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We have the winners!

It’s official.

I received close to 8000 votes this time round.

Wow.

Unbelievable.

😀 😀 😀 😀

Congratulations are in order for the top three winners for #IconHomeChallenge!

WIN-1

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WIN-3

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To view the rest of the pictures of the houses, click 

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Thank you everyone for the participation and votes. The final moments were pretty intense. In fact, they were so intense until I closed my eyes the moment I clicked END POLL.

To the other two finalists, I thank you too for your participation and please know that even though you did not clinch the top three spots, I was so much in love with your house the moment I set foot in it! And indeed, the truth is, you do not need a competition like this to determine how beautiful your house really is. What’s more important is how you have managed to turn it into a home for even more memories with your loved ones. That itself is a winner and beats anything else in the world.

Meanwhile, to the rest of you who are in the process of turning your house into a home, do consider Icon Interior Design and make yourselves free on 14 or 15 November 2015 because they will be having their biggest YEAR END FAIR!

Read my previous blog post (click HERE HERE HERE) for more details about the fair!

Otherwise, you can contact them for an appointment right away!

SMS/WHATSAPP: 9431 4921

EMAIL: shafeemn@iconinterior.com.sg

 

I hope to feature your house next! Come, join us!

It will be so much fun, you know?

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#IconHomeProject Season 2!

SEASON 2 OF #ICONHOMEPROJECT IS BACK!

 

Thanks to ICON INTERIOR DESIGN for yet another season with bigger and better prizes.

What exactly am I saying? I don’t even know sometimes.

KIDDING!

THIS TIME ROUND, ALL CASH PRIZES!

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1ST PRIZE: SGD1500 CASH

2ND PRIZE: SGD800 CASH

3RD PRIZE: SGD500 CASH

CONSOLATION PRIZES: SGD100

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Again, if you don’t want, give me okay?

I am still trying to figure out till today why my house was not shortlisted for #IconHomeProject, man.

And you.

Yes you.

You are going to be the judge, you know?

 

That means you have to vote. The fate of the finalists depends on you.

SO CAN DO ME A FAVOUR AND VOTE PROPERLY? STOP FOOLING AROUND SO MUCH. 

LOL.

(By the way, you can vote for more than house if you happen to like more than one house and you cannot seem to decide who to give away your precious vote to!)

Ready to see the finalists?

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FIRST HOUSE:

NICK & EILEEN’S

PROJECT: Kitchen & Bathroom

CONCEPT: Scandinavian

DESIGNER: Shafee

 

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SECOND HOUSE:

MUAZ & IDA’S

PROJECT: BTO 4 Room Premium

CONCEPT: Modern Scandinavian

DESIGNER: Shafee

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THIRD HOUSE:

AHMAD ZAKI & FARHANA’S

PROJECT: BTO 4 Room Standard

CONCEPT: Industrial

DESIGNER: Shafee

 

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FOURTH HOUSE:

FARIZ & SITI HASMAH’S

PROJECT: BTO 4 Room Premium

CONCEPT: Modern Scandinavian

DESIGNER: Shafee

 

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FIFTH HOUSE:

SYUKUR & YANI’S

PROJECT: BTO 5 Room Premium

CONCEPT: Modern Contemporary

DESIGNERS: Hamed & Shafee

 

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*VOTING CLOSED & COUNTED AT 2359 HOURS*

Meanwhile, if you like the houses showcased here and would like to find out more, you can contact Shafee/Icon Interior Design directly at 9431 4921. They will do your quotation on the spot, you know? (;

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#ICONHOMEPROJECT

It is nice to see how most homeowners nowadays are more adventurous when it comes to the interior design of their home. It’s no longer just renovating the house for the sake of having a roof over their heads. It is no longer about thinking that they cannot achieve a beautiful house just because they have a low budget.

It is not about giving up.

Even with a low budget, you can still achieve your dream home.

Never ever compromise your good taste, no matter what.

Most of us tend to take things into our own hands and resort to DIYs with the sole intention of saving on the renovation cost. However, let’s admit it; not everyone is gifted with creativity and skills in making DIY projects a reality. When things did not end as you expected, it will cost you more money and unnecessary time on the rectification or modification.

No need to mix several themes and end up with a rojak house. In case of doubt, always consult an interior designer and get your 3D drawing done so that you have a rough idea of what exactly to expect for the final product of your house.

The amount that you will be spending for your house is a lot, no matter how low you think your budget is. It still involves thousands of dollars at least. So take pride in that, and maximize whatever amount you will be spending on your house.

And hey, it is not just about having a nice house. What use is a beautiful house if it is not well designed to suit your living habits and needs?

After I had my house re-renovated by Icon Interior Design, I received and am still receiving so many enquiries and compliments with regards to the renovation of course, and Icon Interior Design. And to tell you the truth, I have never been this excited to promote an interior design/renovation company because honestly, what is there for me to cover up or lie about? Straight from the heart and nothing but the truth.

