Written by Zhiyong Yang on 25 Apr 2019
All along I have been wanting to have my own house that met these 3 requirement:
1) A home that is better than the outside, you would rather stay home than going out
2) A self sufficient home storage to last myself at least 3months without going out
3) A high tech smart home
With these in mind, I approach several designers from different company and each of them have their own unique ideas and proposal for me.
In the end , I decided on Ivan Yang from Yang’s Inspiration design as he not only give me the ideas and proposal but he is enthusiastic about it as well. He went far beyond his role to source for all the furnitures/ accessories / colour / tables / chair just to meet my requirement.
During the initial stage after I have signed the contract with his company, i was given a tour around his current on-going project to familiarise me on the process /outcome and other customer design.
I was impressed and I did take back some of the ideas other people have :D !
The whole project took around 2 months and in between there is some hiccups due to stock availability for some of the equipments and also some of my last minute request to include in a built-in oven(not included in initial proposal).
I thought I would have to incur extra charges for these changes but Ivan Yang was able to rectify these willingly for free as the cabinet are still halfway in progress.
Being afraid that my house would turn out not expectedly from the proposal, I went down to see the renovation myself every 2 days for the initial 1month.
However, after that I was rest assure and I didn’t went down so often anymore as I have seen the workmanship and quality they have provide and the constant update that my designer have been giving me
Now, my house have been completed as per my requirement. I recommend people who have a dream house but not sure how to proceed to seek for Ivan Yang from Yang’s Inspiration design to get some insights and ideas.
Written by David Liang on 25 Apr 2019
We were introduced by one of friends to visit Designer's home. We trust the information provided since the designer's home is what we are looking for.
After discussion with Jordan, we confidence that Neu Konceptz would provide us with new and comfortable home.
During the design stage, Jordan gave us very professional suggestions and also willing to take any idea we would like to try. In fact, we got what we want with Jordan's impressive help.
We got the new home on time with no additional cost and days delay. We thank Neu Konceptz and Jordan service and would like to recommend with other friends when they need to renovation.
Thanks and Best wish Neu Konceptz
Written by Johnny Lim Shiwei on 25 Apr 2019
Had a good experience with Jonathan from Hygge Design. I was explaining to him on the things I wanted and he understands my needs easily. Very experienced and reliable designer. Went through a lot of effort to explain and recommend his design. Easy to work with and super duper friendly.
He will be on site almost immediately if I do queries about the job. Always putting my concern as priority even if he is doing other jobs.
Written by Karen Leow on 25 Apr 2019
Yang's Inspiration Design proves to be the right choice by providing excellent consultation and renovation services. The materials used are also of excellent quality. The designs recommended by the designer meet our expectations and we are fully satisfied with the outcome. Yang's Inspiration Design was able to work within our budget without any hidden cost. Will definitely recommend Yang's Inspiration Design to family and friends!
Written by Angela Chen on 24 Apr 2019
The Concept provided the most reasonable quote amongst the ID firms that we shortlisted. Jaysie was the appointed Interior Consultant/Designer for our home.
Jaysie was responsive and professional throughout the renovation journey. She offered all aspects of interior design, interior decoration and well project management, ensuring all timelines are met punctually.
I did not have any concept for my house to begin with. Jaysie was patient in listening to our inputs and comments and came back to us with a few designs within a couple of days. I like her passionate towards design (She’s really good in drawing), and she is quick in responding to all my queries. She was also there with us while choosing materials, tiles, paint etc.
Most importantly, Jaysie coordinated the work between her workers well and ensured everything went smoothly. We would definitely recommend Jaysie and her team. Thank you for your vision, professionalism and complete this journey together with us enthusiastically!
Written by Devaki Visvalingam on 24 Apr 2019
Through Qanvast, we met up with a couple of IDs but we decided to engage Alson from Couple Abode. It was a no-brainer as Alson was the most comfortable to speak to and was willing to hear our ideas and in return gave us valuable design inputs to think about.
The quote was the most cost effective and there were no compromises in terms of quality. In terms of pricing, everything was transparent.
During the renovation process, Alson acceded to all our ad-hoc requests and ensured everything was well coordinated. He was responsive and meticulous in his work. Apart from design and project coordination, he also helped source for interior furnishing to suit our theme. Despite a tight timeline, Alson managed to complete the necessary work sooner so that we can move in as expected.
Overall, a home should convey the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love. And Couple Abode did just that. Thank you!
