19 Eighty Three
Reviewed by Wilson・Submitted 23 Jan 2019・Project completed Jun 2016・Designer Ben
Our renovation experience with Ben was truly hassle-free. We gave Ben our budget and he would do the budget allocation and sourcing of furniture for us to choose from. That was really helpful as we lack the design expertise and needed someone to help us to choose furniture that would complement the theme nicely. It is definitely a good service. At the start, Ben gave us a survey to do so that he could determine our design preferences before he began the furniture selection process. When it came time for furniture selection, he would give us a choice among – for example – five different sofas from various stores and ask us to pick one that we like. Interestingly, no matter which design we picked, it would complement the overall design of the home. Ben is very committed. He would make sure to always keep us updated about the renovation progress via the group chat that we were in. There was also once that he stayed until about 4am at night to sort out some painting issues that had cropped up. By the next morning, everything was settled. He was also very patient with us. There were some things which we did not like in the original 3D drawings so he had to make amendments a couple of times. We felt that he was very passionate about our project. It was as though the renovations were being done for his own home. Renovation completed in: June 2016 Cost of renovation: $60,000 Cost of furnishing and appliances: $40,000
Reviewed by Marcus Aurelius Goh・Submitted 19 May 2020・Project completed Mar 2020・Designer Ben
Ben is our creative mastermind behind our monochrome themed house. We approached Ben with not many ideas but only the theme. It didn’t take him long to produce the mood board and presented the elements and details of the design. We were convinced by his passion and dedication in his work from design to transparent communication between CloverSpace and us to completion of the renovation. Ben does not mince his thoughts and will openly express his opinion yet allowing us to provide feedback to our preference. This is the reason why we chose him for his flair in design and eye for details. We're impressed with the team at 19eightythree for working together to turn our house into a living space called home. Special thanks to SH for the elevated drawings and Bow for the accessories and furnishing. We also want to take this opportunity to express our thanks & gratitude to the CloverSpace team for your hard work and professionalism in managing the site and providing us with updates when work is done. We also want to thank you for listening & accommodating to our requests (no matter how last minute), and attending to them. Well done Gary, William & Finna! We could not have asked for a better team with such high synergy with each other. This could not have happened without all your dedicated teamwork. Thank you!
Reviewed by Glen Koh・Submitted 19 May 2020・Project completed May 2019・Designer Ben
We worked with Ben for the renovation of our new house and he was an absolute pleasure to work with. We loved Ben’s design aesthetics and he was able to marry his ideas with our concepts. His designs are beautiful, sophisticated yet practical. Also, he was absolutely transparent with his pricing and was able to design according to our budget. After the work was done, we realised that we were not satisfied with some decisions made and he was more than happy to help us with some minor rectifications. Some months after our renovations, Ben realised that we were overcharged and he made it a point to meet up with us again to return us the extra cash. If he didn’t contact us, we would never have known! Much love to him for this kind act. As a person, Ben is very honest, communicative and has a passion for making homes beautiful. You will never regret working with Ben and his team at 19EightyThree!
Reviewed by Lyn Chow・Submitted 15 Apr 2020・Project completed Jan 2020・Designer Shi Hwei
Shi Hwei and team had a consistent track record and they delivered yet again! I first chanced upon 19eightythree when I was browsing Qanvast. Their portfolio are actual photos, not 3D renderings, and yet very captivating. The use of lightings and the details of the carpentry is very subtle yet on point. It is obvious that they pay attention to every detail. Their pricing is unique and transparent. They included furnishings such as sofa, curtains and lightings in the budget, and they do not give you the most basic quote and ask you to top up for premium materials halfway through the renovation. They also ask for your budget upfront and advise if it is feasible or what has to be compromised (eg buy loose furnishing instead of built in) before renovation. This makes the reno journey more enjoyable as we don’t have to worry if there will be hidden costs along the way. Shi Hwei was able to give us very good design advice and ideas, and the end product is so much more than I’ve ever imagined even with my extensive online research. She is very detailed in her designs, and she spent a lot of effort shortlisting suitable materials for us. For our tv console, she hopped a couple of shops, shamelessly asked for 500+ samples before shortlisting 5 for us to choose from. This was very different from my past reno experience when I was just given a catalogue and I had to imagine what the end product will be like. Shi Hwei and the Cloverspace team is also very responsive, always trying to answer our questions, and during renovations, we would receive updates of what’s going on. Despite the tight timeline, the team was able to readjust the schedule so that we could move in on time. As expected of any reno, there will always be things that require rectifications. Shi Hwei and team would rectify straight away, sometimes even without our prompting. That’s the level of professionalism they exude! We certainly have a very enjoyable renovation journey with Shi Hwei and team, and I’d highly recommend them.