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So you have decided on your home interior style, now it is time to compare renovation packages! While sorting out how much it will cost you to make your vision come to life is the next clear step – how do you get there? Be it HDB, private residential, or landed housing, there is a package for you. Keep reading for some helpful tips when approaching renovation packages. 

Calculate your Renovation Budget

Regardless of whether you are renovating your home for the first time or fourth time, it is important to find out what you’re paying for. Some factors that are important to consider when budgeting are: size and type of home, professional hiring fees, and moving costs. To get a quote from interior designers or contractors, make sure you can compile some sample inspiration styles online so you can send to them. If you have any specific brands in mind, mention it to the designer so they can take it into consideration. Once they can visually see what you want for your space, they can be lead in a better direction, and give you a more accurate quote. Remember that some interior design styles are also more expensive than others. Scandinavian will cost lower than an Eclectic style.

A minimalist, or Scandinavian-designed home may suit a modest budget.

Packages

Renovation packages are meant to be bundles that are tailored to your envisioned designs and budget. It is important to find a firm that can specialise in your desired style, aesthetic, and space size. For reference, a 4-room HDB BTO home renovation can cost from S$50,000 to S$60,000, while an EC home renovation can cost around S$20,000. These prices vary heavily depending on how you redesign your residence.

Appliances and furniture can cost between S$20,000 and S$30,000. Remember to factor in electricians, professional movers, and cleaners amongst other miscellaneous items. The most expensive parts of home renovation are carpentry, plumbing, and flooring. These parts can add 15% to 20% onto the total home renovation costs.