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It is not easy to find a good interior consultant/contractor. But we found one that is really great – Active Creation Interior. They did an amazing job and most important of all, they are very reliable and the workmanship is excellent. The entire renovation was overseen and organized with efficiency. The end result is a beautifully renovated and cosy home admired by friends and relatives, but most importantly by my husband and me. Who said renovation process is a stressful one? Not with Active Creation Interior!"

Liksun (Care Manager) and Alicia (Senior Auditor)

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When we first moved into our resale 5-room flat in Balestier, we only renovated the living and bedrooms since the kitchen and bathrooms were still ‘liveable’. 7 years later, we were looking to refresh our flat but you can imagine the hassle since the reno is to be focused only on the kitchen, bathrooms and a new coat of paint for the rest of the house.

Most contractors we spoke to didn’t give us assurance that they will do the job with furniture and fittings still intact around the house. In fact, most were not accommodating to ‘interim upgraders’ and seems to prefer new or empty houses. We nearly gave up the idea of doing the reno until our friend recommended Dennis to us. He had also engaged Dennis for his own flat.

When we initially met up with Dennis, we were impressed with his professionalism and patience. We spoke about different design ideas and he actively contributed to what we now have as our dream kitchen. Over the next few meetings, we were able to establish the trust to engage his services.

The outcome was more than what we have asked for. Dennis managed the project well and the workmanship was fantastic. We will certainly recommend Dennis to anyone looking for a responsible contractor with great creative ideas.

Ken (Consultant) & Eunice (Home-maker)

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Through a friend's recommendation, we engaged Dennis to renovate our kitchen. Dennis took time to bring us to many tile supplier showrooms to look for suitable tiles and he gave sincere advice on the various types of tiles on offer. It helped us a lot in deciding the tile type and colour.

Dennis was responsive in addressing our concerns regarding the cabinet design and did his best to accommodate our wishes even if it was not in the original design.

The after sales service is good. A few months after we moved in, we discover the filler in the granite top gap came out. Dennis was able to ask the contractor to rectify the problem. It was much appreciated as rectification after renovation was completed is not common.

Once again, I would like to thank Dennis for his patience and diligence in renovating our house. It had been a good experience.

Gan Yung Sze (Innovation Manager)

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I would like to highly recommend Dennis of Active Creation Interior. He has shown a flair for interior design and is able to help us conceptualise our ideas and provides very useful advise in every single detail from choosing the finishing to the lightings to the entire colour coordination of our new private apartment to blend in with the Balinese theme of our condominium.

We trust Dennis greatly as he is very honest and transparent and carefully works around our budget for our simple renovation. We find him very accommodating and patient to our requests and very responsive and responsible, frequently coming down several times in a day to supervise the progress of the renovation works.

Overall, we are very satisfied with Dennis and his team as he has managed to turn our ideas into reality and has provided very good after-sales service, always just a phone call away for small rectifications. We would not hesitate to recommend Dennis to anyone who is looking for a reliable and brilliant interior designer/project manager.

Iain (Projects Manager) and Sarah (Marketing Executive)

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Through http://www.singaporebrides.com/ (Home Renovation) website, I managed to get the contact of Active Creation Interior. There were good reviews of the company and the owner, Dennis Koh.

I saw no less than 8 designers and contractors to discuss quotations and ideas and finally chose Dennis from Active Creation as my contractor/designer because he was honest, able to give practical design solutions (I liked his designs!) and most importantly, he was not pushy at all. Dennis from Active Creation Interior is really a person you can trust if you are thinking of renovating your place. I moved into a new 2-room studio apartment in a private estate and was looking for someone who could give me innovative ideas for designing and renovating my place, as space utilization was an important feature necessary for my small studio apartment.

Furthermore, his quotation for the quality work he did was very reasonable, and he was able to work within my budget, with no hidden costs. When I went shopping for lights and furnishing for my place, Dennis offered to come along so he could give his creative inputs too. I was thankful for that!

Dennis was also very patient as I kept changing my mind on what I wanted at times as I could not decide on which tiles or wall feature materials I preferred. But instead of getting frustrated, Dennis willingly kept coming back to my place to discuss new designs and ideas. I was impressed with his patience!

Dennis and his workers were also able to complete the works at my place on time and he even came after I moved in to my place to make sure everything was working fine. In fact, he mentioned that anytime there were any problems with the works he had done, I could call him to rectify the works. And he stayed true to his words as there were some minor touch ups that needed to be done.

