Eighty days

  • 80 days of dust and dirt (renovation)
  • 44 days taken to furnish the house (blinds, wardrobe etc)
  • 170 days of independence! cooking, cleaning, grocery shop etc ON OUR OWN

Yes I love to count the days. Hurhur.


3rd December 2016

Officially, moved to our new house. Made a big mistake, should have hired a professional mover to do all the dismantling and installing. Big mistake. Its all good. Parents being parents bought alot of food for friends who helped. The amount of food is enough to feed the 2 of us for a week. Yes. 

Bukit panjang ➡️ Tampines ➡️ Bukit batok

Few days before we moved in

Fifty-five days before moving-in

Where is Papa bear, mama bear and baby bear?

Eugene (as usual) surprised us again – in a very good way. He did not inform us that he will be doing the chemical cleaning on the same week that he will be doing the epoxy for the flooring. We came into the house all clean and movable-state.

But, we still have a few things to do before moving in…

  • (Last minute decision) decided to apply epoxy on our counter top, on our own. Yes. Risky move but we are going to do more research before carrying it out.
  • Shop at Muji to get all the house items that I have been eyeing. It’s my birthday month = double points. Yey!
  • Clean up the whole house on our own. Especially our house corridor… So dusty. When will our neighbour going to do their house reno?!
  • We need chairs. To sit, to eat and etc. Hurhur

Fifty-seventh day of reno

The outcome vs. my illustrated plan

Done by Eugene, Carpenters
i prefer hand-drawn than 3D illustrations

  • (Almost) all Kitchen accessories installed.
  • Contractor had to move 1 of the track lights as it is blocking the cabinet door.
  • All switches installed.
  • Holes and cracks of cement screed flooring re-touched.
  • Now we can finally use the toilet with privacy as we have doors now. Hurhur.
  • LED lights installed in the toilets, waiting to install the acrylic panel to cover the wires etc.
  • Need to call city gas to install the hob.

Loving the natural light coming in from our living room windows and bedroom 3

San the man @ Work

  • Black wall for the neon lights and black paint for door frame needs alot of touch-up, and we want to do it on our own.
  • San wanted to do a touch-up but he fell sick and left the paint tape untouched for a week, and the tape “eats up” the paint. Baaah!
Shaan the Man
  • We love the colour of the cement screed flooring, but..
  • Eugene advised that Epoxy coating has got to be done to protect the flooring.
  • Colour of flooring will be darker after Epoxy-coating.

I managed to blog while waiting for my queue number to meet the doctor. I just need time to rest. Too sleey and tired:

Great progress

  • Kitchen sink installed
  • Relocation of light points and switches – Done!
  • Counter top built but i  got some questions about the thickness of the pillar
  • Tiles nicely tiled-up in Toilet 1 and 2
  • Loving the square grids on the counter top
  • Cannot wait to sip coffee and look at the view
Woohoo! More rays of sunshine for the kitchen once they tear down Bedroom 3 wall.