Let me just show you some of their remarkable works which they have done for HDB flats, condominiums and also landed houses. These are real houses mind you, not 3D drawings. 😀

SCANDINAVIAN THEME:

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INDUSTRIAL THEME:

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MODERN CONTEMPORARY THEME:

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ENGLISH THEME:

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Don’t they look breathtakingly beautiful?

You will be surprised to know that you can still stick to your budget and achieve something similar.

Let me tell you some insider information about Icon interior Design!

Design wise, they have it all. This is not just a renovation company like those that you can find elsewhere like under the block even. How many of you actually signed up with the void deck kind of renovation companies? I am not trying to scare you or anything, but do these renovation companies really provide you with a warranty in case something goes wrong after the renovation work is completed? Just saying.

Icon Interior Design places a lot of emphasis on design and customization. Interior designers are trained to make the toughest choices for you by firstly assessing the amount of space you have, your living habits, lifestyle, budget and definitely your taste for style.

Cost wise, Icon Interior Design is reasonably priced and price is negotiable despite the fact that they are an interior design company. In fact, they do not charge as much as those so-called reputable renovation companies. On top of that, they offer their customers a lot of free gifts! Like really a lot!

Most importantly, they are very reliable and trustworthy. No hidden costs at all, right from the start. You know why some renovation companies can often provide very low quotations? Well, that is simply because they like to hide everything under the carpet or inside the closet. The moment you sign the contract, SURPRISE! They will start to bring out their additional cost one by one to play with you. By then, you would have no choice but to play PAY.

HUR HUR.

And the best thing about signing up with Icon interior Design is this; you can always eliminate certain stuff or add more items to the contract when renovation works are ongoing, if the need arises. Your trusted interior designer/project manager will revise the contract from there. No pressure at all.

In other words, they are very flexible!

So here’s the deal.

Designer renovation packages at Icon Interior Design start from as low as $5888.

They have packages for:

  • HDB flats

  • Condominiums

  • Landed houses

Oh I am just getting to the best part right about now, people.

 

DON’T CARE ALREADY, I ASKED ICON INTERIOR FOR THE BEST DEALS EVER FOR MY BLOG READERS. I ACTUALLY SQUEEZEDTHE CREATIVE JUICES OUT OF THEM DURING MY MEETING WITH THEM FOR THIS BLOG POST. THEY ALMOST PULLED THEIR HAIR AND BANGED THE TABLE, YOU KNOW?

SEE, THE BIG BOSS WAS SO STRESSED. LOL. 

But one thing about the big boss which I really salute is the fact that he will never blow his top no matter what. Such a patient and soft spoken chap who is forever telling his staff to be patient too.

 

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(I really really think he looks a bit like that Suria actor Imam Shah, and a bit like my husband also.)

Ooops. Sorry for digressing.

Back to the topic now!

Mention Etrangle and sign up for a renovation package by 26 October 2014 and be entitled for:

  1. 20% off lighting
  2. 10% off electrical appliances
  3. 10% off bathroom accessories
  4. 10% off kitchen appliances
  5. FREE Aventos from Blum

 

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  1. FREE Antaro Tandem Box from Blum for your kitchen cabinet

 FREE-3

  1. FREE electrical appliances worth $500
  2. FREE Samsung door lock system

 FREE-1

**TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY, AS USUAL.**

ONLY FOR ETRANGLE READERS, I REPEAT.

This said, if you make an appointment with Icon Interior Design but refuse to mention Etrangle due to your ego problem or your very shy nature, you will not get to enjoy the above deals.

NYEH NYEH NYEH.

BUT WAIT, I AM NOT EXACTLY DONE.

OF COURSE I WANT MORE FOR MY READERS.

See, renovating your house can be so much fun especially if I am involved.

LOL.

If you sign up with Icon Interior Design, you will automatically be eligible for…

ICON HOME PROJECT!

Hashtag #iconhomeproject

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What exactly is that? Well, let’s just say that if you renovate your house with the #ICONHOME team from Icon interior Design and I like how the end product looks, you might just be one of the lucky winners.

WIN WHAT? 

As mentioned above,

1st prize:

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$1000 Courts voucher so that you can shop till you drop for your furniture or home appliances.

Photo Credit: Courts Megastore

2nd prize:

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$500 Marina Bay Sands voucher for you to book a staycation before you officially move in to your newly renovated house.

Photo Credit: Marina Bay Sands

3rd prize:

 PRIZE-3

$300 Carousel voucher for you to eat till you cannot eat anymore with your loved ones.

Photo credit: sg.tabledb.com

FUN RIGHT? RENOVATE HOUSE THEN CAN STILL WIN PRIZE SOME MORE!

And the prizes are all so family-oriented. Wonder whose ingenious idea. 😀

DO YOU WANT MORE?

 

Okay I give you more then! Let me present you with one final free gift just by mentioning Etrangle when you sign up for a renovation package with Icon interior Design!

