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How to budget renovation for your HDB


How to budget for renovating your HDB

It can be a tricky thing to plan a budget for your HDB renovation. However, a good way to get the biggest bang for your buck can be to prioritize the basics over the wants.

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Interior Id.eology

7 Joo Chiat Place Project

Busting the renovation budget is something that will worry most new homeowners. In Singapore, you would want to keep a close eye on accounting books with skyrocketing property prices so that after your dream renovation, your finances will still be in the pink.

Renovations can turn out to be a tricky process for most first time homeowners, particularly if you do not have the technical experience or knowledge of the industry. Therefore, most homeowners will depend heavily on a professional interior designer when it comes to handling a budget to spell out options on hand.

If you are someone with a bottomless bank account, it's important to remember what you're paying out hard-earned cash for, particularly because the average cost of a (thorough) renovation can go north of $50,000.

Here are some of the tips that we think you should know, as they certainly help to provide a better understanding of what your budget should be allocated to.


Essentials-Things You Can Prioritise

When it comes to quality in interior design, it is just a case of' you get what you pay for.' Therefore, in your budget, important products such as flooring, carpentry and fixtures should take precedence because they are vital to every home and should be of high quality and durable for years to come.

Tiles would usually last the longest when it comes to flooring, so instead of cheaper versions, it would make sense to invest in tiles with better finishes. Alternatively, be conscious that these products need the most maintenance due to spill marks, scratches and stains if you are a fan of marble or wood finishes. In order to refresh its surface, marble would typically require polishing, while parquet would

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The Studioz Imaginative

Blk 72 Project Toa Payoh Lorong 5

In addition to floor finishes, spaces should also be prioritized. One suggestion we propose is to set aside a higher budget for functional items in spaces of higher frequency of use such as the living room or kitchen.

Usually, built-in cabinets, sanitary fittings, air conditioning and electrical work are major items in these areas, particularly in places exposed to heat and moisture that can incur higher maintenance costs over time.

Faulty air-conditioning systems are one of the most common problems homeowners face. Some homeowners face higher costs and inconvenience down the road by selecting an inferior one in their effort to save costs. A quality and trustworthy air conditioning brand and model, on the other hand, can deliver consistent advantages due to defects, such as power savings and maintenance costs.

With inexpensive quotes for air conditioning, contractors can provide low-quality piping or insulation, and coldness from the pipes can cause condensation, resulting in dampness of the casing and long-term leakage.

Therefore, when you pay for the experience and peace of mind that the job is going to be done properly, another profit we believe in forking out more is workmanship. When it comes to working, always seek advice and get your homework done by people who are trustworthy and learn more about service providers by reading their reviews.

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Apex Interior Design

10 Buroh Street #02-20 Project

Essentially, a home’s ornamental options like rugs, graphic tiles or a room backsplash square measure wherever you will rein within the budget a touch. Once tastily done, these parts will add up to a full larger than add of its components, dramatically up the general look and feel of the house while not necessary busting your notecase.

Easily exchangeable piece of furniture, like tables, chairs, sofas and beds, is wherever you ought to be looking for price savings if your budget is tight. These things are often delayed to the long run; because of you will continually afford higher quality ones once your finances enable.

For starters, we propose that householders pay additional on hiring an honest trained worker and not skimping on the price of house lighting.

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Harvest Le Design

6 Raffles Boulevard #03-304 Project


Don't let your budget take over by design

It would be helpful to notice that some homeowners have expressed disappointment that they ended up wasting their budget on the designs they selected.

Kitchens with semi-open designs are gaining popularity these days, and here is something to look for if you imagine such a theme in your dream home.

Popular bi-fold windows elements come with extra costs as they are custom-made, which prompted complaints from some homeowners that they were expensive and impractical after they were mounted.

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Areana Creation

Choa Chu Kang project


Since these windows are fully open much of the time, it is important to delete objects that are on the counter to shut them down again.

While homeowners would do well to remember that while certain designs can fill a different aesthetic to the overall appearance of the building, they may also come with practicality and space constraints in the process of deciding which design to choose.