Jan 15, 2021 2 min read

How to Breeze Through your Home Renovation in 2021 Without Breaking the Bank

When buying a new home, it is no surprise its one of the biggest investments homemakers take in their lives. Thus, its only natural to want to splurge a little to spice up the place you call home.

However, did you know the average cost for a whole-house renovation in Singapore is approximately $50,000 or above? There are also some costs which are "hidden" which will result in the total bill another additional ~10% higher? (Read more about hidden renovation costs here)

Here are three short & effective renovation tips that will allow you to achieve your home renovation plans, without needing to break the bank.

1. Get an idea of how much things will cost

Perhaps you have seen a few inspirational home designs on social media, or walked past a showroom in a mall. Whatever the case, it is important to take a designer's point of view and start breaking down the individual costs associated with your desired design.

Would you need a fake ceiling? Or concealment to be done? Once you have mapped out the different costs, you will have a much clearer view on your renovation. If you need help on figuring out some of the costing aspects, engage with a professional that has experience in financial planning and budgeting aspect of interior design.

Tip: If you need any questions on costing, let us know here and we'll get back to you by the next working day. This service is free-of-charge, on the house, no obligations.

2. Start prioritizing on the important things first

While it feels good to spend on anything and everything that will make your new house shine - its important to go through a checklist to see which home features are more important than others.

Investing in the most prominent features i.e. feature walls first would ultimately help you save in future renovations where only small minor renovations is required.

3. Get the help of a professional One of the biggest misconceptions about hiring an interior designer is that your renovation is going to be more expensive because you will have to pay for their services. But the matter of the fact is, hiring one can help you save on the overall cost of your renovation.

When it comes to setting the budget, most designers are happy to work with your provided budget. Once the budget is shared, they will suggest a range of solutions and also find ways to prevent you from overspending. In fact, some of the designers go the extra mile to disagree with you, and provide alternate solutions that are equally beautiful yet cost-effective that you may not know of.

4. Beware of additional costs So after long nights of researching, and finally you have came up with a detailed budget plan. How would you possibly overspend now? However that's not usually the case.

Whether you are renovating a resale flat or a brand-new property, there’s always a chance you may end up facing obstacles or unexpected factors that will lead to extra costs and consequently, overspending.

Fret not, as we designers ourselves know the pains when our clients face the same issue.

Learn more on how to identify and avoid hidden costs during your renovation journey:

At Dreamakers Interior we believe that every space has the potential to become unique, harmonial and beautiful. We are proud of what we do and are prepared to work overtime to guarantee that you are satisfied with the way your space looks. From full-scale projects to small renovations, we invite you to take a look at our gallery and see what we have done. Below are some of our favorite projects. If you need professional help for design conceptualization or space planning, let us know

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