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YUP YOU WILL RECEIVE THE VOUCHER ON THE SPOT ONE.

Remember to also ensure that the ID attaches a printout of the above coupon to your contract, okay? Sometimes the ID might be too busy and overlook on tiny details like this.

But hey, $50 voucher can still buy you a lot of stuff!

So shiok ah all of you, get shopping voucher just like that.

You can use the $50 voucher to shop at any store within the following 18 CapitaMalls:

  1. Bugis Junction
  2. Bugis Plus
  3. Ion Orchard
  4. JCube
  5. Junction 8
  6. Lot One
  7. Plaza Singapura
  8. IMM
  9. Funan Digitalife
  10. Raffles City
  11. Rivervale Mall
  12. Sembawang Shopping Centre
  13. Bedok Mall
  14. Tampines Mall
  15. The Star Vista
  16. Westgate
  17. Clarke Quay
  18. Bukit Panjang Plaza

 

So what should you do right now?

Book an appointment with #ICONHOME team right now and sign up for a package before or by 26 October 2014.

Oh, I think I forgot one more freebie. JUST ONE MORE AND I’M DONE!

COME DOWN TO ICON INTERIOR DESIGN FROM 25 TO 26 OCTOBER 2014 & ENJOY A FREE DOOR GIFT IN THE FORM OF….

SUPERSHIOK SAMBAL!

FREE-SHIOK

SHIOKKKKKK AHHHHHHHH!

Okay here’s the thing. If Shafee from #ICONHOME team is not around to assist or attend to you on the day of your appointment, fret not. His other team members who are just as efficient will be around to attend to you!

A well-designed house will increase your home value in the long run making it a worthwhile investment.

So if you are looking for the right person or company to renovate your house, look no further than 441 MacPherson Road.

MORE DETAILS:

ICON INTERIOR DESIGN

No. 441 Macpherson Road

Singapore 368152

LIKE THEM IN FB & CLICK HERE.

Check out their official website HERE.

To book an appointment, kindly:

SMS/Whatsapp : 9431 4921

Email: shafeemn@iconinterior.com.sg

I would like to take this opportunity to also congratulate Shafee and the rest of the #ICONHOME team for their outstanding ability to convert majority of my readers who came to them into their clients.

See, you do not even need intense advertising to produce good sales.

Sometimes all you really need is sincerity.

And hey, for all my hard work and the many free gifts that you will be getting, give me 200 LIKES or more for this post first & I will think of more free gifts for you in my future blog posts. 

Tit for tat lor!

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#ProjectRumahIcon

You may call me crazy or mad or insane or absurd or gila or siao or gong-gong for re-renovating my current abode. After all, I just moved in barely two years ago, and I just renovated the entire place barely two years ago too.

And then the speculations.

“Too much money ah?”

“Nothing better to do ah?”

“So fast you already bored of your house?”

None of the above actually lah, haiyah.

Anyhow only.

When I agreed to have my house renovated by Icon Interior Design, it was mainly because of one reason.

TO BE MORE ORGANIZED AS FAR AS STORAGE IS INVOLVED.

Okay lah, two reasons. The other reason?

TO MAKE USE OF THE LIMITED STORAGE SPACE WE HAVE, AND TO MAXIMISE IT.

Maybe there are three reasons after all. Sorry sorry. Third reason:-

TO MAKE A SMALL SPACE LOOK BIG. 

A month later, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.

Of course I did make a lot of noise when Icon interior suggested revamping my already revamped house because hey, being a stay-in customer is not even close to easy to begin with.

So many reasons why I hesitated initially.

Want to know why? Let me tell you why and no, I am not going to sugar coat my words.

I would be inside a house full of dust and noise. Like it or not, I would be practically breathing on the contractors’ neck every single working day. I would have the tendency of finding fault with the renovation works because I would be constantly monitoring what they do.

But of course, I was sold the minute I thought about having my whole house more organized.

To save me from the headache, dust and noise, I decided to stay out during the daytime as much as possible when the reno works were ongoing. My dad was actually pretty pissed with me because I was never home to monitor. And Daddy being the perfectionist that he is, spot-checked every single work done every single day.

Pros and cons.

I appreciate the fact that my dad was around every day to monitor the reno works for me. Thank you Daddy!

But sometimes as homeowners, we need to also give the contractors a bit of space for them to work. I mean, imagine yourself constantly being checked on. Would you really feel comfortable doing what you do? Or would it make you more tensed, resulting in more errors made? The latter applies to me, definitely.

However, I am not saying that we should leave it entirely in the hands of the project manager or interior designer handling our house to monitor the progress. It can get petty complicated also if we as homeowners, do not even bother to monitor anything and then suddenly when the reno works are done, we do not even remember deciding on that particular design or material. Worse still, we would demand that the project manager redo everything just because we do not like how the final product looks like.

Some possible scenarios from homeowners?

“Just hack and redo again la. Ask your men to come tomorrow. What’s so difficult?”

