Sunday, January 3, 2010

The "After" Shots of Our Renovation

FIRST & FOREMOST, A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL VISITORS OF MY BLOG.


I have been planning to put up some pics of the completed works of our new home, but was just waiting for the CD to arrive. My contractor managed to take some decent shots of the home, so it would only do justice to use them, rather than post up those taken from my mobile phone.


I do hope you enjoy these pics, as we love our new nest.



Wet Kitchen

Let's start from here. I prefer light wooden colors compared to dark wood. I choose this color as it compliments the original door colors of our home. I also choose to use in-built aluminium handles rather than have external handles. I feel, this way, it looks neater. The upper cabinets are white in spray paint finishing. The kitchen top is tiled and the back of the hood & hob is covered with tempered glass for easier maintenance. I have 2 compartments for the gas cylinders, which takes up the corner space, so its not wasted. It comes with a soft-close system as well and we installed an under-sink water filter, so to keep the sink top neat.


Dry Kitchen
The dry kitchen was suppose to be my baking area. But having chosen a white solid surface finishing as my kitchen top color, it requires more care and maintenance than I originally thought of. So now, its more of our breakfast area. Thank god for the grey top we choose for the external table top. It is the main area which is used a lot, and even if it scratches, its not noticeable. The 2 white shelves was bought from Ikea. Seems like its quite a good idea to have it there. Else, the wall might look quite plan right? I also had soft-close hinges installed and the semi-white/green tempered glass as backing. And 2 white bar-stools *wink*.



Living Room

We didnt do much to our living room, except the TV cabinet, lights and the sofa. We did have an extra lazy chair (the one in dark maroon) which was suppose to go down to the family room, but since we had some space, we just let it be there. One thing for sure, lights do play and IMPORTANT part in any deco. Our choice for downlights was cool white. And we like it a lot. Combined with pendant ceiling light, it looks quite "glamourous" .. hehehe.

Dining Room
Again, not much done here, except we had a "blank" frame made on the wall and painted it a different color, for us to hang up a piece of art that we bought. This helped emphasize the art quite well. On the other wall, we wall-papered it, and for this, I definately choose the wrong design. It looks really good when you are near the wall, but from a far, it is not too attractive. Hmmm ... feel like changing this to a different design.

Bryan's Play Area

We decided to convert our indoor courtyard garden into a play area for him. We removed all 3 sides of sliding door and tiled up the floor. We also covered the roof with polycarbonate roofing which brings in loads of bright sunshine! It can also be used for his homework area after school. And this is where we placed our X'Mas tree too. And perhaps our upcoming CNY deco. On one part of the wall, we built checkered cabinets. These cabinets come with push-open doors, providing us storage space for his toys. At this moment, he still does not realise that they are cabinets ... hahaha.



Bryan's Room

There was totally no renovation to this room. I just placed his Ikea bed in, and pasted some wall decals and put up a really colorful curtain and bedsheet to cheer it up. That's it.




Other Areas
Very simple wardrobe designs and an extremely simple book case and altar table suits us best.





I am really over and done with renovations. Those days, I will go through every corner of all print advertisements and see what's on bargain. These days, the moment I see some warehouse sales being advertised, I quickly flip it over! Kinda sick of it ... hahaha.


Just like 5 years ago, would visit every single bridal shop & photo studio exhibitions, but once we got married, we walk 10 miles away from it. Wuakakakaka.


Hope you enjoyed this post. If you wish to see some "before" pics, click here.

22 comments:

vickylow said...

wow and double wow for your new house, very nice deco and interior design.

agnes said...

wow.. simple.. clean.. bright.. nice.. :)

2L2M.... said...

wow....looks like showroom la....hehehe

javapot said...

nice, tks for sharing the pictures. who did u use for the kitchen/cabinets?

Charmaine said...

what a beautiful home. i can see much time has been spent in the planning and decorating. well done!

Kristen said...

nice house, esp the built ins were they exp. can i have the contact for the contractor

LittleLamb said...

nice nice..

what is ur concept? modern n bright colors?

FAMILY FIRST said...

hi little lamb, my concept is just to keep it simple with clean lines. no fancy designs or bright colors. Just something really simple and can last for a long long time.

Ann said...

I think I saw the pics of your house in the Meridian website....

Looks lovely. Really like the cool white finish your house has!

Now...the maintenance!

(my house already leaking!)

Irene said...

WOW WOW WOW *saliva dropping*
too much drooling... so nice!

ChloeRuoyi said...

Impressive :-) I like your style... sleek, neat and contemporary.

Mummy Gwen said...

Wow...very very nice!! Just like a showroom. Both you and your Hubs did a good job. *thumbs up*

mommy to chumsy said...

wow, very nice. i like your home :D

2ma said...

wahhhhh!!!! your house very nice leh!!! simple & clean!!! i luv it!!!

BabyBooned said...

it all looks so awesome! i think u guys did a superb job :D bet bryan loves his new home, right?

Rose said...

Nice renovation work!! I love it.

Mummy Moon said...

Very nice and neat! :P

Anggie's Journal said...

wow wow ... so nice and u hv a great taste too ....!!!

jacss said...

indeed a very beautifully 'touched' house...:D
not all dare to use white so much, salute you. thks for sharing,i enjoy every corner of yr new house!!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I am speechless when I saw the pics...your house is very, extremely and so beutiful, clean and comfortable.

I know you have put a lot of effort in decorating it and the outcome is superb!

p/s: any tips to keep my house clean yea? Feeling pai seh after see your photos:-)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I was looking for the best deal for hob and hood, I end up at ur blog... u have nice kitchen.. and the wardrobe.... would u kindly share with me who design ur kitchen cabinet and wardrobe?

Unknown said...

Hi, may i know where you bought your sofa and lazy chair? i like it very much.. :) i'm currently furniture hunting for my new home.