19 Eighty Three
Reviewed by Wesley・Submitted 23 Mar 2019・Project completed Mar 2018・Designer Bow
This is truly a one stop renovation and interior designing firm which deliver outstanding dream homes. After visiting several ID firms, we finally decided to engage them as they offer a unique proposition in the crowded renovation market and stand out with their amazing portfolios. We were amazed by their completed projects with full furnishings as they turn out to be way better than the 3D drawings. This is rarely accomplished as rest of the ID firms do not provide home styling services and this makes all the difference. With a great team led by Ben, our renovation journey is pleasant and enjoyable. Bow (Designer) was able to grasp our dream home ideas and conceptualize them into realistic 3D drawings. She worked within our budget and provided various options to cater to our needs. The project manager has extensive experience in renovation and shared many practical ideas for our carpentry works. On top of that, he took charge of the liaising with other services we engaged as well as the delivery of home items. This saved us a lot of time and hassle! The home shopper was able to source the best deals for our home furnishings and made Bow’s designs come to life. The icing on the cake will be their top notch service. We have heard a lot of horrid stories from our friends where the service level dropped drastically or became non-existent once you engaged the firm and hand over bulk of the payment. They provided timely updates on the project and they were accommodating to our requirements. There were a few miscommunications along the way but they were cordially resolved due to the great working relationship they have built with us. We will like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation of all the hard work Ben, Bow and rest of the team have done to create such a beautiful first home. All of our relatives and friends gave raving comments on our home and this is a strong testament of your quality and design. We highly recommend them and will definitely engage them for our next home!
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.