“Can I change the tile? Now that I see the outcome, I think I prefer the other tile.”

“Can ask your men to collect all the rubbish tomorrow and throw?”

My darlings, perhaps you should also know the following:

For every hacking, a fee is involved.

For every debris collection, a fee is involved.

Everything comes with a fee.

NOT FREE LEY. CANNOT JUST DEMAND THEY COME DOWN THERE AND THEN WHENEVER YOU WANT THEM.

And if they cannot come down, you cannot hack the stuff yourself, you know? LOL. So anyway, I was just saying.

Are you ready for the revelation?

After months and months of torturous waiting, let me finally present to you…

#PROJECTRUMAHICON

*throws confetti*

LIVING AREA!

BEFORE:

My living room looked like this. Nice, you think?

 

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AFTER:

Why choose nice only when it can be very nice?

My living room now looks so spacious and clean and white and everything nice! If you were to compare my living room before and now, you would be able to notice that my current living room is more well-designed. And since it is more well-designed, I do not even have to do much to decorate the area.

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BEFORE:

My walkway looked like this.

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AFTER:

It looks like this!

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BEFORE:

My dining area used to look like this. It was a pretty decent looking dining area, and I loved it.

 

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AFTER:

But look at my dining area now!

I have fallen in love yet again. I can eat here all day and I will refuse to budge an inch even! LOL. And I am especially loving the chalkboard which Icon Interior Design has customized for me so that we can always update one another with what’s cooking, and what’s not.

And when nothing is cooking, we become philosophers and write quotes. LOL.

Dining with the family has never been more fun than this.

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See, we can even pass the dishes from the kitchen straight to the dining table! Again, another genius idea from Icon Interior Design, just because they know how much pride my mum takes in cooking, and how much we enjoy her cooking. 

 

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AND FINALLY, KITCHEN AREA!

BEFORE:

My kitchen looked like this. I thought using dark colours like black and brown would be nice, but I did not even consider the effect it would have on my kitchen in terms of the outlook. I really did  not know colours play an important part especially for small areas like the bathroom, kitchen and service yard.

 

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AFTER:

Now, my kitchen looks like this! Oh my god, tell me you are not loving this because I am sooooooo loving my kitchen! Nowadays, kitchens are sooooo tiny and small. BTO flat owners, you will definitely agree with me on this one! So since we cannot change the size of the kitchen, we can change how it looks to create the big and spacious effect. One way of doing so is through the use of light colours like white. But it is not just any kind of white, you know? Will talk more about choosing the right kind of material for your kitchen cabinets.

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Tell me the truth.

Doesn’t my kitchen look wayyyyyyyyy bigger?

I think so, you know? My mum is just more motivated to cook more dishes for us these days. It’s like the kitchen now is less congested too, all thanks to the storage system which we are using. What storage system? Will talk more about it shortly too. But in any case, you can interview my mum if you do not believe me!

BEFORE:

My service yard looked like this. Didn’t even know what to look at so I ended up avoiding going to the service yard. Even if I had to throw rubbish, I would ask my helper to do it for me. Like oh, please save me the torture. LOL.

 

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AFTER:

Now it looks like this! We have storage for almost everything, and it looks wayyyy neater than before! And I am always finding a reason to visit the service yard these days like to throw my piece of tissue into the rubbish chute. You know, that kind of thing.

 

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WHY NAME IT #PROJECTRUMAHICON AH?

No no. I am not saying or even implying that I am an icon. I am just a blogger, as you all know it. By Icon, I mean Icon Interior Design Pte Ltd.

When the big boss of Icon and one of his partners S asked me what kind of concept I would like this time round, I immediately shouted SCANDINAVIAN!

Really, I did shout.

White bricks. Black borders. Clean and fresh look. Minimal design.

I want to keep it simple this time round.

I was also concerned about my very small kitchen. Apparently, using dark colours for a very small kitchen will only make it look all the more smaller.

They suggested using lighter colours like white to brighten up the kitchen, giving the illusion that the kitchen is bigger than it actually is.

Throughout discussions, the boss and S were forever nodding and saying yes to everything. Frankly speaking, I did wonder whether they really did note down every single one of my inputs. But their only concern was our lifestyle, and they told me that they would design something based on our daily lifestyle.

When the 3D was out,  I just stared at it for a good fifteen minutes. Whatever I wanted was in the 3D. The 3D was unlike any other 3D designs I have seen before. So much effort was put in to make the 3D look as real as possible. So when I looked at it, it was like looking at my actual newly renovated house.

Just show you one 3D drawing and you compare it with the actual one.

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Icon Interior Design definitely delivered what they promised me, right from the start.

My feelings were not cheated at all.

Impressive.

Now I understand why Icon Interior was chosen to renovate the house of Asian’s top blogger too! You know, that cute pink-haired blogger. HEHE.

At this point, you must already be thinking.

“Alamak, design top blogger’s house, that means sure expensive one.”

