It took us quite a while to search for an ID. We were afraid of shoddy workmanship and hidden costs. We were also unimpressed by the proposals that were sent to us. It was an overwhelming experience and we weren’t quite ready to select our ID.
But that changed after meeting up with Edwin and Janine from Third Avenue Studio. During our first meeting, they took the time to listen and understand our needs and wants. While other IDs did the same, TAS was the first to fit our lifestyle into their designs.
They also impressed us with a 3D sketch which was very useful because it helped us to visualise our future home.
Throughout the renovation, they were responsive to our queries and gave us helpful advice to improve the design. In fact, the island table they proposed for the living room won us a lot of praise from our friends!
The team also understood our budget and worked within it. For example, we loved the living room island idea but it was slightly out of our budget. They advised us to change the countertop material from Caesarstone to KompacPlus. This saved us money without losing out on quality.
We ordered a lot of fixtures from Tao Bao and thought that those will be a nightmare to install but they handled them beautifully. On top of that, they helped us to choose the kitchen tile and cupboard colour which matched well with the aesthetics.
Although we spotted a few renovation defects, the team quickly resolved them within a few days.
Overall, it was a smooth sailing experience with minimal delays. Even after the renovation, they went beyond what was expected and continued to provide minor touch-ups. While their price is on the higher side, we felt that it was still worth it and we would recommend TAS to anyone who is looking to build their dream home!