Monday, September 27, 2010

Eating healthy Salad

A few weeks back, my friend took me to an Italian Restaurant - Nero Teca for lunch. I ordered this salad which cost RM30(Of cost I'm not the one paying). I just don't understand why a bowl of salad is so expensive. Maybe because got prawn and salmon?
This is what I prepare my salad at home. Some lettuces, cherry tomato, grapes, sunflower seeds and cashew nut. Add some French dressing and it taste good.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Renovation Part 3 - Paints

One of the most tough decision to made is the choosing the colors of the house. The cost for re-painting the whole house(interior walls) is RM4000. It's so hard for me to decide what colors I want to paint as I love colors, colors that I like might not be suitable for a house.

As promise, let see how is my house now after painting.

Here is the living and dining room ~ I choose natural brown color compliment with beige color.

At the kitchen area, I choose "apple white" color. We view the sample wall from the contractors, it was actually white in color, but the contractor told me it will have some greenish color on the white. Ended up it a bit light greenish on the kitchen and the maid area. I think it should look good with my white and black kitchen cabinets.
They have also paint our backyard wall ~!
Let's see how its the upper part of the house.

Here is the family area~ I choose khaki green color with is a continuous matching color from the living/ dinning area.
Purple color on the master room ~ a bit disappointed on the color as I would like a more deep purple color. Its look more pink purple to me. All the rooms matching white color is "orchid white" which means there is some pink colors in the white color.
The 1st small room and my craft room is in blue. Oh my~ I love this blue color so much~
The second room I color it in to pink color ~~ Sweet sweet color ~~

One thing the contractor did was the shower screen on the master room. He did half of the opening area~~ should ask him to do 70% of the width. I scared the water will split out~ Lets see how after we move in~~We spend the last weekend to buy more lights. Brought everything except the living area light. Estimated spending on lights will be around RM2500 for the whole house. Next shopping list will be the curtains ~

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Renovation Part 2

Another 2 weeks later from the Renovation Part 1, my contractor have finish almost 50% of our house renovation.

The auto gate was install. Both of us was so funny trying to open the auto gate door without knowing it can be only open with a remote control!~ so stupid.

Let see the back yard~~ hooray! It is done. The floors are cement too. No more muddy dirt stains on the back of the wall.
This is our neighborer's house backyard
We have added additional water pipes at the back yard. Ease of cleaning the backyard.
After I deliver the sink to the contractors, they manage to build the tile concrete top L shape at my wet kitchen. I must say they are so quickly on deliver the house to us.
To my surprised, the carpenter had finish his work (he promise to deliver at end of September), but we saw the cabinets of the kitchen and the cabinets of the master room in our house. I think we can move in by end of September as everything seems like in early schedule.

The last visit to my house, we paid the 2nd payment. I have choose the colors of my house. I hope it won't look like kindergarten as it will be colorful ~ I choose blue, pink, purple, green, brown..... Does it sound like too colorful ? Haha. Looking forward to visit it this coming weekend

Manage to snap a picture on the recent show house on my house~!
It's almost 1 at the midnight and I'm still blogging. Need to stop write and go to bath and sleep. One thing good in my new company is I can enter the office at 10am. Lesser traffic and I can sleep more. I feel more happy as after tomorrow we will be having a 3 days weekend holidays ~!

Renovation Part 1

Recently was busy with my new job. Since my new job, I reach home almost 9-10pm everyday. Had to do either housework or "extra" work after reach home. I didn't have time to read thru my list of feed blogs nor has much time surfing in Facebook.

We start our house renovation at the mid of July. We drag quite some time because the fixing of defects wasted us more then 3 months. Besides that, we are waiting for our EPF money to release.

We started our house renovation by the house wiring and air con piping. Both of them are done by TS brother. We added extra wire points and sockets for the home. We also added air con piping for living/dinning room and 3 rooms at the 2nd floor. Most of the wiring and pipes are buried/conceal in the walls which requires hacking on the existing walls. There goes my clean and beautiful walls ~ sore heart ~ Actually not to worry that much as it will be repaint later from my contractor. If anyone need piping/wiring, you can contact me as I can recommend you to my TS brother.

After all the research and asking several quotation from different contractors, we decided to go for the contractor which did most of the house for Paramount. His shop is located at the shop houses at the entrance to our house area. He might not be the most cheapest among our quotation, but we will go for a more peaceful mind renovation as we do not have too much time to monitor and chasing their work. (heard too many stories on unreliable and bad contractors) There is quite a number of residents let him do. Why we know it? Because we can see their banner hanging at the house they renovate. If there are bad, I don't think so many resident will let them renovate their house.

Our renovation cost is estimated around RM28,000++. We paid RM4,000 at the end of July and they started working on it.

The next week we visit our house, they have already started renovating our house. The car park area was full of construction materials.... Total mess.
They started on the plaster ceiling between the dinning and living area. My main reason of adding the plaster ceiling here is to install 2 row of down light to ensure both area is bright enough. We didn't do the whole living/dinning area with plaster ceiling because I love the ready made cornice ceiling.
The contractor almost finish our concrete wall fencing at the backyard. But I think there are still under construction as there are supportive woods all around the backyard.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Lights Part 1

Just a quick post on our new house shopping ~

Last few weeks, we drop by a lamp shop on our way home. I brought this chandelier lamp for RM99. The stones are in glass, not crystal. But I am still happy with the price and the design. Thinking of either put it on my master bedroom or my living room

I find the most difficult part of the house is choosing the house lamps/light.

What I notice in magazine and show house, they will usually install down lights at their house.
Then install one lamp at the middle of the room with air con beside the room.

For me, I do want a ceiling fan and I do not wish to on the air con whole day at an area. Firstly, my electrical bill will be a bom and it is not too healthy to have air con for long hours.
Brought a matching stand lamp and another stand lamp too for the living area. Pictures next time after I have install them on my house.


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