That’s where you are wrong.

BLUEKK. 

Icon Interior Design really places so much emphasis on design and concepts, unlike other typical renovation companies. The design of your house should be customized and well-designed according to your taste and living habits. Your house design should not be cut and pasted from one house to another, contractor style.  Most renovation companies tend to do the latter because it is just so convenient for them, and it does not involve a lot of thinking or planning.

And the best thing about Icon Interior Design is, they are not even charging a lot like some other renovation companies in the market. I was actually very pleased with their quotations throughout. It was cheaper than all the past quotations I have received for my home renovation.

Want to know what the Icon Interior Design thinks?

“DESIGN DOES NOT HAVE TO COST A LOT. GOOD TASTE DOES NOT MEAN SPENDING A LOT.”

Again, I was sold. Definitely a renovation company which you would want to consider for your home renovation.

I AM NOT KIDDING YOU. IN FACT, I EVEN CHALLENGE YOU TO COMPARE THEIR PRICE AND DESIGN WITH OTHER RENOVATION COMPANIES. 

The boss’ partner, S, took over the running of my house renovation works completely. Not because the boss was too busy for me or anything like that but because the boss’ partner was also in charge of my previous home renovation, #ProjectFunHouse.

EVERYONE, PLEASE WELCOME S OR SHAFEE TO ICON INTERIOR!

Yes yes, it’s him again.

Hahah. What a twisted life. It’s like you will go round and round and round, only to go back to square one.

Shafee was very patient throughout the entire renovation process. Frankly speaking, my temper was not that good throughout the entire renovation. To recall what I have already mentioned earlier in this post, staying in the house while renovation work is ongoing is definitely a very challenging thing to do for every homeowner. It requires a lot of patience from both sides. For instance, the customer will keep asking the project manager to fasten the process because customer’s tolerance level to the dust and mess is very low. The project manager will in return reassure the customer that everything is going as scheduled.

That customer was me actually.

LOL.

Want to know why my renovation took longer this time round? So many reasons why.

Firstly, I was a stay-in customer. In fact, my parents and sister are staying under the same roof also.

Icon Interior Design could have fastened up the pace by renovating everything at one go. But by doing so, that would also mean that our movements and daily activities in the house would be very limited. So Shafee suggested that we do it phase by phase, area by area. Like for instance, they did up the living area first so that my mum could still carry on cooking in the kitchen as per normal.And then when it was time to do up the kitchen, the living room was pretty much done up by then.

Remember there was one period of time where we had to pause the sale of SuperShiok Sambal?

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NOW YOU KNOW WHY.

WOULDN’T WANT TO SELL YOU SUPER DUSTY SAMBAL INSTEAD. LOL.

When Shafee was overseeing the renovation works for my house, he had other jobsites to attend to at the same time. So I do wonder sometimes how he manages to handle his projects while entertaining the different antics of his customers. And as customers, we too tend to get carried away and expect our project manager or ID to attend to our house and only our house 24/7. We need to let loose a bit and learn to share him with other customers who are renovating their house at the same time as well. They too need his attention all the same.

A bit difficult to do especially since we are spending big bucks on the renovation, I know.

But we can always try.

Whatever it is, I have to take my hats off Shafee for being so dedicated towards his work.

I guess that is why majority of my blog readers who go to him will always end up signing up a home renovation package with him on the spot. And I thank all my readers for the trust!

I actually have a lot of companies to thank for making #PROJECTRUMAHICON a success.

 

1. 99 Curtains for my living room curtains:

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Everything about them is so fuss-free. I just need to call them to book an appointment for measurements to be taken on-site (read: at my place) and that’s about it. Their consultant will drop by to have the measurements taken within minutes, show the various designs and colours they have for their curtains, advise you based on your preferences, and that’s about it.

My curtain took less than two weeks to be ready!

Thank you 99 Curtains! Always my number 1 choice for curtains and blinds.

Contact Details:

50 Ubi Ave 3, 01-20 Frontier Building, S408866 9199 3699

2. Crestar for my super cool and super cold matte black ceiling fan. 

Now, I took quite some time to source around for the ideal ceiling fan for my living room. Bearing into mind the fact that my entire family perspire easily, a very good ceiling fan is of utmost importance. Come on, we cannot possibly rely on just the aircon 24/7, can we? Previously we used Crestar for our ceiling fan, and everyone who came to our house would comment that the ceiling fan was really good. So this time round, I decided to stay faithful and use Crestar still. Frankly speaking, there were some designer fans which I sort of fell in love with.

But then again, I think that was just lust, not love.

What’s the point of having an expensive designer ceiling fan at home when it cannot even perform the very basic function of a fan that well? One thing I have learnt about choosing the correct ceiling fan is by looking at the blades. Fan blades determine the amount of air being circulated throughout the room. Want to know more about choosing the right ceiling fan?

Read HERE.

