Alright, meeting a contractor tomorrow morning for a discussion at my place. Hope to get a quotation soon.
Rough guide as to what we plan to do:
Hack and replace all tiles downstairs except wet kitchen with homogeneous tiles.
Hack and replace all tiles upstairs with timber strip / timber laminate.
Light boxes and false ceilings for living/dining areas, all bedrooms and possibly the dry kitchen.
Gotta add downlights and ceiling fans.
Apply screed for flooring, tempered glass railing and wooded pergola with fibreglass roof
Kitchen cabinets for sink and cooker. Provision for a hood.
Raise the flooring where the washer, dryer and dishwasher will be.
Cabinets for both sides of galley. Thanks to the free software provided by a major retailer in Singapore, my wife has created a perspective drawing of what the kitchens should look like, I’ll see if I can get them up tomorrow.
Painting Gotta paint the whole house, maybe even the outside
Windows, grilles and railings
Change the main gate, and automate it
Change all windows and sliding doors, and install grilles everywhere except the master bedroom window.
Remove the grilles for the wet kitchen, replace them and add windows.
Replace all wash basins
Change all taps and mixers
4 mirrors for all bathrooms
Heater, will see if storage heater can be used, otherwise it will have to be instant heaters
4 single units for each bedroom, maybe a split unit for living/dining area?
Would prefer to change them all, including the main door. The ones provided are pretty flimsy
Remove stone slabs, and turf the garden area with pearl grass
Non-kitchen Carpentry work
Probably only a built-in wardobe for the master bedroom. No other carpentry work is planned, so no fancy false walls or custom made tv consoles etc
We are likely to use just a single contractor, decided we don’t want the hassle of dealing with multiple contractors for each area of attention.
Exception might be made for the kitchen though. Going to Signature Kitchen tomorrow as well to see what they offer, and also have another kitchen contractor coming over for a consultation.
The wife is rather particular about her kitchen.
And here’s hoping we haven’t left anything major out.