19 Eighty Three
Reviewed by Marilyn Dee・Submitted 21 Mar 2019・Project completed Oct 2017・Designer Ben
I searched for design agencies through an app and chanced upon their portfolio online (Googled) and spoke to Ben even before I had purchase the unit. I liked what I saw and had a chat with Ben and he immediately put me at ease. He was very thorough and transparent in explaining the renovation process, his approach, costs concerned and so on. What sealed the deal was his enthusiasm in handling my project as he got someone to do a site visit even before I have bought the unit. I could also tell Ben was very experienced and he was very thorough in his explanation on the renovation process. He also listened to us while at the same time, giving us his honest and valuable inputs. My Husband and I knew without a doubt then that we want to work with him. Ben rounded up a great team for our project and throughout the process, our communication was kept very open. Responses to our queries and concerns were quick and in some cases where troubleshooting were needed, the solutions provided were well thought out and practical. I'm very happy with the service his team provides. The quality of the workmanship is excellent too. Ben delivered our dream house and it was amazing. It was exactly how we envisioned it to be and living in it now is such a great feeling. We are still at awe every time we enter our house. It's fresh, modern, unique, minimalist and practical. Thank you so much! Ben , Tommy and Reyane !
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.