23 Kampong Bahru Road #03-01 Singapore 169349
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The information is based on the projects we received in the past year and may not represent the firm's full portfolio and capability.
Reviewed by Sarah Choo・Submitted 7 Jun 2021・Project completed May 2021・Designer Denise, Yan Ling, Lena
Over the past 2 years, my partner and I have been looking around for an ID that meets our needs and aesthetic demands without compromising on practical living. We have been doing our research on several ID companies and narrowed our choices to 2 firms based on what we had seen and also heard about each company. Initially apprehensive, both my partner and myself were sure of our decision to work with Habit when we left their office after their proposal presentation. It was clear then, in our exchanged glance, that we were floored by their proposal. The team had clearly considered all our requests and had created 3 different layout options with attention to details from information exchanged from our prior visit. The care and amount of thought given to the reconfigured space & placement of items through the introduction of carpentry, furniture, even down to switches and power sockets, is impressive. Habit's sensitivity to clients' demands, manners and routines, is a testament to the name of their company. Along the way, through multiple consultations, the team listens attentively and is always game to try alternative, unique ideas for our home. Fusing spaces for work, play, fitness and enjoyment within 1324 sqft, Habit was also able to keep to our budget, patiently proposing alternative solutions to meet our needs. Despite the challenges faced this year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the team is able to keep within the timeline as discussed and handled all concerns/queries with patience, professionalism and astuteness. Along the course of developing our home, it became clear that the team at Habit is filled with creatives who are passionate and takes great pride in their work. As a creative myself, I probably would have desired full control and taken to designing every inch of this project on my own. However, Habit's ability to effectively work with us and to advise where we are lacking, has ensured a smooth and successful ride. We count our blessings everyday to have been acquainted with these creatives.
Reviewed by emma・Submitted 27 May 2021・Project completed Mar 2021・Designer Denise, Yanling, Lena
Overhauling a 20+ year old flat in its original state was daunting... adding the small size of the unit and COVID restrictions to the mix, it felt impossible. During our first meeting with Habit over zoom during the circuit breaker, we were immediately impressed by the depth of the discussion - Denise and Yanling really took the trouble to get to know us and our lifestyles before drafting their initial designs. We had our second meeting a month later where they presented three very different proposals, each equally creative and attractive with our needs in mind. We could tell that they are extremely passionate about what they do and we decided right away that they were the one! We had to wait a while to start the renovations as they had their hands full with earlier projects/delays from COVID but they managed our expectations accordingly and we were happy to wait. The whole renovation process went extremely smoothly and they were beyond helpful in liaising with our condo management and neighbours. We barely had to lift a finger. All the vendors/furnishings/lightings they recommended us were also fantastic. We were initially a bit worried that their aesthetic might be a bit too dark/modern for our taste, but they took our preferences on board every step of the way and the end product was beyond what we had ever imagined! The quality of the workmanship by their contractors and carpenters seems superb so far and they were quick to rectify any minor faults right after we moved in. They also really made every inch of our small space, not just beautiful but functional. It also feels infinitely more spacious now. The renovation cost a little more than we anticipated but they communicated any additional costs (mostly due to material choice) so there were no surprises at the end. Overall, given the service and quality they provide, we think it was absolutely worth it. Thank you Habit!!
Reviewed by Kavee・Submitted 22 Mar 2021・Project completed Dec 2020・Designer Daniel, Lena, Yanling and Denise
As we went about our search for an ID, it looked like most IDs are out to close with discounting and a promise of better material. Most of the IDs we met were more interested in sharing the latest promotions they were running rather than taking the time to understand what we wanted. So we had to look deeper into who we are as a couple and what we wanted. The first thing we did was to acknowledge that we are not gifted in design and space planning. We were looking for an expert to help us design a very nice home. First Impressions It took a while for the Habit team to respond to us for an initial meeting. This was interesting as most IDs would rush to meet for an initial appointment. When we first met them it was clear that the Habit team was a breath of fresh air. They asked us a series of questions about lifestyle, family, intentions and budget. They did not propose anything and simply asked for some time while they worked out proposals for us to consider. They also asked us to send them a mood board of photos to help them understand us better. After about 4 weeks, they invited us back to their office. They shared 4 floor plan proposals that challenged how we saw the conventional ways a HDB house could be constructed. Their space planning was thoughtful and it became clear to us why they were asking all those questions during our first meeting. They really paid attention to our needs and wants as a young family. However, the team had set a budget expectation that was almost double what we had in mind. We had some thinking to do but really our hearts had decided for us. So we went with them. The Planning Phase - Circuit Breaker Our key collection was delayed due to the COVID-19 circuit breaker so we got to work on finalising the floor plans via zoom. This process took about 2 zoom meetings and a bit of back and forth. It was probably the hardest part of the renovation process as the Habit team does not provide 3D drawings. However, the manner in which space planning was conveyed to us communicated much more than what conventional 3D drawings would. The attention to detail in a 2D drawing was very deep. The Habit team were extremely detailed in their 2D drawings - each carpentry (i.e. the kitchen cabinets, isles, wardrobe, etc) had been drawn in various perspectives - front view, side view, back view). It was easier to visualise with some guidance from the team. They even did up a lighting plan that showcased how much of the house would be lit up. The Execution Phase Once we finalised the floor plans, the rest of the process was fairly painless. We met them twice to confirm flooring and tiling options and carpentry and laminate colours. The 2 meetings were structured and the team had prepared 2 options for us and shared their thought process. It was clear a lot of thought had been put in prior to our meeting and there were no surprise "top ups". Additional purchases (Lighting, Toilet Fixtures, Fans) The team at Habit work with a few trusted advisors who are domain specialists. The folks they recommended to us for the additional purchases were very professional and were able to guide us well. It also helps that the Habit team had done the legwork to recommend a few options for us to consider. Once we decided on the purchase, all we had to do was to foot the bill - the delivery, checking, coordination were taken care of by the team without any issues. Project Timeline and Completion The entire renovation process from start of hacking works to handover took just under 3 months. They did not give us a timeline or expectation of progress but at this point, we trusted that things would turn out well and it did. Upon handover, there was really nothing much that needed correction. Dollars and Cents The final bill vs the one we had signed up for varied ~3%. The initial quote we had signed up for had taken into consideration the type of tiles, flooring, countertops we needed to get the final outcome, the additional top ups were minor carpentry add-ons. Living in the space two months on We have now lived in the space for over 2 months and are happy with the choice we made. The overall experience working with the team, the quality of the outcome and feeling of coming home to a well designed home is worth it. We highly recommend the team and will not hesitate to engage their services for our future homes. Sincerely, Kavee & Felicia
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are Habit's reviews like?
Based on 48 reviews left for Habit, the firm achieved an average rating of 4.75. Read homeowners’ reviews of Habit.
Where is Habit's showroom?
Habit has 1 showroom in Singapore, mainly in Central. See all of Habit's showroom addresses.
Is Habit an HDB-registered or a Casetrust-accredited firm?
Habit is currently not an HDB-registered firm. They do however work with sub-contractors licensed by HDB. You may want to check with the interior firm for more information.
It is also not recognised under the Casetrust Renovation Business scheme.
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