Woodlands Street 13

Designed by Arche Interior

Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
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Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
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Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
Woodlands Street 13 by Arche Interior
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Property Type
Apartment
Property Status
New
Area Size
113m²
Cost
SGD45000
Bedrooms
3
Style
Contemporary
Renovation Duration
9 weeks
Year of Completion
2018
Design Fees
SGD2500
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Works included

  • Carpentry
  • Flooring
  • Hacking
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical Rewiring
  • Aircon
  • Tiling
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About Arche Interior

P r o n o u n c e : a r – k i (Ancient Greek: aρχή) P r i m a r y s e n s e s Beginning, origin or source of action arche designates the source, origin or root of things that exist. In ancient Greek philosophy, Aristotle foregrounded the meaning of arche as the element or principle of a thing, which although undemonstrable and intangible in itself, provides the conditions of the possibility of that thing. We are arche, an artisan for lifestyle planning in every spaces. We assemble functional use of space and aesthetic objects, pushing the boundaries of experimental design solution. We love Exploring spaces – live, work and play. We create, we curate Turnkey solution – interior design services, personalised interior styling.
P r o n o u n c e : a r – k i (Ancient Greek: aρχή) P r i m a r y s e n s e s Beginning, origin or source of action arche designates the source, origin or root of things that exist. In ancient Greek philosophy, Aristotle foregrounded the meaning of arche as the element or principle of a thing, which although undemonstrable and intangible in itself, provides the conditions of the possibility of that thing. We are arche, an artisan for lifestyle planning in every spaces. We assemble functional use of space and aesthetic objects, pushing the boundaries of experimental design solution. We love Exploring spaces – live, work and play. We create, we curate Turnkey solution – interior design services, personalised interior styling.Read MoreHide
4.9
Based on reviews left by homeowners
Professionalism5 / 5
Workmanship4.8 / 5
Project Management4.9 / 5
Design4.9 / 5
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Highly Recommended
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Reviewed by Goh Chin Chye & Alyssa・Submitted 17 Jun 2020・Project completed Jul 2019・Designer Min Hui & Edward

We came across Min Hui and Edward around November 2018 through Qanvast when we were searching for designers to help us with planning our 3-room HDB flat. In our minds, we were drawn to the Japanese minimalist/ Scandinavian (Japandi) style and planned to spend around $30’000 (but ended up spending $40’000 as we decided to splurge on certain things) to renovate it.

First impressions

Frankly, they stood out from the first meeting we had with them as they were very open to our ideas that we have gathered from online. They were friendly and easy to talk to. We felt that they listened to us and tried their best to understand our needs (like asking about our lifestyles, expectations and our priorities). Furthermore, the duo drafted a quote that was within our means while many others exceeded them.

Openness to ideas/ innovation

As part of our research, we saw how others design their houses and if we come across any interesting ideas, we would bring it to them and see if it was feasible. We were not met with comments such as “this is impossible”, “you won’t like it, trust me, I am your designer” or “this (my) way is better”. There was a sense of collaboration when we look at an idea or a problem and brainstorm to find the ‘perfect’ solution. This was unlike other designers we spoke to (prior to engaging Min Hui and Edward) where you could sense that they wanted to follow a copy-paste approach from their previous projects. This gave us the assurance that they are putting in the effort to give us a home we feel comfortable in.

Integrity/ transparency

The main concern we had when we were looking for an interior designer was whether we can trust them with our hard-earned money. Fortunately for us, our designers were honest, transparent and upfront with any costs. There were no hidden fees and they gladly explained what each line item in the invoice meant. As we do not know an electrician or aircon company, we requested them to recommend someone they knew. They were transparent and informed us that this would be an arrangement between us, and these firms and all payment would be paid directly and not through Min and Edward. With that being said, both still played the key role in helping us coordinate the timing and provided feedback to these service providers. Additionally, they explained the technical terms and gave suggestions but ultimately, left the final decision to us.

Administration/ project management

In this aspect, I would say they did exceptionally well. They kept a neatly filed folder which contained all the invoices, designs and the various changes we have decided. Furthermore, they prepared a Gantt chart to show the processes and timing when the contractors will begin work. They kept us updated on the progress and were open about delays. It was organised and easy for us to track what was being done at any point of time. As we were both working, it was a sense of

relief to have someone supervising the work on our behalf and that we had a channel for us to raise any issues. Additionally, they would also periodically review the work done and let us know if there were unsatisfactory work that they will ask the contractors to resolve. This came without any prompting from us and demonstrates their proactiveness in making sure quality work was done.