Contact details: Blk 164 Kallang Way #05-21/25

Kolam Ayer Industrial Estate

Singapore 349248

 

 

And if you are into sleek and state-of-the-art ceiling fan designs, you might want to also visit Spin!

 

Contact details:

994 Bendemeer Road #05-01

Singapore 339943

Tel: 6298 1038 6298 8948

 

For both Crestar and Spin, you can look for Jerald!

3. Sunyu Products & Services Pte Ltd for:

My high gloss acrylic kitchen and service yard cabinet doors

Here’s the thing – so many of us are in love with the colour white these days.

WHO DOES NOT DREAM OF A WHITE KITCHEN?

Well, I can finally stop dreaming because my kitchen is now white!

BLUEKK AGAIN!

 

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Anything white will never fail to give the clean and spacious look but anything white can also be pretty difficult to maintain over time, especially if you are talking about kitchen cabinets. That was the reason why I did not use white for my kitchen the first time I renovated my house.

However, Eligere high gloss acrylic panels from Sunyu are totally different, and are very ideal as kitchen cabinet doors, even if the colour chosen is white.

Want to know why? They are:

  • Water resistant
  • Scratch resistant
  • Weather resistant

 

Even with our humid climate, the panels effectively repel moisture from the atmosphere so that they won’t warp, bloat or peel. A coat of UV protection also ensures that the panels don’t discolour over time. So whether or not you cook a lot at home, you can still have a white kitchen, all thanks to Eligere high gloss acrylic panels from Sunyu. And the best thing about Eligere high gloss acrylic panels from Sunyu is, the solid colour runs all the way through, and all you see is a flat, polished and lustrous surface. The panels are totally different from other laminates used for kitchen cabinets. Maintenance wise is really easy too – a microfibre cloth with mild soap and water is all it takes to clean it. Want to know more about Eligere high gloss acrylic panels from Sunyu?

LIKE them in FB now by clicking HERE, and find out more about their products!

Alternatively, you can get Shafee from Icon Interior Design to explain to you more when you meet up with him! 

4. IQuartz for my kitchen cabinet top and the sparkly vanity tops for my bathrooms.

So why use quartz for my table tops this time round?

  • Strength – It has four times the flexural strength of granite
  • Versatility – It can be used in virtually any indoor surfacing application
  • Scratch-Resistance – Quartz is naturally scratch-resistant
  • Stain-Resistance – Non-porous and highly resistant to stains
  • Scorch-Resistance – will withstand limited exposure to heat without burning or scorching
  • Maintenance-Free – Because it is non-porous, it does not need to be sealed
  • Colors and Edges – available in a wide array of colors and unlimited edge designs

 

And besides, iQuartz sparkles, almost like diamond! 

 

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5. Maicador for:

  • The Nadyas’ almost soundproof and super white bedroom door
  • The common toilet door

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  • The Door Lock system by Maicador which accommodates to everyone’s individual lifestyle with the variety of access methods like Fingerprint, Card , or PIN Access.

 

Do you want to know something? Ever since we had Door Lock system installed, we no longer need to bring the house keys everywhere we go. We choose the Fingerprint access method, so even my girls can unlock the door themselves using their cute little thumbs anytime they want. Super super convenient. We no longer have to wake up in the middle of night if someone forgets to bring the keys. The house door bell is hardly used these days too. And nobody gets locked out anymore, even on days when they misbehave. 😀

This is Mysha using the Fingerprint access method.

 

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And this is Mysha using the Card access method.

 

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And finally, this is Mysha using the Pin Access method.

 

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Which access method will work best for you and your family, you think?

At Maicador, you will be spoilt for choices when it comes to choosing the ideal doors for your house. They have almost everything!

Shafee from Icon Interior Design can tell you more about this too!

 

6. Craftstone for my CraftBricks!

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Just look at my CraftBricks! Don’t they look more real then actual bricks? They definitely make an eye-catching feature wall and background for my pictures.

Besides, they really complement the entire Scandinavian theme.

Couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much Craftstone!

7. Sipario for my dining and living room lights, and also my bathroom accessories!

Now if you are all for convenience when it comes to shopping for accessories for your new home, then you might want to consider going to Sipario. They are like the one stop home accessories shop.

At Sipario, you can shop for the following all at the same time:

  • Lights
  • Kitchen accessories like kitchen tap and sink
  • Bathroom accessories like tap, wash basin, WC, and rain shower
  • Ceiling fans

So if you need to shop around for the above mentioned accessories, let Shafee know. Something can be arranged actually if you want your ID to shop around with you even.

7. TEKA for my hood and hob!

TEKA sells kitchen appliances and bathroom appliances mainly, and they are all straight from Europe.

When I dropped by the showroom the other day, I was impressed by how sleek and classy their items look. If you are the kind who is very particular about creating the first impression, then TEKA will definitely work for you.

Why did I choose my hood from Teka?

Simple.

We use the kitchen almost everyday. My mum cooks almost all the time. Teka hoods are fingerprint-proof and made from stainless steel. In other words, the hood has high resistance to dirt and prevents grease particles from accumulating on the surface.

