Icon Interior Design
No. 441 Macpherson Road, Singapore 368152
Reviewed by crystal・Submitted 24 Mar 2021・Project completed Feb 2021・Designer Marc
We met a few IDs before deciding to engage Marc. Some ID were too accommodating to our ideas, they just want to build what we asked with min design input. Some IDs were protective of their design, not open to our suggestions. Marc listened and gave us design proposal that meet our needs. He was also frank to tell us if something won’t work. We are very happy with the tasteful yet functional design of our new home which never fail to impressed our visitors so far. During the project, Marc would update us regularly on work progress, he helped to source cheaper alternatives for our fixtures too. It has been a wonderful experience working with Marc. We have worked with 4 IDs in our previous home reno projects, Marc is the only one that I would strongly recommend.
Reviewed by Leon Low・Submitted 10 Mar 2021・Project completed Feb 2021・Designer Kheng Wee & Wayne
Chances are, as you look back on the last 12 months of 2020 you feel a raft of mixed emotions about it. But it has also been a year of learning and new opportunities! Gratitude we have made it through with the support and help from family and friends during this journey. In the last quarter of 2020, we decided to jump to the commitment of owning a slightly bigger place under HDB which is a EM (Executive Maisonette). I would say... the feelings are mixed with uncertainties which is both scary and yet holds excitement. The fear of renovation nightmares, the timeline, the budget... issues etc xxxxx... But mostly we are excited and hopeful towards the potential of having a whole new experience in both space and design of the new place. However, the questions is who and how we are going to do it with( ID/Contractor) ? Save on cost? Go for Contractor (Which many suggested that...)? or will have to Spend or cost more...go for ID? From our experience and many others we have came across.. we decided to engage a ID and so the hunt begins... one of our close friend helped us shortlist 3 IDs and visited and discuss on design and quotation within 3 weeks and we decided to move on with 1 which is not based on the lowest quotation cost nor design but based on the comfort of communication and the experience of the firm. The ID firm we engaged is Icon Interior. Timeline: When we took over the EM that was after mid of Dec 2020, the planning and design took about 3 weeks of discussion before that. We have shared with our ID that we are putting up at a temporary place with the whole family and ofcos its not comfortable. The expected renovation time is about 10-12 weeks ideally so meaning we will have our place completed in late Feb to March 2021...not much hope before CNY... (I hope to move in before CNY! Which i believe this is the normal request they received during that period 😅). The renovation work started off on the 3rd week of Dec, a planned schedule of work was given to us and it stated that it will be complete 3 days before CNY 2021! (We were very doubtful...but hopeful 🙏🏼😁) and during this period more discussion on 3D(this only gives you the idea and overall concept of how it will look and feel...!Don't waste too much time on having multiple changes after each discussion...and request a new revised 3D before commencing work.) , paint colour, material, electricity and carpentry elevation were also discussed. As per planned! The whole journey was a present and a good one 👍. The timeline and planned schedule was 95% carry out and with "5%" due to workers constrain, materials and some changes we have made last min... but we managed to moved into our new place with a 98% work completion 1week before CNY ! The renovation: The Workmanship of tiling work, carpentry, electricity and plumbing work are good, issues were resolved at the soonest time when we identified the problems. The communication with our ID is very responsive and effective. I have met the people during site visit doing the work on tiling, plumbing and carpentry, they are passionate and also patience in explaining to me some of the work and having the work done properly. 👍👍👍 Finally! I have to give credits to both gentlemen Wayne (The boss) and KhengWee (Project manager for us) Icon Interiors. A well planned execution of schedule and communication with workers/vendors for having our renovation journey result in a smooth ride was amazing and impressive. The design and space planning proposed by them doesn't compromise daily practicality and understanding our likes and don't s was also a factor in their proposal. This is our review and comment ! "A surprisingly good journey and experience with ICON INTERIOR! Thank you!" For more pictures and updates can visit at our reno IG @maisonettejournal (Picture paints a thousand words)
Reviewed by Iqee Shariqee・Submitted 22 Jan 2021・Project completed Dec 2020・Designer Marc & Clement
Many times we would think that we do not need an ID coz we basically know what we want for our house. Little did we know that some which we had in mind were practically undoable due to certain reasons. This is when the knowledge of an ID comes very useful to us. We met Marc a year before actually collecting of keys, signed with him on the spot without any hesitation as he provided great knowledge and the chemistry between us and him was just wonderful. He is very detail oriented and meticulous in all that he does. Due to Covid-19, there were delays in keys collection and we could only collect our keys last November. As there were too many homeowners collecting keys at the same batch of time with us due to the delays of keys during circuit breaker period, Clement assisted Marc with our project too. That was how we met Clement. Clement is very accommodating. Even when we texted him late at night, he will still reply to us when he is not obligated to. We started our reno on 25/11/20 and informed both Marc and Clement that we need to move out from our house by end of year 2020 as our lease is up. We understood that it is not doable and we really hope the house could at least be in a move-in condition so that we could actually move in before the lease is up. Exactly a month later, everything is completed and that was the best Christmas present we could ask for. There were some issues after we moved in which Marc and Clement resolved it as soon as they could. We are thankful for that. We have now moved in to our new flat for 3 weeks now and we love it. We would love to work with Clement and especially Marc again when we get another flat in the future. Thank you Marc and Clement for making our new year a great one to start with. We love our home, thanks to you.
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