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Are those designers who camp at events trustable?

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Sally Teh
by Sally Teh

Hi fellow homeowners, i recently visited an ID event with my SO for our upcoming home reno, there seems to be 6 to 8 design companies there. Many of them have a few designers just sitting at their booth, waiting for homeowner to come. From what i heard from my friends most good ID firms are already short of manpower for this period till the next few months. If these firms are so free to have staff at events booth, does it mean that they are not as good? Hope to hear some opinions thanks

Joy Leong
by Joy Leong

I signed and up been to some of those events too, I found them quite a waste of time, only those few companies there who seemed just there to sell you their packages. Nothing much to compare too. Doing my research online seems more efficient, not just limited to these companies at the event and save more time too.

Sally Teh
by Sally Teh

Thanks Joy, I will be dropping by an event this weekend. Will update again. Hope it is not disappointing (or time wasting)

Sally Teh
by Sally Teh

Dropped by an event at OUE last weekend. Was looking to explore more ideas with my partner for our flat. Collecting keys in about 5 months time. Not very impressed with the designers at the event. We were enquiring about how can we create a space that is suitable for WFH, with the flexibility of a baby room in the future. A couple of the designers mainly just ask us what we want, and what kind of materials or vibes we looking for. We would prefer the designers who are able to propose designs to me instead, I mean that is what they suppose to specialise in, no?


Personally I will not recommend designers from event la, if they are so free to sit there wait for you to come means probably their business not good. Currently manpower shortage still got time to sit there meh 😂

by Hondog88

Cannot recommend designer from events. Got a bad experience from engaging one from there. Reno been delayed like crazy. Can see my post here: https://www.hometrust.sg/forum/posts/interior-design-ideas/home-reno-keep-getting-delayed

by Gusty

Was at an event by qanvast last weekend too. Not productive. Designers a bit pushy to close. Would not recommend to join if don't like pushy sales.

by Pearlyn_Goh

With the rising number of covid cases that are hitting the thousand mark recently, I would not risk it to visit any live indoor events. Especially if there are upcoming mothers who are pregnant I think its probably safer to just stay home.

by SereneWee

Went to a downtown event last weekend... not a fan of being in enclosed aircon area for long periods of time with the rising number of covid cases. Meet 2 designers but feel a bit pushy with their packages. I prefer designers to take more time in understand my design requirements before they try to sell me their package. I mean this is why we choose an ID right? Otherwise just find contractor already

Grey Goose
by Grey Goose

Meet a few IDs few months ago as I thought my keys can be collected soon (but no, HDB delayed). Some were quite ok, knowledgeable and show nice photos of the houses they done previously. Still in contact with one of them from Design 4 space. Some others a bit too pushy, more of showing me their packages while i would prefer them to discuss according to my floor plans

by Dennis21

Seems like the general consensus for ID that go to events are not very good. I would believe it is quite true too since during my reno research I checked their reviews mostly are quite mediocre. Also considering the fact that currently with the shortage of manpower ID who have time to sit around in events must have some no so good reasons why they are lacking business and clients.

by LesterChew

Don't waste your time at these events. Any company who have resources and employee availability to hang out at these events probably are not a top choice by others. Solid firms that I have enquired with have a waiting time of at least 2 to 3 months ahead now, and some of the more popular designers need to wait even longer.

by Viper66

Went to one a couple of weeks before.. a total waste of time. Do not get fooled by all the freebies/vouchers/gifts they throw at you. It is not worth it. Spoke to a couple of IDs there, they don't seem very experienced. Came back to search for their companies and saw a bunch of negative reviews of bad workmanship. Not just one homeowner complained but a few. Was tempted to sign a package that seemed cheap but luckily did not proceed at that time as wife was hesitant.

Are those designers who camp at events trustable?

Updated on 11 April 2021