
d) on a few patches, the workmanship was very bad. Although I can accept it, but ID insist to take back.
e) if you are doing your own design, better ask urself or take measuring tape n go to the actual site . Because on paper, it looks small, but real..its huge. That why I had to tip toe to get my stuff.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Before-InProgress-After : Masterbedroom - Part 2

Blinds for the master bedroom

Like the 2nd bedroom, I installed blinds. I got them from Maxtrack.

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Contact: Ms Mizhzel @

First blind (zebra): rm750
2nd blind: rm300

The Id and myself went to Maxtrack to select the blinds. We came across the zebra blinds whereby we can have 2 tones. After installing the zebra, I realised that the sun coming thru is still bright. I cant sleep in after 9am. LOL. To refresh yourself about Zebra blinds, pls read here

So I went and got a black-out blind as the 2nd layer. The color matches the zebra and the room perfectly.

During the 2nd blind installation, the workers probably wanted an easy and fast job, so they installed the black-out blind as the outer layer and the nice decorative zebra blind behind. So common sense will say it is NOT NICE. So I made some noise and the workers came back for 2nd time to rectify the issue. No extra charges and problem solved :)

This is where it is installed

First layer, the zebra. You can see the lights from outside.
Like a transparent sheet

2 blinds being installed. The black-out on the outer layer (front)
Close up

After rectification, this is final product
When I need the sun, I just pull/retract the black-out blind.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Before-InProgress-After : Masterbedroom - Part 1

Very sorry for the long silence.
There is so much I want to talk about the master bedroom. There are good and bad. So, let's start with the easy one.

Wall Paper.

The quotation from the ID included the wall-paper.
The selection of the wall paper was entirely up to the ID
The installation of the wall paper was disastrous

At the end, the ID painted back the wall, remove the wall paper fee.
The outsource company providing this probably had a big lost because they installed it twice or thrice if not mistaken. But since the end result was not satisfying, I didnt want to accept

Two concerns when getting wall-paper
- The wall must be on a smooth surface and of the same level
- Those who installed the wall paper must be seasoned and not a fresh guy out there. I mean, get a SI-fu

First Time Install. Can you see the bubbles?

The bedwall.

2nd Time. Actually I can accept cos no one can see.
But then, based on a the ID, he said he cant accept such lousy work

I asked Joanna if her wall paper were like mine and she said mine was totally unacceptable.

So as you can see, final product, no more wall paper. Painted back cream color.

Again, sorry for the messiness.

Btw, I do not know which supplier my ID used for the wall-paper. Anyhow, I dont like the contractor because they did a lousy job and they also spoiled some of my household item like table and broom. Too bad I dont know the name of the company. Otherwise I would have list it here.

Coming up next, Blinds