Truthful. Honest. Sincere. Patient. Practical. Innovative design solutions. Quality workmanship. Professional Service. Ability to work within budget. Delivery on time.
That sums up my experience with Active Creation Interior. I would not hesitate to recommend Dennis and his company to people who are thinking of renovating their homes.

MAARAN (CIVIL SERVANT)

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Active Creation Interior has done a great job in the renovation of our new Seng Kang flat.The overall outcome completely took us by surprise as the workmanship was better than what we expected! Especially the flooring!

Dennis has been the most patient and accommodating person! We changed our mind a thousand and one times and yet each time, he cheerfully obliged. He also provided us with a lot of helpful advice and suggestions from choosing tiles to the carpentry work. He knew we had a budget to work with and he really helped us work around it. He is very honest and I trust him with our budget.

After completion and when minor issues occurred, he never failed to put things right for us in the quickest manner. Not a single delay.

Overall, the entire experience working with him has been great and stress free for us. We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a responsible project manager/contractor.

Leonard (Financial Services) and Erica (Trading Assistant)

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We are very glad that we found Active Creation Interior from http://www.singaporebrides.com/. We are very happy with Active Creation Interior’s great job at making over our 20-over year old, resale 3 room flat at Ang Mo Kio Ave 4. The workmanship of laying the floor & wall tiles, painting, carpentry and glass installations are of fine standards.

Dennis is an accommodating & responsible designer cum project manager/contractor. He constantly updated us on the progress of the renovation works and completed our renovation on schedule. Albeit minor hiccups along the way (which project is always smooth-running right? just like life ;)), Dennis always overcome them in a fuss-free manner and was always communicative with us. He constantly provided practical input on design ideas which were valued by us as home owners. Dennis was also pro-active on several occasions in resolving or improving certain aspects of the renovations without worrying us and such initiative is appreciated.

We would recommend Active Creations to our friends and families if they are looking for a designer cum project manager/contractor who is communicative, pro-active and responsible, to renovate their residences.

Malcolm (Project Manager) & Petrina (Marketing)

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It took us nearly 4 months to find Dennis and Active Creation Interior. Finally after talking to a colleague, he recommended Dennis to us. Dennis had renovated his place and my colleagues had only good reviews about him. We did ask around for quotes from other contractors before we finally decide on Dennis. The impression he gave us is that he is trustworthy and non-pushy. After he gave us his quote, he just left it to us to decide. If we had any questions, we’ll just call him and he’ll answer our queries. At no point did Dennis push us his service nor did he sound impatient. That is the main reason why he was chosen.

Our place is a 1200 sq ft apartment. We already knew how we want it to be renovated but the devil is in getting the details. The challenge for our apartment is that it has an air well in the middle of the apartment and we don’t want to cover over it. We still want to have air circulate into the house which means that together with the air, rain will also come in and be a major headache for us to contain. Together with Dennis, we explored many ways and finally found the perfect solution. The other challenge we have is that we want the house to be as open as possible which means knocking down at least 3 walls. Dennis was extremely helpful in getting a pillar for us immediately when he sees that one of the lintel needed support. His hackers were very skilled and knew exactly what they had to do which really gave us a peace of mind.

We were impressed also with Dennis’ wet works guy and carpenter. These are people who really know what they are doing. They are tradesmen and have pride in what they do. If something is not quite right, these people will rectify it themselves without having us to ask them to. We had at least 3 walls re-build, kitchen cabinets all re-done as well as 2 wardrobe made. The workmanship in these is the best we can see and we are very satisfied.

Throughout the renovation, we found Dennis to be patient and good tempered. The renovation period was supposed to be 10 weeks and Dennis handed over the project a week late. I heard from many of my friends that all renovation projects are never done on time so I am happy that ours is only slightly late. At the end of the day, it's the end results that matters. Dennis gave us this promise when we first started the project which is that he will rectify any area that we are not satisfied with. He stayed true to his words. Anything that we have issues with, Dennis will listen to us and try to accommodate as much as possible. We had problems with the electricians and plumber but we left it to him to deal with them. And Dennis does work things out. I think this is more than anyone can ask for.

I hope this testimony will be of help to anyone who is looking for a contractor. I know how important it is have someone you can trust work for you. Dennis is that person.

Wai Yew (Civil Servant) & Elaine (IPR Manager)

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