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Alternative Solutions to Lower Your Renovation Costs

Over the last 5 years, construction materials in Singapore have been on the rise on an estimate of 8% from 5 years ago. The current trend is set to continue in 2023, and homeowners can expect this trend to continue for the next few years.Is it possible to replace some expensive construction materials and still get a result that looks elegant and luxurious. Our designers break it down for you in this article, a few strategic tips you can use to achieve a high quality renovation that’s not going to break the bank.

Start with Quotation Gathering

This is an important first step for everyone doing a renovation and it’s even more vital for people who have a limited budget. Get in touch with several contractors and ask for detailed quotes.

A well-written, professional quote should include a price breakdown. This information will give you a good idea about the most expensive aspects of the renovation. When you have these numbers, you’ll find it much easier to decide when to look for alternatives and how to effectively reduce expenditure without making a quality compromise.

Focus on Small Adjustments that make the largest impacts

Instead of instantly seeking replacements with expensive renovation materials, try to come up with a few design tweaks. Identify the luxuries you simply like but they’re not going to necessarily improve the functionality of your flat? If that’s the case, you can easily cut those items out and focus the budget on the biggest and most strategic improvements. This approach allows you to get fine pieces and to also improve the functionality of the design concept. If you’re not a trained professional, you may find it difficult to judge and modify the scope of the design. Partnering up with experienced an experienced interior design company is essential in such instances.

Choose Affordable Alternatives

Technological developments and innovation have resulted in an array of materials available to choose from. Some engineered options look incredibly good and they’re also very affordable.

Laminate is a great alternative to solid wood. When you choose well-made laminate, you’ll make it impossible for people to tell it’s not the real thing. On top of being more affordable, laminate is much less likely to warp, twist or shrink. Bamboo is another beautiful, affordable choice that can replace hardwood in your home.

Get involved in the Design Process

Do get contractors and interior designers involved during every step of the way. These professionals are on a mission to deliver the outcome you anticipate. They also have the professional network and the know-how required to produce the most cost-efficient solution. Talk to your contractor about the prospects of organising your own deliveries. Looking for a transportation service on your own can help you save a serious sum that would be best spent on the renovation itself.


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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