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Our Muji Home Reno Journey: Let the hacking begin

You may have read about our BOLD move to re-layout our 4 room BTO by converting Bedroom 3 into the living room and convert the original living room to a kids bedroom instead.

As soon as we got the renovation permit from HDB, Dave from D5 Studio Image activated his team to start on the hacking. Around the same time, our HDB cement screeding was also completed.

They work so quietly, we always get a pleasant surprise whenever we visit our place.

We've also decided to hack away the service yard to maximise our tiny kitchen space.

 Yes, the ugly service yard window panes and bi-fold door are gone!

 The debris will be cleared on a weekly basis.

 That's Bedroom 3 wall. Look at how big the structural wall was. That was precisely what stopped us from using this as the operable tatami room since the other wall can't be 'full opened' due to the structural wall.

 Cement screeding down.

 The place looked instantly bigger and airy once the walls are hacked.

At least the floor is now smoother after cement screeding and the rest of the renovation work can finally begin. It was a pain waiting for the cement screeding to be approved by HDB and for the contractor to call us to arrange for the screeding to be done.
It took us 3-4 weeks.

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