toilet tiling in progress | Uniarm

Went to the house today to wait for the uniarm installation before my late shift

Managed to get there pretty smoothly today, thank goodness! Usually the bus services are not very reliable 😢

So weird seeing my toilet bowl hanging out in the living room lol

The great renovation mess

Happy to see that the toilet tiles are almost all done!

Loving the floor tiles
Think they aren’t anchored in properly yet?

Our MBR toilet black subway tile wall

The floor tiles here look a bit uneven but will check back again tonight or on sat when we meet the ID to clarify with him!

Hopefully it’s just that the tiles have not been cemented down yet

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Aircon trunking is up!

Finally there is some progress lol.

The MBR toilet black subway tiles are up fully as well but that’s about it. Hopeful that there will be more progress today 😂

There’s still the common toilet subway tiles and the overlay of the floor tiles in the toilet haha

That requires the entire toilet bowl to be removed so I’m not sure when that is actually going to happen

This is the MBR

Pardon the grainy pictures cause T is still using a really old phone and refuses to change it 😂

Trunking in the living area

This is the other bedroom beside the MBR and the living room.

I actually think that the exposed trunking looks ok hahaha. Am I weird or what.

And finally where the living room air con unit will be

Just arranged for the uniarm install to be tomorrow so I’ll go down and take pictures! Hopefully there is a lot more progress with the toilets haha

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ID just sent us pictures today to show that the floor protection has been laid!!! 😊😊😊😊

Feels so good to see the protection. I was so worried that the workers would damage the vinyl by accident the last few days

And I spy with my little eye that they are laying the toilet floor tiles!

Going to go over tomorrow morning to take a look 😊

So got my Dyson hair dryer today from a colleague who helped me get it at a great price and the cat decided that leopard crawling was part of the agenda

She is really so silly sometimes 😂

Waited really long for this to come!

It’s like holding a precious baby in my arms haha.

So happy to see it

Loved how it was packed in the box as well!

Tried it out after my shower just now and I have to give it many many many thumbs up! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

It really is quieter and works faster. My hair seems to be more sleek and smooth as well!

The only downside was that the cat was terrified of the high pitched sound 😂 she hid in a corner and peered out anxiously at me

Hydroflux water dispenser

Bought our hydroflux water dispenser today!

Went all the way to ubi to listen to the sales talk that we arranged this morning only to be given a slot immediately in the afternoon lol

Talk about a whirlwind decision

At first we were only intending to listen cause T wasn’t keen to sink a four figure sum on a water dispenser and was keen to just get those water filtration jugs you see being sold at departmental stores

By when we got there and listened to the product demo, the machine really was quite sleek and given its functions (5 diff temps and child locks as well as uv sterilization) we were quite sold on it

It came at a pretty penny though! But comes with 4 year warranty and we can pay in installments over 12 months which is what I prefer 😊

It was quite an impulse purchase I would say, but I believe that it will be something that enriches our lives

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On the topic of Reno though, we have met with so many delays that I’m starting to see red.

The ID has promised that the tiles for the two bathrooms be completed since two weeks ago and that dateline has been revised three times.

He promised that it would be done by this Sunday so we are going down to spot check.

Seriously pulling my hair out at all the nonsensical delays

So I’ve been happily buying lights, fans, appliances and furniture with no where to place them cause as of now, only my floor has been laid. Even that almost didn’t happen because they didn’t check the HDB floor screed carefully until it was too late 😡

So annoyed.

Just because we aren’t rushing to have the house done before CNY does not mean we are the last priority

Amazon prime haul!

So excited to receive my items from amazon prime!!!

Didn’t expect the delivery to come so fast! I ordered everything on 12 Jan and everything came today on 16 Jan! And everything flew from the US!

Unboxed to see loads of packing inside

Mostly bought things from joseph joseph for future kitchen use!

Haha crazy right. My vinyl is not even laid yet and I’m buying kitchen utensils 😂

Bought the rolling pin! Hopefully I’ll be making cookies and the like in future when we move!

Bought the C pump to use in the kitchen

Bought a stainless steel sink organizer from OZO! It looks really good!

Hopefully it will work well too!

A potato masher for when we make mash potatoes

And one of my favorite purchases!

The elevated carousel! I know most people get the nylon ones but I’m afraid of it getting worn out so we decided to get the stainless steel ones although they were more expensive

Comes in a set of 6 different tools

We used nylon ones on our holiday in NZ and many of them were damaged!
So T was really against nylon but we are going to get one pure nylon spatula for non-stick pans

Also got the nested mixing bowl set with measuring cups!

