July 21, 2016

MK Curtains and What it Entails During the Home Living Expo

Hye u guys! How's it going?

I gotta hunch that you will love this entry, especially the ladies. Hehe. It's none other than curtains!! Curtains.. curtains and curtains. Or the west sometimes calls it 'window treatments'. After reading and researching on curtains cost and budget in Malaysia, I can easily conclude that it is super expensive if you have to had them customize. 

Most bloggers will recommend buying and sorting out the curtains at Nilai 3 and the other half is recommending to buy during the Sarah Globe's vip sale. Either or, both are still expensive if you are thinking of installing those blackout curtains. Blackout curtains will runs a minimum of RM 28 per metre. These are the heavy materials and drape kinds that looks exclusive and luxurious. It will also block sunlight for about 90%.

Now, being a new house owner with many2 windows and sliding doors, my head obviously starts to spin calculating the monstrous amount of curtains that we need to order and be hours that will be spent measuring/installing/ironing all of those curtains. *Cry* This was no laughing matter. Our budget runs no more that RM7000 (I've made a promise to Mr. Bob, hoping that I could keep them). *letspraytogether*

Anyway, once arrive at Home and Living Expo Sunway, we came across about 3 vendors promoting window treatments and I went straight into MK Curtains because all of the display hanging there was so beautiful *drool*. We were entertained by a very young sales guy whom I thought was really helpful in every single way. I showed him the house plan and he starts calculating the number of blinds needed and curtains (double layer including day curtains) for the house. The round up figure came about RM 8800. My eyes were popping out of their socket.

He then showed me that the cost of the blinds were about RM4000 and it would be definitely cheaper for us to go with all curtains and so we did. The 2nd time round up figure cam for about RM6500 and I was smiling ear to ear knowing that we could definitely afford that number. Which makes it more fantastic, a purchase for more than RM3000 from MK curtains you are eligible for 100 meters of curtain railing free. *tell me if this is real* More savings!!! Hurrah!!

So, we made a small deposit of RM 500 and will call our sales person once we get our house keys (sorry forgot his name). So bad with names!! Huhu. Will share with you guys more updates in the future!
 
 
Their brochure is in this box


English pattern for curtains.. not suitable for my house theme

Love the embroidered sheer. Not sure we could afford this type.

Heavy curtains great for the formal living

One sample that I like
We also get an additional RM 50 cash vouchers

This is the standard package that they are throwing out


July 19, 2016

Grill or No Grill for House Security

So guys, today let's talk about your home security. Not the alarm monitoring or CCTV, that will come later. But those really basic requirements for a new home. Yes, the grill. In Malaysia, because of our theft and burglary rating is so high most home owners will consider installing grill on their windows and doors.

Ok let's be real, unless your house is watch over by some security personnel for 24 hours 7 days each day. Only then you will feel safe right? Wrong! I've read that even if you have your own security guards wouldn't  mean you are totally safe. Freak out already? Hahaha.

Anyway, what about those home owners that is living in a GG (gated and guarded)? Surely they will feel somesort of security/at ease of mind. Well, it depends. You could still feel that you will need some sort of security measure taken place. Additional to what the developer has offered installing grill/alarm system, etc.

Mr. Bob and I has come across this conversation many... many times. Each time we still argue to install or not install the grill. Why this conversation you may ask? Our new property comes with 4 sliding doors and more than 20 window panels. Yup, it is that much! Could you guess how much grill may cost us? *cry*

So, one of our mission during the previous Home Living Expo at Sunway, is to find some security solution for our home. Lo and behold we found Eagle Secure Tech. We were quite impress with the products offered. We were thinking if these items were installed on our windows, for sure we could lower our budget for security. Yeay!!

Let us see how it works. Basically, their main services is coming with a master lock (for your whole house). Which means you will only need one key for all doors and padlocks. Cool right? I believe they are selling the window locks for RM 99 and sliding RM 170. *Kaching!*

The locks look sturdy to me

How to install on your windows

Now, I know what you guys are thinking. What about your windows, couldn't the thief smash your windows and still get inside your house? Well, they certainly could. Then again, will some grill stop them from doing the same. Nope. Most of the stories I heard is about homes with grills getting break ins. You have to understand that these security measures are only done to slow them down, not to stop them entirely.

Eagle secure tech team are also offering their digital door dead bolts (with finger prints) which we still look into soon. The price if RM1900 for a simpler version and the model below comes about RM 2300 (during promotion period).

Ok guys, we still have time to think about it. Will share our verdict with you guys soon! If you want to find out more you could contact the below number:


Eagle Secure Tech
Lot IT003C, Basement 1, Ikano / Curve Tunnel Link,
No 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
M: +6012 222 1108  |  M:+6013 500 3322
T: +603 7496 9525

Operating Hour: 10am - 10pm Daily



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