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Sumang Lane (Block 222A)
Yee Ling, Tampines Avenue 9
We wanted something simple and functional for our family and Calvin’s proposal showed that he understood our brief the best. The other interior design firms’ designs included too many features which was something that we did not want because maintenance and cleaning would be an issue. We needed a lot of storage space and Calvin managed to maximise storage vertically, and his design also included a lot of closed cabinets so that we could hide our things away and keep everything neat. Calvin’s design of the kitchen showed that he really understood my functional needs. I told him that we do a lot of heavy Chinese cooking at home and he was able to recommend a suitable laminate for the countertop. He was also a good project manager. From what I could see, he is on good terms with his sub-contractors which definitely contributed to the smooth progress of my renovation. He provided a schedule on the timeline and I could highlight at ease to his team of sub-contractors if I saw something unsatisfactory when I was on-site. Calvin would then take the time to go through such issues with me one at a time which I really appreciated. His service standards were very high and he was very accommodating. If we didn’t like something, he would recommend alternatives for us to consider. I’ll definitely recommend Calvin.
Renovation Cost: S$ 80,000
Completion: February 2017
We got to know Boon Siew D'sign from Qanvast and they were one of the 3 IDs that was recommended to us. After comparing to the rest of the IDs, we felt that Calvin's proposal stood out the most. He was the only one who is able to translate my vision of how I want the look and feel of our renovation. I was quite impressed when I first saw the 3D visual as it was similar to what I had envisioned. I really valued his design inputs as it showed his years of experience. He advised me on the practicality of some of the designs I wanted and gave alternative suggestions which were better. During the renovation, everything went very smoothly. Calvin was responsive and even managed to reply to my questions and messages at any time of the day! Although there was some imperfections, Calvin got his supplier to replace everything thing was needed to quickly. I was happy with his service and even recommended him to my friends and family!
Completion: January 2018
Ms Jane, Sims Drive
Boon Siew D'sign was one of the ID recommended by Qanvast. Out of the few IDs we met, Calvin is able to capture the ideas of what we want during the first meet up and came with the drawings during our second meeting. The price they quoted was reasonable too. Hence, we decided to engage him as our ID for his good service and responsiveness. As we experienced renovation process a few times, Calvin gave us the least of headache. The communication and also the quality of materials provided by the team was impressive. Although the starting of the carpentry works was lower, they manage to complete the renovation on time. Overall we are very happy with their works and felt that Calvin has put in a lot of effort in the design. Renovation completed in: January 2017 Cost of renovation: $100,000 Calvin Hp: 90686810
Roshan, Thomson Three
As we had a good experience working with Calvin from Boon Siew D'sign, we decide to engage them again for our renovation. The service provided was good. Calvin is a very talented ID, able to recommend us good designs. We had no problems along the renovations and they are able to complete the project on time. In fact, it was completed before the agreed dateline. For further improvement, it will be best if they could lower their pricing. Renovation completed in: May 2017 Calvin Hp: 90686810
Candice, Lompang Road
After meeting with 7 firms and shortlisting 2, I decided to go with Calvin because I could tell that he understood what I wanted. He could quickly sketch on the spot using pen and paper, the design I envisioned and that impressed me. His designs were also practical to my everyday living and cleaning needs, plus he managed to quote within my budget. It was easy to work with him, and his project management skills were good. We were working with a tight timeline as we had to quickly move into our (new) resale flat, and the handover was earlier than expected. Despite a job done earlier, the workmanship and quality was not compromised. Calvin was really on the ball and he even chased us to settle certain things before he can move on to the next phase of the renovation works (like getting kitchen sinks etc)! He is experienced, and able to advise on certain materials and colours. His visual perception is sharp - when we shop for tiles or furniture etc, he would advise what colours make the corner looks bright or dark, or how to match colours together so that they don't look like they clash. This is really helpful as we wouldn't be able to visualise like he did. His team of sub-contractors are commendable too - experienced, and able to advise down to the design details such as how doors should be swung open, measurements of drawers etc. Certainly there will be some slight hiccups such as taking the wrong measurements, but he and his team manage to rectify things quickly. I strongly recommend him if you're someone who's looking at functional, practical designs. To Calvin, a pretty home design is just about adding the right colours. What goes deeper than that would be a home that cater to one's living requirements. Renovation completed in: September 2016 Cost of renovation: $82,000 Calvin Hp: 90686810