PROPCAFE Guide : RENOVATION a TO z, MY REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE (EPISODE III)

Thank you for sticking by.

Now where the real deal begin, the appointment of interior designer and start work. The appointment of interior designer can be done via:-

  • Recommendation by someone you know;

  • Vouched through his/her work through print media, reputation, show units;

For me, I want the interior designer to share the same or semilar DNA in their previous/current work, obviously not that top notch reputable outfit (I am not that rich) and office must be closer to where I stay easier to deal with them. It didnt take long for me to find “the one”….and its close by too..I was impressed with their works on the show unit at Serai Saujana and its name was Capsule Creative, an outfit run by two siblings.

Show unit of Serai Saujana
Show unit of Serai Saujana

 

Outdoor Serai Saujana
Outdoor Serai Saujana

The meeting with Capsule Creative was fruitful. After having a meeting with them and sent related files for their principal to study my wants and needs, within 3 weeks, they had sent their 1st draft of 3D illustration. We kept on working on fine tune, costing and materials and signed off the final draft approximately 2 months later. Due to work related copyright, I wont be able to share the work here.

As this firm mostly can deal with carpentary works, blinds and ceiling, however due to complication of my dry kitchen, they had recommended two outside kicthen cabinet makers for me to chose. Also the outdoor area plus lap pool too they had recommended other professional outfit to undertake the task. As the construction of pool required council and neigbours consent, the application took few months before we can carry out earth work and the whole process took about 6 months from start to finish. All in all, the interior part of the job wasnt complicated. Most works done in 2-3 months. The delay was on the construction of pool and it took 6 months for the entire process. I also spent some times doing shopping with my interior designer for soft furnitures around town and they were corodinated all the delivery of electrical appliances and cabinets, soft furnitures and etc.

The last thing I need to do is to display my artworks and the house was DONE! Hope you guys enjoy the final outcomes.

IDinDesign Setia Ecopark pix 2

 

 

Living Lounge overlooking dry bar and TV lounge
Living Lounge overlooking dry bar and TV lounge

 

Dry kitchen
Dry kitchen

 

TV Lounge and dry kitchen
TV Lounge and dry kitchen

 

outdoor area
outdoor area

 

MasterBedroom, staircases and 2nd bedroom
MasterBedroom, staircases and 2nd bedroom

 

Family lounge and MasterBathroom
Family lounge and MasterBathroom

 

Evening scene
Evening scene

 

Evening scene
Evening scene

 

Front lawn
Front lawn

 

The bank valuation for this property on 3Q14 was Rm3.3mil.

 

5 Replies to “PROPCAFE Guide : RENOVATION a TO z, MY REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE (EPISODE III)”

  1. I would say majority of people can only dream of having such a nice house you have. Congratulations!
    Thanks for sharing the pictures of your home. How much the entire renovation cost?

  2. Hi KC, Thank you for your kind words.
    It was done in 2009 therefore costing wise it might not represent the current inflationary cost. Interior it costed me RM300,000 including all soft furnitures and artworks. Exteriorly close to Rm200,000 (probably Rm180,000).
    There are many “quality” and hidden cost which I didnt highlight. for example the entire house was fitted with Hunter Douglas blinds, wine fridge and 2xbar fridges, built in dish washer, timer garden dripping system and sprinkle, outdoor lights and plants. The plants themselves cost me Rm25,000 which some of them didnt survive for more than 6 months.

    1. Yeah .. I totally agree that it will cost even more after 5 years, probably 30-50%? Happy new year!

  3. Nice work and ID u have there! My dream house…. Well done

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