We signed up with Sunny in our first appointment. Unlike many other IDs who are unwilling to share a customised quotation until meet-up, he emailed me a reasonably quoted quotation just one day after we first spoke over the phone. We wanted a minimalistic design which is practical and low-cost. And throughout the process Sunny is very supportive, down-to-earth, reliable, accommodative and open to our preferences. A lot of times he also advise us on how to keep things simple. Our renovations was completed efficiently with minimal intervention required, all close to our budget ~18K for a 5-room premium. I am convinced how much one can benefit from engaging an ID even if you are not looking for sth sophisticated.
It was a smooth sailing reno journey for us. We did not regret signing up with The Local Inn.terior.
Quote provided was within our budget. Loved it that they really listen to our thoughts of our ideal home and did not change anything unlike other IDs that we approached. And the best part; they elevated our simple basic ideas to something beyond our imagination! 3D drawings provided were already so good and the final outcome was even better! Magnificent I must say! They really executed it perfectly! We were superbly blown away with what they had come up with for the kitchen island cum dining area and floating platform bed. Coz so far, no other IDs we approached managed to creatively suggest something of that kind.
We were also impressed with how good their customer service was. They were very prompt in replying to our calls and messages from the beginning and up till now even. (Applause)
Furthermore, from the very 1st meeting we already felt comfortable with them. They kept on suggesting creative ideas on how to make our dream home a dream come true. With them already suggesting /showing off what they could offer from day 1, really made it easier for us to come to our decision knowing we will be in safe hands.
We received a lot of awesome feedbacks from families and friends on how beautiful our place is.
Thank you Keats, Jack and team! May The Local Inn.terior continue to prosper in making everyone’s dream house a reality!
Working with Joyce was pleasant, inspiring and productive. She had her wonderful ideas and I had my practical ones. I leveraged on her expertise on space design, material and colour combination and she listened to my peculiar needs and likes and made every effort to meet them. Combining both her creative juices and my down-to-earth style made my renovation journey interesting and fruitful. I have recommended Joyce as an ID to friends and strangers mainly because she is a good listener, has ideas she is willing to share and works with a company who believes not only in her but in the quality of work they deliver all the time. Enjoy your journey with Joyce! I did.
Can’t thank you enough for all the help rendered throughout one of the biggest milestone of our lives. The prospect of shaping our empty home was a daunting thought at first, but I am very grateful at how beautiful it is now. A huge part of the credit goes to you definitely, especially at how you carefully and painstakingly explained through all the necessary procedures and need-to-knows. What I appreciate more – is the commendable work ethic and attitude that you have displayed through the three months project; from establishing a healthy two-way working relation (not pressing your ideas into our heads), to forging a strong professional-client connection (honestly, we felt pretty at ease from the first meeting.. able to ‘click’ so quickly. That’s your winning point!), from being prompt in your responses to our needs, to getting things done very quickly and hassle-free. It has been a pleasure to have acquired your services as our interior designer, and I hope we haven’t been too much of a problem for you. honestly, it required a huge amount of conviction to entrust someone with the responsibility, but we got all that we needed – a young yet promising, enthusiastic and dedicated professional. without any doubt we’ll be more than glad to recommend you to friends and family, assuring them as much as how you’ve assured us with a job well done. Thank you, Jade!
Got Sunny to assist with our new BTO at the Clementi Ridges via our friend who got his help a few years ago.
Loved the way he listened to our needs, and turned them into reality.
Always accomodating, so if anyone wants a good listener, please support Sunny!
We engaged Jade from Local Inn.terior for the renovation works of our place back in somewhere around March / April 2016. They have done a wonderful job from design to the quality of workmanship. They may not be the lowest in terms of cost but for the outcome and quality of workmanship, it is worth every single penny.
I have heard from many of my friends how dissatisfied they were with their ID and their quality of workmanship. We are lucky that we did not land ourselves into such misery. I would like to share some of our thoughts regarding selection of ID contractors and how I ended up selecting Local Inn.terior for our renovation works.
Last year, when we finally got the keys to our new place in Feb 2016, we started sourcing for ID contractors for the reno works of our new nest. I have gotten 4 ID to quote for the reno works.
Every contractor / ID will tell you how good they are and how competitive their price can be. Most will promise you the world to persuade you in signing with them. However, there are certain things like material used, quality of workmanship, design of finished goods, etc… are something that you WOULD NOT realise until the end of the reno works. By then, you would have already made at least 80-90% payment to them and the only resolution is to force them to rectify, rectify and rectify as that is most likely the most that you could do. Then as time gets closer to your moving-in date, you will be stuck in a dilemma whether to continue rectification works or force yourself to lower your expectations and move in.
No, you may not be able to know how good is your contractor before you engage them. But there is ONE thing that you can be certain of and it’s the way their quotation is structured and being presented. This is very important because end of the day, this will be the only binding documents between you and your ID. During the course of our selection, other ID gave us a very brief quotation with every item are single lined description together with the cost at the side (Quotation make up to only 2-3 pages).
What I received from Jade (Local Inn.terior) is an 8 – 9 pages’ quotation with every item described in very detail manner. Each item consisting 2-3 lines of description with every possible detail stated very clearly. Bottom figure is NOT the most important thing to focus on during selection but the description of every line items from top to bottom. You want to ensure that the cost for every item are properly quoted according to your design and requirements. You do not want your ID charging you cost for various additional works throughout the course of your reno works.
Finally, after few rounds of negotiations we were able to bring the cost down to our budget and were able to close the deal just $2-3k higher than the lowest bid.
End of the day, would you rather pay $5 for goods that are worth $1 OR pay $10 for goods that are worth $11?
I would strongly recommend Local Inn.terior as they are very professional and attentive when dealing with customers. As for Jade, she has very good sense for colours and design. During the course of our reno works, she is very meticulous with the quality of workmanship and is very attentive to our requirements and our timeline.
I feel it’s NOT how low is your renovation cost but how you can maximize value from the cost you are about to pay. Bear in mind you will be living in this home for at least the next 5 years and you do not want to spend your time in this home blaming your ID or blaming yourself for selecting the wrong ID for the next 5 years.
Visited my colleague’s house and we loved the design of their house. After hearing good reviews about Vincent, we went ahead to get a quotation from him. Vincent was indeed very prompt in responding and following up. And it’s his sincerity and creativity that we finally decided to engage him as our interior designer. Throughout the renovation period, Vincent was quick to rectify issues with his contractors. We felt very assured with him as he often visit our place to update us on the the renovation process. Now that we have moved in, we are really thankful to Vincent, for making our home a beautiful one. Will definitely recommend Vincent to all our friends!
Engaged Vincent as our designer and we are extremely pleased with the results! Vincent is very enthusiastic about his portfolio, willing to listen to his client’s requirement and incorporate them into his design.