Written by No Onee on 24 Apr 2019
ID: Derrius Koh
Project Sum: 35K
Masonry: Washing mashing base, both toilet shower curb, kitchen base
Carpentry: Kitchen, kitchen Island, common toilet vanity, Master toilet vanity, master toilet mirror cabinet
Plaster board: Living, dining, master bedroom false ceiling
Metalwork: Window Grill whole house, Sliding service yard windows
Project official site commencement: 25.02.19
Done check by 3rd party checker: 13.04.19
Needed to check myself as everything is “up to individual standard, I could not accept his “OKAY” standard, refer to photos attached.
Derrius needed backend office to step in for rectification works, hence Mr Sim and Derrius had a briefing with me on 15.04.19
Expected completion of rectification works: 25.04.19
Not sure if Weiken fb page admin took down my previous review posted previously.
Not sure why I kena such case, should be 1 of 1000. But take note, you might be the next victim.
Last progress update: 24.04.19
Review: if you’re okay to check everything yourself or hire a 3rd party checker to review the works done. Okay to be there to Ensure rectification works are up to professional standard.
Weiken is the ID to look for.
Before 2nd payment, I had doubts of Derrius and contacted Weiken through FB dm about my concerns.
They were very quick to react to my queries and Derrius contacted me asking if I wanted to change ID within the IMM branch. I declined and told him that I trusted him and believe in him as he sounded sincere. This is a classic LPPL situation.
Photos are before FINAL rectification, after initial rectification. however Derrius, mentioned, don’t expect 100% as it is not machine made. View video in comments at review by Jonathon Lam on Weiken Fb page for details
Written by Alice on 24 Apr 2019
We engaged Elements ID through a friend’s recommendation and Estee was our Interior designer. Throughout the renovation, Estee has been most patient and responsive with our queries. She is experienced and gave us good suggestions and recommendations with regards to our interior furnishing and lightings. She is professional and took care to follow through our renovation to ensure the contractors did their job so we can have a peace of mind. Really thankful for the smooth renovation and great workmanship for our
new home.Will definitely recommend Elements ID for your interior design.
Written by cheryl on 24 Apr 2019
We were very pleased (and still are) with our newly renovated home designed by Wein. It was a last minute decision to do a complete reno of our SG place while we were based in London. We were very lucky to have found Wein (highly recommended by another friend) as he coordinated everything for us - from the moving of all our furniture and belongings to (and back from!) the warehouse, to furniture and fitting selections.
He has a good eye for details and goes the extra mile to come up with designs to maximise space and storage. His dedication and commitment to our project is highly commendable, evidenced by all the early morning calls he had to wake up for due to the time difference. His work is reliable and of high quality. He makes the effort to understand our needs to give the designs a personal touch. He pays attention to details and has great taste which were clearly demonstrated based on the recommendations for furniture & fittings. The most amazing bit is we didn't have to fly back at all during the renovation. A big thumbs up for Wein!
Written by Helen Poh on 24 Apr 2019
It was our first home we were thus new to home design and renovation. We were excited and yet apprehensive about the whole process and were thankful to have engaged Joseph. He was patient to take the time to understand what we were looking for, explaining to us what works and what wouldn’t, worked within our budget and came out with the design we wanted. Very reliable, the renovation works were well carried out and we were not disappointed. In terms of the materials and workmanship, it’s been over 3 years and none of the carpentry works have given way. We will engage him again for our new home.
Written by Pinky Amygdala on 24 Apr 2019
I chose Omni Design because of their responsiveness, which is what I value highly. They are not necessarily the cheapest, but I'd rather spend a little more to minimise additional future spending.
The renovation went pretty much without a hitch.
The strength of Omni Design was in their project management. Timelines were made clear and closely adhered to. Progress updates with photos were sent regularly.
Omni Design also gives a year post renovation guarantee. This means I can call upon them to make touch ups where required.
Written by Lynnette Ng on 24 Apr 2019
My husband and I had reviewed a few ID companies before deciding on Charlotte’s Carpentry – James stood out amongst all because of his sincere, friendly and down-to-earth demeanour. We had some ideas about what we preferred but were unaware about the myriad of decisions to be made during the renovation process, so we were very grateful for James’ patience in answering all our questions as well as the practical guidance that he rendered. James has a keen eye for detail – while remaining respectful of our wishes, he would constantly think of ways to improve on some of our suggestions so as to make our home a more comfy and beautiful one to live in.
We liked that James was prompt in his communication, as well as meticulous about the various tasks that he had to oversee during renovation. Renovation for our house was completed on time with great worksmanship in spite of the tight timeline – the carpentry work in our house is top-notch and has inspired our family and friends to consider renovating their homes too! All in all, we are truly blessed to have James as our ID. Thank you for making our renovation journey such an educational, reassuring and enjoyable one.
We'd recommend James in a heartbeat :) May Charlotte’s Carpentry continue to grow from strength to strength!
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