After a week of waiting, our tiles for common bathroom, kitchen and service yard all laid nicely 🙂 How about the master bathroom? That one – only exclusive VIPs can see for themselves. Not gonna reveal!
So, before they can overlay a new set of tiles over the HDB (hideous) tiles, the contractors must remove the basins, wc(s) and pipes etc. They will first of all lay a layer of screed over the HDB tiles to allow better grip for the new tiles over the older tiles. Like painting, we need primer to ensure better long lasting grip. Same thing here too! To think again, makeups for girls also got primer and it serves the same purpose too 🙂
Okay, I personally cannot stand it when the tiles are dusty and dirty. If only I can splash water all over the tiles to get rid of the debris, dust and what not. But I can’t do much now but to wait till it’s time to clean up. For now, everything is all in a mess!
Next up – screeding. We had to liase with HDB Contractor for screeding. He quoted us a whooping $1500 for the top up above 40mm free HDB screeding. We were appalled at the thought of spending $1500 on just a slab of cement from hall to dining to all three bedroom. Is this how HDB earn money? Hais. Anyways, I think (I am actually pretty sure) my bargaining skills suck big time. When he called me for with the quotation of $1500. I take it and just ‘pasrah’. You know that feeling like omg we gonna be $1500 poorer. Then, Irman called him back to bargain. And he managed to dropp the price to $1100. Final price. We seal the deal lor. We need it done asap anwyays. This cannot delay any longer! I was thinking further – how come we kena ‘broad daylight robbery’ just like that. It boils down to two things:
(1) We both can’t bargain. Irman win 2-2.
(2) James (HDB Contractor) must have thought that since we overlay the toilets and kitchen, we must have been ‘loaded’ (which we aren’t to begin with as we are planning a wedding and a house all at the same time lor).
As what Aisyah and Fithrin said, “takpa, get it done asap”. No more delay pls.
With that, next week, Irman will step up as the Project Manager for the entire week as I am away for AGC trip to Cambodia for 4days 3 nights. I am not looking forward to it but work is work. At least 3A is an angel 🙂 Makes it alot more bearable. We hope to get the screeding done on Tuesday and Wednesday so that Johnny can get his electrical guys to start on Thursday onwards. Looking at the timeline – we are suppose to start on:
(2) Partition wall to be up and plastering to be followed
(3) False ceiling to be installed
(4) Confirm on carpentry measurements
Meanwhile, we are just sofa, bed and TV hunting on weekends. We found a few ‘wants’ and that will make us even poorer in the months to come. Boohoo. I honestly do not know how we gonna pull through this, but we will make it. 🙂
So, today we gonna head to Eastbank to check measurements and see if this sofa set fits ours perfectly or we might consider the slightly bigger (which gonna cost us more). Can’t wait!