Silicone baking utensils

And a whisk with scraper

Also got the chopping board set from them cause I like how there is a diff board for different types of food!

And also the lotus steamer that I noticed quite a few people on dayre have.

I’ve seen many of these things being sold in robinsons and they are priced really exorbitantly!

When I realized amazon prime was selling them for mostly 50% cheaper, I didn’t hesitate and bought everything, much to the dismay of my husband lol😂

Also got some baby clothes as a gift for friends of ours who are expecting and also a sharpening stone for knives!

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#TJKohve 3D drawings

Thought that I’d share about the 3D drawings of our up and coming new home!

We’re going for the industrial style cause it feels easier to maintain to me (I might be wrong) and I do like my house to be a bit on the darker side (I used to love white minimalist but I don’t know what changed 🙈)

Love the visualized bathroom and can’t wait for all the black subway tiles to be up!

It will cost us a pretty penny to overlay the shower side of the toilet wall and floor but I think it will be so worth it!

Think it’ll really feel like a hotel bathroom haha

The rest of the walls will be cement screeded and we decided to go for Veener doors for the toilet cause bifold doors are not my thing

Our kitchen and island!

We decided to deviate from the norm and move the island counter outwards to where the proposed dining table is in the HDB floor plans (ours is a 5 room)

Hopefully by doing this it gives us more room to play around

Our walls will mostly be cement screeded as well cause we are aiming for the industrial style

Our shoe cabinet! The 3D drawing has the cabinet facing this way to make it easier for my ID to draw haha. It’s supposed to be facing the side of the door of course!

The wire mesh is also supposed to go up all the way to the ceiling!
We’re going to use it to hang up some of our bags!

The only thing that concerns me is whether there is enough space between the island and the shoe cabinet area for us to walk through as they are almost in a straight line.

Hopefully it turns out fine!

Our bomb shelter will be next to the wire mesh of the shoe cabinet area and it will be painted with black chalkboard paint!

There’s another wall of the kitchen that will be painted with black chalk board paint as well. Thought it would be nice to write the WiFi password there for guests and also for our future kids to draw there!

What’s missing from the 3D drawing is also that our ID is reconstructing the DB box cabinet next to the door to be more space for shoes!

This is the 3D of the living room! Our windows are meant to be longer till the window settee (hence why I wanted a settee in the first place!)

Also the craft brick we are using will be red in colour cause T and I love the New York vibe

Our sofa is also a camel brown leather one from castlery! No cloth sofas for us cause of the 🐱

Our 1.8m dining table from Tao bao will be placed behind!

Our MBR! Not sure if the laminate on the wardrobe will look like that though cause if I don’t remember wrongly our ID said that he wanted to change it haha.

Leaving all the artistic stuff to him cause that’s why I hired him 😜

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#TJKohve Reno updates!

The husband is on night shift for the week so I decided to make pancakes for him this morning as his “dinner” before he went to bed!

Wanted to be sweet and have it all ready for when he reaches home at about 8:30am but the hiccup in the plan was that I snoozed all my alarms 😂 and woke up only at 8:20.

Poor T had to go shower first and wait till 9:30am to eat 🙈

Shared my two pancakes with my mum and bro and then the three of us left the house for a hearty second breakfast at the market and to leave T in peace to sleep hahaha.

Mee sua is awesome for this sweater weather!

Did some ironing and then popped by the new house in the afternoon for a bit!

Haven’t had time to come over since before we went to HK!

So exciting to see the stacks of vinyl!!!!

Apparently they are going to lay the vinyl on Tuesday? *crossing fingers that it actually happens* LOL. Cause our ID is a nice guy but not exactly good with his time management skills.

Actually I’m not sure what all the black stuff on the wall now is lol but we are screeding over all these surfaces cause we are going for an industrial theme


Curb is up! And drying I believe.

Not sure if it’s just me or that the curb isn’t even lol

Going to go do another spot check on tues or wed to check it

These will be our toilet floor tiles!!

Mad in love

More pre-screeding of the toilet walls

Screed screed screed

Saw the half done MBR toilet wall tiles!!!

I am very madly in love right now.

I suddenly burst into smiles just now when I first laid eyes on it. Nevermind that they were supposed to finish laying the wall tiles on wed lol but I’m so impressed by how even it is! Both cut tile panels on the extreme left and right look even!

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Went for a 1 hour plus walk around Chinese garden to enjoy the scenery and play Pokémon hahaha to pass time.

Didn’t want to go home so early and disturb T. Feel so bad cause I woke him up once already 😅

It was quite quiet there with the wet weather effectively keeping people away and in the emptiness there really was beauty

Saw a king fisher in the trees as well!