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Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?

December 6, 2016
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It’s no doubt resale flats are generally larger, with homeowners incurring higher renovation costs. Unless your resale has been renovated recently, a major uphaul including plumbing, rewiring, flooring, is usually a necessary chore due to wear and tear. That alone will set you back by a good $20,000 to $30,000.

But fret not, there are ways to work around the budget you have in mind.

All you need is a little inspiration and a good interior designer who can advise you on what can or can’t be done, proposing alternative means to achieve the desired end. (Note: renovation costs do not include furniture and appliances.)

Under $50,000

1. Kill two birds with one stone with storage units as focal points at home. A built-in open shelf entertainment centre acts nicely as a feature wall, and with accompanying furnishings in a medley of colours, inject a sprightly new life into your resale flat.

Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?

Interior Designer: Fuse Concept
Location: Bukit Batok
Cost of Renovation: $40,000

2. This industrial pad is truly the paradigm of an open concept home, with low slung sofas and white surfaces that trick the eye with illusory spaciousness. While hacking walls achieves an airiness and opens up your home, consider that you’ll have to apportion a sizeable amount for that.

Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?

Interior Designer: The Design Abode
Location: Marine Terrace
Cost of Renovation: $50,000

3. Here’s an adorably inviting and unpretentious abode with a kitchen that went for smart windows that can open when doing only light cooking. Another neat feature added in that maximizes functionality – a wall mounted bar top for a relaxing cup of morning coffee or tea.

Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?

Interior Designer: Green and Lush
Location: Tampines
Cost of Renovation: $50,000

4. Add a subtle retro touch with delightful prints and colours on your upholstery. While most homeowners shy away from seemingly daunting patterns, prints and loud colours, sticking to a unified colour scheme and going for small prints are an easy way to keep the harmony.

Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?

Interior Designer: DISTINCTidENTITY
Location: Strathmore Avenue
Cost of Renovation: $50,000

Under $75,000

5. Breathe a fresh sense of vitality by incorporating greenery in the empty corners at home. Paired with fresh white walls, this home’s wooden interior and chic décor create a relaxing sanctuary away from the bustle of the city.

Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?

Interior Designer: Bowerman
Location: Jalan Batu
Cost of Renovation: $65,000

6. Exuding an effortless air and Scandinavian charm, clean lines and simple accents that aren’t too ostentatious give this home a distinctive visual treatment. Whether it’s brick or just a good ol’ paint job, feature walls break up monotony in colour or texture.

Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?

Interior Designer: Dan’s Workshop
Location: Kim Tian Place
Cost of Renovation: $68,000

7. If you’re going for an industrial style, balance it with a more homely approach in furnishings. Layers of textures create a warm and inviting atmosphere – here, biscuit button tufting and throw pillows on the sofa, along with a fluffy rug, do the trick.

Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?

Interior Designer: Uno Interior
Location: Serangoon North
Cost of Renovation: $70,000

8. What’s visual clutter to one is another’s special curation of sentimental photographs, books, curios and trinkets. Aiding in this splendid display are glass doors and partitions that lend an unobstructed view. Play up this eclectic ensemble with playful tiles in the kitchen and bathroom for a distinctive look.

Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?

Interior Designer: The Scientist
Location: Marine Drive
Cost of Renovation: $70,000

Under $100,000

9. Darker hues infuse this resale flat with a sophisticated masculinity and relaxed ambience; ground your interior with more brooding colours on your walls and furnishings to achieve a similar effect. For a slightly more lavish appeal, top it off with a fur rug and architectural hanging pendant lights.

Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?

Interior Designer: Third Avenue Studio
Location: Jurong West
Cost of Renovation: $85,000

10. The ceiling is a piece of work with hooks that not only embellish, but enable the homeowners flexibility to hang and rewire their maisonette in a myriad of ways. Clean lines and timeless pieces balance the barrage overhead, creating an easy-going and laid back environment.

Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Resale HDB Renovations - How Much Do They Really Cost?

Interior Designer: Free Space Intent
Location: Serangoon Avenue
Cost of Renovation: $90,000


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