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Read This Ultimate Homeowner's Guide If You Are Renovating

June 7, 2019
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Here's our very own 'Guide to End All Renovation Guides'.

Bukit Batok West Avenue 6 by Lemonfridge Studio
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Interior Firm: Lemonfridge Studio

Most first-time owners would describe home renovations as daunting, complicated, and costly – but really, that's only true if you jump in unprepared. Equip yourself with the necessary knowledge by checking out our simple, but detailed renovation guides (and resources) that break down every stage of the renovation process, from start to finish!


Before Collecting Your Keys

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Interior Firm: Ciseern

How exciting! At this point, you’re probably shopping around for a flat or eagerly waiting for your BTO queue ticket. Or, perhaps you aren't.

Well, whatever your situation is, these Qanvast guides will help you get started with planning your renovation.


Budgeting For Your Renovation

Holland Drive by Ethereall
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Interior Firm: Ethereall

If anything, your home’s renovation might be one of the most expensive investments you’d make in life! And five-figure digits don’t fall from the sky; so here are a list of guides to help you figure out costs and budget your finances.

Try out the Renovation Calculator!

Choosing The Right Interior Designer

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Once you’ve nailed the look and settled your budget, the next step is finding the right interior professional to get the job done. With hundreds of designers to choose from, how do you narrow things down? These are some things you should look out and factors to consider when picking the right interior designer.

Did you know if you engage a renovation firm through our recommendation service, you'll receive a Philips appliances Home Starter Pack (worth $600), an exclusive voucher kit, and get safeguarded under the opt-in Qanvast Guarantee? Find out more here!


After Collecting Your Keys

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Interior Firm: Project Guru

Finally received your keys? The first thing you should do is to ensure that everything is in order and that there are no defects. It’s time to get a real sense of the space as well - and that will help you cement some decisions that have kept you on the fence and bring light to areas that need more work.


Planning Out Your Space

Commonwealth Drive by Authors • Interior & Styling
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Bukit Batok West Avenue by Space Atelier
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Interior Firm: Space Atelier

If your home is the canvas, materials like your wall covering, flooring and surface tops are the paint, the keys to dressing up your space! The right finish can make a world of difference in terms of visual appeal and durability - so consider each material's function and look against its cost and quality.


Buying Furniture & Fittings...

The Shelford by Third Avenue Studio
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Interior Firm: Third Avenue Studio

Now that you’ve got the basic done, it’s time to spruce up the rest of your space with snazzy furniture and accessories.

While it may be a daunting task pairing off each unique piece together, here are some guides to help you look for the best home pieces that’ll stand the test of time.

And Electronics & Appliances

Moh Guan Terrace by M3 Studio
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Interior Firm: M3 Studio

No modern home today is complete without the basic appliances to help us with our daily tasks! From washing machines, cooking hobs to fans and smart devices, choose the best products that balance function, form (and energy efficiency) at the right price.


Start Your Renovation Journey

Woodsville Close by Jubilee Interior
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Interior Firm: Jubilee Interior

If you are collecting your keys soon, drop us a quote request and we’ll recommend you five interior firms that suit your style preferences and budget needs, for free!

Homeowners who engage an interior designer through us, following a request for a quote, are covered under the Qanvast Guarantee which protects 50% of a contract's value, up to S$50,000. Plus, they'll receive an exclusive voucher kit and home appliance starter kit for free too!

We only recommend interior firms that we would refer to our friends and family, and these IDs have gone above and beyond in providing exceptional service and design to our homeowners - deserving our 2019 SuperTrust Badge! Find out who these interior designers are here!

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