Jeevan Aurol & Jenny Tang
After almost close to a year looking to renovate our house. We are finally done and the house is now everything we have ever wanted and more. My wife started hunting for an ID close to late last year and over the next 4 to 5 months we would have screened and spent a lot of time on over 20 IDs – large and small, all with great portfolios and evidence that they will be able to give us the house that we wanted – until we finally appointed Mint and Louis from Meter Square.
There were many close contenders – my wife and I having difficulty deciding had to construct a list based on the IDs personalities, passion for our project, their proposed layout, the overall grasp of what our taste is, responsiveness and attitudes towards our asks, project management and price – Mint and Louis came out on top. While many of the IDs were responsive and had good personalities Mint and Louis pushed the boundaries for it. Mint showed attentiveness and attention to detail. She also had a no nonsense, “just get it done” attitude that we loved because it gave us confidence that our house will be good hands. Louis’s layout was a stand out winner among everyone else’s because he combined our emotional wants with a practicality that suited the size and our daily needs, together they also made sure that no decision was done blindly and always offered advice for the most minute details concerning safety or practicality. They were an awesome combination and their strengths combined to form a strong trust we had for them which resulted in a house we couldn’t have been happier with.
The house took a total of less than 2 months for renovation (they helped to speed up the renovation so we could move in before ghost month which wasn’t easy to do) given it was a complete overhaul combined with hacking. Nothing in the old house was left the way it was. Power points were redone, aircon piping, flooring, windows and plumbing. During the entire process Mint’s management of the project ensured a smooth journey, keeping us up to date, warning us of upcoming issues and solutions as well as also accommodating to our requests. Louis ensured that the colors we picked, fittings we chose and other household fixtures were suitable, practical choices.
They brought in a super A team of professionals that excelled at laying wiring, laying lan ports in every room, planning and boxing up air con piping and fabricating and building solid carpentry. The carpentry in particular needs a glowing review as it was also another reason we went with them. Having seen previous work – the carpentry was way above the other IDs, felt premium, solid and were also refined. It didn’t feel cookie cutter like the others we have seen.
It is also worth knowing that all this was done for a price that was competitive (sat in the middle of all the quotations we got but provided value for the things that mattered)
The renovation flew by quickly and mostly problem free - some minor issues came about as well as certain major things like how we discovered the washing machine couldn’t fit after handover. Mint and Louis didn’t let us down again and even after handover – quickly rectified the problem within a week.
Now one thing to note is that my wife and I are very particular and very critical. We very rarely have an “anything goes” attitude. Everything is considered, reconsidered and double checked. If you are not 200% you don’t make the cut, we were spending a lot of money and wanted it to be worth every dollar - and the fact that we walked away from the experience being super happy with Mint and Louis is just further testament to the job well done from start to finish.
Thanks Mint and Louis for giving us a house we love and making the entire process smooth and being a joy to work with.