Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Slightly a bigger home by Sime Darby - Part 3 of 3 ( Moving in preparation)


Crestfallen by the skewed wall (which is now being fixed AGAIN FOR THE 3RD TIME), we, on the other hand had to now start engaging contractors / designers to equip our house. We cant afford to wait any longer could we? At some future time, the house repayment will commence dah.

Sharing some info on the really basic needs

Essentials No. 1 - The grille 

Out of many grille companies that we have surveyed  two are of the same quality of workmanship.

They are :

New Gate Metal Sdn Bhd 
27-1-2, Jalan Setia Alam Prima (A),
U13/A, Setia Alam, Seksyen U13,
40170 Shah Alam

City Gate Metal & Security Door
Lot 7652, Second U6, Jalan Alfa D U6/D,
Pusat Perdagangan Subang Permai,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Tel/Fax : 03-7846 4333
Web : http://www.citygate.com.my

Price: About at that range compared to others.

Workmanship : Looking at the samples in the showroom, both work look pretty neat. Furthermore,we even showed them the sample house of a good grille workmanship and a not so good grille workmanship and they understood our expectation.

Contractor chosen:  Locked our deal with the City Gate. The total bill includes the normal powder coated grille for the whole house and the courtyard's pergola. 

Essentials No. 2 - The auto gate and house alarm

Planning to engage the person who did our house in Puncak Alam. En Johari

Price : About at that range with other contractors

Workmanship : So far, it was easy to deal with En Johari. No issue on after sales service.

Contact :(alamak forgot his contact #) will update soon insya Allah

Essentials No. 3 - The hacking & piping works

Kind of idiotic...Sime Darby allocated the AC power points and the pipe on the walls, but there were no copper pipe installed..like what are those for then that hacking work is still needed?

Jadinya, hacking jobs needed are for all the AC copper pipe installation..and alang kepalang for the relocation of power points for my kitchen appliances and what other else. *kalau ter-ada duit lebih wanna ask for some paint works too

Price : Among the 3 quotations from contractors, Trinity offers the best price.

Workmanship : They did our house in Puncak Alam and we were happy with the clean & neat work. Credited for their very neat tiling works.

Contractors surveyed: 

Essentials No. 4 - Curtains

Will have our first appointment at the house for free  measurements with Macy this coming Sunday. We went to 7 different curtain specialists. Two of which that Im more likely to tailor my curtain with...albeit they are a bit dear ..

1. Emylin in Shah Alam -->
Selections : Not so much to my liking. So datin-datin like. Me no like
Price : Ranges from RM70-RM90 per meter

2. Nagoya in Alam Sentral --> Forget about it!

3. JunDeco in Ikano -->
Selections : not so much of variety.Like only 20 choices kot. but doted on a few designs.
Price : Ranges between RM100 - RM300 per meter

4. Macy in SACC -->
Selections : Wide selections compared to Macy in Citta Mall and Macy in Ikano. Decent designs to say..
Price : Ranges from RM50 - RM70 per meter

5. SSF in Puchong -->
Selections : Quite a number of selections juga..like more than 50 choices... Out of many, spotted only few that I like.
Price : Ranges from RM60 - RM90 per meter

6. Baagus in Puchong -->
Selections : not so bagus after all
Price : Ranges RM90 and above per meter

7. Elyza's in SACC --> Omit this terus! The two sales assistance were such a snob..typical malayu tiada adab..

Essentials No. 5 - The kitchen cabinets

Lastly, the heart of the house. Like any other new home owners, kitchen cabinets is a very big deal! I mean, its the heart of the house. And getting the right design and quality and material really does matter.

Kian Classic Showroom in Kota Damansara.
Somebody was busy scrutinizing the showroom ...heheheh..papa's "blood pressure go upstairs"...
We opted for the matt & eco-class serie cabinets whereby it is said to have less of that typical kitchen cabinet distinctive smell. Lets see if it really does the trick.

As usual, measurements for my reference

Price : Subject on the layout of the cabinets.

Workmanship : Some gave positive reviews , some gave the other wise. Lets just wait and see shall we ;)

Contractor :
Kian Classic
Kota Damansara  (Hansand HQ)
No 29-1(Ground Floor), Jln PJU 5/12
Dataran Sunway­­,
Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel:  +603-6140 8771
Fax: +603-6140 8772

Contact : Mr Han

Oh btw, we bought our new kitchen appliances from the annual  Signature Kitchen's warehouse sale recently. We learnt that it is comparatively worth going to a warehouse sales rather than to home expo(s)...at least you are not obliged to pursue with the vendor due to the deposit paid during the event.


I find these info on kitchen cabinet guideline very useful (well at least for us)

  • Your kitchen should not be a main thoroughfare to the rest of your home. This means traffic should not cross the kitchen work triangle.
  • The total length of the kitchen work triangle (the cumulative distance between the cooktop / fridge / sink) should not exceed 7000mm (23′). The ideal length of the kitchen work triangle lies between 4000mm (13′) and 6000mm (19′).
  • The minimum opening between kitchen cabinets in a doorway should be 800mm (31 1/2″).
  • Appliance doors or entry doors should not interfere with the work centres.
  • You should not place a full height cabinet or appliance between any two of the major work centres....

  • For the rest of the tip, do proceed to the link below

    source : Kitchen Cabinet Guideline

    For you who are still contemplating between selections of tops, hope this help :

    source : Counter top comparison chart

    That is all so far for now..shall share any other notes soon if any...insya Allah.


    Maya said...

    my essential lagi satu is mosquito netting : )... i had mine done from home safe / home net company.. really satisfied with their cleanliness after doing their work and customer service .

    also my house now dah 90% blinds sebab i find curtains are so dusty .

    lela nasir said...

    yess...u r so right..we r looking for mosquito nets too indeed. will check out their website..thanks babe!a new info lagi ;)

    blinds memang cantik gila..esp those kayu ones..ooh sukanya...but kalau boleh masuk machine to clean mmg ill opt for blinds juga..nak mengelap piece by piece..huhuh..bercinta..