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  • Our Reno Journey Step 15 - Final Look of...
    anemptytextlline
    September 29, 2019
      By  
    Rainbow
    After procrastinating for so damn long (years in fact!), I am very pleased and relieved to say that I have finally reached the last step of our renovation journey - the sharing of the final look of our home!...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 14 - More Shopping and...
    anemptytextlline
    September 29, 2019
      By  
    Rainbow
    With our house almost done, Sunshine and I went for more shopping to spruce up our home! Window Grilles: $1,538 When we were doing our renovation, one of the more common companies for window grilles was U-gate Design. We saw that...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 13 - Defects Check
    anemptytextlline
    September 28, 2019
      By  
    Rainbow
    Week 15 - Defects Check Up to this point, our renovation was more or less done and we were left with the minor issues here and there. Some of the defects highlighted include: Wrong installation of the toilet roll holder. We had...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 12 - Carpentry and Electrical...
    anemptytextlline
    March 23, 2019
      By  
    Rainbow
    Week 14 - Continuation of Carpentry and Electrical Works Carpentry Few days after we made our decision to change the yucky purple wardrobe in our master bedroom to a safer, boring brown, we visited our place again. We had a pleasant...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 11 - Carpentry Works In...
    anemptytextlline
    March 17, 2019
      By  
    Rainbow
    Weeks 12 and 13 - Carpentry Works We did not visit our house in Week 11 of the renovation period. In weeks 12 and 13 when we came, we were pleasantly surprised to see our carpentry almost done! It was...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 10 - Gas Piping and...
    anemptytextlline
    March 16, 2019
      By  
    Rainbow
    Weeks 9 and 10 - Installation of gas pipes and checking of flooring defects Our ID informed us that we would have liaise directly with Citygas for our gas piping and hence, Sunshine took leave on a weekday and "supervised"...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 9 - Our Flooring and...
    anemptytextlline
    February 9, 2019
      By  
    Rainbow
    Week 5 to Week 8 - Flooring, Electrical works and Painting After about 2.5 weeks, the tiling for our living room is done! When I first saw our living room, I was momentarily stunned. It looked so messy due to the...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 8 - Air-con Installation
    anemptytextlline
    January 14, 2019
      By  
    Rainbow
    Week 4 - Air-con piping When we discussed about air-conditioning with our ID, L, he told us that we could also get aircon from his company. However, after comparing prices and thinking about it, we decided against getting it from...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 7 - Start of Our...
    anemptytextlline
    November 10, 2018
      By  
    Rainbow
    In my previous post, I shared that together with the help of our ID, L, Sunshine checked for defects in our house. During that visit, L drew the plans for our kitchen on our kitchen walls. I thought his...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 6: Defects Checklist
    anemptytextlline
    November 10, 2018
      By  
    Rainbow
    I have taken a long hiatus in writing about Sunshine's and my renovation journey as we were just so mentally exhausted after the whole renovation process (and that I was very lazy). Omg. We have since stayed for about...
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  • October 2017
    anemptytextlline
    November 11, 2017
      By  
    Rainbow
    It had been a very busy yet fulfilling month for Sunshine and myself. Hence, I simply had no time to update the website. I did not expect that there would be so much to prepare for a wedding and...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 5: Continuation of Our Shopping...
    anemptytextlline
    September 25, 2017
      By  
    Rainbow
    Electrical Appliances like Washing Machine, Fridge and TV: $3,237 Sunshine and I have been looking out for these electrical appliances for the past few months whenever we go window shopping. We first window shopped around to see what types and...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 5: The Start of Our...
    anemptytextlline
    August 12, 2017
      By  
    Rainbow
    Air-con: $4,433 Sunshine was the one researching on this. He insisted on having air-conditioning in the living room on top of having them just in the bedrooms and I just cannot talk him out of it. =.= We decided to...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 4: Our First 3D Diagrams
    anemptytextlline
    August 11, 2017
      By  
    Rainbow
    After waiting anxiously for about two to three weeks, we finally received our first 3D diagrams of our future home based on the colours and materials we chose at our last appointment. Yay! I absolutely love how the kitchen...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 3: We Collected Our Keys!
    anemptytextlline
    June 17, 2017
      By  
    Rainbow
    On a random day in March, Sunshine received notification from HDB that our house was ready for collection! Omg!!! Yay! This is the day we had been waiting for since years ago! *beam!* Hehe. Sunshine was asked to go...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 2: Choices, choices, choices! (Materials...
