My curtains and blinds from Alto Fabric garnered lots of praises from friends. I previously casually blogged about it however there were queries via my social platforms and emails asking who I used. I had contacted Damien from Alto Fabric thru Facebook. He had supplied curtains and blinds to my ex-colleague Christine and she raved about him. Good recommendation Chris!
As mentioned in my previous blog post, I installed an automated laundry system from Steigen. I promised to write a detailed post on the system as most of my friends were rather interested in it.
Just to recap, some reasons to why I chose an automated laundry system.
The manual pulley system provided by HDB was cumbersome and troublesome to use.
We did not have the space to install a dryer.
Some other reasons are:
In the long run, we'll save more money than using a dryer. An electric dryer can be costly as the energy consumption can be extremely high. Also, with Singapore's climate, save for a few months during the monsoon season, we usually have hot temperatures that is sufficient enough to dry our clothes in good time.
It's less tiring to use. The manual system requires much effort. You'll need to pull, release the cord in certain angles. Heck, with a newborn now, I don't even have time for myself these days. To have to deal with the hassle of the pulley and cord system, would definitely make me lose my patience.
With the automated system, all I have to do is press a button. Extremely convenient with the least effort, time, money and steps needed. I love the remote controlled system. Less effort indeed!
The system also has a safety mechanism where it lowers at a steady speed. If it encounters an obstruction, the system will halt immediately. Aside from that, the material is made out of strong aluminium which can withstand heavy weight.
I love that the poles are retractable, I can lengthen and shorten the poles according to my needs e.g. When I dry bedsheets, I lengthen the poles. For lesser laundry, I can shorten the poles and use less space!
In-built LED lighting. Instead of installing a light, I utilised my existing lighting point for the system.
While there are other automated laundry systems with other features such as UV lights and/or fans, I found it unnecessary.
We took some pictures during the installation which was a breeze.
Measuring the area needed.
Some prep work before installation.
Installation in progress. I love how sleek it looks!
My ex-colleague's husband showing us how it works.
The installed automated laundry system by Steigen
Bringing the poles down
With the LED light on
Bringing the extended poles down
I'm extremely pleased with Steigen and have been promoting this to my friends! As mentioned, my ex-colleague's husband handles this and has kindly offered a discount to my readers! Show some support to them please!
As some of you guys may know, I had a lot of setbacks with my renovation. It was a very unhappy working experience. I know some of you guys have been asking for updates but I've been really busy settling into my new role as a mother (honestly, am functioning with very very very little sleep these days) and I've been neglecting this space of mine. Am also trying to recuperate from the c-section during my confinement.
Not to worry, I will definitely share some tips on the renovation process and the mistakes I faced.
I also will be sharing pictures of my home! Unfortunately, some of the renovation items are not performing well. My contractor promised good quality items however things such as the shower kerb has been leaking many times despite the repairs. Tsk.
Aside from the renovation shit, I was very pleased to have worked with good vendors. Thank god!
While searching for a replacement for the HDB's laundry rack, I found out my ex-colleague's husband is working for Steigen, a laundry drying rack system.
Why did I wanted to change my brand new laundry rack from HDB?
It's so troublesome to use it! The manual pulley system is cumbersome and tiring to use. You'll need to pull and release the cord in a certain angle and I've already heard from some friends that their system has jammed in less than a year.
Also, as I was quite far along in my pregnancy with backaches and all, Skai wanted to take some extra load off my hands.
Of course, there are other options such as an electric dryer but after evaluating the space and considering other constraints, Skai and I felt that an electronic laundry drying rack system was the best option for us.
I spoke to my ex-colleague's husband and he demo-ed Steigen to us. We were sold! He installed the system and we were very pleased with it!
I'll share more info and pictures in another entry soon!