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Why Our Renovation Packages are not for Everyone?

At over $35,000 to $50,000 for our whole house packages, it is definitely not for everyone. Most consumers don't add together their total renovation costs. From the time they decide to engage a contractor or interior designer, to the buying of sanitary and kitchen equipments, and finally to electrical works that are needed for their place. All these items, when added together can be quite a substantial amount. Most consumers only want to see the low upfront costs. And get upselled later or add...

How much does a whole house makeover costs, for a HDB 4room resale flat?

To understand the question above, we must first understand what a makeover means. To some, a makeover means doing some basic carpentry and painting. To others, it includes changing the flooring of the whole house. Both are not wrong, as people understand things differently. Here, I will try to write about what a whole house makeover actually means, and what are the things to look out for. Practicality, needs and wants. How to strike a balance. There are a few types of 4 room resale flats. The...

WHAT TO FIX UP WHEN SELLING YOUR HOUSE?

When your house is not in a place where the demand is high, you need to spend some money before selling it. You can start off by giving it a fresh coat of paint. To reduce costs on your end, choosing white will be ideal. When the new owners buy, they only need to paint the colours that they prefer. This will also give them more value as they do not need to spend extra money to get rid of the old colours that are on the walls. Be sure to find painters that also do some minor patches at no extra...

DOES RENOVATION ADD VALUE WHEN YOU WANT TO PUT YOUR HOME ON THE MARKET?

The answer is, Yes and No. While houses that are newly renovated look more appealing to prospects when selling, it really depends on whether the renovation works suit the people that are going to buy the home. Everyone has their own taste and how they would like the house to turn into. When this happens, all the renovation done to the house will not do much to the asking price as the buyer will be more interested to remodel the home to their preference. Taking the above as a guideline. The...

HOW MUCH DOES A RESALE KITCHEN CABINET REMODELLING COSTS?

There are many cheap packages in the market by many IDs and contractor companies. While they may be cheap, what you need may not necessarily be covered. Many just keep to the standard offerings for a 20-ft kitchen cabinet in the package, even though resale flats are big and 20-ft is not enough for a typical kitchen cabinet. Till now, none has ever offered up to 30ft of kitchen cabinet in the package. A resale kitchen cabinet package can cost anywhere from $5700 for an economy package, and up...

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INTERIOR DESIGNER AND A CONTRACTOR?

Interior Designers (ID) will conceptualise your home from the very start, down to every last detail including the furniture and even frames. If you want to have a hand in choosing the design and how the final work will look like, you are better off with a contractor to carry out the works and advise you on the feasibility of what you want done. There are Pros and Cons with both, and the Pros and Cons don’t outweigh each other. Most of the Interior Designers in the industry are actually loosely...

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO DO A WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION?

Resale houses can cost from $32,000 for a 3-room resale, and up to $43,000 for a 5-room resale. BTO will cost a lot lesser starting from $16,000 for a 3-room BTO, and up to $36,000 for a 5-room BTO. Prices above range from different categories of work, from Economy to Premium packages, depending on budget and also what is needed for the renovation works. Prices above are subjected to change, and there are a whole lot more variables involved. Do have a look through our whole house renovation...

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETELY RENOVATE A HOUSE?

A full kitchen remodelling can take up to 4 weeks, while a whole house renovation usually takes up to 6 weeks. This is considering that all works can be carried out smoothly and no delays are faced from owner, contractor or suppliers. Considering now, we are in a pandemic. And labour cannot move in and out of the country freely. Timeline for whole house renovation has gone up to 8-10 weeks. Do read through our article on "when is the best time to plan for you renovation works", so that you...

How to do Waterproofing for Toilets.

Waterproofing is the most integral part of wet works when it involves the toilets and kitchen. It must be done by trained and highly qualified tradesmen, under close supervision of Project Managers. Other than this, the materials used during the process from start to finish also plays a very important function to the overall outcome. The materials used, and the process of using it is usually where the waterproofing becomes solid or where future leaks will occur. Now, how can you possibly know...

Why were these renovation packages created?

After serving the renovation industry for years, we had realized that most renovation packages offered in the market were never meant to fulfill home buyers' needs. They are there to lure home buyers, with low upfront prices, and then upsell to the things that were actually needed in the first place. Even our own packages do not fully fulfill home buyers needs. But, we try our very best to be as comprehensive as we possibly can, so that you don’t get a rude shock halfway into the renovation...

How has Covid-19 affected the renovation industry in Singapore?

How has Covid-19 affected the renovation industry in Singapore?

When the virus started to emerge in Wuhan, China, many if not all of the industries here including the renovation industry were still oblivious to it. Everything was still going at full speed without thinking much of how the impact of Covid-19 will affect everyone…