Saturday, October 22, 2011

Renaissance 旧欢心爱 Episode 7 : Minimalist

Summary: 3 bedroom flat in Bukit Merah gone for its make over. From a cramp & cluttered to stream line minimalist. How they do it? Other than throwing away all the stuff toys and unwanted barang-barang?

Answer : Uniformity.
When we talk about minimalism, Interior designers are obsessed with tiles, paint, laminates & fabric samples because to they want to avoid “too much going on” look. Having a large mixtures of random colors or texture makes the space look untidy.

This episode truly shows what we are known for. We seamlessly incorporate our doors into the interior, matching our doors with the furniture. The rare perfection in matchy-matchy even gave our host goosebumps. 

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Also in this episode, Bryan had created this wall installation by reusing waste wood planks. These planks are actually raw materials leftovers from doors. We prepared them in 3 different thickness, cut into squares and ready to be used as wall tiles! Being Green & looking good is made so easy.

Watch episode:

Theme : Minimalist

Featured products :
Natural Teak Veneer door
Since door is right beside the TV console, we found the closest match to it and the result is really decent. In the photo, the door appear darker because TV console is mounted 3 inches in front of the wall while door is 2 inches behind the wall.

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PRO-SAFE TF600-630 Key-in-lever set
As PRO-SAFE is the major sponsor for this program and also there are 2 elderly in this household, we are using again TF600-630. 

Wall Tiles in Ash, Cherry and Teak wood veneers.

After the episode aired, we have some contractors & home owners coming in to purchase them. Home owners requested them to be finished with matt lacquer while some wants them raw.

The following are the unit rates for each 
300cm x 300cm

3mm - $4.00 finished, $2.50 raw

6mm - $5.00 finished, $3.50 raw

9mm - $6.00 finished, $4.50 raw
Planks are complete with mounting tapes for DIY.

Cost estimates

7 by 7 Finished [above]

8pcs 9mm $6 each, 
6pcs 6mm $5 each,
25pcs 3mm $4 each.

Total 49pcs @ $228, 
$243.96 w/ GST

8 by 2 Finished [Right]

3pcs 9mm $6 each,
5pcs 6mm $5 each,
8pcs 3mm $4 each.

Total 16pcs @ $75, 
$80.25 w/ GST

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Renaissance 旧欢心爱 Episode 6 : Old English Library Style

Summary: Old HDB flat in Tanjong Pagar uses 2 different old doors which seems like savaged Main doors. With a small budget, Bryan got this 2 door replaced with this very budget friendly door. Painting doors in bright Tiffany blue to match the rich library theme, who says you have to be rich to be smart.
Watch episode:

Theme : Old English Library

Featured products :
Classic door 6 panel - hollow-core MDF molded door 
Cost Per door @ $210+GST
To achieve the look, paint the door with the same color of the interior color. Matching hues makes it more uniform & less messy.

PRO-SAFE TF600-630 Key-in-lever set

Since only Mdm Yeo is staying in this flat, we felt that senior friendly locks is essential. PRO-SAFE Key-in-lever are the best sellers not just because they are just trendy, great value and durable. They are easier to use compare to conventional knobs for seniors or patients who suffer weak grip problems. Also seen in older post.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Renaissance 旧欢心爱 on Channel 8 Aug-Sept 2011

It has been quite an experience for us to part-take in Channel 8 旧欢心爱 Renaissance. Hosted by Bryan Wong 王禄江, Unlike any other home makeover program, this, we felt that there was a real need to help some of these families. From some partial sponsorships to fully sponsored materials, all this bits & pieces are transformed to fit into this revamped homes. Here's a bit of us giving back to the society.

In our following post, there will be some of the weblinks for the video and the low down on the products featured. Watch episodes



自6月3日起,每逢星期五,晚上8点 Debuts: 3 Jun, Every Fri, 8.00pm




Every furniture has a story to tell - Years later, when the furniture becomes the treasured memory of the past, would you bear to discard it?
Discarding old furniture that does not fit with your interiors of your home is not the only option. Going green and yet maintaining the precious memory is possible with some ingenuity. In this new programme Renaissance, Bryan Wong works together with a family and creatively injects new life into old, worn-out furniture so that it not only looks modern, but retains fond memories as well.
Each week, a family will be selected and Bryan will pay them a visit to their home. After Bryan familiarizes himself with the situation, he gets the keys of the house from the owner, thereby being in charge of the revamping. The owners will then stay away from their houses while Bryan embarks on his project, and will only return after all works have been completed, seeing a new transformation to their home.

Exclusive Online Series
Come here for exclusive online series that can't be found on TV! The series will explore, step by step, the creativity process that goes behind Bryan's revamping of the furniture.
You might be inspired to give a new look to an existing piece of furniture!

Also available in on ntv7 Thursdays 11pm

Renaissance 旧欢心爱

随着“时光电台”的落幕,ntv7将从7月28日开始,每逢星期四晚上11点为您送上全马电视首播的新加坡最新实况节目 “旧欢心爱”。全长13集、每集30分钟的“旧欢心爱”由名嘴王禄江主持,节目中他将为过时、破损的家具注入新生命。
每张椅子都有个故事,你是否还记得童稚时祖父就坐在心爱的藤椅上,听着音乐的情景吗?藤椅蕴藏回忆,谁舍得丢弃?为此,创意无限的才子主持王禄江每 个星期会登门造访一户人家,用他源源不断的巧思妙想与参与者共同发挥创意,改造客厅,並秉持再生、再用、再循环的理念,为这些家庭成员恋恋不舍的旧家具改 头换面。