After-sales services

Writing this review a year after we received the handover (out of pure laziness and procrastination) has placed us in the best position to comment about their after-sales service. Often, we hear cases whereby designers ‘ghost’ (ignore) their clients after signing the contract and it gets worse when the handover is done. We can safely say that this did not happen for us. After signing the contract, we kept in touch. Even when we do not meet, we could easily send them messages checking if a furniture would fit or whether the design matches the overarching theme of the house. They usually respond within the day or the next and were available to address our concerns. Additionally, months after we completed the work, we found a couple of issues (minor ones) and they did not hesitate to arrange their contractors to come down to help us rectify them.

Our experience with the two of them have been fantastic and it was a joy to have them as our

designers. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking to find an interior

designer for their home. Our relationship with them has grown from being strangers to acquaintances, and finally, to become friends.

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Highly Recommended
verified-reviewVerified Review

Reviewed by Goh Chin Chye & Alyssa・Submitted 17 Jun 2020・Project completed Jul 2019・Designer Min Hui & Edward

We came across Min Hui and Edward around November 2018 through Qanvast when we were searching for designers to help us with planning our 3-room HDB flat. In our minds, we were drawn to the Japanese minimalist/ Scandinavian (Japandi) style and planned to spend around $30’000 (but ended up spending $40’000 as we decided to splurge on certain things) to renovate it.

First impressions

Frankly, they stood out from the first meeting we had with them as they were very open to our ideas that we have gathered from online. They were friendly and easy to talk to. We felt that they listened to us and tried their best to understand our needs (like asking about our lifestyles, expectations and our priorities). Furthermore, the duo drafted a quote that was within our means while many others exceeded them.

Openness to ideas/ innovation

As part of our research, we saw how others design their houses and if we come across any interesting ideas, we would bring it to them and see if it was feasible. We were not met with comments such as “this is impossible”, “you won’t like it, trust me, I am your designer” or “this (my) way is better”. There was a sense of collaboration when we look at an idea or a problem and brainstorm to find the ‘perfect’ solution. This was unlike other designers we spoke to (prior to engaging Min Hui and Edward) where you could sense that they wanted to follow a copy-paste approach from their previous projects. This gave us the assurance that they are putting in the effort to give us a home we feel comfortable in.

Integrity/ transparency

The main concern we had when we were looking for an interior designer was whether we can trust them with our hard-earned money. Fortunately for us, our designers were honest, transparent and upfront with any costs. There were no hidden fees and they gladly explained what each line item in the invoice meant. As we do not know an electrician or aircon company, we requested them to recommend someone they knew. They were transparent and informed us that this would be an arrangement between us, and these firms and all payment would be paid directly and not through Min and Edward. With that being said, both still played the key role in helping us coordinate the timing and provided feedback to these service providers. Additionally, they explained the technical terms and gave suggestions but ultimately, left the final decision to us.

Administration/ project management

In this aspect, I would say they did exceptionally well. They kept a neatly filed folder which contained all the invoices, designs and the various changes we have decided. Furthermore, they prepared a Gantt chart to show the processes and timing when the contractors will begin work. They kept us updated on the progress and were open about delays. It was organised and easy for us to track what was being done at any point of time. As we were both working, it was a sense of

relief to have someone supervising the work on our behalf and that we had a channel for us to raise any issues. Additionally, they would also periodically review the work done and let us know if there were unsatisfactory work that they will ask the contractors to resolve. This came without any prompting from us and demonstrates their proactiveness in making sure quality work was done.

After-sales services

Writing this review a year after we received the handover (out of pure laziness and procrastination) has placed us in the best position to comment about their after-sales service. Often, we hear cases whereby designers ‘ghost’ (ignore) their clients after signing the contract and it gets worse when the handover is done. We can safely say that this did not happen for us. After signing the contract, we kept in touch. Even when we do not meet, we could easily send them messages checking if a furniture would fit or whether the design matches the overarching theme of the house. They usually respond within the day or the next and were available to address our concerns. Additionally, months after we completed the work, we found a couple of issues (minor ones) and they did not hesitate to arrange their contractors to come down to help us rectify them.

Our experience with the two of them have been fantastic and it was a joy to have them as our

designers. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking to find an interior

designer for their home. Our relationship with them has grown from being strangers to acquaintances, and finally, to become friends.

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