Another big reason why I chose the hood from Teka is because of the anti-odour filter.

When cooking food, moisture and odours escape into the atmosphere easily. The anti-odour filter helps to remove odors effectively whilst the hood is recirculating air around the kitchen. It does this by absorbing moisture, grease and smoke while you cook.

The double turbine motor prevents grease from entering and damaging the motor. Noise level reduced as a result, and a longer lifespan for your hood. Doesn’t this always mean less money spent on maintenance?

Perfect.

And since hood and hob will always come together like husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend, I decided to get the hob from Teka as well! I really love how it does not occupy space yet give us more than enough space to cook more than just one dish at the same time.

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And oh, thank you Teka for my super sleek kitchen sink plus tap too!

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To visit Teka at their showroom, details are as follows:

Address: 83 Clemenceau Avenue UE Square #01-33 Singapore 239920 General Enquiries: 6734 2415 Do not forget to look for cute Melisa from Teka! Hehe.

8. Nippon paint for painting my house beautiful with your Odor-less EasyWash paint.

What does Odor-less mean?

Well, it means no odour during and after painting. If you have sensitive nose like me and my girls, then this will definitely help a lot. And the best thing about this paint is, it is easy to wash should there be stains.

Let me just summarize to you in point forms why you should consider using Nippon Paint Odor-less EasyWash, especially for the upcoming Hari Raya!

  • Almost no odour
  • Teflon â„¢ surface protector
  • Superior Washability Anti-Stain Formula
  • 2x Easier to clean
  • Low Sheen Finish
  • Long-lasting colours
  • Washable
  • Covers hairline cracks
  • Anti bacterial
  • Resistance to fungus
  • Easy application
  • Easy touch-up
  • Less splattering
  • Excellent coverage and hiding power
  • Resistance to fading and chalking
  • Water-based paint
  • No Lead or Mercury added

 

Super good or what?! For more details about Nippon Paint, you can click HERE.

LIKE THEM IN FB BY CLICKING HERE.

Icon Interior Design uses only Nippon Paint, if you must know.

9. Hong Liang Electrical for the black chiller to store our SuperShiok Sambal! 

 

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I usually shop at Hong Liang Electrical only for all my home/electrical appliances because believe it or not, their price is way cheaper than any other electrical shop around. don’t believe me? Visit them yourself and compare the price. And do not forget to let them know also that you are recommended by Diah/Etrangle. 😀

Contact Details:

123 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150123 James at 6278 3331

10. Fauzi Anuar from Zee & Marina Photography for all the lovely pictures of my newly renovated house. 

I can never thank this buddy of mine enough for his hard work, perfectionist nature, and the 101% effort he put in to bring out the best in all the interior photography. Everyone is in awe with his work. Thank you so much Fauzi!

Do check out Fauzi Anuar’s work and LIKE him in Facebook by clicking HERE.

11. BLUM for my urbanKitchen!

 

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Another dream of mine came true – to have my kitchen revamped into an urbanKITCHEN by Blum

Thank you so much Icon Interior Design for recommending Blum to me!

 

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BLUM? WHAT BLUM? WHAT IS BLUM? WHO IS BLUM?

Ok ok hang on, getting there. It all started when Icon Interior Design suggested using urbanKITCHEN by Blum for my kitchen.

He was like, “Diah, your kitchen is really tiny. Only Blum can save you and give you more storage space. Make your mum happy so that she can cook even more delicious food for you.”

That’s true. I still need good food from my mum.

So I made that trip down to Blum showroom one day with Shafee from Icon Interior Design to have a look at the urbanKITCHEN. urbanKITCHEN is a kitchen concept by Blum Singapore for the modern home to introduce excellently designed kitchen to Singapore homes and families. urbanKITCHEN promises quality while being extremely affordable.

I REPEAT, EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE.

Okay so can I go on? 😀

The BLUM staff who were there really explained to me what urbanKITCHEN is all about, just so that I could have a better understanding. They then asked me about my family’s kitchen habits before offering the ideal storage solutions for my urbanKITCHEN.

Let me ask you something.

Whenever you are in the kitchen, how many times will both hands be full? In my case, both hands are always full of food. LOL. How then to reach for the spoon or fork or plate, right?

Say, how would you like the kitchen drawers to automatically open at a single touch, no matter how you touch it? I am not kidding – you can use your hip, knee or toe even! And how will the drawers close? With a single soft touch, that’s all they require.

NO MORE BANGING SOUND.

NO MORE VENTING OF ANGER THROUGH BANGING OF THE DRAWERS EITHER. 

LOL.

This can only be possible with the SERVO-DRIVE by Blum!

 

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At just the press of a switch, the lift system will glide open. Want to close it? Press the switch again.

 

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The same goes to the rest of my kitchen drawers. All they need is a single touch on the handle-less fronts, and they will automatically open with the electric SERVO-DRIVE.

