23 Kampong Bahru Road #03-01 Singapore 169349
Reviewed by Jean・Submitted 29 Dec 2018・Project completed Sep 2018・Designer Denise, Yanling, Daniel
I wanted a minimalistic yet well designed home that can bring out the beauty of the furniture/fittings that I have selected. This bare walls, minimal carpentry concept is not very common and I found it quite challenging to find a designer who I believe can meet my needs. Although I already had a rough design in mind, I still needed help to explore new ideas before I can figure out what I really wanted. I shortlisted 3 designers based on their portfolios but went with Habit because during our first meeting, I felt that I could connect with them and was confident that they can deliver. They also worked hard to develop several creative design proposals which impressed me. Throughout the process, I admired their professionalism and service standards. The design process took a while as some of my requirements had technical challenges. We went through multiple iterations and they took the time to explain what could be and couldn’t be done. However, once the design was locked down and approvals from the authorities were out of the way, things moved quite quickly. The contractors they worked with were professional and friendly, and I enjoyed working with them. The cabinetry and other fittings they designed turned out even better than I expected. Everything ran smoothly except for a couple of things that didn’t turn out the way I wanted but Habit worked with me to get it resolved asap. They continued to provide great service even after the handover which I greatly appreciate. As they do not provide 3D designs, it was hard sometimes for me to picture what was proposed and changes had to be made in the end. I would recommend that they try to sketch out in 3D earlier in the process for clients who may not “get it” immediately. It would be good if they can also find time to design additional items for existing clients which could not be decided earlier on. The renovation completed on time and my budget was definitely higher than expected but it was worth it for the peace of mind I get from working with Habit. I enjoyed discussing different design ideas with the team and learnt a lot during the process. Thanks Habit!
|Property Type||Projects||Average Cost (New)||Average Cost (Resale)|
|HDB||4||S$ 90,000.00||S$ 121,666.67|
|5-Room||4||S$ 90,000.00||S$ 121,666.67|
|Condo||6||S$ 95,000.00||S$ 144,000.00|
|1 Bedroom||1||-||S$ 70,000.00|
|3 Bedrooms||3||S$ 95,000.00||S$ 217,500.00|
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 Michael・Submitted 6 Jan 2021・Project completed Dec 2019・Designer Denise, Daniel & Yan Ling
When we were looking for an ID firm, we didn’t feel the need to approach more than one for two reasons. First, among the many design portfolios here, Habit made the biggest impression on us. Stylistically, we found their work to consistently reflect a contemporary and seamless refined look. Attitudinally, we were attracted because many of their projects had what I’d call a bit of a swagger about them. Not the showroom or pretentious kind but the understated, elusive kind with a touch of unpredictability. Attention to detailing - another key requirement for us - was also pretty evident in their own office setup. Second, we took the time to do our homework before embarking on our project - an important step in the process because it gave clarity to our brief and kind of ID we wanted. We thought about our previous homes, what we liked, didn’t, needed, scoured Pinterest and even made a mood-board of the look and feel we wanted for our new home. All that was then left was to deep-dive into the design portfolios here in Qanvast to find the closest ID match. So. There wasn’t a need to waste time approaching several ID firms or worse, mindlessly make a bunch of them put up proposals like a GE Biz tender. Worst way to engage creatives. The Habit team may have been surprised that we signed them up right after our first meeting but we weren’t, because their portfolio, attitude, personalities and enthusiasm with the brief were bang on target for us. In the weeks later, we were - pleasantly - bombarded with design ideas and layouts, followed by detailed plans for hacking, electricals, lighting, woodworking and what-not. We found the team to be always accessible and diligent in their management of the project. Yan Ling was the project gatekeeper, Denise the creative lead, Daniel the draughtsman and minder rolled into one, and Lena the support. They were constantly on the case, passionately ideas-driven, made sure that everything was on track, and paid close attention to the detailing work that evolved through the project. I recall a meeting in which Denise and Daniel debated a good 30 minutes about the ideal placement of a switch plate on our window ledge and another in which they both kept revising the design for one of the bathrooms until they were themselves satisfied that it was original and good enough to pass muster! Denise has a great and fussy eye for ideas (and loves matt black), Daniel is a passionate stickler for getting the details right, and Yan Ling offers a cool check-and-balance design head while also having an eye for super nice furniture. If you should end up with them as your ID, give them room to express their creativity and unpredictability and trust them. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how good they really are. Their commitment and professionalism were top class and we would not hesitate to use them again in the future. First-rate quality of ideas and work. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Jonathan Yeo・Submitted 26 Dec 2020・Project completed Nov 2020・Designer Yanling, Denise, Daniel & Lena
Habit has designed a timeless home for our family incorporating function, design and beauty all on point! Yanling, Denise, Daniel & Lena were able to ask us all the right questions to discover our decorating style & needs, integrating with their expertise and bring the concept to life. After deciding and agreement upon the theme and design of the home, selection of down lights, accent lights and bathroom fittings were shortlisted based on the overall design of the home. We like Habit’s artistic ability to develop practical designs that looks great but yet also aesthetically pleasing and importantly has a style that lasts through the years We had a fuss free renovation experience with a superb post-handover service. The Habit Team’s follow up is exceptional and any queries or rectifications were promptly dealt with.
Reviewed by Yim Swee Yeng・Submitted 24 Dec 2020・Project completed Aug 2020・Designer Denise, Yanling, Daniel & Lena
"What's meant to be, will always find a way....." and so it was for our engagement with the Habit team. Despite having other "tried and tested" recommendations, we went ahead with Denise & Yanling, whose project of transforming an old Tiong Bahru shophouse into a chic, modern home captivated our hearts. Our new home was an apartment in a 30+ year old development. The unit had been, for as long as anyone could remember, tenanted, with much of the original fixtures in tact. It would be a major overhaul and we needed a team that would be able to manage a lot more than the aesthetics.... The Tiong Bahru project, hence resonated well though it was still very much a leap of faith for us to sign with the team who was unknown to us. And of course, we never looked back! Starting from the conceptual floor plans to the detailed electrical drawings (with big thanks to 'OC' Daniel), the team was meticulous and creative, never failing to have solutions to our issues, always adding that extra innovative touch..... (My dream dry kitchen with the extra long island ala MBS cantilever with circular support never fails to awe our guests!) Everything that was put in, had a raison d'être - not just for aesthetics but always had a practical reason (like how the steps to the living area became useful storage spaces!). There were a million decisions to make but the recommendations and advice of the team made it so much easier. Our renovation was unfortunately delayed by the circuit breaker - apartment was left empty and enclosed for 2 months and when we came back, we found a number of issues arising from the trapped humidity - nails in the cupboards rusted and there was warping in the panelling... all our issues were always quickly and effectively resolved. Always responsive and helpful, we realised after a while that we should actually remove their numbers from our speed dial! Big shout out to Yanling, Denise, Daniel & Lena! It was almost a 10 month long journey (due to no fault of anyone but COVID19) with an amazing outcome. Along the way, we also found a few good friends who made the "trip" particularly pleasant and enjoyable.
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