11 May 2016

Wedding Update 11: Room Renovation Part 1.

Oh wow this place has been vacant for too long I see.

You guys must have been missing me here quite a lot lately. Heh.

I was on a one-week-long holiday with my family to Korea, and I obviously did not have time to update the blog because in Korea, you just gotta go all out you know. Eat non-stop, walk everywhere all the time, sleep for few hours and repeat all over. Hah. It was one of the best holiday ever.

Anyways, I thought that this time I will do a quick update on our wedding. Okay, not really about wedding, but more to marriage-related. Heh.

Here goes.

One of the most frequently asked question from people is this.

Where are you both going to stay?

The answer is where he and his mom is currently staying at. His house. No, we are not getting a new place because we don't have the money to get a house now and we are still waiting for house prices to go down. Heh. Mainly because money not enough.

So, it's not so much of a life-changing aspect for him because he is already living there. The only difference is that he will have a roommate in 4-months time till the end of his life (hah) and we will also not stay in his current room, because it is way too small for the both of us.

For me, it is going to be one of the biggest change that I will have to deal with. Not to say that I'm unhappy about it but I am sad to leave my parents and stay at a new place, with a someone, since I've been having my own room and loving the 'loneliness' for so many years.

I don't know how emotional I will get but I will sure have homesickness. Confirm.

Anyways, we will be using the master-bedroom because it it the only room in the house that can fit two human beings (with all our loads) in there. Apparently, he needs way more storage than me. I THINK HE EVEN HAS MORE CLOTHES THAN ME. So girl this boy I cannot.

Initially, we planned to do a simple renovation to beautify and fix the place because we really do not have that kind of money to do a wedding and renovate a room, but somehow along the line, the renovation seems to expand little by little.

It just seems like we needed more power sockets, a brand new water closet (it's also called toilet bowl), a brand new sink, an air-conditiner, lightings and a new window frame and many more items that we thought we could re-use but cannot.

We also had to get people to come in and get rid of all the in-built cupboards so that we may have more space. That is also another cost already.

Recently, we made a purchase of a set of bedroom items at the price of about RM4,000, consisting of a dresser that comes with a huge mirror, a queen-sized wooden platform bed with side tables and a mirrored door cupboard at the Home Dec Fair.

We thought that it's quite a bargain since it costs us less than RM5,000 for all three main items.

Moolahs really drying up quick I tell you.

I'll just share some of the photos from the beginning and now. The room is not done yet, though from the look of it, it should be anytime soon.

Oh we also have the whole house re-painted so yeah. Living room, dining room and all the rooms. We would like to renovate the general toilet but if we do that, we would probably go into debt before we start a life together. Hah. So, that shall wait till the piggy-bank fills up.

We really cannot wait to see the end product.

Our master bedroom is not big so now what we want to do is to come out with things that could make it look bigger, like mirrors and stuff. Actually all we know is to put mirrors only. We don't have any other ideas so if you know, please let us know!

Okay, so here's a list of the things that has been done so far. I'm not too sure if it's according to the timeline but yeah who cares as long as it's done.

  • Replaced the window frames for all rooms (including the kitchen, living room and dining room). 
  • Removed existing toilet bowl and sinks.
  • Removed bathroom wall and floor tiles. This one is probably the hardest tiles they had to grilled into because the tiles just wouldn't come out. This took a few days for just a small bathroom. 
  • Took out two huge in-built-wooden cabinets on both side of walls. Termites have eaten probably like a quarter of these cupboards internally already so removing them was not too  difficult. 
  • Bathroom wall and floor tiles is up and done. We went for a grey-ish look. I LOVE GREY SO MUCH YOU HAVE NO IDEA. I think he had started liking grey a lot too. Thank you Google for all the amazing grey photos for rooms. Heh. 
  • Toilet bowl is installed and working fine. 
  • Sink is also installed and working just as fine.
  • Painted a few layers of white paint all over the walls in the house. It took us few days to decide on the color of our bedroom because we could not agree on the same color. So, we googled for more samples and finally agreed to two tones. 
  • We went to a shop that has a few brands for toilet items along Greenlane, and ordered a sink and a toilet bowl for the bathroom. Total damage: RM900. 
  • Drew Xs on the wall where we would like to have more power sockets (RM80 for each).
  • Windows grill had been installed. We decided to use the old ones because it is too expensive to change to a new one. I guess we just ahd to re-paint them and it'll look brand new. After all, we are going to put curtains over them anyways. Heh. 
  • Two chosen tones were already painted in the room. 
  • All bedroom doors are painted grey already. 

So yes that is all for now. 

Bye now.