Reviewed by Reg・Submitted 12 Feb 2020・Project completed Nov 2019・Designer Timothy Toh
I collected my keys to a 5-room resale in May. After meeting with several companies to discuss the ideas we had for our home, we signed with Timothy from Tan Studios. He gave us a good vibe, and we felt a genuine commitment and sincerity from Tim. Some of the other IDs spent a lot of time showcasing their past and current projects, which is great. Viewing their work is important as well. Tim showed us samples of his work as well, but he spent a good deal of time before that just listening attentively to our requirement and taking notes. Which is why he struck us a someone who understood our needs. And we were right to feel that way because he was able to present us with a plan based on our lifestyle and specific requirements. For example, my partner has a lot of shoes, so he came up with the idea of having a half-height shoe cabinet running along the windows, so we fully utilise that space. We liked that we could co-create our space with his knowledge about renovation guidelines and design principles. Tim also went above and beyond what his job requires him to do. I was moving the location for my air-con compressor, so we sought HDB's approval for this. For some reason, they did not receive the plans the air-con company submitted that included the drawings. As I was travelling at the time, Tim took it upon himself to contact the HDB branch manager, draw a set of drawings for them and submitted it on my behalf. So if you are looking for an ID that goes above and beyond, look no further, Timothy is your man! The renovation itself was smooth and Timothy provided us with timely reports. The only hiccup happened about halfway through the renovation. And made me realise that I needed to redo the kitchen, something I was not planning on doing. When this unexpected issue arose, Timothy was able to calmly explain the situation to us and give solutions and options, especially since I was on a tight budget. On another note, Tim never made me feel that I was less important of a client because of my budget. He gave us budget-friendly options to fix the issue until we could redo the kitchen, but in the end, we decided to spend a bit more and redid the whole kitchen. In this aspect, Tim was invaluable! He helped out a lot on designing the kitchen, so that not only does it look good, it is functional with all the storage we required while keeping the costs to a minimal. Lastly, after the renovation, it came time to check the place for defects. And we are happy to report that we found very little. That's because Tim is thorough in his work. Minor things, like the alignment of our tic-tack door being slightly off, something I didn't even see, but he did, and he arranged for his guys to rectify it. He checks everything even before we do, which showed us that he takes pride in delivering his best and ensuring we would be happy with the final product. I am thankful to have met Tim who is the epitome of Tan Studios motto, Design, Build and Trust. They were able to design and build a beautiful home for my family and I. Tim is a trustworthy man whom we could trust in not only getting the job done, but he became a friend we could bounce ideas off on and trust him to give an honest answer. The after-sales service is impeccable as well. Anything out of order after the hand-over is done promptly and often without extra charge. Tan Studio is definitely an ID firm I would recommend to homeowners looking to renovate. And I would engage them again!
Reviewed by Justin Dilinger・Submitted 19 Nov 2020・Project completed Nov 2020・Designer Delson
Tan Studio was one of the short-listed ID that came to my mind when i got my BTO. Decided to go ahead with them cos of the gd reviews they accumulated. Delson was the spearhead for my project. I have nothing to complain as all was done within budget, professional advices and even creative recommendations. Things were explained throughly. Even when in covid situation, he managed to do whatever he can to ensure his client about the project. Might have make some mistakes about my own DIY but he shared with me practical ideas on how to maximise space infused with creativity. Never regret choosing Tan studios. Pricing is friendly with no hardsell. Delivers results on time n budget. 2 Thumbs up !
Reviewed by Howard Ng・Submitted 15 Nov 2020・Project completed Oct 2020・Designer Delsen Tan
We were looking for a designer that could maximize our small room space with high ceiling for 2 kids. Requirements was 2 beds, 2 wardrobes and 2 study tables. We interviewed 4 different interior designers. Delsen provided the most practical and cost effective solution to maximize our space. He was very accommodating to our changes and provide expert advise on our request. He was also able to recommend his contact for electricians, lighting and curtain partners whom each professionally execute thier parts as per designed. During the construction and installation phase, Delsen is constantly in contact and managing the implementation. Schedules were on time as plan. Overall it always a great working relationship and experience with Delsen. Very professional, honest and accommodating interior designer and project manager. The kids love their new room and design. Highly recommended!
Reviewed by Lin Han Cheng・Submitted 2 Apr 2020・Project completed Feb 2020・Designer Timothy Toh
We first got in touch with Tan Studio via Qanvast in February 19 , after being impressed by their portfolio and reviews on Qanvast. Timothy Toh from Tan Studio contacted us not long after. Despite us only collecting keys to our 4 room BTO in December 19, Timothy was very patient and professional throughout the whole process. We met several times to go through the floor plan ideas and quotation, before officially engaging Timothy. He offered suggestions and ideas to help streamline the quotation to our preferred budget and theme too. We wanted the Scandinavian concept that uses pastel colors to create a more cozy, bright feeling to the house. He helped to propose several color ideas of the paint, laminates and table top for us to discuss and choose. After we received the house keys and renovation was nearly done/ finished, he suggested furniture ideas and placements that match the house concept we wanted. He also managed to finish the renovation within the timeline. The communication throughout was very clear and he responded promptly when he have the answers to our questions. When things were unclear with the renovation works, he would seek clarification with his contractors and rectify any issues quickly if there are any. Service before, during and after renovation was impeccable. While the workmanship quality was very good, as with any renovation, there were some areas that required touch up. Timothy would arrange time for his team to come up and rectify most of the issues on the spot. For areas that are unable to fix, he would separately make arrangement and help to fix them for us either by his team or himself. After renovation was completed and handed over, he would still check with us if there are any areas to rectify or fix. The most outstanding quality of Timothy is that he is very willing to listen. He understands what the customer wants and adding that to his inputs, we are able to reach a common understanding of the end result quickly and accurately. Overall, a great renovation experience with Timothy and would highly recommend him and Tan Studio to any homeowners, especially first time homeowners like us, looking to renovate!