    anemptytextlline
    June 12, 2017
      By  
    Rainbow
    After we signed our renovation package with Absolook, our ID, L, made an appointment to select the materials with us the following Saturday. L informed us to select our floor tiles ourselves at their partner company, Soon Bee Huat. Soon Bee...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 1: Sourcing for an ID/Contractor...
    anemptytextlline
    May 6, 2017
      By  
    Rainbow
    In the final part of the post, I will share the ID Sunshine and I engaged eventually... Absolook Interior Design Pte Ltd Absolook was the third company we went to as I had always wanted to go there ever since reading...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 1: Sourcing for an ID/Contractor...
    anemptytextlline
    April 30, 2017
      By  
    Rainbow
    In Part 2 of our renovation journey, we continued to search for potential IDs/contractors for the renovations at our place: 匠 Carpenters We happened to be at Ubi area when we chanced upon 匠 Carpenters. Sunshine had read about them online:...
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  • Our Reno Journey Step 1: Sourcing for an ID/Contractor...
    anemptytextlline
    April 8, 2017
      By  
    Rainbow
    Hi! Sunshine and I are starting our renovation journey and we would like to share our learning experience with you too! Unlike our wedding chapters where our sharing is secondary and the jolting down of things for our own...
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  • Excitedly Signing Our Money Away!
    anemptytextlline
    December 10, 2016
      By  
    Rainbow
    About a month ago, Sunshine received notification from HDB informing us that we were invited to go to HDB to sign our Agreement for Lease. This happened about three weeks before the actual day on 29 Nov 2016. I think...
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  • Our Nice Home! =)
    anemptytextlline
    November 8, 2016
      By  
    Rainbow
    Some weeks ago, I login to My HDBPage to check on the status of my flat and I was surprised to find that the Probable Completion Date (PCD) of the flat I selected had been shifted from 3rd Quarter 2017...
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  • We Selected Our Flat!!! =D
    anemptytextlline
    August 9, 2016
      By  
    Rainbow
    The 1st of August this year is one of our much awaited day! This is because on this day, Sunshine and myself finally selected our flat. Yay! We had waited for this day since a long long time ago! I...
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  • Invitation To Select A Flat
    anemptytextlline
    June 6, 2016
      By  
    Rainbow
    Around end May, Sunshine and I were notified of the date to select our flat. It is on the 1st of August! This means that there is still a two months' wait! OMG! By then, we would have waited from November 2015...
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  • Results for SOBF Nov 2015
    anemptytextlline
    February 27, 2016
      By  
    Rainbow
    The results of Sale of Balance Flat for November 2015 was finally released on 24 February 2016, after a torturing three months' wait! Similar to the two other flat applications Sunshine and I submitted previously, our queue number is...
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  • Hello, Sembawang 5 Room!
    anemptytextlline
    December 17, 2015
      By  
    Rainbow
    Sunshine and I were invited to go down to HDB to select a flat today for our 2015 May SOBF Sengkang 4 room application. However, Sunshine received a call from HDB the day before telling him that all available...
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  • Checking the Details of Your Flat Application
    anemptytextlline
    December 15, 2015
      By  
    Rainbow
    Sunshine and I were invited to go to HDB to select a flat in Sengkang on the 17th of December this year (May 2015 SOBF launch). Hence, for the past few days, I have been checking and tracking the details...
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  • My Baking Room
    anemptytextlline
    December 13, 2015
      By  
    Rainbow
    I went for a home-based baking class at someone’s HDB flat earlier this year. The class was conducted in an air-conditioned room, which was equipped with its own sink, refrigerator, oven, stand mixers, stainless steel counters etc. I was...
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  • Our Third (& Hopefully Final) Flat Application!
    anemptytextlline
    December 8, 2015
      By  
    Rainbow
    Sunshine and I applied for a SOBF the third time this November. I wanted to try for a flat in Sengkang again but then he advised me against it. He felt that there is no point for the demand...
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  • Our Second Flat Application Gone...
    anemptytextlline
    December 7, 2015
      By  
    Rainbow
    On the day we were invited to select a flat, the May 2015 BTO and SOBF were launched. With our first application for a flat gone, we tried for another application again this time round. My boyfriend actually suggested Choa...
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  • Our First Flat Application
    anemptytextlline
    December 7, 2015
      By  
    Rainbow
    In my previous post, I mentioned that by August 2014, I would have worked continuously for 12 months and would therefore be eligible for grants in our application for a flat. Therefore, as soon as there was a launch,...
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  • Application of A BTO
    anemptytextlline
    December 7, 2015
      By  
    Rainbow
    My boyfriend, Sunshine, first hinted that he wants to spend the rest of his life with me by proposing that he applying for a BTO together. This may sound unromantic to some but I felt quite surprised and then...
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