I think the cream colour looks pretty good, and wife gets her French country style kitchen. At least insofar as budget and space permit!
I don’t have the exact figure on hand, but I think the cost of the entire kitchen is just under RM23,000. All the lower cabinets are on soft close runners with pullouts and upper cabs with soft close hinges.
BTW, all the knobs and handles were bought from IKEA! Wife wasn’t satisfied with the selection they provided.
Was supposed to be handles for all lower cabinets and knobs for upper cabs, but because there was somehow not enough to go round, the kitchen guys decided to place them where they saw fit. Still looks okay though.
And the granite sink was one we bought in Singapore and transported over. Not that there’s anything wrong with the ones in Malaysia, but we just have more time to shop in Singapore than there.
Our contractor was the one who suggested not having skirting for the staircase, but it appears he forgot his own advice!
Looks like all the floors are done. Noticed some grouting issues, but will wait to gather defects before letting our contractor know.
Just went in again 3 days ago, our contractor seems pretty confident about completing the entire job within another 2 weeks. He could have gone faster I think, but we told him there was no hurry anymore.
Our kitchen contractor came in on Wednesday to install the kitchen, although the counter-top installation is still pending. It looks pretty nice, so perhaps any harsh words I’ve had for them may be unfounded. But we’ll just see how they finish up the job.
There was a bit of an unfortunate incident that day though. Our main contractor has some guys who were polishing and sanding the timber strips which resulted in a lot of dust being generated. This caused the kitchen guys to be pretty upset as it was bad for their health, and would dirty the cabinets.
I suggested they go for lunch first and return only after the polishing was done, and offered to reimburse them for lunch but unfortunately their transport had run off at that time! At least things got resolved in the end.