 

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A single touch on handle-less fronts or a light pull on handles suffices and drawers and high-fronted pull-outs open automatically with electric SERVO-DRIVE. I no longer have to worry about trapped fingers or hands when my girls are in the kitchen. urbanKITCHEN also ensures that no space is wasted in the kitchen. SPACE CORNER drawers bring items in your cabinets out to you – even the items in the very back corner. ORGA-LINE can also be used in SPACE CORNER drawers to keep all of the contents perfectly organized.

 

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See what I mean by no space is wasted?

At BLUM, they have a lot of storage solutions to match your needs and kitchen habits!

So it really is a case of mix and match, to suit your budget most importantly.

So prioritize your needs. Focus on the budget you have set aside. Only consider the wants once your budget permits.

Leave the rest to Icon Interior Design.

My question at that point was, “Okay if Blum does my kitchen, what then happens to Icon Interior Design?”

Icon Interior Design happens to be Blum’s certified partner. This also means the entire kitchen design, carpentry, and coordination will still be done by Icon Interior Design. They will then install the kitchen according to Blum/European standards.

HENG AH!

With urbanKITCHEN, small spaces =  BIG storage.

MY CUTE LITTLE KITCHEN DEFINITELY NEEDED THAT RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING!

Want to have a look at Blum products and read reviews from customers?

CLICK ON BLUM CONNECT AND MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME BLUM.

Go and LIKE Blum in Facebook too! Click HERE.

Next up, arrange with Icon Interior Design to drop by Blum showroom whenever you are free. Readers from my blog will get to enjoy special privileges from Blum, you know?

Want to know why I am telling you this?

Well, that’s because I do know of some readers who will read my blog, take in my suggestions, but refuse to reveal that they come from my blog.No need to be shy or egoistic, ley! I am really here to share with you, and I am giving you my all, you know?

So if you read my blog, make it known to Shafee from Icon Interior Design or the other companies mentioned here in order to enjoy the benefits like free gifts, discounts and all! 😀

Contact Details: Blum Singapore 150

Ubi Avenue 4 #02-00 Ubi Biz-Hub

SINGAPORE 408825 Telephone: +65 6 547 1760

12. And lastly, ICON INTERIOR for making #ProjectRumahIcon possible!

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I have to thank the bosses of Icon Interior Design plus Shafee for tolerating my nonsense throughout. Most importantly, thank you for making me realize that a small space can do wonders as far as storage is concerned. A fine example will be my service yard which looks wayyyy spacious now as compared to before. I did not think it would be possible, truthfully.

So Shafee and Icon Interior Design, thank you for rocking my house! You guys are just super amazing.

Let me just show you how good looking the boss is.

He told me not to mention his name at all, but he didn’t mention not to put up his picture right? So yeah.

That’s the boss in blue, with no name. LOL.

 

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And the other guy who is always smiling is Shafee, who needs no further introduction.

 

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These guys really worked so hard to please me and my entire family, if you must know.

Thank you guys for making me realize how a dream home should look like.

Thank you for presenting me with this dream home.

Thank you for making my dreams come true!

Now, your dream home can be your reality too.

Want to get your quotation done on the spot?

It’s possible if you make an appointment with Shafee from Icon Interior Design in advance.

For all BTO flat owners, if you sign up with a renovation package with Shafee from Icon Interior Design by 20th July 2014, you will be entitled to the following free gifts:

Gift A:

  1. 2 sets of Blum S3 Tandembox Drawer System
  2. EF Italian Inspiration Hood & Hob
  3. EF Oven (built-in)

OR

Gift B:

  1. 1 set of Champs
  2. 25 litre Storage Heater
  3. 2 sets of one piece WC
  4. EF Italian Inspiration Hood & Hob
  5. 1 set of 3 way rain shower (just like mine below!)

 

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Super amazing gifts, I must say.

The gifts above are only limited to the first 100 sets, so you know you have to hurry. 

Contact details:

Shafee @ 9431 4921

Email address:shafeemn@iconinterior.com.sg

No. 441 Macpherson Road Singapore 368152

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sat 10.30am – 9pm

Sun & P/H 1pm – 8pm

If you are taking public transport, directions below! Icon Interior Design is located at the main road of Macpherson Road. The bus stop is directly right in front of their doorstep.

BY BUS Bus Services: 8, 62, 90, 151 Bus Stop No: 70121

BY TRAIN

Aljunied MRT: Board Bus 62 opposite train station and alight at the 6th stop.

Tai Seng MRT: Board Bus 62 opposite train station and alight at the 4th stop.

Toa Payoh MRT: Board Bus 8 or 90 at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange and alight at the 9th stop.

Want to view the rest of Icon Interior Design’s portfolio?

Very impressive, okay?

Click HERE.

Do not forget to LIKE them in Facebook too to receive updates and more renovation ideas!

Okay phewwww. What a super long entry.

 

You may start congratulating me now.

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