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Our Muji Home Reno Journey | Electrical works and Aircon Trunking

Before embarking on our Muji Home renovation journey, I never knew that the bulk of the work comes from the electrical wiring and the importance of electrical works.

In fact, we totally overlooked that part. How many sockets needed and where to place them. Before we selected our ID, we met one of them onsite and the ID just went on asking us how many sockets and lighting point we need in this room, where we need the socket to be located at ...bla bla bla all of these during our first on-site meeting. Trust us, we never had such a pressurising consultation before.

Tips for you
A lesson learnt from our experience, perhaps before you even meet your IDs or contractors, spend some time in your BTO and visualise how you want to use the space and place your furniture.

For us, we thought we can come to that much later when the renovation is almost complete but boy we are so wrong about that. You should already know how many sockets you need and where you want it to be placed from the beginning if possible.

So now we regretted not shifting the socket for the Tv higher and relocating the socket in the tatami room. But well, it's still a mistake we can live with.

It's nice to have as many power points all over the house, but do note that you'll be charged per powerpoint so think carefully if you really need that additional powerpoint.
Mr Keir went on a rampant with the powerpoint. It was only when we see the quotation for electrical works did we reduce the number of powerpoint hence managed to bring down the cost from 2.8k to 2.3k  for electrical works.

As for the lighting, your ID should be experienced enough to advise you if you need additional lighting points and where it should be located. We leave the lighting points to Dave from D5 Studio Image and the end results were perfect.

 The lighting points for our new living room (previously Bedroom 3)

 New Bedroom on left and Living room on the right

Aircon trunking - To conceal or not to conceal?
This is another decision we need to make. From an aesthetics point of view, conceal aircon trunking is the way to go and also highly recommended by Dave from D5 Studio Image.
Initially, I was toying with the idea of not going with concealed trunking to save cost and also for practical reasons such as repair works in the future. But after seeing how some of the unconcealed trunking look like in some flats, we've decided to go for concealed aircon trunking.

The end result was lovely. Perfectly concealed with good workmanship.

 Can you tell that there's actually a concealed aircon trunking below the beam? Imagine if we did't go for concealed trunking, how awful the trunking will look.

Concealed trunking that runs below the beam along our Kitchen. Yes, our aircon piping was much longer than a usual BTO as we relocate the living room and have the old bedroom 3 hacked. Hence the piping has to go one big round to the last room and we have to pay extra to Gain City for exceeding the complimentary length.

 Nicely concealed and fully hidden once the air con is installed

 Concealed trunking on the wall above the toilet

 A little boo boo, they forgot to conceal the trunking in our tatami room. Dave had wanted to correct the mistake but we thought it's something we can live with. In fact, Mr Keir can make use of the trunking to display some of his figurines.

 Kitchen. All powerpoints were impeccably placed.

 Citygas piping was done too

 Different angle facing our main door

Our temporary 'work' station.

Whilst they were installing and doing up the electrical works, Dave has also informed us to get our lighting and ceiling fan ready. So there were are with the delivery from EG Lighting. All ready to be installed.

Read about our highly recommended experience purchase from EG Lighting.


  1. hi, i thought it was interesting design to combine the dining room and bedroom. I'm a TPY Apex resident and am thinking of checking out your ID. Could you drop me a note please? My email is:


    1. Hello neighbour

      Sure thing, I've dropped you an email on your query. Hope that helps.

    2. Looking forward to your next update! I like your layout!

    3. Thank you Zhujun. That's one thing we never regret too though it left us with a slightly narrower new living room.

  2. Hi! Did u do false ceiling? How did you get so many lighting points in the living room without exposed trunking? My house only have 2 points in the living room :(

  3. Hi! Did u do false ceiling? How did you get so many lighting points in the living room without exposed trunking? My house only have 2 points in the living room :(

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    May I know how are the aircon pipes concealed?
    Were the walls cut and pipes laid inside and plaster back?

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